Saturday, April 23, 2011

MYSTERY CORNER: LOVE DEATH AND THE TOYMAN!

MYSTERY CORNER: LOVE DEATH AND THE TOYMAN!

ROBERT S. NAPIER

BOB NAPIER AND I GO WAY, WAY, WAAAAY BACK, TO THE PREHISTORIC DAYS OF MYSTERY FANDOM VIA DAPA-EM (YES, BILL CRIDER, I KNOW YOU DO AS WELL) WHEN I WAS PUBLISHING A LITTLE FANZINE KNOWN AS THE THIEFTAKER JOURNALS.

LOVE, DEATH AND THE TOYMAN IS BOB’S FIRST NOVEL AND A FINE OUTING IT IS. HOPEFULLY, THE SEQUEL, THE TOYMAN RIDES AGAIN, WILL GET THE KINDLE TREATMENT SOON . . .

LOVE DEATH AND THE TOYMAN ~ $3.00

Crackerjack mystery featuring ex-Army Ranger/ex-investigative journalist Jack Lorentz, now a baby boomer toy dealer. Not for the cozy crowd.

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 . . . HARDBOILED ADVENTURE!

THE PRESSURE OF DARKNESS ~ $2.99

HARRY SHANNON

In October, of 1993 a small Special Ops team roped down in Somalia to assassinate a cult leader. The mission went horribly wrong. Their leader was killed, the medic shot in the spine. Only two of the D-Boys, Red Burke and Scotty Bowden, came away unscathed.

The aging soldiers now live in the LA area. Wheelchair bound 'Doc' is employed by the Coroner's office, Bowden is a steadily deteriorating cop on the take and Burke works both sides of the law to cover his wife’s medical bills. When famous horror novelist Peter Stryker is found dead, Burke is hired to investigate. Would a man would commit suicide by butchering his own body?

The bloody trail rapidly leads Burke to embrace an old lover, confront a vicious drug lord, and finally recruit his friends to stage one last mission against a mysterious cult with plans remake the world with a deadly virus.


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 . . . PIRATE ADVENTURE!

CAST IN DARK WATERS ~ $2.99

ED GORMAN / TOM PICCIRILLI

A loving homage to Robert E. Howard and other masters of pulp fiction

Her name was Crimson . . . and she was a legend. A beautiful pirate queen who plundered the 16th Century Caribbean sea by day and confronted voodoo and vampires during the steaming tropical nights.

Cast in Dark Waters is an original dark adventure tale by Ed Gorman and Tom Piccirilli.

Y/A REVIEW: THE CARDTURNER!

Y/A REVIEW: THE CARDTURNER!

A NOVEL ABOUT A KING, A QUEEN, AND A JOKER . . .

LOUIS SACHAR

Who knew the card game bridge was exciting. I sure didn’t and I doubt most young adult readers today have ever heard of the game, unless perhaps one of their grandparents played. However, award winning author Louis Sachar – who scored big with one of my favorite off-beat Y/A novels, Holes – somehow conned his publisher into letting him try to make the game important to a new generation. And somehow, he pulls the great teen bridge novel out of his hat in highly amusing and highly emotional style.

His dysfunctional parents (are there any other kind in Y/A novels?) want teen Alton Richards to cozy up to his favorite uncle – the rich, not long for this world, Lester Trapp, a world class bridge player. Trapp has been blinded by diabetes and needs Alton to be his cardturner at the local bridge club. Reluctantly, but with nothing better to do, Alton finds himself awash in bridge gibberish (“one banana, pass, pass, two no-trump. Is that unusual?”) and nasty barbs from his uncle.

In the first person told tale, Sachar wisely has Alton warn his readers when the bridge explanations are going to slow the story down – only they don’t . . . these sections are as riveting as the rest of the story, even though reluctant readers can skip ahead to a pithy wrap up.

As Trapp and his bridge partner, Gloria, begin an assault to get to the national bridge championships, Alton and the reader are drawn into not only the game, but into Trapp’s life, the life of Trapp’s true bridge partner – who went insane causing Nixon (yes, that Nixon) to investigate her death – and the female peer descendant of the insane woman – who just might be insane herself – and the excitement, yes, EXCITEMENT, and fanaticism of big time bridge.  An then the plot goes sideways in brilliant fashion, making this definitely Alton's book and not Trapp's . . .

Sachar excels at creating teen characters while his adult characters are often one step over the top, yet in Y/A fiction this is an accepted deceit. The storytelling here is confident, the characters touching, and there is not a vampire in sight – what more could you ask?

