Saturday, January 29, 2011

THRILLS AND SPILLS!

THRILLS AND SPILLS!

MR. CRAIG OVER AT THE FUNKY FROLIC BLOG HAS POSTED YET ANOTHER COOL DOWNLOAD . . .

Here's another one of the BRK's from Bruton and it finds the likes of Brian Bennett, Zack Laurence and Mike Moran in good form. As the title suggests, the keywords with this album are excitement and drama. The majority of tracks are uptempo with plentiful breakbeats and funky guitars, good examples of this are "Over The Top", "Thrills And Spills", "Race Against Time and "Let's Go Fast". The pieces by Brian Bennett in particular feature some frenetic, driving percussion that will get your heart pumping. A couple of the tracks haven't aged too well but there should be ample grooves here to keep you entertained.

TRACKLIST:

1 - French Connection / Zack Laurence
2 - French Connection Link / Zack Laurence
3 - Courier Express / Zack Laurence
4 - Courier Express / Zack Laurence
5 - Over The Top 1 / Brian Bennett
6 - Over The Top 2 / Brian Bennett
7 - Over The Top Link 1 / Brian Bennett
8 - Over The Top Link 2 / Brian Bennett
9 - Thrills And Spills / Hiller, Upton & Lee
10 - Let's Go Fast / Dave Gold
11 - Let's Go Fast Link / Dave Gold
12 - Wheels On Fire / Brian Bennett & Cliff Hall
13 - Don't Stop! / Brian Bennett & Cliff Hall
14 - Percussion On The Go / Mike Moran
15 - Get Out And Go / Mike Moran
16 - Race Against Time / Mike Moran
17 - Cresta Run / Brian Bennett
18 - Cresta Run Alt. End / Brian Bennett
19 - Death Run / Brian Bennett
20 - Death Run Alt. End / Brian Bennett
21 - The Capture / Brian Bennett

TO DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

BOXING FICTION: WATERFRONT FISTS!

BOXING FICTION: WATERFRONT FISTS!

JOE ACKERMAN OVER AT TWO-FISTED TALES OF TRUE-LIFE WEIRD ROMANCE BLOG HAS POSTED ONE OF ROBERT E. HOWARDS BEST BOXING STORIES, WATERFRONT FISTS, FROM THE PULP FIGHT STORIES VOL. 3 #4 . . .

TO CHECK IT OUT CLICK HERE

BRITISH COMICS: TOP SPOT!

BRITISH COMICS: TOP SPOT!

LEW STRINGER OVER AT BLIMEY! IT’S ANOTHER BLOG ABOUT COMICS HAS A GREAT POST ON TOP SPOT, ONE OF BRITIAN’S EARLIEST COMICS AIMED AT AN ADULT AUDIENCE . . .

The target audience for Top Spot was adult males, specifically late teens, early twenties, and to attract this demographic the paper (for it was more than a comic) used a mixture of tough comic strips and prose stories, articles on such items as jazz and sport, jokes, and titillating photos of glamorous models . . .

FOR THE FULL POST CLICK HERE

THE CAT'S MEOW!

BEAT TO A PULP #110!

BEAT TO A PULP #110!

MASSACRE CANYON

WAYNE DUNDEE

THIS IS THE RETURN OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE HARDBOILED CHARACTERS . . .

Joe Hannibal is back and BTAP has him!

Wayne Dundee lives in the once-notorious old cowtown of Ogallala, on the hinge of Nebraska's panhandle. He relocated there after spending the first fifty years of his life in the state line area of northern Illinois/southern Wisconsin. A widower, retired from a managerial position in the magnetics industry, Dundee now devotes full time to his writing.

To date, Dundee has had six novels, three novellas, and over two dozen short stories published. All of the novels and most of the short stories have featured his PI protagonist, Joe Hannibal.

He also writes in the fantasy, straight crime, and Western genres. His first Western novel, Dismal River, is due out in April 2011 from Oak Tree Press.

Titles in the Hannibal series have been translated into several languages and nominated for an Edgar, an Anthony, and six Shamus Awards. Dundee is also the founder and original editor of Hardboiled Magazine.

TO READ MASSACRE CANYON CLICK HERE

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: SPECIAL AGENT OSO!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: SPECIAL AGENT OSO!

