TWO COPIES LEFT BRAND-NEW! Our homage to the great ACE Double Books of the Fifties: this atmospheric, photo-illustrated Deluxe Hardback with Dust Jacket (only 250 made) of 1953 San Francisco Noir. The first two novels by Charles Willeford surpass the works of Jim Thompson in profundity of hard-boiled characterization, simultaneously offering a deep critique of contemporary morality… San Francisco in the Fifties must have been quite a place… a place where you could get away with murder!
RE/Search’s publication of this book sparked the reissue of Willeford’s other early novels by Black Lizard Books…they had passed on him, saying, “Too dated,” but when they heard RE/Search had grabbed the first two, they realized they had f–d up… and grabbed the rest of the vintage Willeford mystery novels…
“A totally hard-edged and unsentimental fiction.” – J.G. Ballard