Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Of All the Gault

Though I already own most of the works in vintage paperback formats, and remain a very reluctant reader of e-books, I’m still excited to receive this news: The Mysterious Press has released nine of Shamus Award winner William Campbell Gault’s crime novels in electronic versions. Perhaps people who’ve never before sampled Gault’s excellent stories will take a shot at one of these.

The majority of these e-books star Los Angeles peeper Brock Callahan, a “compassionate” gumshoe in the style of Thomas B. Dewey’s Mac and Ross Macdonald’s Lew Archer. However, Shakedown--which Gault published in 1953 under the pseudonym Roney Scott--introduced another of his private-eye protagonists, Joe Puma.

Look for the whole set of e-tales here.

1 comment:

Evan Lewis said...

ANY Gault stuff coming back into print is good news. Gotta wonder how these were chosen, though. Fair Prey was originally published as by "Will Duke."