Saturday, February 5, 2011

PULP NOW: DODGE DALTON AT THE OUTPOST OF FATE

PULP NOW: DODGE DALTON AT THE OUTPOST OF FATE

SEAN ELLIS

COMING IN JUNE!

Join Dodge and the rest of his team as they battle a whole new villain whose intent is the destruction of the entire world!

ALSO FROM SEAN ELLIS:

THE GAME

COMING IN MAY!

An exciting new anthology featuring some of the best thriller writers on the market today including Sean Ellis, David Wood, Harry Shannon, William Meikle, David Sakmystery, Steven Savile, Rick Chesler, R.P. Steeves, Alan Baxter, Nicholas Boving, and Kent Holloway.

THE GAME features eleven short stories inspired by the classic RIchard Connell tale "The Most Dangerous Game."

Edited by Sean Ellis

SEVEN REALMS PUBLISHING

PULP NOW: STEVE HARRISON'S CASEBOOK!

PULP NOW: STEVE HARRISON'S CASEBOOK!

ROBERT E. HOWARD FOUNDATION

There are still a couple of copies of Steve Harrison’s Casebook available. A second printing is in the works.

STEVE HARRISON'S CASEBOOK collects all of the known stories and fragments starring Howard’s hard-boiled hero. A never-before published draft of “Graveyard Rats” is also included. This volume is 296 pages, plus introductory material.

Hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 150 copies, individually numbered. Cover designs and paintings by Jim & Ruth Keegan; introductions by Don Herron; and edited by Rob Roehm.

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

PULP NOW: BOBBY BENSON!

PULP NOW: BOBBY BENSON!

PETER DIXON

MPR PUBLISHING - NEW PULP & WESTERN PUBLISHER!

BOBBY BENSON IN THE TUNNEL OF GOLD OR THE SECRET OF NUGGET CREEK:

The cattle herd destroyed by a storm, all that could save their livelihood was the lost gold of the Ancients.

BOBBY BENSON AND THE LOST HERD OR THE MYSTERY OF MAGIC MOUNTAIN:

Cattle were missing. Rustlers were stealing from the H-Bar-O Ranch. But the cattle have disappeared from the earth. Did Magic Mountain hold the answer?


MPR PUBLISHING

PULP NOW: THE ART TREASURE MURDERS!

PULP NOW: THE ART TREASURE MURDERS!

JOHN L. BENTON

THE FIFTH TITLE IN THE PAPERBACK MYSTERY HOUSE LINE IS NOW AVAILABLE.

MPR PUBLISHING - NEW PULP & MYSTERY PUBLISHER!

STEPHEN DUANE, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Some of the greatest of the world's paintings--slit from their frames in the great museums of Europe by the deft hand of the "Surgeon", so-called because the stroke of his knife is as deft and unerring as that of the greatest in the medical world.

Then a wealthy art dealer of Boston is stabbed to death by the single thrust of a needle-pointed knife. A New York portrait painter meets the same dark death. A collector, a gallery clerk, an art salesman. . . Through the American art world strikes the terror of the needle-pointed knife. Is it the knife of the "Surgeon"?

Special Agent Stephen Duane of the F.B.I. stepped into the case when Charles Francis Coleman was found in his car stabbed to death.

Originally published in 1940 by Gateway Books.


MPR PUBLISHING / MYSTERY HOUSE

PULP NOW: NOMAD'S TRAIL!

PULP NOW: NOMAD'S TRAIL!

E. HOFFMANN PRICE

BLACK DOG BOOKS - COMING SOON!

Hit the owlhoot trail as Simon Bolivar Grimes, tassle-headed youth from Georgia, sets off for Crocket County, Texas in search of his Uncle Carter. In Nomad's Trail, Grimes boasts, brawls, rambles and rolls his way from outlaw to hero, learning a little bit about living and loving along the way. With an introduction by Spur Award nominee James Reasoner.

Collected are the first twelve stories of the saga ~

INCLUDING:

Tenderfoot
Treason's Kiss
Grimes, Outlaw
Reward of Valor
Skeleton Creek Feud
Feud's End
Hoodoo Town
Salt Crazy
Too Many Cooks
Grimes Gets Religion
Hungry Valley
Nomad's Trail

TRADE PAPERBACK ~ 168 PAGES ~ $16.95

BLACK DOG BOOKS

PULP NOW: KING CORRIGAN'S TREASURE!

