Thursday, February 25, 2016

Pick a Name, Any Name

Born on this date in 1944, Campbell Armstrong was a Scottish author who died in 2013 and wrote many thriller/horror novels under a handful of pseudonyms. These paperback covers from publishers in the US and the UK are nicely indicative of that '80s era...

 
 
 
 
 

6 comments:

LĂ©ase a plena noche said...

-Black writes much better than King or Straub.
-Who?

-Mauro Vargas.

Mark West said...

I didn't realise he wrote "The Intruder", I have a copy of that (the first edition you show here). He also wrote the novelisation for "Raiders Of The Lost Ark"!

Blofeld's Cat said...

Can anyone confirm whether Black's horror novels are any good??

Will Errickson said...

I tried reading BLACK XMAS but it was just completely meh.

Zwolf said...

I read Letters From The Dead and wasn't impressed with it. It wasn't awful, but it was pretty mundane, and the writing was hard to stay interested in, somehow. He's competent and all, but his mom must work at the Village Voice if he got that quote about him writing much better than King or Straub...

rpfletch said...

First thoughts:

The Piper - Will Ferrell
The Intruder - Basil Fawlty looking for the light switch