Knight, Eric; originally published as by Richard Hallas
Title YOU PLAY THE BLACK AND THE RED COMES UP
Book Condition Fine, as-new, unread; in illustrated wraps with artwork by Kirwan. Introduction by David Feinberg.
Edition First edition thus: a paperback.
Publisher Berkeley: Black Lizard Books, 1986.
0887390064 / 9780887390067
Seller ID 44519.00
Only crime novel by the pen-named Brit Eric Knight is a high water mark in depression-era hard-boiled fiction and earns Hallas a seat alongside McCoy, Anderson, and Cain in the tough-guy pantheon; oddly, Knight's other work of note is LASSIE, COME HOME.
Gambling Fiction. Caifornia Fiction. Mystery. California. Noir Fiction. Hard-Boiled Mystery.