PULP NOW: KING CORRIGAN'S TREASURE!

H.D. COUZENS

BLACK DOG BOOKS - COMING SOON!

King Corrigan's Treasure brings to life for the first time in book form the escapades of South Seas adventurer Billy Englehart through such stories "A Salvage Job," "Corks and the Commodore," "Mutiny on the Tonga Belle," and others.

H.D. Couzens spent many years in Hawaii and came to know the South Seas first hand. He found a ready market for fiction in such periodicals as Metropolitan Magazine, Cavalier, Railroad Man's Magazine, Adventure, Blue Book and New Magazine.

Couzens became a reader favorite author for Adventure, before his life was cut short by tuberculosis in 1914. With an introduction by Doug Ellis. Cover art by Modest Stein.

INCLUDED:

Mutiny on the Tonga Belle
Salt of the Sea
A Salvage Job
Just Bait
Corks and the Commodore
The Devil Ship
King Corrigan's Treasure (novel)
Appendix A:
Commodore Weaver
Appendix B:
A Bibliography of the Writings of H. D. Couzens

TRADE PAPERBACK ~ 220 PAGES ~ $22.95

BLACK DOG BOOKS

PULP NOW: SECRET OPERATIVE K-13

PULP NOW: SECRET OPERATIVE K-13

JOEL TOWNSLEY ROGERS

NOW AVAILABLE FROM BLACK DOG BOOKS!

In the tradition of Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps and other harrowing tales of espionage comes this thrilling novel of a spy working behind enemy lines during the Great War Who is K-13? No one knows. And can he be stopped? Lift off with the dawn patrol and fly the skies over the killing fields of France to find out the exciting answers in Secret Operative K-13!


BLACK DOG BOOKS

PULP NOW: AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS GOES DIGITAL!

PULP NOW: AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS GOES DIGITAL!

Airship 27 Productions has added eight more titles to their list of books available in PDF format.

Gideon Cain - The Demon Hunter
Green Lama Unbound
Black Bat Mystery
Jim Anthony - The Hunters
Robin Hood - King of Sherwood
The masked Rider - Tales of the Wild West
Captain Hazzard - Citadel of Fear
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Volume 2

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS - PDF HANGER

PULP NOW: 15TH ANNUAL FANTASTIC PULPS SHOW AND SALE!

PULP NOW: 15TH ANNUAL FANTASTIC PULPS SHOW AND SALE!

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011, 10AM TO 5PM!

CANADA'S PREMIER PULP EVENT!

The show is a small but pulp specific event, with lots of great stuff for the collector and the curious alike.

From 10am to 5pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library, 239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

For more information, contact us at:

Girasol Collectables Inc.
3501 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 1409
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9
905.820.7572
info@girasolcollectables.com

There are numerous hotels in the Toronto downtown, in various price ranges, and if you are an autoclub member, pick up one of their tourbooks for Toronto, Ontario, and you will find many additional options and attractions.

VINTAGE COVERS: THE SCARLET ADVENTURESS!

FIGHT FILMS: RISEN!

FIGHT FILMS: RISEN!

THANKS TO GARY DOBBS AND HIS TAINTED ARCHIVE BLOG FOR THE REVIEW OF THIS BRILLIANT NEW BOXING FILM . . .

The remarkable story of Welsh boxing legend, Howard Winston is served up in this award winning movie from Burn Hand Films. The story follows Howard from the time he lost three fingers in an industrial accident to him being crowned Featherweight champion of the world after beating Mitsunori Seki in the 1968 fight at the Royal Albert Hall. It truly is a life affirming story of grit and determination as the man who couldn't even make a fist with his right hand went onto rule the boxing world.

The part of Howard Winstone is taken by Stuart Brannan who also co-wrote the screenplay with director, Neil Jones and between them they have produced a grim, gritty but ultimately joyous film that fails to fall into the sentimental trap which is always a danger with sporting based movies. The film pulls no punches in telling it as it was and the grim surroundings of 1960's industrial Wales are brought to vivid life. There are some great character sketches and being a Welshman myself and a Valley boy too, it was pleasing to see characters that rang true on the screen. Boyd Clack, as Howard Winstone Snr gave a great turn as a man suffering from black lung disease, the curse of the coal miner, whose only desire is to help his son overcome all odds in his quest for greatness.

