Thursday, March 10, 2016

Orr Restored: Coachwhip's Reissues of Clifford Orr's The Dartmouth Murders (1929) and The Wailing Rock Murders (1932)

As promised in a couple of earlier posts, Coachwhip is reissuing two vintage mysteries by American songwriter, journalist and author Clifford Orr: The Dartmouth Murders (1929) and The Wailing Rock Murders (1932) as a twofer volume, which should be available on Amazon next week.

Clifford Orr also is, along with Rufus King (about whom I've blogged here a number of times), the subject of an essay I wrote for a forthcoming collection of 23 essays on detective fiction which I also edited. More about this soon!  I also will soon have some information on another American vintage mystery writer whose pair of detective novels will be reissued by Coachwhip, with an introduction by me.

Meanwhile, here's a preview of the front and back covers of the Coachwhip Clifford Orr volume. Click the pic to reads the blurbs.


  1. Double bills are always exciting when ti comes to tracing some rare volumes - thanks Curtis!

  2. Thanks for the heads up, Curtis!

  3. This is one of the better designed covers from Coachwhip. Congrats on another excellent reprint idea. WAILING ROCK is very deserving of the reprint since it's definitely worth reading and nearly impossible to find at an affordable price in the used book market.

    1. Yes, as an original edition the book is now extremely rare and expensive, so it's especially nice to have an affordable edition; and when it's paired with his other, college, mystery, it makes for a winner in my estimation.