One of the delights of having our grandkids come to visit recently was the discovery of Special Agent Oso, a Playhouse Disney show for preschoolers. While obviously designed for the very young, Special Agent Oso keeps the flavor of the ‘60s Bond films alive, in much the same way as animate The Incredibles did a few years ago.

Actor Sean Astin provides the the voice of Oso the panda bear special agent-in-training for U.N.I.Q.U.E. (United Network for Investigating Quite Usual Events), an international organization of stuffed animals that helps kids accomplish simple tasks like making their bed or mailing a letter. It’s really very clever.

With episode titles like Dr. Juice, Tie Another Day, and You Only Start Pre-School Once, and some very cool Bond-themed music, I got almost as much of a kick out of Special Agent Oso as my 18 month old granddaughter and 2.5 year old grandson did. At least I know they’re getting their spy training early . . .



FOR SPECIAL AGENT OSO’S WEBSITE CLICK HERE

LOST IN PARADISE PODCAST!

LOST IN PARADISE PODCAST!

Anticipating St Valentine’s Day, Angel Baby and Doctor Nod kick off with sweet lovin’ wax, then dig into real cool covers, boss movies n’ tv, a tribute to the late great Bobby Robinson, unexpected answers and a righteous r/b tune about scratch.

PLAYLIST:

Love ‘N In Me – Joe Nathune / If You Love Me – Johnny Fortune / Bells Of Love – Terri and The Velveteens / Big River – Don Hayes / Candy Kisses – Johnny Olenn and The Jokers / I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Art Van Damme Quintet / Valentino – The Vondells, King Kolax and Combo / Lawrence Of Arabia – Moonriders / Untouchable – Johnny Watson / Believe Me Darling – June Bateman / Too Much Competition – Allen Bunn / Conversation between Elmore James and Bobby Robinson / Name Game (Italian Style) – Ernie Barry & Marie Elena / Cha Cha All Nite Long – Joe Houston / Sunday Night In Houston – Johnny Campbell / Your Money Ain’t Long Enough – Little Caesar, Que Martin and His Orchestra

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

VINTAGE COVERS: NIGHT SQUAD!

HARDBOILED EROTICA!

HARDBOILED EROTICA!

PER BILL CRIDER . . .

STARK HOUSE HAS DONE IT AGAIN!

Coming in April: A great double book that reprints two of Robert Silverberg's early erotic novels. And once again, the intro (this time by the incredible Silverberg himself) is more than worth the price of admission.

VINTAGE COVERS: 7 DAYS TO DEATH!

SHE’S A MOD ~ MACH PELICAN!

SHE’S A MOD ~ MACH PELICAN!


Mach Pelican was an Australian punk band that proved yet again, mods were just punks in suits. With soul sensibilites.



HAT TIP TO MR. SUAVE

MODCAST #56 ~ SWINGIN', SKANKIN' AND HOW!

MODCAST #56 ~ SWINGIN', SKANKIN' AND HOW!

First there was the big ska scare of the early 90s. That was followed by the swing-revival, which swept up the ska scene and swirled it around like a fancy Charleston two-step move. There's no denying that the ska and swing scenes have a very symbiotic relationship with ska bands becoming swing orchestras and swing combos playing skanked up songs to audiences full of checkerboard accoutrements. So this week I'm spinning skankin' swing sounds.

PLAYLIST:

Cherry Poppin Daddies -- Don Quixote
Royal Crown Revue -- Hey Pachuco!
The Flying Neutrinos -- Mr. Zoot Suit
Kingpins -- Bordel
W's -- Flower Tattoo
Dem Brooklyn Bums -- Hot Rod Vinnie
The Swingvergugen -- Technicolor Yawn
Bombskare -- I'm So Happy
The Know How -- Selfish
Indigo Swing -- Indigo Swing
Tri-State Conspiracy -- Empty Space

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

VINTAGE COVERS: DANGEROUS CURVES!

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS!

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS!

AN ONGOING SERIES HIGHLIGHTING POSSIBLY DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH E-BOOKS BY RELATIVELY UNKNOWN AUTHORS, FOUND WHILE CRUISING THE E-BOOK SHELVES ON AMAZON WITH PRICES THAT MAKE THEM WORTH TAKING A CHANCE ON . . . SOME MAY BE CRAP, SOME COULD SHOW POTENTIAL, OTHERS (I SUSPECT VERY, VERY, FEW) MIGHT BE GREAT – TAKE A CHANCE . . .