"A Valley's boy. The champion of the world. It's tremendous."

Howard Winstone is portrayed honestly, warts and all, and we see that his highly focused determination is both the making of him as well as the ruin of his marriage. Grainne Joughin plays Mrs Winstone and the actress has some powerful material to get her teeth into. She starts out positively joyous, almost girlish but hardens as her marriage becomes a soulless shell.

"What about what I want?", she pleads to her mother-in-law only to receive a stony look and words spat back with venom.

Though the bottom line is that this is a boxing movie and it is in the fight scenes that it will ultimately be judged - Neil Jones obviously recognised the fact and he presents Winstone's various fights in several styles -from painfully slow to blurringly fast. The second fight against Vicente Saldivar is particularly effective - played out in grinding slow motion and set to Moonlight Sonata, it becomes a hypnotic ballet as the camera pulls back time after time to the rhythm of the boxer's feet. This is then contrasted by the third and final fight against the Mexican champion flashing across the screen with the speed of strobe lighting.

More Raging Bull than Rocky Balboa, Risen is a gritty story, the mood often as black as the coal fields but it is also a testament to the determination and sheer guts of one man who rises about adversity and handicap to punch his way to the top.

Following a triumphant journey around the festival circuit, Risen will begin a cinema release this April. It will be available on Region 2 DVD this May with other regions to follow shortly.

THE CAT'S MEOW ~ DOUBLE PLAY!

Friday, February 4, 2011

PULP NOW: BRITISH PULP!

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #125!

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #125!

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:

• Silver Dollar - Damita Jo
• Carioca - Count Basie
• Avalon - Nat “King” Cole
• Beat Girl - John Barry
• Scene of a Wet Afternoon - John Barry
• Bee’s Knees - John Barry Seven
• Thunderball - Tom Jones
• Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - Elliot Fisher
• Goldefinger - Shirley Bassey
• James Bond Theme - John Barry
• I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plans - Bobby Darin
• Fools Rush In - Andere Kostelanetz
• As Long As I’m Singing - Wayne Newton
• San Francisco Blues - Peggy Lee
• (I Love You) and Don’t Your Forget It - Quincy Jones
• Love - Buddy Greco
• Pass That Peace Pipe - Sammy Davis, Jr.
• Not Enough Indians - Dean Martin
• Lazy River - Glenn Miller Orchersta
• Holiday For States - Allan Sherman
• Yes Indeed! - Dinah Shore

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VINTAGE COVERS: MIKE DIME NOVELS!

VINTAGE COVERS: MIKE DIME NOVELS!

HAT TIP TO TRACK OF THE CAT FOR MORE ON THE MIKE DIME NOVELS CLICK HERE

PULP NOW: WORLD ESPIONAGE BUREAU!

HAT TIP TO BILL RAETZ ~ PULP WRITER AND CREATOR OF THE WORLD ESPIONAGE BUREAU

THE PROFESSIONALS ~ CI5: CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE 5!

THE PROFESSIONALS ~ CI5: CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE 5!

BOB ROCCA

CI5: Criminal Intelligence 5. A team specially formed by the Home Office to combat an increasing wave of terrorism. Special men - experts from all branches of the army, the SAS, the police. It offers tough, hard men to deal with tough hard situations. Their brief? To keep Britain clean, keep it safe. Protect it from anarchy, from acts of terror, crimes against the public.

Lewis Collins and Martin Shaw are Bodie, ex-paratrooper, ex-mercenary, and Doyle, ex-CID detective, two of the deadliest special agents on the block...deadly spirited, often abrasive but always tempered by mutual respect...and they always get results.

Gordon Jackson portrays George Cowley, the straight-talking chief of CI5 in a series that takes an intriguing look at the loyalties, treacheries, perils and dramas of a government department battling against the real world of espionage, organised crime and terrorism.

• Foreword by series creator Brian Clemens.

• A chronological account of every episode including cast lists and production credits.

• A comprehensive guide to The Professionals merchandised products, from toys to magazines.

• Over 200 back and white photographs, never before published until now.

• Includes extensive interviews with actors, producers, writers, directors and other production team members - many speaking about their work on the series for the first time.

• Everything you ever wanted to know about The Professionals, including shooting/location schedules, cast lists, actor profiles and cut scenes.

ROUTE 66!

