Along with rereading Terry Pratchett, I’m also working through everything by the great yet forgotten Ross Thomas. (For more about him, see or Remembering Ross Thomas by Tony Hiss in 1996 for a solid introduction, then Ah, Treachery! by Ethan Iverson for thorough coverage of all his books.)
Right now I’m reading The Money Harvest, first published in 1975. My paperback copy was published by Pan in 1977. They published several Ross Thomas books, some with some pretty bad covers, but this one is very bad. It’s one of the ugliest covers in my collection.
“Heady mixture of mayhem, sex and mystery” is appealing, sure, but in no way describes the book.
But what really gets me is one of the review quotes on the back.
It’s the one from The Scotsman: “Slick, good jokes, pre-heated sex and no poor people.”
Slick, good jokes, pre-heated sex and no poor people.