Paperback Confidential

Crime Writers of the Paperback Era














By Brian Ritt. Stark House, Eureka, CA. 2013. Trade-sized paperback, 344 pages. Small B&W photos of the various authors.

The book profiles 132 early paperback crime fiction authors who were popular from the 1930's through the 60's. Most profiles are two pages long, and include their most famous works, including what year they were published (but not the publishers). Famous pseudonyms are also represented.