Sunday, March 3, 2019

For Sale! More of Otto Penzler's HAMMETT Stuff

In this batch of collectibles up for bid on the Heritage auction site (HERE), you'll find (among other goodies) a Mercury digest inscribed to Lillian Hellman, a near-complete set of those digests (missing They Can Only Hang You Once), and two letters to Prudence Whitfield, wife of Black Mask writer Raoul Whitfield. I was surprised to see that Creeps By Night contains a story by H.P. Lovecraft. Hard to imagine Hammett as a Lovecraft fan. I want all this stuff, of course, and won't be getting it. Ain't life a bitch? (Thanks again to Artful Art Scott for the news.) 

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