Sunday, March 6, 2011

Day Keene Excitement

Day Keene seems to be in the air, which is great news!


Over at Stark House Press, Greg Shepard and David Laurence Wilson have cooked up a trio of Keene novels: Dead Dolls Don't Talk, Hunt the Killer, and Too Hot to Handle. If the novels themselves weren't reason enough to buy the collection, David Laurence Wilson has been hard at work on an introduction to the novel. His past essays for Stark House on authors like Harry Whittington and W.R. Burnett have been extraordinary--comprehensive and lovingly detailed. I look forward to reading what he has to say about Keene.

If you happen to have known Day Keene, David Laurence Wilson invites you to contact him at boiledoverbooksn@yahoo.com.

And over at Ramble House, Fender Tucker and friends have been organizing a terrific series of Keene's short stories. Gavin L. O'Keefe is providing the artwork, and the introductions have been written so far by Ed Gorman, Bill Crider, and John Pelan.

I'm very much looking forward to reading both of these endeavors. And many thanks to Stark House and Ramble House for undertaking these projects which are giving Keene the overdue attention that he deserves.

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