My father had a great love of Mad Magazine-style puns and wordplay. In one of the last Ed Noon books he has a chapter titled “Return of the Ed Eye”. I considered using that as the title of this post… but restrained myself. Still, it would have been appropriate, because… just in time for Father’s Day… today is, in fact, the Return of Ed Noon.
The first four Ed Noon private eye novels are now available as eBooks on Amazon.com. It’s tricky to use a phrase like “back in print” when you’re talking about digital media… but let’s just say for the first time in over half a century you can read some of the finest pulp fiction ever written without the pages crumbling to dust in your hands!
In publication order, they are THE TALL DOLORES, THE SPITTING IMAGE, DEAD GAME, and VIOLENCE IN VELVET. For a limited time, THE TALL DOLORES is offered for free… in the confidence that you will love it so much you’ll have to read them all.
Over the next year, we plan on releasing four Ed Noon novels a month, until the entire series has been made available to the public. This summer you’ll read 1950’s Ed Noon: a hard-boiled loner, a baseball and movie fanatic, taking crazy cases and working – and living – out of his midtown Manhattan office. By the fall we’ll have reached 1960’s Ed Noon: a high-profile private eye whose better class of client sometimes includes the President of the United States. The series wraps up with 1970s/80s Ed Noon: increasingly surreal cases and a surprising turn towards science fiction.
Take the whole, wild roller-coaster ride with author Michael Avallone: thirty-seven thrilling adventures that race along at a break-neck pace, spanning genres and providing a virtual travelogue of the second half of the Twentieth Century.
p.s. If you don’t own a Kindle, there are apps for reading Kindle ebooks on Macs, Ipads, IPhones, Androids, etc. And they’re all free!