Tag Archives: Harry Whittington

INTRODUCTION TO HARRY WHITTINGTON

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 […]

THE DEAL OF THE YEAR, AND IT’S ONLY JUNE

I usually don’t shill for corporate interests, but this is one time I’m making an exception. Prologue Books, which has rereleased the works of many of the great noir/pulp writers of the past, is running a special on Amazon Kindle, selling all of their titles for 99¢ each. I’m talking about Gil Brewer, Dan J […]

REVIEW: “YOU’LL DIE NEXT!”

YOU’LL DIE NEXT by Harry Whittington Review by Mike Dennis Henry Wilson’s got it made. He’s sitting in his little kitchen eating popovers, carbing out on the sugar juices stirring in his mouth. Meanwhile, his wife Lila is whipping up his bacon and eggs. She’s absolutely gorgeous and she fawns over him nonstop. He knows […]

REVIEW: “WEB OF MURDER”

WEB OF MURDER by Harry Whittington (1958) Review by Mike Dennis Charley Brower is a pretty smart guy.  That’s what he thought, anyway.  Shoot, a big, smart lawyer like him?  Shouldn’t be any trouble at all to kill his rich wife for her money, then make off with his secretary.  No sir.  No trouble at all. […]

REVIEW: “FIRES THAT DESTROY”

FIRES THAT DESTROY by Harry Whittington (1951) Review Copyright 2009 by Mike Dennis Some guys have all the luck.  Blondes have more fun.  You’ve heard the cliches.  But at the faceless corporation where Bernice Harper works, pretty girls get all the promotions. And it pisses her off. That’s the central theme in Fires That Destroy, a […]

ONCE UPON A TIME, THERE WAS THIS PLOT…

Plots.  You can’t live without ’em.  And I’ve got to say plotting is the toughest part of the writing process for me. Okay, that’s not a shocking revelation, and I’m sure not a single jaw is dropping right now, but I keep reading about authors who dash off outlines so complete, the actual writing of […]