Not long after I announced the winners of The Rap Sheet’s competition to choose the Best Crime Fiction Covers of 2013, Clare Toohey, the site manager and editor of Criminal Element, kindly asked if I’d like to comment further on that rivalry for her blog. My response has now been posted here. I hope you enjoy it.
And pay attention to the offer at the end of that write-up: Three free hardcover copies of Complex 90, by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins--which was one of the top vote-getters in The Rap Sheet’s covers contest--are being made available to registered users of Criminal Element. No purchases necessary to enter or win. All you need do is post a comment there by the morning of March 7.