TODAY’S FIND . . . CRIME!

FINAL PRICE!

J. GREGORY SMITH

Wilmington, Delaware is one of those cities that feels more like a small town. Neighbors know one another, and businesses cater to the needs of the citizenry. But what happens when the local car salesman suffers one lost sale too many, when one more customer decides to buy from the competition because the price is too high, interest rates aren't friendly, or that shade of blue just won't work?

In J. Gregory Smith's electrifying thriller, Final Price, Shamus Ryan's frustration works like a thorn under his skin until psychotic urges take over and he commits murder—serial murders, in fact—his victims chosen from prospective clients who dared to walk away. With Smith's chilling scenes of massacre, readers are pulled into the vortex of a warped mind, one man justifying heinous acts, and two detectives running a race against time, trying to solve seemingly random killings.

Paul Chang, a Chinese-American homicide detective, is struggling to understand why these murders are taking place. Assisted by his neurotic partner, Nelson Rogers, Chang goes after the killer with logic, tenacity, and no small measure of fear.

Written from the perspectives of Detective Chang and Shamus Ryan, readers quickly find themselves seeing the world in unique—and often disturbing—ways they never expected. With dark humor and gritty suspense, Smith has crafted a refreshing and surprising thriller.

THE CAT'S MEOW ~ CATSABLANCA EDITION!

Friday, January 28, 2011

THE CAT'S MEOW ~ FULL HOUSE PLUS ONE!

PULP NOW: JOHN HALE LABORATORY SLEUTH

PULP NOW: JOHN HALE LABORATORY SLEUTH

ED EARL REPP

PULPVILLE PRESS - NOW AVAILABLE!

“You’re the fellow they call the ‘Laboratory Sleuth,’ aren’t you?” Hale smiled at mention of the nickname reporters had tagged on him some time ago. At first he had been put out when the newspapers smeared the brand of sensationalism on his profession; then, as he found his business doubled overnight, he decided free advertising of that nature had its advantages. His fees were high; but not exorbitant in view of the fact that he was never called until everyone else had failed.

THE COMPLETE SERIES, FULLY ILLUSTRATED.

HARDCOVER - $30
TRADE PAPERBACK - $15

PULPVILLE PRESS

VINTAGE COVERS: SPICY MYSTERY STORIES!

VINTAGE COVERS: RANGELAND ROMANCES!

PULP NOW: THE EXPLOITS OF THE PATENT LEATHER KID!

PULP NOW: THE EXPLOITS OF THE PATENT LEATHER KID!

ERLE STANLEY GARDNER

EDITED BY BILL PRONZINI

CRIPPEN AND LANDRU - NOW AVAILABLE!

The Patent Leather Kid is an elegant crook, hiding his identity with mask, gloves, and shoes made out of black patent leather.

In truth, he is a wealthy, seemingly indolent socialite, who becomes a terror to the underworld. In the gang-ridden world of the Depression, The Kid knows that “the rulers of today were the corpses of tomorrow, where survival was the price of keen observation and rapid thought.”

His enemy, Inspector Brame, believes that The Kid “is apparently one who loves adventure. His crimes are committed for excitement, rather than gain. And, in everything he does, he gives proof of a superior mentality.”

This is the third volume in Crippen and Landru's collections of Erle Stanley Gardner's short stories. The book is edited by the modern master of the private-eye story, Bill Pronzini. It is also the 30th volume in our “Lost Classics” series.


COVER ARTIST: GAIL CROSS


TRADE SOFTCOVER, $19.00 ~ CLOTHBOUND, $29.00

SWING CENTRAL: SETZER GOES INSTRU-MENTAL!

SWING CENTRAL: SETZER GOES INSTRU-MENTAL!

AVAILABLE APRIL 19TH

After 43 years of honing his craft, Brian is releasing his first all-instrumental album showcasing what has made him one of the most legendary and credible artists in music today. He is universally respected by his peers; many regularly list him as one of the greatest living guitar players today.

