Saturday, January 21, 2006

Night for Screaming cont'd

Eight of you wrote me today asking where you could get a copy of a Night For Screaming. I gave away my duplicate copy last year. Here's what I found on abebooks.

A Night For Screaming
Whittington, Harry
Bookseller: James H. Tinsman - Bookseller
(Topton, PA, U.S.A.) Price: US$ 37.50
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Book Description: Ace Books, New York, 1960. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. D-472. Crease across front cover but it does not mar picture. Bookseller Inventory # 13238

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A Night for Screaming
Whittington, Harry, Illustrated by Pictorial Cover
Bookseller: Wild Hills Books
(Town 'n Country, FL, U.S.A.) Price: US$ 40.00
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Book Description: New York: Ace D-472, 1960, New York, 1960. Paperback. Book Condition: Good+. Pictorial Cover (illustrator). First Edition. Good+. First Edition. 192 pages. A scarce Paperback Original (PBO). Tanned pages, spine lean, light reading crease and some general wear, but overall an attractive copy. Scans or Pics available. Bookseller Inventory # 001128

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Night For Screaming
Whittington, Harry
Bookseller: Green Lion Books
(St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.) Price: US$ 50.00
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Book Description: Ace D-472, 1960., 1960. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good Minus. Paperback Original/First Edition. Great cover of a woman being run down by a car. Sitcker pull on front and some rubbing, still fairly attractive. Bookseller Inventory # 002546

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A Night For Screaming
Whittington, Harry
Bookseller: GRAHAM HOLROYD, BOOKS
(Webster, NY, U.S.A.) Price: US$ 71.00
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Book Description: Ace D Series. New York: A.A. Wynn/Ace Book, Inc. , 1960 ed. D-472 , vg, rear 1 inch square corner missing, some spine roll PBO. paperback, Bookseller Inventory # 198704

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A Night for Screaming
Whittington, Harry
Bookseller: Memories Lost and Found
(Avondale Estates, GA, U.S.A.) Price: US$ 80.00
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Book Description: Ace Books, New York, 1960. Original Wraps. Book Condition: VG+. No Jacket. First Edition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Reading crease at spine, otherwise light edgewear, store stamp inside front cover. Bookseller Inventory # 002382

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A Night for Screaming
Whittington, Harry
Bookseller: The Book Bin
(Salem, OR, U.S.A.) Price: US$ 80.00
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Book Description: Ace D-472, New York, 1960. Paperback. Book Condition: Good+. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 192pp. cover has creases and light wear. scuffs and light soiling along back hinge. paper starting to yellow. otherwise clean and unmarked. binding tight. an attractive copy. Bookseller Inventory # 028872

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A Night For Screaming
Whittington, Harry
Bookseller: GRAHAM HOLROYD, BOOKS
(Webster, NY, U.S.A.) Price: US$ 87.00
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Book Description: Ace D Series. New York: A.A. Wynn/Ace Book, Inc. 1960 ed. D-472 vg, some spine slant, reading crease PBO. paperback, Bookseller Inventory # 198703

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A Night for Screaming
Whittington, Harry
Bookseller: Lofthouse Books
(Ashtabula, OH, U.S.A.) Price: US$ 100.00
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Book Description: Ace Books, 1960. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Author's most scarce title. Creasing to sides of spine, shelf wear, rubbings. Bookseller Inventory # 15235

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Night For Screaming
Whittington, Harry
Bookseller: Green Lion Books
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Book Description: Ace D-472, 1960., 1960. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good To Fine. Paperback Original/First Edition. Great cover of a woman being run down by a car. Nice clean and bright copy with a slight cover pullback. Bookseller Inventory # 002545

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Ed here: $37.50 to $100. Pricey. Greg Shepard (Stark House) and I are going to see if we can reprint some of Harry's best books. Well just have to see how it goes.

Meanwhile here's Bill Crider's take on Night, taken from his blog and published last summer.


A Night for Screaming -- Harry Whittington




The other day Lee Goldberg asked me which of Harry Whittington's novels was my favorite. That's an impossible question for me to answer, since I like so many of them. Certainly A Night for Screaming is right up there, so I decided to re-read it. It's the story of Mitch Walker, ex-cop, on the run from a murder he didn't commit, who winds up in Kansas, working on a huge farm that's run like the prison camp in Cool Hand Luke. The complications include Walker's relentless pursuer, the beautiful but nutjob wife of the farm's owner, the owner himself, the brutal overseers, and more.

One thing Whittington can do about as well as anybody ever could is begin the book with a tense situation and then dial up the tension on every succeeding page. He can put his protagonist into a situation that seems as bad as it can get, and then he can make it worse. And after that, he can make it worse still. In this book he takes a seemingly simple situation and complicates it more with every chapter, throwing in a few reversals and surprises along the way. If you ever run across a copy of A Night for Screaming, don't pass it up. You'll be sorry if you do. It's a dandy story, and it has a great cover, besides.




posted by Bill @ 12:49 PM

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