ROUTE 66!

THE TELEVISION SERIES 1960-1964

JAMES ROSIN

BEAR MANOR BOOKS

A look back at a unique television series where two young men named Tod Stiles and Buz Murdock travel throughout the country in a Corvette sportscar, encountering a variety of fascinating characters and meaningful experiences. Featuring commentary from the series stars, producers and directors, episode summaries, photographs and biographies.

$19.95

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

COCKTAIL NATION #159 ~ JOHN BARRY!

COCKTAIL NATION #159 ~ JOHN BARRY!

On the show this week Koop gives us some swank advice on being a mystery man. Koop also has some great gigs to attend across the world, news from tiki oasis and the friars club. There is also sad news on the departure of John Barry, so Koop catches up with a man who knew him well . . . Vic Flick.

PLAYLIST:

Vibes On Velvet ~ Spookmaster
John Barry ~ James Bond Theme
John Barry 7 ~ Look Around
Ricki Derek ~ When The Moon Was Ours
Frank Sinatra ~ Have You Met Miss Jones
George Shearing ~ Easy Living
Mark Copeland ~ At Long Last Love
Don Tiki ~ Odd Man Out
Martini Kings ~ Enchanted Lovers
Jonah Jones ~ Whatever Lola Wants
Mancini ~ A Shot in The Dark
Living Brass ~ That’s Life
Julie London ~ In The Wee Small Hours Of the Morning
Jimmy Vargas ~ The Girl You Left Behind

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PULP NOW: DIAMONDBACK

PULP NOW: DIAMONDBACK

IT SEEMED A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME

E-BOOK (SMASHWORDS) ~ $2.99

DERRICK FERGUSON

When a gunman calling himself Diamondback Vogel arrives in Denbrook offering his services to the highest bidder, the crimelords who have a stranglehold on the city have some questions to ask: Is this the same Diamondback who was reputed to have been killed in a bloody Foreman City shootout or is he an imposter, and why does his arrival coincide with an impending shipment of high-tech guns and ammunition that will make one crime boss a very rich man?

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

VINTAGE COVERS: SPORTS PULPS!

VINTAGE COVERS: KEY CLUB!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

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!

DIRTY OLD TOWN ~ $.99

NIGEL BIRD

Dirty Old Town is the debut collection from the prize-winning writer Nigel Bird. His brilliantly observed slices of life allow us to visit places we may not normally choose to enter and to walk a few miles in the shoes of others.

Though his tales have darkness at their core, they are also full of a heart and spirit that one rarely finds in the world or ‘noir’ or ‘crime-writing’.

There are 8 stories here: Drinking Wine (Spo-Dee-Oh-Dee); Dirty Old Town; Sea Minor; Sisterhood; One Hundred And Ten Per Cent; Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight); Three Little Birds; and Silver Street. Each of them will remain with you for days after you’ve read them. Others will be around for weeks.

In this collection we meet a frustrated housewife who needs to let her hair down; a elderly school janitor who can’t see the wood for the trees; a group of Muslims intent on revenge; a young girl whose father has just left home; a father and son breaking and entering partnership; a young man working on a city farm; and a pimp who’s fallen in love. All of them struggle to meet life’s demands and some of them cope better than others.

Five of the stories here have been published by the highly respected editors of The Reader Magazine, A Twist Of Noir, Beat To A Pulp, Title Fights, Static Movement and Dark Valentine. It also includes two pieces that are being given their first outing and another that was put together for Donna Moore’s Ramones online series.

In 2010 Nigel Bird was the winner of the prestigious Watery Grave Invitational competition hosted by the Drowning Machine. Since then he has gone on to with the Things I’d Rather Be Doing fairytale/crime-story competition.

The story ‘Taking A Line For A Walk’, included here, was listed among the top 5 stories of 2010 by Bill Hayes and Naomi Johnson over at Death By Killing.

BLACK JACK JUSTICE #41 ~ MAN’S BEST FRIEND!

BLACK JACK JUSTICE #41 ~ MAN’S BEST FRIEND!

NEW FROM DECODER RING THEATRE . . .

There is always more than one side to every story. And when you're dealing with a newspaper magnate, a missing heiress, a kidnapping with no ransom and an angry fishmonger, sometimes there are more sides than story. No simple matter for your average gumshoe, but just another day at the office for... Man's Best Friend.