The rockabilly legend, big band impresario, and all-around cool cat Brian Setzer gets up close and personal with his iconic Gretsch on ‘Setzer Goes Instru-Mental!,’ out April 19th on Surfdog Records. Known for his lightning-quick finger picking and hybrid rockabilly-jazz technique, Setzer’s 7th solo album is an entirely instrumental collection of eleven songs that find the New York native stretching the limits of his already bible-thick catalog.

‘Setzer Goes Instru-Mental!’ is filled with new takes on the classic model Setzer has perfected – one need look no further than the dexterous and layered “Go-Go Godzilla,” honky-tonk jazz of “Lonesome Road,” and 1-2 step jazz found on “Cherokee.” Setzer also finds time for a little experimentation, breaking out the banjo for the hillbilly stomp of “Earl's Breakdown.”

‘Setzer Goes Instru-Mental!’ was produced by Setzer and his longtime collaborator Dave Darling (Tom Waits, Jack Johnson) and recorded with his trio. Setzer's guitar and banjo take centerstage on this new collection, backed by drummer Noah Levy and bassist Johnny “Spaz” Hatton.

PULP NOW: HIGH ADVENTURE #116!

HIGH ADVENTURE #116!

NOW AVAILABLE FROM ADVENTURE HOUSE!

H. BEDFORD-JONES' THE SHADOW

Before "The Shadow" by Walter Gibson appeared in 1931, there was another Shadow. This one from the typewriter of the pulp veteran H. Bedford-Jones.

Appearing in an issue of PEOPLE'S in 1922, this Shadow was mostly lost in obscurity as those original issues of PEOPLE'S faded into dust. A hardback version published by Street & Smith came out several years later, this Shadow was eclipsed by his more famous "brother" in 1931.

$9.95

ADVENTURE HOUSE

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS!

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS!

AN ONGOING SERIES HIGHLIGHTING POSSIBLY DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH E-BOOKS BY RELATIVELY UNKNOWN AUTHORS, FOUND WHILE CRUISING THE E-BOOK SHELVES ON AMAZON WITH PRICES THAT MAKE THEM WORTH TAKING A CHANCE ON . . . SOME MAY BE CRAP, SOME COULD SHOW POTENTIAL, OTHERS (I SUSPECT VERY, VERY, FEW) MIGHT BE GREAT – TAKE A CHANCE . . .

TODAY’S FIND . . . FANTASY!

BADLANDS!

SELESTE deLANEY

After a brutal Civil War, America is a land divided. As commander of her nation's border guards, Ever is a warrior sworn to protect her country and her queen. When an airship attacks and kills the monarch, Ever must infiltrate enemy territory to bring home the heir to the throne, and the dirigible Dark Hawk is her fastest way to the Union.

Captain Spencer Pierce just wants to pay off the debt he owes on the Dark Hawk and make a life for himself trading across the border. When the queen's assassination puts the shipping routes at risk, he finds himself Ever's reluctant ally.

As they fly into danger, Ever and Spencer must battle not only the enemy but also their growing attraction. She refuses to place her heart before duty, and he has always put the needs of his ship and crew above his own desires. Once the princess is rescued, perhaps they can find love in the Badlands—if death doesn't find them first . . .

PULP NOW: PULP RADIO NETWORK!

PULP NOW: PULP RADIO NETWORK!

At the Pulp Radio Network, we've combined two of our favorite entertainment forms – "pulp" fiction and audio drama – to create an exciting new dimension in listening.

We take favorite pulp stories – in all genres – from the popular fiction magazines of the 1930s, '40s, and '50s ... adapt them to the audio format ... then record the stories in stereo with professional casts, live sound effects, and complete music scores.

The result: cracking good pulp stories like you've never experienced them before.

It's a whole new dimension in audio books!

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

VINTAGE COVERS: PIRATE STORIES!

COCKTAIL NATION #158 ~ RICKI DEREK BRINGS VEGAS TO TEXAS!

COCKTAIL NATION #158 ~ RICKI DEREK BRINGS VEGAS TO TEXAS!

Coming up on the show this week, Koop talks to a fantastic musician called Ricki Derek who hails from Texas. Koop also has news from a good friend of the Cocktail Nation, Steve Greaves, a new style center in Canberra, news on Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eddie Nichols, and a whole lot more, as we provide swank advice and some cool places to hang in our look at the world of swank.

