Back in 1989, the late lamented Zebra Books published Goodnight Moom, a “Jack MacLane” classic. Bill Crider wrote a lot of books in various genres–mysteries, fantasies, westerns–but Bill’s horror novels like Keepers of the Beast (Zebra, 1988), Blood Dreams (Zebra, 1989), Rest in Peace (Zebra, 1990), and Just before Dark (Zebra, 1990) show off another side of his personality. In Goodnight Moom, a boy named Harry talks to Moom and gets some deadly instructions. I was hoping Goodnight Moom might be included in Paperbacks From Hell, but maybe some of the excellent covers in Bill’s “Jack MacLane” series will show up in a future edition.
As you know, Bill Crider has entered hospice care. FFB won’t be the same without him. I hope Bill enjoys all of today’s tributes to his talent, wit, and graciousness. What’s your favorite memory of Bill Crider?