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LIKE DREAMSVILLE PODCAST #8!

LIKE DREAMSVILLE PODCAST #8!

TRACKLIST:

Louis Armstrong - The Beat Generation
Dick Contino - Orbit Me
Bob McFadden & Dor - The Beat Generation
Paul Evans & The Curls - The Beat Generation
Maxwell H. Brock - Bucket Of Blood
Richard Pine - Beatnik Bill
Aaron Bell Orchestra - Kookie's Caper
Joseph Gershenson - The Boss
Johnny Gunn - Chicken
Jack Kerouac/Steve Allen - I Had A Slouch Hat Too One Time
Dennis Hopper - Poem
Jack Hammer - Rebellion
Rod McKuen - Six Songs For The Sun
Mamie Van Doren - The Beat Generation

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

FREE KINDLE E-BOOK: GREATEST KNIGHT!

FREE KINDLE E-BOOK: GREATEST KNIGHT!

ELIZABETH CHADWICK

THESE OFFERS FROM AMAZON ARE OFTEN FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY . . .

William Marshal, the younger son of a wealthy family, shows early prowess with a sword and uncommon chivalry, which he puts to good use saving the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Afterward, she makes him arms tutor to her sons, the young princes. Marshal pledges his service to heir Henry and stays with the prince, out of loyalty to Eleanor, throughout Henry's turbulent manhood and rebellion against his father.

When Henry dies, Marshal swears loyalty to Henry's brother Richard, putting him at odds with his own brother, who is loyal to Prince John. When Richard leaves on crusade and John conspires to take the crown, Marshal must decide between family and honor.

A true historical hero, if little known, William Marshal served under some of England's most famous kings and proved himself again and again throughout the troubled 12th century; Chadwick's novel immerses readers in Marshal's life and times, which should prove intriguing to any fan of historical fiction. The royals, and especially Eleanor, are particularly fascinating characters whom Chadwick employs to great effect.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: THE CANVAS PRISON!

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: THE CANVAS PRISON!

GORDON DEMARCO

If Mike Hammer had been a raving left-wing radical his name would have been Riley Kovachs. The late Dennis Lynds took some chances under his Michael Collins pseudonym imbuing his detective character Dan Fortune with a more liberal political bent than his contemporaries.

But Gordon DeMarco’s P.I. Riley Kovachs wears his bleeding heart liberal politics on his sleeve – all the better to shove them down your throat. There is not a lot of subtly here. In many ways, Demarco’s writing verges on parody, but is kept in check because, while Kovacks’ politics are as wildly left wing as Hammer’s are right wing, they come off as sincere in the end.

Kovachs works the San Francisco streets in the era of the ‘30s through the ‘50s tangling with the labor movement and running into as many celebrities (Charlie Chaplin, Frances Farmer, Satchel Paige) as you’ll find in a half-dozen of Stuart Kaminski’s Toby Peters books. Demarco reaches back into America’s hidden histories with general strikes and anti-fascist resistance as the setting for his hero’s adventures rather than mean streets.

Surprisingly, DeMarco chooses to model his writing style on Chandler rather than Dashiell Hammett, whose personal politics were much more overtly leftist. However, Demarco claimed he saw Chandler’s writing as more of a social investigation creating a language which ‘embodied the poetry of the urban malaise’ and sought to incorporated it into his own writing.

The first two Kovachs books, Canvas Prison and October Heat are extremely earnest to the point of peachiness, but by the third – and unfortunately final book in the series – Frisco Blues, DeMarco toned down the politics and reigned in his Chandlerisms enough for the plot to come through and present a solid yarn.

DeMarco presents his ‘small-change-dick’ Riley Kovachs as a man who genuinely likes people, riffs on baseball, and doesn’t take himself too seriously – Don Quixote in a fedora – which makes his political emphasis tolerable. All of the left wing rhetoric about working conditions in Akron tire plants and the docks of San Francisco comes with heaping helpings of tough-guy talk and an underlying amusement at the world. Kovachs shouldn’t be dismissed because of his politics, but embraced because of them – he’s different than the run of the mill private dick and this makes him standout.

THE RILEY KOVACS NOVELS:

THE CANVAS PRISON (1982)
OCTOBER HEAT (1979)
FRISCO BLUES (1985)

MYSTERY CORNER: ELVIS IN ASPIC!