PLAYLIST:

Mancini ~ Mr Lucky
Lalo Schfrin ~ Barney Does It All
Ricki Derek ~ I Wish You Love
Pink Martini ~ City Of Night
SG Sound ~ Escapade Velocity
Bob Thompson~ June is Busting Out
Vicki Carr ~ My Melconcholy Baby
Sally Street ~ Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
Royal Crown Revue ~ Besame Mija
Octobop ~ Playboys Theme
Xavier Cugat ~ La Dolcia Vita
Les Double Six ~ A Night In Tunisia

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

AN EVENING AT BUDDIES LOUNGE #124!

AN EVENING AT BUDDIES LOUNGE #124!

Join the BIG W every Friday evening as he continues to explore, with drink in hand, the Space-Age Pop Hi-Fi musical sounds of the 1950’s and the 1960’s in LIVING STEREO!

PLAYLIST:

• Good News - Tom Jones
• Walk Right In - Les and Larry Elgart
• Night and Day - Steve Lawrence
• The In Crowd - Percy Faith
• Circulate - Neil Sedaka
• Love In A Ticklish Affair - Jimmie Haskell
• Brazil - Frank Sinatra
• Peter Gunn - Si Zentner
• Unforgettable - Nat “King” Cole
• Trolley Song - Count Basie
• A Shine On Your Shoes - Sammy Davis, Jr.
• Get Me To The Church On Time - Rosemary Clooney
• Java - Nelson Riddle
• Road To Bali - Bing Crosby and Bob Hope
• Sugartime - Ozzie Nelson
• That’s All She Wrote - Rick Nelson
• Just Because - Harriet Nelson
• Love, Love, Love - Dean Martin
• Lady Is A Tramp - Buddy Cole
• I’m Walkin’ - Peggy Lee
• Juke Box Baby - Perry Como

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

Thursday, January 27, 2011

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: THE FIRE MARSHALL BEN PEDLEY NOVELS!



FORGOTTEN BOOKS: THE FIRE MARSHALL BEN PEDLEY NOVELS!

STEWART STERLING

Stewart Sterling (one of several pseudonyms belonging to pulp writer Prentice Winchell) created two underrated and overlooked series characters – Private eye Gil Vine and Fire Marshall Ben Pedley. I’ve not read any of Vine’s adventures, but if the Pedley stories are anything to go by, I’m going to have to make the effort to find a couple.

Pedley is a solid, reliable, character who solves his arson related crimes while relying on his training and experience. He is both driven and tough with a surprising compassion. What struck me most about the two of the nine novels I’ve read in the Fire Marshall Pedley series was the attention Sterling pays to the actual investigation of fires. While not perhaps gaining the insight Wambaugh had into cops, Sterling nevertheless does an admirable job of getting the fire fighting/investigating details right and not just giving the reader a ripping yarn with no substance.

And Pedley himself is the real deal. He makes mistakes, which he is determined to overcome. He is human, not superhuman, in one instance relying on bennies to get him through a case before he collapses. He gets injured and is slowed down as a result. All of this makes for a solid characterization.

There are two Pedley books currently available from Amazon as inexpensive e-book downloads. If you are looking for something to put on your Christmas Kindles, The Hinges Of Hell and Alarm In The Night would be good places to start.

FIRE MARSHALL BEN PEDLEY NOVELS:

FIVE ALARM FUNERAL 1942

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE 1946

ALARM IN THE NIGHT 1949

NIGHTMARE AT NOON 1951

THE HINGES OF HELL 1955

CANDLE FOR A CORPSE 1957

FIRE ON FEAR STREET 1958

DYING ROOM ONLY 1960

TOO HOT TO HANDLE 1961

VINTAGE COVERS: BLACK MASK!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

KILLER COVERS!

KILLER COVERS!

THE RAP SHEET’S J. KINGSTON PIERCE HAS A GREAT POST TODAY ON HIS KILLER COVERS BLOG HIGHLIGHTING ILLUSTRATOR MIKE LUDLOW . . . ONE OF MY FAVORITE LUDLOW COVERS (ABOVE) IS FOR DAVID DODGE'S TO CATCH A THIEF . . .

Ludlow was a glamour illustrator who did much pin-up work in the late 1950s for Esquire. He painted the entire twelve-page calendar for 1957--the last published by the magazine. His pin-ups also appeared in the series of three-page centerfolds known as Esquire’s Lady Fair. For these works, Ludlow often called on actresses like Virginia Mayo and popular personalities like Betsy Von Furstenberg in addition to professional models.

