Ed Lacy’s ‘The Men from the Boys’ reviewed by Lowestoft Chronicle Editor for the Lancashire Post

“In a hardboiled 1950s tale of robbery, murder, and retribution, a retired cop turned hotel detective uses his sleuthing skills to track down the gangster responsible for assaulting his stepson.

The Men from the Boys, first published by Harper in 1956, is a tough and fast-paced crime novel by Ed Lacy, the pseudonym of Edgar Award-winning American novelist Len Zinberg who died in 1968.

Much of Lacy’s work, largely suspense and mystery fiction, dealt with racial discrimination, and he is noted for his four influential novels featuring African American heroes, private eye Toussaint ‘Touie’ Marcus Moore and police detective Lee Hayes.

Often favourably reviewed in publications like The New Yorker, Library Journal and The New York Times, his books sold 28 million copies and were printed in 12 countries.”

You can read Nicholas Litchfield’s review of the new Black Gat Books edition of Ed Lacy’s The Men from the Boys today in the Lancashire Evening Post and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

Author: Editor

Founded in September 2009, Lowestoft Chronicle is a quarterly online literary magazine publishing travel-related fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.