Ed Gorman wrote: “Chaze is known in pulp circles for his flawless novel Black Wings Has My Angel, which many people feel is the single best novel Gold Medal published during its heyday.” Ed Gorman is right. But Elliott Chaze also wrote some other fine novels like Wettermark. Cliff Wettermark is a struggling reporter in a small town in Mississippi. His health is failing and so is his marriage. Wettermark decides to turn his fortunes around by robbing a bank. The ending Chaze comes up with its noirish outlandishness is worthy of Quentin Tarantino. Wettermark is a book worth seeking out and losing yourself in.

9 thoughts on “FORGOTTEN BOOKS #31: WETTERMARK By Elliott Chaze

  1. Jeff Meyerson

    I read one of his – Mr. Yesterday – in 1986 but have no memory of it whatsoever.

    This one sounds worth looking for. Good choice.

    1. george Post author

      Or Stark House or Ramble House or some other small press, Drongo. BLACK WINGS HAS MY ANGEL is a classic that should be in-print.


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