This just-published action thriller has an afterword by Cynthia Williams! What? How? Why?
She knew the author, Ralph Dennis. In fact, way back in the 1970s, when this book was written, the author was in love with her. And now, Lee Goldberg, a NYTimes best-selling author, TV-series producer, and publisher, has resurrected Dennis’s classic, crime-fiction novels as homage to a writer many in the genre consider to be one of the greats. A few of Dennis’s most intimate friends have written afterwords for these books—among them, Cynthia Williams, whose confessions-of-a-school-girl sort of essay may be enjoyed by ordering a copy of the book here.
Goldberg reveals his “harrowing addiction” to Dennis’s books in an essay in CrimeReads. A fun read. As are all of Lee’s novels.
One of Goldberg’s writers has published an extraordinary review of Cynthia’s afterword. If you’ve read her essay at the link above, just scroll down past it for the review.