MYSTERY CORNER: ELVIS IN ASPIC!

I ALWAYS LOVE A GOOD ELVIS CONSPIRACY NOVEL . . .

Los Angeles's National COMET is the sort of newspaper that graces the magazine racks in supermarket checkout aisles. Disillusioned journalist Steve Toast covers the "Elvis beat" for the paper, and editor Stan Barfyskowicz sends him out on a spicy story: a mysterious man named Coates claims that the CIA murdered Elvis after James Earl Ray told him of a CIA plot to assassinate Jimmy Carter for refusing to stick with the Company program.

Coates thinks the CIA wants to silence him permanently, a claim that Toast finds more convincing after the interview, when he himself is tailed and shot at. His informant fares even worse: Toast stops by Coates's house only to find him dead. Toast's life is further complicated when Jan Thomas, an ex-girlfriend and now West Coast bureau chief for the Washington Post , calls up claiming she wants to be "friends."

DeMarco ( Murder at the Fringe ) depicts Toast as an appealing, regular guy trying to survive in a world that is strange even by L.A. standards.

MYSTERY CORNER: MURDER AT THE FRINGE!

MYSTERY CORNER: MURDER AT THE FRINGE!

Semi-retired San Francisco private eye Rocco Conigliaro is visiting relatives in Edinburgh and enjoying the cultural diversions of Scotland's capital city during its annual arts festival. Unfortunately, Rocco's vacation becomes a busman's holiday when a leftist playwright is found murdered the day before opening night of his latest play...

DeMarco looks at Edinburgh with a tourist's eye, albeit a highly perceptive tourist, and his narrative comes alive with some acute reflections on the nature of British politics and with evocative glimpses of local pubs, literary types, and scruffy students.

SPIN-O-RAMA # 91!

SPIN-O-RAMA # 91!

Spinning the songs of yesteryear... an hour long spin-o-rama of lounge, exotica, easy listening, space-age pop, celebrity vocals, soundtrack cuts, big band, legendary singers, and other music that will take you back to a time when vinyl was king.

PLAYLIST:

1. Little People - John Gary
2. Just Say I Love Her - The Three Suns
3. Lolita Ya Ya - Nelson Riddle
4. A Lover's Lullaby - Frankie Carle
5. Skinnydippin' - Cheryl Ladd
6. The Shifting Whispering Sands Part 1 - Walter Brennan
7. Rescue - Cecil Milner
8. I Learn a Merengue, Mama - Robert Mitchum
9. Ole Smokey - The Brothers Four
10. Last Night When We Were Young - Judy Garland
11. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To - Nancy Wilson
12. I Want a Fair and Square Man - Honor Blackman
13. Rio Manzanares - Billo's Caracas Boys
14. The Nutty Professor - Walter Scharf
15. Love is A Many Splendored Thing - London Pops Orchestra
16. How High the Moon Cha Cha - Enoch Light & The Light Brigade
17. Soft Sounds - The Video All-Stars
18. Haute Couture - Roger Roger
19. Granada - Mantovani
20. To Claudia on Thursday - The Millenium
21. Surf Fiesta - The Surf Mariachis

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VINTAGE COVERS: DETECTIVE ACTION STORIES!

SINGLE-HANDED: SET ONE (DVD)!

SINGLE-HANDED: SET ONE (DVD)!

THIS SERIES IS GETTING VERY GOOD REVIEWS WITH IT’S CURRENT U.S. RELEASE AND LOOKS WORTH TRYING . . .

Single-Handed: Set One includes three 90-minute episodes, "Natural Justice," "The Stolen Child," and "The Drowning Man," of this alluringly debauched crime series.

While it doesn't have the retro flair of Britain's George Gently, this Irish drama banks on the stoically calm heroism of Garda Sergeant Jack Driscoll (Owen McDonnell) as he unravels extremely complex and secretive murder mysteries that are as incestuous, sordid, and ugly as his Irish landscape setting is pastoral.

Episode one, "Natural Justice," grounds the viewer, as Jack returns home to the countryside from the Dublin Garda, to take over the head cop position from his dad, Gerry Driscoll (Ian McElhinney). With the rather incompetent Finbarr Colvin (David Herlihy) as the only other policeman patrolling the region, Jack finds himself as a "team of one," investigating a woman's carbon monoxide poisoning in a remote trailer. In this introductory episode, the plot involving his own father and his dad's best friend, Tommy Gallagher (Liam Carney), not to mention Jack's crush, Saoirse Brady (Laura Murphy), leaves one wondering what twisted stories could possibly follow up.

