“John Trinian” (aka, Zekial Marko) is best known for the scripts he wrote for The Rockford File, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Mission: Impossible, and Toma. But he also wrote some excellent novels in the early Sixties that have been out-of-print for decades. North Beach Girl (1960) captures the sense and sensibility of Beat culture. Scandal on the Sand (1964) features a character study mixed with drugs and violence. Rick Ollerman’s “In Pursuit of a Pleasant Oblivion” traces all the phases of Trinian’s tangled writing career. I found out that once Toma was canceled it morphed into Baretta starring Robert Blake. Ki Longfellow’s “The Last Great Pulp Fiction Writer” takes the reader on a vivid trip into the past when Longfellow hung out with Zekial Marko. And Belle Marko’s melancholy “Memories of My Father” is a touching tribute to a talented, but troubled man. Stark House should be celebrated for this latest Noir Classic, both for returning two scarce novels back to print, but also providing an intriguing context for this forgotten writer and his work.