Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Killer's Choice book covers

We mentioned on the bonus episode the extreme differences between Paul and Stephen's 1970s Penguin editions of the book and Morgan's Allison & Busby edition from 2000. The evidence is here:

What inspired the publishers to put day-glo green text on a grey background is beyond us. Believe us when we say it looks much worse in real life than this picture suggests! Allison & Busby are still publishing crime fiction, amongst other things and it appears they've got their graphic design sorted now. They don't publish any 87th Precinct novels any more. 

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Ed McBain's Killer's Choice - Episode 5, Bonus Episode: Who and The What-Whats?

Hark! It's the 87th Precinct Podcast Bonus Episode!
A bit of a bumper bonus episode, as we take our traditional look at the editions of the books we've got and examine how the book was adapted for the TV episode in 1961.
Along the way we get some info wrong and Groff Conklin pops up as the Fact-Checking Ghost to set us right!
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