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Christopher Routledge Bannon, Ann (1932–) Ann Bannon is the pseudonym of Ann Weldy whose series of novels, the Beebo Brinker Chronicles, has led some critics to retrospectively crown her ‘the Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction’. The Beebo Brinker Series alternates between the titular character and her friends Laura, Beth and Jack. Despite belonging in the pulp genre and featuring the strikingly colourful and luridly suggestive jacket design artwork noted of the genre, Bannon’s narratives contain little to no actual crimes.
He t which was also produced a collection of short fiction, Terror in the Night, published with Shooting Starr in 1958. In his autobiography Once Around the Bloch (1993) he revealed his frustrations in this mid-1950s period regarding the difficulty of supporting his family with his chosen career and also his fear of writer’s block or the drying-up of the market. However, within the next half-decade, Bloch would gain sudden international fame and a lifelong reputation as a master of crime and horror fiction.
B. html, date accessed 21 June 2011. S. Swires (1991) ‘Leigh Brackett: Journeyman Plumber’ Backstory 2: Interviews with Screenwriters of the 1940s and 1950s, P. McGilligan ed. (Berkeley: University of California Press) pp. 15–26. Chris Pak Brewer, Gil (1922–83) Gil Brewer is one of the unacknowledged giants of the noir paperback writers from the 50s and 60s, whose best novels have a feverish quality to match the works of Jim Thompson and David Goodis. Brewer was at times on the verge of a breakthrough to mainstream success, but it never came.