Back a few months ago, I agreed to write an introduction for a re-release of Harry Whittington’s tense noir novel, You’ll Die Next!, published by 280 Steps. I wrote a review of it back in 2010, and the folks at 280 Steps spotted it and were kind enough to ask me to do the introduction. The book will be out in April, along with a slew of other Whittington classics. Those books come with introductions by the likes of Joe R Lansdale, Ed Gorman, Bill Pronzini, Duane Swierczynski, and Bill Crider. Mighty heady company, if you ask me, and I’m thrilled to be among them. I’m also thrilled to be involved with 280 Steps in their pursuit of keeping alive the work of the great crime/noir writers of the mid-20th century.
If you’ve never read Whittington before, this is the perfect place to start. As noir as it gets.