Sunday, April 04, 2021

PaperBack: “The Golden Lure”

Part of a series honoring the late author and blogger Bill Crider.

The Golden Lure, by Michael Barrett (Crest, 1956). Originally titled The Reward, and published in 1955 by Longmans Green & Company, London, this story was adapted into a 1965 motion picture starring Max von Sydow, Yvette Mimieux, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr. The cover art is by Harry Schaare.

When I started The Rap Sheet’s “PaperBack” series—continued from one that had run for years in Crider’s delightful blog—I didn’t know how long I could keep it up. I wrote in my introduction to the project that “I’ve given myself a full year to experiment with this idea.” Three years have now passed, and the post you’re enjoying today is my 100th entry in the series. I guess my experiment was a success.


Howard said...

I love these, please continue!

HonoluLou said...

These are awesome! The covers are enticing and bring back fond memories of (my) naive anticipation of intrigue and mystery (OK, add a little decadence in there too.) Congrats on the 100th benchmark, Jeff!

Richard Moore said...

Keep it going As a long time friend of Bill's I feel confident he would enjoy your new entries.