Speaking of Murder [Berkley Prime Crime, paperback, 1998]

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Speaking of Murder [Berkley Prime Crime, paperback, 1998]



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Publication Details: 

New York: Berkley Publishing Group, 1998

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Edition Notes: 

This is Speaking of Murder: Interviews with Masters of Mystery and Suspense, edited by Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg and published in 1998 by Berkley Prime Crime, an imprint of the Berkley Publishing Group and a member of Penguin Putnam Inc. The book contains interviews with many mystery authors in addition to Tony Hillerman, such as Stephen King, Patricia Cornwell, Mary Higgins Clark, and Sue Grafton.

The cover design is unattributed, and features a background of tree silhouettes on a purple ground and the head and upper body of a raven or crow, in shades of black, blue and purple.

The front cover text has the book title and subtitle printed in yellow, with the editors' names and a partial list of contributors printed in white.

On the back cover, the list of contributors continues in yellow along the spine, while white text gives a synopsis of the book with bulleted mentions of content by particularly well-known authors. The back cover background is blue and the bar code is in the lower right corner.

The inside front and inside back covers are blank.

  • Title Page Transcription: [device] | SPEAKING | OF MURDER | INTERVIEWS WITH THE | MASTERS OF MYSTERY | AND SUSPENSE | [device] | Edited by | Ed Gorman and | Martin H. Greenberg | colophon | BERKLEY PRIME CRIME, NEW YORK
  • Contents: [i] half title, [ii] blank, [iii] title page, [iv] copyright, [v] individual interview credits and copyrights, [vi] blank, vii-viii Contents, ix-x Introduction, 1-242 text, 243-245 Contributor Notes, [246] blank
  • Table of Contents:
    1. Introduction
    2. Stephen King interview
    3. Mary Higgins Clark interview
    4. Joan Hess interview
    5. Ed McBain interview
    6. Simon Brett interview
    7. Elizabeth George interview
    8. Peter Lovesey interview
    9. Carolyn G. Hart interview
    10. Marcia Muller interview
    11. Mickey Spillane interview
    12. Ian Rankin interview
    13. Dominick Abel interview
    14. Tony Hillerman interview
    15. Bill Pronzini interview
    16. Elizabeth Peters interview
    17. Minette Walters interview
    18. John Harvey interview
    19. Sharyn McCrumb interview
    20. Sue Grafton interview
    21. Anne Perry interview
    22. Patricia Cornwell interview
    23. Contributor Notes
  • Physical Attributes:
    • Format: Paperback, 23 x 15 cm
    • Binding: Full-color paper covers.
    • Collation: [i-vi] vii-x 1-245 [246]
    • Price: $12.00 USD