Digital Shorts of Gil Brewer’s Finest 1950s Noir
Hard-hitting, fast-paced, nail-biting stories are what Gil Brewer (1922-1983) was known for, publishing prolifically in mystery, romance, and pornography. Redheads Die Quickly and Other Stories is the very first collection of Brewer’s exhilarating short fiction. It brings 25 gritty Florida tales, full of Brewer’s signature fixation on crime and lust, to readers as digital shorts, making each story available as an individual download.
During his tumultuous lifetime, Brewer revolutionized the availability of reading-as-entertainment for the American people by exploiting a new market: the paperback original. For this new collection, digital shorts were the obvious and perfect format to showcase Brewer’s to-the-point, no-holds-barred style. “It wasn’t just the length of the content that made us decide to offer Brewer’s stories as digital shorts, it was how compelling each separate story is, full of rawness and intrigue. Each one stands on its own as a single serving of pulp fiction,” says UPF deputy director, Dennis Lloyd.
Never one for dull moments, Brewer wastes no time grabbing his readers, pulling them right into the thick of a seedy, titillating plot, and keeping up an exhilarating pace from climax through conclusion. Those searching for a thrilling jolt of hard-boiled noir fiction need only download a Brewer digital short.
Gil Brewer’s digital shorts from Redheads Die Quickly and Other Stories can be purchased for $0.99 on the Amazon Kindle and for Kobo e-readers. The stories will also be available on the Barnes & Noble Nook shortly.
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Among noir fiction writers, I call Gil Brewer my sentimental favorite. I use the word sentimental because I can’t quite put my finger on why Brewer is one of the best, ever. That is more a comment on my ability to articulate. But David Rachels’ anthology is the ultimate celebration of Gil Brewer, a writer whose life and fiction is the embodiment of noir.