Saturday, April 25, 2009

Requiem for a Dummy

David Stuart Davies just sent me the cover for his forthcoming novel, Requiem for a Dummy, which is due out from Hale in September. Requiem is the fourth in his acclaimed Johnny One Eye series, and I think the artist has done a fantastic job, really capturing the sinister aspect of the ventriloqust's dummy.

Rafe McGregor

Friday, April 24, 2009

PSYCHO - a Hale reprint

I'm halfway through reading this book - the 1985 Corgi edition - and thought you might be interested in its printing history.
First released in the US in 1959, it was published by Robert Hale in 1960 and went into reprint in the same year.
Between then and my edition the book was reprinted or reissued as a paperback 12 times. It was a multi-million bestseller.
Of course it became a massive hit film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1960 so Hale must have benefitted greatly from the cinematic release.

Very few books these days seem to show their printing history. I used to find it quite fascinating. And of course it was a measure of the book's popularity, for all browsers to see.

Nik Morton

Black Horse Western news round-up

For all the latest Black Horse Western news bookmark the Black Horse Express blog

Items in the last week :
- April's Black Horse Westerns
- Extract of Misfit Lil Hides Out by Chap O'Keefe
- Press release for Long Shadows by Terry James
- April's Linford Westerns
- I J Parnham, Black Horse Western writer
- BHW Bestsellers at the Book Depository @20 April
- Review of On the Great Plains by Logan Winters

Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Poisoned Legacy

I have just found a five blue ribbon review for A Poisoned Legacy, from Romance Junkies. It is amazing what you find when you have half an hour to kill and you trawl the internet!

Do visit the site and check it out -

"A Poisoned Legacy is a must read! Mrs Blake had me from page one! I could not put the book down."Kimberley, Romance Junkies.