Not to fear, as in episode two, "The Stolen Child," a child goes missing, and his kidnapper forms a kind of common-law outfit, while Jack's dad is in danger for sketchy past police work. In this episode, Jack, the handsome and morally upright single man, meets Dr. Maggie Hunter (Caroline Catz) for yet another budding romantic opportunity.

Indeed, in each episode Jack seems to meet some gorgeous catch, such as Detective Brede O'Malley (Catherine Byrne) in "The Drowning Man." But oddly this romantic bent never detracts tension from the sleuthing to solve the brutal crimes.

Throughout Single-Handed, Jack's mother, Eithne (Ruth McCabe), is the undyingly loyal policeman's wife, and she becomes increasingly important as Jack, towards the end of his first three cases, begins to feel the wear and tear of his stressful job.

With the lovely scenery and glimpse into Irish culture, Single-Handed is entertaining enough, but with Owen McDonnell's convincing performance throughout, this is one of the best crime-drama series going. Chilling and fiery, all rolled into one.

ZEPPELIN CENTRAL: A NIGHT OF LONG KNIVES!

ZEPPELIN CENTRAL: A NIGHT OF LONG KNIVES!

HANNAH VOGEL NOVELS

REBECCA CANTRELL

SEQUEL TO THE EXCELLENT A TRACE OF SMOKE . . .

Journalist Hannah Vogel has vowed to never again set foot in her homeland of Germany while the Nazis are still in power. She has good reason: three years ago in 1931, she kidnapped her “son,” Anton, from the man claiming to be his father--Ernst Rohm, head of the Nazis' SA. A powerful man not to be trifled with, Hannah knows that Rohm will never stop searching for them.

Hannah is asked to write about a zeppelin journey from South America to Switzerland, but Switzerland turns out to be too close. The zeppelin is diverted to Munich, where Hannah and Anton are kidnapped and, to Hannah's horror, separated.

It’s unlucky timing for Rohm, however. Hitler has ordered the execution of Rohm and hundreds of his storm troopers and is determined to wipe out any remaining traces of his name. The Night of the Long Knives has begun.

When Rohm is killed before Hannah can ascertain Anton’s whereabouts, she desperately enlists all of her remaining sources and friends to locate Anton before the Nazis do. And the Gestapo is closing in…

Thrilling and powerful, A Night of Long Knives breathtakingly recreates a shattered and betrayed city as it plunges into darkness.

PULP NOW: DOMINO LADY!

VINTAGE COVERS: SHOWGIRLS!

JANE ARDEN: CRIME REPORTER!

JANE ARDEN: CRIME REPORTER!

Jane’s adventures ran from 1927 to 1968, predating other female reporters like Brenda Starr: Reporter and Superman's Girl Friend: Lois Lane by over a decade.

She's best-known as the first American comic character to have a World War II-related storyline when her writers tossed out the strip's ongoing gangster plotline in a single daily strip and sent her to cover the warfront on September 25, 1939, less than a month after Germany invaded Poland!

Like most major 1930s-1950s comic characters, she was multi-media, with a radio show that ran for two years, a low-budget B-movie (that didn't do well enough to warrant a series) and comic books.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

PULP NOW: THE JAKE CASSIDY RECOVERIES!

PULP NOW: THE JAKE CASSIDY RECOVERIES!

JAKE CASSIDY IS MY KIND OF TWO-FISTED PULP ACTION . . .

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People lose things. People lose people.

In Miami, Florida, I return what is lost. When getting the police involved will only make a situation worse, I’m the guy you call. When odds are stacked against you and you can’t trust your friends, I’m your guy.

I’m not a private eye. I’m a recovery agent. I don’t handle divorce cases, but everything else goes. Your latest boyfriend/girlfriend turned out to be a con artist and bilked you out of your possessions? I’ll get them back. Somebody stole your company’s latest designs? I’ll find out who.

For a price.

I don’t give up, and I don’t quit. And I don’t always pay attention to laws. Things get interesting on a regular basis.

If you like your action swift, violent, and spicy hot, I’m your guy.

I’m Jake Cassidy. Call me.

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