Saturday, May 29, 2010
Fletcher Flora is waaaay overdue to be rediscovered by some small publisher, don't you think? His work is hard to come by.
He has a story in the old Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction, and his novel Park Avenue Tramp was published in an omnibus by Stark House a couple years ago. And the story "Heels Are For Hating" is available as a Kindle download... and that's it. There's nada else.
I knew him only from a couple of old, falling-apart Alfred Hitchcock story collections, and in each of those Flora's stories really stood out for me. He was dark and funny and clever, one of those old-school "twist at the end" writers like Bloch or Dahl.
Come on, small publishers. Someone, anyone, get the rights to a whole bunch of Flora stories and put 'em out! I promise, I'll buy it.