Friday, November 16, 2012

What I got at Noircon

Here's what I bought, won, otherwise acquired, got hold of in preparation for, or added to my list after hearing about it at Noircon. Thanks are due to the discerning and opinionated folks from Farley's Bookshop, purveyor of fine books to Noircon since 2010.

  • Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot, adapted by Jacques Tardi from the novel The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette
  • 23 Shades of Black by Kenneth Wishnia
  • The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia
  • Dirty Work by Larry Brown
  • Dark Ride by Kent Harrington
  • The Rat Machine by Kent Harrington
  • Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer by Wesley Stace
  • The Heartbreak Lounge by Wallace Stroby
  • Bad Juju & Other Tales of Madness and Mayhem by Jonathan Woods
  • Hell by Robert Olen Butler
  • Line of Sight by David Whish-Wilson
  • Time to Murder and Create by Lawrence Block
  • Afterthoughts by Lawrence Block
  • Crime Factory: Hard Labour
© Peter Rozovsky 2012

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6 Comments:

Blogger seana graham said...

25 Shades of Black sounds like only half the story these days...

Speaking of 50 Shades, Random House unveiled their latest moneymaker the other day. It's here. Check out the trailer. It's a very distinguished actor they've, uh, roped into this...

November 17, 2012  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Well, Kenneth Wishnia is just 46 percent of the way there; the novel's title is 23 Shades of Black. But yes, when I first saw the novel, I thought it might be a crime spoof of 50 Shades. But I wonder if the coincidence of title might boost sales of WIshnia's novel, which is his first and was published some years ago.

And have you heard the clip that purports to be Steven Hawking reading from 50 Shades?

November 17, 2012  
Blogger Kelly Robinson said...

Nice haul! Did you get those Block novels signed?

November 17, 2012  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Kelly, Afterthoughts is not a novel, and I bought it only after the conference, and it's an e-book. So no, I didn't get it signed. It sounds like an interesting book, though.

It came about when Block was preparing e-book editions of about forty of his old books for rerelease and thought he ought to write an afterword to each. These short essays turned into a kind of memoir, which he colledted into a book as Afterthoughts. And I don't think he was in the room when I bought the other book.

November 17, 2012  
Blogger Lou Boxer said...

Thanks Peter.

November 17, 2012  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

My pleasure. I might make a trip out to New Hope in the near future to visit the store. I mentioned Farley's in a post two years ago, too. What impressed me was the books they offered in addition to those by conference attendees. They do a fine job.

November 17, 2012  

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