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Old 10-01-2011, 12:48 AM   #1
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Bloomsbury Reader: New Digital Publisher of Out-of-Print Crime Fiction Titles

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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is delighted to announce the launch - on Wednesday 28thSeptember 2011 - of a new digital global publisher, Bloomsbury Reader.

The Bloomsbury Reader range incorporates an expansive and growing selection of titles in ebook (and print on demand) for the first time: many titles, previously unavailable in print for some years, are now being made available to a new generation of readers through this digital initiative. New works by leading contemporary writers will also receive digital publication through Bloomsbury Reader.

The Bloomsbury Reader range incorporates every genre; its selection including romance, crime, children’s stories, science-fiction, politics, travel writing, biographies, prose and poetry...The list includes a selection of authors and estates represented by The Rights House and other literary agencies. The digital imprint will be run out of London and New York, and will publish books currently unavailable in print where all English-language rights have already reverted to the author or the author’s Estate and where there is no edition currently in print. Bloomsbury Reader actively welcomes approaches from other Estates keen to see an author’s work returned to circulation.
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crime and espionage writers Edmund Crispin, Adrian Alington, Gavin Lyall, Rupert Croft-Cooke, HRF Keating, Margery Allingham, Nicholas Freeling, Harry Carmichael and Hartley Howard (both pen names for Leo Ognall).
http://www.bloomsbury.com/whatsnew/details/291

B&N has these for $4.65, Amazon mostly for $7.19, although some are $4.65, so I wouldn't surprised if they eventually price match all of these; Kobo $7.39 (minus any available coupons). None at Sony (yet?) and a few at BooksOnBoard for $7.55 and $8.94.

HRF Keating

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...hlight=keating

These are not part of the Inspector Ganesh Ghote series but standalones.

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Amazon

Not yet available at Kobo or BOB.

Gavin Lyall

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Gavin Tudor Lyall (9 May 1932 - 18 January 2003) was an English author of espionage thrillers.

Lyall's first seven novels in the 1960s and early 1970s were action thrillers with different settings around the world. The Most Dangerous Game (1963) was set in Finnish Lapland, and was meticulously researched with local details. The film rights to Midnight Plus One (1965), in which an ex-spy is hired to drive a millionaire to Liechtenstein were purchased by actor Steve McQueen, who had planned to adapt it to the cinema before he died. Shooting Script (1966) is about a former RAF pilot hired to fly a camera plane for a filming company is set around the Caribbean. The protagonists of Judas Country (1975) are again former RAF pilots, and the setting is now in Cyprus and the Middle East...Lyall won the British Crime Writers' Association's Silver Dagger award in both 1964 and 1965. In 1966-67 he was Chairman of the British Crime Writers Association. Lyall was not a prolific author, attributing his slow pace to obsession with technical accuracy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gavin_Lyall

B&N

Amazon

Kobo

BOB


Leopold Horace Ognall/Hartley Howard/Harry Carmichael

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Hartley Howard (1908–1979) was the pen name of Leopold Horace Ognall, a British crime novelist. Ognall was born in Montreal and worked as a journalist before starting his fiction career. He wrote over ninety novels before his death in 1979. As Harry Carmichael, Ognall's primary series characters were John Piper (an insurance assessor) and "Quinn," a crime reporter.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartley_Howard

Howard:

B&N

Amazon

Kobo

BOB

Carmichael:

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Amazon

Kobo

BOB

Adrian Alington

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Adrian Alington (1895-1958) was a crime writer, and author of The Amazing Test Match Crime, which was inspired by his years playing County Cricket for Oxfordshire during the 1920s. He also wrote and adapted his own novels for screen and television during the 1950s.
B&N

Amazon

Kobo

BOB

Rupert Croft-Cooke

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Rupert Croft-Cooke (20 June 1903 – 1979) was an English biographer and author of fiction and non-fiction. He also published detective stories under the pseudonym of Leo Bruce...The 1957 war film Seven Thunders was based on his novel. He also wrote for television, including an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. He is best known today for the detective stories he wrote under the name of Leo Bruce. His detectives were called Carolus Deene and Sergeant Beef.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Croft-Cooke

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BOB $8.94

These are the only crime writers available so far.

