A recent review by Booklist in the USA said of the latest in the Horton series, Footsteps on the Shore:
Blood on the Sand, the fifth in the DI Horton series:
'This is another solid entry in a consistently well written series. Like Ed McBain, Rowson works many subtle variations on the procedural formula (including very interesting relationships between Andy and a couple of his superiors). A definite winner in the crowded field of British procedurals.'
Amazon's Thomas and Mercer crime imprint will publish 35 titles in McBain's 87th Precinct series in print, digital and audio in autumn 2011. It is the first time the books have been available digitally.
Philip Patrick, head of rights and licensing at Amazon Publishing, said: "McBain is a master of the mystery genre and we are thrilled to be able to repackage, publish and promote his unrivalled body of work."
Evan Hunter, who died in 2005, wrote under the pseudonym Ed McBain and sold more than 100 million books worldwide. Wouldn't mind matching his sales!
Dina Hunter, Evan Hunter’s widow, said: "Evan was always an innovator and I am thrilled that these books will be available again for his countless fans as well as a new generation of readers.”
McBain won the Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement from the Mystery Writers of America in 1986 and was the first American to receive the Crime Writers Association of Great Britain's Cartier Diamond Dagger award. Wish I could have met him at a CWA gathering. Alas it's not to be but his writing and his name live on.