The Cardturner is one of those books, like Holes before it, that will stay with me on the cherished bookshelf in my soul.

THE CARDTURNER

From Louis Sachar, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Newbery Medal for HOLES, comes the young adult novel THE CARDTURNER, an exploration of the human condition.

How are we supposed to be partners? He can’t see the cards and I don’t know the rules!

The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for Alton Richards. His girlfriend has dumped him to hook up with his best friend. He has no money and no job. His parents insist that he drive his great-uncle Lester to his bridge club four times a week and be his cardturner—whatever that means. Alton’s uncle is old, blind, very sick, and very rich.

But Alton’s parents aren’t the only ones trying to worm their way into Lester Trapp’s good graces. They’re in competition with his longtime housekeeper, his alluring young nurse, and the crazy Castaneda family, who seem to have a mysterious influence over him.

Alton soon finds himself intrigued by his uncle, by the game of bridge, and especially by the pretty and shy Toni Castaneda. As the summer goes on, he struggles to figure out what it all means, and ultimately to figure out the meaning of his own life.

Through Alton’s wry observations, Louis Sachar explores the disparity between what you know and what you think you know. With his incomparable flair and inventiveness, he examines the elusive differences between perception and reality — and inspires readers to think and think again.




VINTAGE COVERS: MANIAC RENDEZVOUS!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #133!

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #133!

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:

• Falling In Love With Love - Sammy Davis, Jr.
• Hallelujah Gathering - David Carroll
• It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - Lena Horne
• Will You Still Be Mine? - Dean Elliot
• You And The Night And The Music - Julie London
• Row, Go, Go Your Boat - Mel Henle
• If I Had My Life To Live Over - Lou Rawls
• A Night In Tunisa - Les Brown
• It Don’t Mean A Thing - June Christy
• Gunantanmera - Peter Nero
• Talk To The Animals - Bobby Darin
• Something For Cat - Henry Mancini
• Call Me - Peggy Lee
• Hot Sombrero - Jack Marshall
• Romance Without Finance - Sam Butera
• Let’s Go Bowling - Bert Kaempfert
• Mambo Italiano - Dean Martin
• I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Buddy Cole
• Next Time - Ann-Margret
• Look Out! Look Out For The Quiets Ones - George Hamilton
• That Old Black Magic - Bobby Rydell

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Friday, April 22, 2011

ALTERNATE HISTORY CORNER: THE COMPANY MAN!

ALTERNATE HISTORY CORNER: THE COMPANY MAN!

ROBERT JACKSON BENNETT

IF JOHN STEINBECK AND PHILIP K. DICK HAD COLLABORATED TO WRITE A SAM SPADE NOVEL, THEY MIGHT HAVE PRODUCED THE COMPANY MAN.

The year is 1919.

The McNaughton Corporation is the pinnacle of American industry. They built the guns that won the Great War before it even began. They built the airships that tie the world together. And, above all, they built Evesden-a shining metropolis, the best that the world has to offer.

But something is rotten at the heart of the city. Deep underground, a trolley car pulls into a station with eleven dead bodies inside. Four minutes before, the victims were seen boarding at the previous station. Eleven men butchered by hand in the blink of an eye. All are dead. And all are union.

Now, one man, Cyril Hayes, must fix this. There is a dark secret behind the inventions of McNaughton and with a war brewing between the executives and the workers, the truth must be discovered before the whole city burns. Caught between the union and the company, between the police and the victims, Hayes must uncover the mystery before it kills him.

THE CAT'S MEOW!

THE CAT’S MEOW: SIMON’S CAT ~ HOP IT!

BIZARRO STRIKES AGAIN!

PULP NOW: ARTIST JOHN DUILLO!



VINTAGE COVERS: DANCING DETECTIVE!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

HARDBOILED CORNER: PARKER ~ THE MARTINI EDITION!

HARDBOILED CORNER: PARKER ~ THE MARTINI EDITION!

COMING IN JULY!

Darwyn Cooke's first two Parker books, The Hunter and The Outfit, are collected in a tremendous, special oversized hardcover edition — with an ADDITIONAL 65 pages of Darwyn Cooke content — including a BRAND NEW story and a beautiful slipcase!

Richard Stark's Parker: The Hunter graphic novel debuted in July 2008 to instantaneous popular and critical acclaim. It made the New York Times best-seller list and won coveted Eisner and Harvey awards. The second graphic novel, The Outfit, was released last year and was met with similar response, and is currently under consideration for nominations in this year’s awards season.

