Check out my essay on the noir website The Big Click, in appreciation of Frank McAuliffe, a too-little-remembered crime novelist of the ‘60s and ‘70s.
While we’re on the subject of books, here’s my annual list of books I’ve read, excluding as usual articles and reviews, short stories, poems, comics, blogs, menus, grocery lists and such. It’s a bit shorter than some of my previous lists, partly because I spent some of my time rereading McAuliffe’s “Augustus Mandrell” yarns for the essay, but also because I finally took the time to read Eddison’s wonderful but insanely endless Worm Ouroboros.
Liza of Lambeth by W. Somerset Maugham
Beware the Young Stranger by Ellery Queen
The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison
Elsewhere by Richard Russo
Doctor Who and the Sun Makers by Terrance Dicks
Dial C for Chihuahua by Waverly Curtis
Hot Town by Frank McAuliffe
The Bag Man by Frank McAuliffe
Nate in Venice by Richard Russo
When it All Comes Down to Dust by Barry Graham
Dr. Who and the Abominable Snowmen by Terrance Dicks
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene