Murder Off the Rack

Critical Studies of Ten Paperback Masters



edited by Jon L. Breen and Martin Harry Greenberg

The Scarecrow Press, Inc., Metuchen, New Jersey. 1989. Hardcover (I believe issued without jacket). Blue boards with red and silver lettering. 178 pages. Critical analysis of Harry Whittington, Ed Lacy, Jim Thompson, Vin Packer, Marvin H. Albert, Ed Gorman, Charles Williams, Donald Hamilton, Peter Rabe, Warren Murphy, and Donald Pendleton and the other writers of the Executioner Series. Each chapter was written by a renown critic or author. For example, the chapter on Peter Rabe was written by Donald Westlake. Often, various titles are critiqued separately. I found many of the facts surprising and fascinating.

An excellent volume.