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Old 10-01-2011, 10:35 AM   #2
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Well .... there goes my credit card bill for October - I love these older British mysteries & novels.
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Old 10-01-2011, 11:53 AM   #3
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Looks very interesting, NightBird. Thanks for posting it.

I see one of the writers is Edmund Crispin. It's funny, but up to a couple of days ago I had never head of him, and now his name has come up twice.

He was mentioned in the play on BBC Radio this week, Strangers on a Film (should still be on BBC iPlayer), which was an imagined conversation between Raymond Chandler and Alfred Hitchcock, about their attempted collaboration on the screenplay of Hitchcock version of Patricia Highsmith's Strangers on a Train.

It seems Crispin wrote a story which inspired the climax of the film, the scene where Bruno and Guy are fighting on an out-of-control carousel (merry-go-round).

I made a note to see if any of his books are available as ebooks. Bloomsbury must heard me.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:01 AM   #4
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Well .... there goes my credit card bill for October - I love these older British mysteries & novels.
Lol. I love discovering these interesting authors I missed before. However, after reading some of the descriptions I was able to whittle down my wishlist. Three of the Croft-Cooke books are autobiographies.

I am notifying Amazon of all the lower prices at B&N so I hope they price match.

So far I'm most impressed with Ognall. I got The Bowman Touch under the Hartley Howard pseudonym, but I sampled the others and they all look good. Very stylish, noirish writing.

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The girl in the black velvet gown looked to be very drunk - she also looked to be in plenty of trouble…

Bowman liked neither her type of escort nor the way she was being manhandled into the sedan parked outside Morry's Bar. He liked even less the smack on the jaw he got when he intervened.

This is the start of a new, high-pressure adventure with a tremendous climax. The Bowman Touch has all the streamlined pace and suspense to be expected from that master of the modern thriller - Hartley Howard.
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Looks very interesting, NightBird. Thanks for posting it.

I see one of the writers is Edmund Crispin. It's funny, but up to a couple of days ago I had never head of him, and now his name has come up twice.

He was mentioned in the play on BBC Radio this week, Strangers on a Film (should still be on BBC iPlayer), which was an imagined conversation between Raymond Chandler and Alfred Hitchcock, about their attempted collaboration on the screenplay of Hitchcock version of Patricia Highsmith's Strangers on a Train.

It seems Crispin wrote a story which inspired the climax of the film, the scene where Bruno and Guy are fighting on an out-of-control carousel (merry-go-round).

I made a note to see if any of his books are available as ebooks. Bloomsbury must heard me.
Oh interesting about Crispin. I saw the movie and I remember that scene. (I also read the book). Too bad they don't have any of his yet.

From the Wikipedia article about him:

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Montgomery wrote nine detective novels and two collections of short stories under the pseudonym Edmund Crispin (taken from a character in Michael Innes's Hamlet, Revenge![3]). The stories feature Oxford don Gervase Fen,[4] who is a Professor of English at the university and a fellow of St Christopher's College, a fictional institution that Crispin locates next to St John's College. Fen is an eccentric, sometimes absent-minded, character reportedly based on the Oxford professor W. E. Moore. The whodunit novels have complex plots and fantastic, somewhat unbelievable solutions, including examples of the locked room mystery. They are written in a humorous, literary and sometimes farcical style and contain frequent references to English literature, poetry, and music. They are also among the few mystery novels to break the fourth wall occasionally and speak directly to the audience. Perhaps the best example is from The Moving Toyshop, during a chase sequence -- "Let's go left", Cadogan suggested. "After all, Gollancz is publishing this book."[5]
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Thanks so much for this! These titles appear to be showing up at $7.49 in Canada at Kobo. You can plop in "Bloomsbury Reader" (in quotes) in the search box for a list of 126 titles or use this link.
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Yw, SP. I'm glad they are available for Canadians, too.

Thanks for the Kobo link.

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Authors who will be included list has Margery Allingham! I can't wait, I've been wanting to get eBook versions of her books since the day I got my Kindle.
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Authors who will be included list has Margery Allingham! I can't wait, I've been wanting to get eBook versions of her books since the day I got my Kindle.
I've been waiting for her, too.
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