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Books are incendiary devices, messages in flaming bottles that ignite the soul, communicated in private, and their mercantile value has little to do with the echo in the canyon.
CLARENCE COOPER, JR.
FORTHCOMING JUNE 15, 2018
LOST CRIME CLASSIC, from a seminal writer in black crime fiction, first U. S. publication under Cooper's real name. Afterward by Gary Phillips (The Obama Inheritance) with fresh biographical material on Cooper. Hard-hitting, relentless story plunging into the psycho-sexual depths of a ruthless enforcer sent to retrieve syndicate money.
"One of the most underrated writers in America, a Richard Wright of the revolutionary era." Black World/Negro Digest
“The man who should have been the black William Burroughs.” GQ
“Not even Nelson Algren’s Man with the Golden Arm burned with [this] ferocious actuality.” New York Herald-Tribune
"The U. S. landscape as gangscape, littered with the twisted & damaged psyche of a game rigged to take out all its players. A perversely brilliant celebration of the long downhill slide." Peter Maravelis, City Lights. Editor of San Francisco Noir.
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The White Devil Awarded Hammett Prize.
The North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers is pleased to announce that The White Devil, by Domenic Stansberry (Molotov Editions), has been named the winner of the organization's annual HAMMETT PRIZE for a work of literary excellence in the field of crime writing . Keep Reading
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Molotov Editions E-Book
This neo-noir thriller stirred controversy when a dissenting judge on the Edgar Award Committee broke with tradition to condemn the selection of this "amoral" novel for Best Paperback Original.
The novel tells the story of a forensic psychologist accused of strangling his mistress—and does so through the unnerving, charming, intelligent, often unreliable voice of the accused himself.
Originally published in mass paper by Hard Case Crime, this e-book edition from Molotov Editions features a cover photo by Peter Rozovsky, author of the influential blog Detectives Beyond Borders.