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Inhaltsangabe: The first in a new series of Fredric Brown double-novels, The Far Cry / The Screaming Mimi could very well have been subtitled ?The Way of the Knife.? And since this is Fredric Brown we?re talking about, the razor?s edge isn?t limited to the blade itself; it is a metaphor for the narrow ledge the characters navigate. Taken together we find Brown at the height of his powers. As with many of Brown?s narratives, the main characters are fueled by an alcoholic haze and are never far from their next drink. Although the boozing never becomes the story, it keeps the protagonists constantly teetering on the edge of collapse. The novels are daring for their time, awash in taboo subjects and frank language that would never, ever make it into the mystery films of the same period. It?s why people read potboilers in the first place. They wanted the gritty underbelly they couldn?t get anywhere else. The Screaming Mimi is an early take on the serial killer sub-genera, written long before it became mystery mainstream. The Far Cry is one of Brown?s darkest stories?a serpent?s tail that coils tighter and tighter around the narrator as attempts to unravel the knot of a young woman?s murder. One novel takes place in an authentically rendered Chicago?nightclubs, press rooms and police precincts; the other casts its drama in the forlorn deserts of New Mexico?a haunting, vast emptiness where ghosts don?t have to be seen to be felt. Fredric Brown double-novels are newly edited and presented in a format that gives these works the treatment they deserve. Reading a book is more than just reading a story. The Far Cry / The Screaming Mimi features a new introduction by Sci-Fi great Barry N. Malzberg, whose decades-long appreciation of Fredric Brown makes for a stirring kick-start to the new series.
Über den Autor:
Fredric Brown (1906-1972) was the only writer to achieve equal prominence in the mystery and science fiction genres. His first foray into mystery, The Fabulous Clipjoint, won the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Brown was also the acknowledged master of the short short story; the famous collection Nightmares and Geezenstacks demonstrates his consummate mastery of a form limited to no more than five hundred words. His short story "Arena" was the basis of a famed Star Trek episode; "Martians, Go Home!" was adapted for a 1992 film; "The Last Martian" was adapted for Serling's Twilight Zone and starred Steve McQueen at the start of his career. Brown's work, more than forty years after his death, is increasingly prominent.
Claire Bloom, CBE, is an English film and stage actress, known for leading roles in plays such as Streetcar Named Desire, A Doll's House, and Long Day's Journey into Night, along with nearly sixty films and countless television roles, during a career spanning over six decades. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 Queen's birthday honors for services to drama.
Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile's Golden Voices in 2012.
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