The Wench Is Dead

Fredric Brown


“I’m called Howie, or The Professor. I’m on Skid Row in Los Angeles because I want to know what it’s like to be a bum, from the inside. But I didn’t know I’d fall for a part-time hustler named Billie the Kid. I didn’t know I’d get mixed up in two killings, and that the cops would pin them on me...”
       The Wench Is Dead is one of Fredric Brown’s most wild novels, flawlessly written and rarely reprinted. This edition features a new introduction by Bill Crider, a color cover by legendary cover artist Ron Lesser, and is signed by both Bill Crider and Ron Lesser. There are also twelve bonus stories.
       Full color dustjacket with black Brillianta cloth, ribbon marker. Limited to just 200 signed and numbered copies.

edition information

  • Limited to 200 copies, each signed by Bill Crider and cover artist Ron Lesser.
  • Introduction by Bill Crider.
  • Includes twelve bonus short stories.
  • Ribbon marker, color dustjacket, head and tail bands, full cloth binding.
  • Original book price: $40.
  • Published January 2017.
  • ISBN 978-1-61347-116-6.