Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Now Available: The Name is Hannibal - Wayne D. Dundee
For more than three decades, Joe Hannibal has stood tall on the fictional PI landscape. The Hannibal books and stories have been translated into several languages and have been nominated for an Edgar, an Anthony, and a total of six Shamus Awards.
Almost from the outset, Hannibal was dubbed "the blue collar PI" due in equal parts to the series' initial smaller-city setting of Rockford, Illinois, and its surrounding rural areas - as well as to the middle class roots and values that his creator brought to the writing. Later, after author and character both moved to the even more rural setting of west central Nebraska, the distinction only deepened.
Hannibal has matured and evolved as a character and the writing has been honed to a finer edge. But the admiration for and love of the PI genre that was always at the core and heart of the series has never changed.
While new Hannibals continue to be written, the original titles -- though somewhat sketchily available over the years -- remain strong, entertaining works. In order for readers to be able to discover this for themselves, a series of "boxed set" collections is being re-issued.
Volume I, presented here, features the first three full-length Hannibal novels:
THE BURNING SEASON
THE SKINTIGHT SHROUD
THE BRUTAL BALLET
(These are great books, some of the best PI novels of the modern era, and you absolutely cannot beat the price. Grab this collection now!)