Friday, April 1, 2011
Friday's Forgotten Book: THE APRIL ROBIN MURDERS by Craig Rice and Ed McBain
After Craig Rice died, Ed McBain finished her novel about actress April Robin and the murders that take place at her haunted house. To me, the cover on the first edition (and bookclub edition) always seemed right. A busy screwball novel with Hollywood jokes scattered about, a period piece and a murder mystery completely in the style of Craig Rice's other murder/comedies.
I like the cover art on the above edition too, but some of the covers on the other editions took the screwball out and sold it as a harder work, as sex and murder.