I Wake Up Screaming

Steve Fisher


I Wake Up Screaming is a classic Hollywood noir about obsession and murder. Steve Fisher was an insider to a lot of Hollywood corruption and used his extensive knowledge to create this thrilling and suspenseful Hollywood crime novel.
       This is the first hardcover edition of the novel since 1941 (the original hardcover sells for $4,000!). Our edition conforms to the revised 1960 edition of the book, and includes a fine introduction, several covers from Black Mask magazine, ten short stories by Fisher from Black Mask and other pulps, most never before collected in book form; a rare essay on pulp fiction by Fisher, never before published in book form; a rare photograph of Fisher, and a memoir by Fisher about Humphrey Bogart, never before published anywhere.
       This is a handsome hardcover, 250 copies, 6 × 9 inches, bound in cloth with a printed cloth panel, 420 pages, ribbon marker, seven color and three black & white illustrations, magazine covers, and photographs.

edition information

  • Limited to 200 copies.
  • Introduction by Keith Alan Deutsch.
  • Several reprints of Black Mask covers, all in full color.
  • A rare photograph of Steve Fisher.
  • A brilliant memoir by Fisher about Humphrey Bogart.
  • An essay by Fisher, here printed for the first time ever.
  • A dozen extra stories and essays, many of which have never been reprinted in book form.
  • Ribbon marker, head and tail bands, three-piece cloth construction.
  • Original book price: $65.
  • Published May 2009.
  • ISBN 978-1-933618-44-9.