Fans of science fiction and fantasy grandmaster Robert Silverberg, five-time winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, might be surprised to see his work now appear as a Hard Case Crime thriller. There is no sci-fi in BLOOD ON THE MINK, but this is a terrific noir story that had been forgotten for half a century. It is also an example of pulp fiction at its finest.
As a young man in the late 1950s, Silverberg learned his craft writing for the pulps, as did many other great 20th-century authors. He estimated once that he wrote a million words a year in the last years of the ’50s, mostly for pulp magazines. If