Saturday, December 18, 2010

BEAT TO A PULP!

BEAT TO A PULP!

MY BUDDY BILL CRIDER HAS HIS DISTURBING LITTLE STORY, THE QUICK . . . AND THE DEAD, FEATURED THIS WEEK AT BEAT TO A PULP . . . THE TOUGHEST LITTLE WEBZINE ON THE NET . . .

HERE’S THE WORD FROM BTAP EDITOR, DAVID CRANMER . . .

Every story I accept at Beat to a Pulp, I view as a winner. Even among these gems, certain tales soar to the top with an additional gifted element that is hard to nail down and characterize. After you read it, you sit back and say, “That baby was hit clean out of the ball park," which is how I see our final Weekly Punch of 2010 by Bill Crider.

I’ve enjoyed the author's entertaining Sheriff Dan Rhodes stories for years and approached him about being the year-end story for us. He sent The Quick . . . and The Dead.

Ah, you are thinking western because he is known for his oaters as much as his mysteries. Nope, Mr. Crider sent me a horrific zombie-ish story. And I would have been pleased as punch with a typical blood-and-guts romp, however, Mr. Crider elevated his story to that next level I mentioned, and he came up with a tale that'll stick with you for a long while.

It's a pleasure to say Bill Crider is at Beat to a Pulp with The Quick . . . and The Dead.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bill Crider is the author of more than fifty published novels and numerous short stories. He won the Anthony Award for best first mystery novel in 1987 for Too Late to Die. He and his wife, Judy, won the best short story Anthony in 2002 for their story Chocolate Moose.  His story Cranked from Damn Near Dead (Busted Flush Press) was nominated for the Edgar award. His latest novel is Murder in the Air (St. Martin's).

Check out his HOMEPAGE, or take a look at his peculiar blog at BILL CRIDER'S POPULAR CULTURE MAGAZINE.

The BEAT to a PULP webzine will return January 16, 2011 with "Serenity" by Brad Parks.


AND DON’T FORGET THE BEAT TO A PULP: ROUND 1 ANTHOLOGY WHEN YOU’RE DOING YOUR HOLIDAY GIFT BUYING

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