FOR THE FULL POST CLICK HERE

ORRIE HITT ~ STARK HOUSE!

ORRIE HITT ~ STARK HOUSE!

AUTUMN 2011

DIAL “M” FOR MAN / WAYWARD GIRL

Two scandalous novels by the king of sleaze paperbacks, both originally published in the early 1960’s. Two tales of lust, corruption and wild youth. “Most of Orrie Hitt’s characters are... heading toward the jaws of hell.” Dr. Raymond J. O’Brien

Orrie Hitt was born in Colchester, New York, on October 27, 1916. He married Charlotte Tucker in Port Jervis, New York, where they settled and had four children. He wrote approximately 150 books over a period of about 14 years while sitting at his kitchen table surrounded by iced coffee, noisy children and Winston cigarettes. In his prime, he wrote a new novel every two weeks. Though most of his books are now categorized as sleaze novels, he perfectly captured the not-so-quiet desperation of the working class in the continual search for sex, money and happiness. He died in a VA hospital in Montrose, New York, from cancer on September 7, 1975.

$19.95

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HAT TIP TO JAMES REASONER’S ROUGH EDGES BLOG

PULP NOW: CAPTAIN ZERO!

PULP NOW: CAPTAIN ZERO!

PER THE VINTAGE LIBRARY

Captain Zero as a crime fighting pulp hero. Lee Allyn is cursed with a mysterious capability of becoming invisible at the stroke of midnight and re-appears at dawn. Only his eyes are visible providing an achilles heal. Using this power, Captain Zero battles crime and the underworld.

Published by Popular Publications starting in 1949, lasting three issues at the tail end of the pulp fiction magazine era. All three Captain Zero stories were written by G.T. Fleming-Roberts (1910 - 1968) who wrote for a number of the detective pulps but usually with a flair towards the mystery and suspense rather than the typical hard boiled detective. Magazines for which his stories appeared include Action Adventure Stories, Dime Detective, Dime Mystery, Detective Tales, Ten Detective Aces, Thrilling Detective and Thrilling Mystery.

HIGH ADVENTURE MAGAZINE HAS REPRINTED TWO OF THE CAPTAIN ZERO PULPS:

HIGH ADVENTURE #87: CAPTAIN ZERO: MARK OF ZERO

High Adventure #87 brings us another full length novel pulp classic from featuring Lee Allyn as Captain Zero originally appeared in the January, 1950 issue of Captain Zero.

Against a strange murder-master who held first a neighborhood, then a city, and then an entire, powerful nation in an icy paralyzing grip of fear, Captain Zero must wage a grim final battle -- with only the guns of a small midnight patrol, that would seek him for a target at the first crimson streak of dawn!

Lee Allyn is cursed with the ability to become invisible, except for his eyes, at the stroke of midnight until dawn and turns this into a superior crime fighting weapon as Captain Zero!

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HIGH ADVENTURE #95: CAPTAIN ZERO: THE GOLDEN MURDER SYNDICATE

High Adventure #95 brings us another full length novel pulp classic from featuring Lee Allyn as Captain Zero originally appeared in the March, 1950 issue of Captain Zero.

One by one the eight frightening bachelors met violent deaths, meted out by a merciless ring of midnight murderers... that could be challenged only by the fabulous Captain Zero, whose strange, eerie gift was at once a double-edged weapon of deliverance -- and of destruction!

CLICK HERE

FIGHT FICTION: SMOKER!

FIGHT FICTION: SMOKER!

JAMES REASONER REVIEWS MEL ODOM’S BOXING NOVELLA, SMOKER (A TASTE OF WHAT'S TO COME IN OUR FIGHT CARD SERIES), ON HIS ROUGH EDGES BLOG . . .

Mel Odom gives you a lot for your money in SMOKER. This original e-book set in 1952 is a boxing yarn with action like you might have found in the pulp FIGHT STORIES, a hardboiled crime story that would have been at home in MANHUNT, and then . . . something else. I can’t go into detail without giving away too much of the plot, but it’s a very nice twist.

FOR THE FULL REVIEW CLICK HERE

VINTAGE COVERS: MYSTERY BOOK!