Books by William F. Nolan

DOWN THE LONG NIGHT by William F. Nolan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Thin and labored: a mostly unrewarding collection from a writer who's done much better work elsewhere (Sharks Never Sleep, 1998, etc.)."
A dozen crime stories by an old hand somewhat short on cunning here. Read full book review >
SHARKS NEVER SLEEP by William F. Nolan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 6, 1998

"An amiable valentine to 1937 Los Angeles that's more ragtag than Chandler's alleged contribution to Nolan's Black Mask trilogy (The Marble Orchard, 1996) and a lot shaggier than Gardner's own work."
Though he's been estranged from his wife Natalie for years, Erle Stanley Gardner thinks he's about to be restored to the love of his life: Amy Latimer Thompson, whom he pushed into marriage with Hollywood star Tink Thompson because a lawyer-turned-pulp-writer couldn't offer her anything like Tink's money or status. Read full book review >
THE MARBLE ORCHARD by William F. Nolan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 22, 1996

"Black Mask fans will be waiting eagerly for his Erle Stanley Gardner installment."
A thousand dollars is a lot of 1936 dollars, and even though Raymond Chandler's never walked the mean streets he writes about, he's happy to take the money from self-styled ``Countess'' Carmilla Blastok (nÇe Letty Knibbs of Newark) to find her missing sister Elina—especially since he'd like to quiz Elina about the death of her rumored lover, pianist/composer Julian Pascal. Read full book review >
THE BLACK MASK MURDERS by William F. Nolan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 22, 1994

"Nolan's (Hammett: A Life at the Edge, 1983, etc.) textured novel often creates that blissful effect."
First in a series narrated by America's seminal PI novelists Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Erle Stanley Gardner, this is a sentimental journey through the watering holes and fleshpots of California when the authors worked as screenwriters in the '30s, living high and worrying about selling out to the studios. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"First-rate in every way, stories, editing, and as an act of love."
A sheaf of 23 original stories in tribute to Ray Bradbury's 50 years in fantasy and science fiction. Read full book review >