Thursday, December 20, 2007

When Does ‘Old’ Become ‘Vintage’?

New to the crime-fiction blogging scene is August West, who’s just opened a site called Vintage Hardboiled Reads. A New Yorker who says he works in the technology industry, West promises that his blog will showcase “vintage paperback novels from the hardboiled, noir and western era. Many published by Gold Medal, Signet, Avon, Ace, Dell, etc.” He’s off to a good start, reviewing books and stories by Bob McKnight, Richard Jessup, and John Evans. And right out of the box, he declares the work of Ross Macdonald “perfection!” West certainly has my attention.

I’ve added Vintage Hardboiled Reads to The Rap Sheet’s blogroll. I look forward to seeing what more it can offer.

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