Jacket design by Gavin L. O'Keefe
PAIR O' JACKS
Surinam Turtle Press #27
Two Works by Jack Woodford
FIND THE MOTIVE
and THE LOUD LITERARY LAMAS OF NEW YORK
Find the Motive is a 1932 murder mystery unlike any other. A rich man gathers together at dinner a gaggle of police and judicial bigwigs, then announces that one of them is going to kill him -- then drops dead! Jack Woodford has taken all of the mystery novel cliches and turned them on their heads.
In 1950's Loud Literary Lamas of New York Woodford gets back at all of the craven publishers who make life hell for authors by detailing all of their devices and tricks. He advocates self-publishing, which was a radical idea in 1950, and generally lays the foundation for what has become the Print-On-Demand revolution of the 21st century. This is a must-read for aspiring authors of today.
SURINAM TURTLE PRESS
Surinam Turtle Press is an imprint of Ramble House, dedicated to the publication of both original and classic works of exceptional merit and importance. Its authors include Gelett Burgess, Fox B. Holden, Ted White and Dave van Arnam, Jon L. Breen, Mack Reynolds, and Richard A. Lupoff. Many other books of note are in preparation.