It’s always good news when California fiction from before 1960 returns to print. And that’s what has happened with a new edition of North Beach Girl from Stark House Press. I reviewed the novel nearly two years ago, when fewer than a dozen copies were available for sale at internet bookstores. As it usually does, the publisher has put two novels by the same author in the same volume. In this case the second novel by John Trinian is Scandal on the Sand, which I haven’t read yet. Stark House specializes in largely forgotten novels from the 1950s and 1960s. Just for the record, here are the other ones that I’ve reviewed.
Do Evil in Return by Margaret Millar (paired with An Air That Kills)
Framed in Guilt by Day Keene (paired with My Flesh Is Sweet)
Kitten with a Whip by Wade Miller (paired with Kiss Her Goodbye)
Nothing in Her Way by Charles Williams (paired with River Girl)
Shake Him Till He Rattles by Malcolm Braly (paired with It’s Cold Out There)