Once upon a time, the Library of America published canonical writers like Henry James and Edith Wharton. Then, a few years ago, the Library of America decided to venture into genre fiction by publishing H. P. Lovecraft and Philip K. Dick. Boffo sales! We readers of crime novels from the 1940s and 1950s know David Goodis was one of the noirish writers of that era. The Library of America has just published this omnibus edition of five of Goodis’ novels: Dark Passage, Nightfall, Moon in the Gutter, The Burglar, and Street of No Return. I really like the cover on this volume that reprints the original paperback covers. I hope the Library of America keeps this feature on their genre fiction collections. And I hope this is just the first volume of Goodis reprints from the Library of America.