Ed Noon, Mike Avallone’s wacky private eye, showed up in this stunner in 1953. Yes, this is a beat-up copy of The Tall Dolores put it provides the promo material that must have snagged plenty of readers back in the Fifties. For decades, these early Avallone titles were hard to come by. But all of that has changed. Avallone’s son has launched a project to bring all of Mike Avallone’s work (and there’s a ton of it!) to the ebook world. Each month, four Avallone titles will be made available as ebooks on AMAZON. This first book in the Ed Noon series is available as a FREE download. Don’t hesitate! You’ll enjoy the wacky and wild Ed Noon series. You can find out more about the Ed Noon ebook project here.

15 thoughts on “FORGOTTEN BOOKS #174: THE TALL DOLORES (ED NOON #1) By Mike Avallone

  1. Randy Johnson

    I have the first three Noons in the original paperbacks, so I skipped ahead to the fourth, Violence In Velvet(featured today on the blog). Other than The Februay Doll Murders, I only have the last dozen or so published. Am looking forward to these ebook releases.

  2. Jeff Meyerson

    I’ve got a couple of inscribed Noons from Mike but will enjoy catching up on the earlier ones I’ve missed over the years. Of course, you have to be in the right mood to read them!

  3. Tom Roberts

    Mike Avallone is spoken of fondly by the older members of the pulp community who knew Mike. He was a frequent attendee at the conventions for many years.

    I had never read any of his mysteries but grabbed the free download of this book and am thoroughly enjoying it. I will be reading more of the cases of Ed Noon.

    Tom Roberts
    Black Dog Books

  4. Beth Fedyn

    I’ve never read an Ed Noon book but I was a big fan of his Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Girl from U.N.C.L.E. tales.

  5. Dan

    Somehow the notion of brininging Michael Avalone back into print srikes me asrthe literary equivalent of bringing back the Osmonds.

  6. Drongo

    Mr. Avallone was a novelist of unique talents, and I’m mildly amused that the blurb writer linked him with James M. Cain.

  7. David Avallone

    I just stumbled upon this blog and it’s nice to see people speaking fondly about the books, and about Dad. We’re up to about 24 of them now, and the never-published ones should start rolling out early next year. Thanks, much, for still caring…

    1. george Post author

      David, I grew up reading all those great Mike Avallone books and it’s wonderful that they’re becoming available to a new audience. I’ll be interested in those never-published books!


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