Monday, February 26, 2018

Thrift Shop Book Covers: "Marimba"

Marimba, by Richard Hoyt, was published as a hardcover by Tor in 1992. The edition that caught my eye is the Tor paperback published in 1993. It’s a Miami crime novel—drugs and vice—and the cover captures the flavor perfectly with pastel colors, palm trees and a red Italian sports car. The artist: attributed to Cityline Communications.

The first sentence:
Topper McRae had an idea that sweet little Lourdes Martinez had something sweet to offer him on the 45-minute run back to the berth at King’s Bay in Biscayne Bay, and his hands trembled as he turned to close the hatch door.
I’m fond of both Richard Hoyt’s novels—Trotsky’s Run is as good as an espionage novel gets— and this period of Tor paperbacks. If a paperback has Tor’s logo on it, it’s a suspense novel published from the early-1980s to the late-1990s, the chances are good I’ll purchase it.


J. Kingston Pierce said...

Hey, Ben: Check out my interview with author Richard Hoyt:


Ben Boulden said...

Thanks for the link, Jeff. I'm on my way.