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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: US HORROR SAL1993
Title: Black Cat Crossing
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Personal name: Sala, Richard
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002031 checked in 2018-08-14 10:43:43

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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Horror
International Standard Book Number: 9780878162376
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Kitchen Sink Press
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 1993
Other physical details: softcover, thin format
Summary, etc. note: "Sala's stories combine all the key elements of classic crime fiction--down-at-the-heel detectives, strange murders, mad geniuses, beautiful women, sudden disappearances, psychotic murderers--in tongue-in-cheek yarns more likely to amuse than to disturb. The stories exude a cartoonish aura of menace and amiable dementia. In the first story, nebbish Avery Finch, author of How to Be Polite in an Impolite World , is offered $10,000 to find a kidnapped cat and becomes enmeshed with a murderous cult whose members stalk about in silly cat masks. In another tale, a successful painter and cartoonist is hypnotized and left without memory by an unscrupulous art dealer out to steal the rights to the artist's inane but potentially valuable comic strip. In a third story, a once successful detective tries to reclaim his former stature by tracking down a beautiful woman whose disappearance seems related to the notorious pillow killer, a strange urban menace who goes around suffocating unwary commuters at the bus stops. Sala's stylish black-and-white drawings are a stitch, serving as deft visual send-ups of his comically macabre plots."
Expansion of summary note: pulp comics, satire, mystery, fantasy, detectives, villains, surreal, absurd, short stories, dreamlike adventures, old B-movies, detective thrillers, symbolism, fun, USA, American, America, United States, RAW, 1930s hard-boiled detective stories, horror movies, short stories
Source of acquisition: Rotem Anna Diamant
Method of acquisition: Donation
Date of acquisition: August, 2018
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