Wednesday, July 03, 2019

The Digest Enthusiast, Book Ten - Richard Krauss, ed.

I've been waiting to have a copy of this book in my hands before posting about it, and now I do. THE DIGEST ENTHUSIAST is just about the best magazine out there, and the new issue, Book Ten, features the longest, most extensive interview I've ever done, with lots of cover reproductions and at least one photo of me that I'm pretty sure has never been published anywhere else. Doing this interview with editor Richard Krauss was a lot of fun and brought back many great memories of the early days of my career.

Of course, there's a lot more to THE DIGEST ENTHUSIAST, BOOK TEN, than just my ramblings. You can also read about the Creature from the Black Lagoon, a small publisher I'd never heard of called Bronze Books, and articles on wonderful digests such as MANHUNT, AMAZING STORIES, STARTLING MYSTERY STORIES, ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE, and a great article on the short-lived CHARLIE CHAN MYSTERY MAGAZINE by Richard Krauss. That's just a ton of great reading, and as always, I give THE DIGEST ENTHUSIAST a very high recommendation.


Walker Martin said...

I also recommend THE DIGEST ENTHUSIAST highly. I have all ten issues and enjoy it a lot. The only gripe I have is that it only comes out twice a year. It's a great magazine for both readers and collectors.

Richard Krauss said...

Many thanks to you James, and Walker. It's a labor of love and a continuous learning process putting each issue together. Thanks so much for sharing a bit of your journey James, and recording a slice of Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine history!