The Hunter and The Outfit tell the story of Parker, Richard Stark's classic anti-hero, as he returns to New York to settle the score with his wife and partner in crime after they betray him in a heist gone terribly wrong. After evening the field and reclaiming his prize, the Outfit decide to do some score settling of their own... and learn much too late that when you push a man like Parker, it had better be all the way to the grave.

This very special collection measures an impressive 9 x 13 inches and weighs in at 334 pages. Extras include an extended art gallery section as well as a brand-new 8-page Parker story by Darwyn Cooke, unique to this volume.

HARDCOVER ~ PARTIAL COLOR ~ $75.00 ~ 360 PAGES

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PULP NOW: PULP ADVENTURE GLASS TILE PENDANT!

PULP NOW: PULP ADVENTURE GLASS TILE PENDANT!

NOIR ADVENTURE AND CRAZY TIMES AHEAD . . . FROM SCENESTERBIKE VIA ETSY . . .

Made with found art, this handmade pendant has been sealed with diamond glaze and backed with black velvet paper so it feels buttery against skin.

The Pendant has a nickle plated bail and comes with a black matte ball chain necklace with enough length to shorten . . .

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STEAMPUNK CORNER: DEATH AND ADVENTURE STEAMPUNK NOIR NECKLACE!

STEAMPUNK CORNER: DEATH AND ADVENTURE STEAMPUNK NOIR NECKLACE!

THE TITLE JUST ABOUT SAYS IT ALL . . . FROM RAVENCRAFTS VIA ETSY . . .

Trapped in the late 1800s, Amos figured it was going to be awhile before he managed to reopen the time portal he used to get here. London could be a grotty place when covered with coal dust. The gas lamps didn't do much to pretty it up either, but he simply couldn't resist the soaring structures being built with raw manpower and naked steel or the sounds of grinding metal and the clomp of horse hooves on cobblestones, the zeppelins . . . He could have passed on some of the smells though. Hold on a minute . . . is that a body?????

Death and Adventure is on a black 18" chain but can also be put on a leather strap or ball chain . . .

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WESTERN PULP: SENORITA SCORPION!

WESTERN PULP: SENORITA SCORPION!

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF SENORITA SCORPION VOLUME 1

LES SAVAGE JR
INTRODUCTION BY WILL MURRAY

COMING SOON FROM ALTUS PRESS

Saddle up! Taken from their original appearances ACTION STORIES from 1944-45, this book collects the first four adventures of Senorita Scorpion: "Senorita Scorpion," "The Brand of Senorita Scorpion," "Secret of Santiago" and "The Curse of Montezuma."

Volume 1 also includes an all-new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.

308 PAGES ~ $29.95 SOFTCOVER ~ $39.95 HARDCOVER

PULP NOW: SECRET AGENT "X"!

PULP NOW: SECRET AGENT "X"!

THE COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 6

G.T. FLEMING-ROBERTS/PAUL CHADWICK
INTRODUCTION BY TOM JOHNSON

COMING SOON FROM ALTUS PRESS

For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939, SECRET AGENT "X" battled the forces of evil in the pages of his own pulp magazine. Now, for the first time... the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions!

The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered.

This volume contains the next five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Paul Chadwick: "BRAND OF THE METAL MAIDEN," "DIVIDENDS OF DOOM," "THE FEAR MERCHANTS," "FACELESS FURY" and "SUBTERRANEAN SCOURGE."

This is THE Secret Agent "X" reprint series to own!

492 PAGES ~ $34.95 SOFTCOVER ~ $44.95 HARDCOVER

PULP NOW: SECRET AGENT "X"!

PULP NOW: SECRET AGENT "X"!

THE COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 5

PAUL CHADWICK / G.T. FLEMING-ROBERTS
INTRODUCTION BY TOM JOHNSON

COMING SOON FROM ALTUS PRESS

For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939, SECRET AGENT "X" battled the forces of evil in the pages of his own pulp magazine. Now, for the first time . . . the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions!

The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered.

This volume contains the next five stories, by Paul Chadwick and G.T. Fleming-Roberts: "MONARCH OF MURDER," "LEGION OF THE LIVING DEAD," "HORDE OF THE DAMNED," "RINGMASTER OF DOOM" and "KINGDOM OF BLUE CORPSES."

This is THE Secret Agent "X" reprint series to own!

576 PAGES ~ $34.95 SOFTCOVER ~ $44.95 HARDCOVER

PULP NOW: ALIAS THE WHIRLWIND!

PULP NOW: ALIAS THE WHIRLWIND!

JOHNSTON MCCULLEY AND TOM JOHNSON

COMING SOON FROM ALTUS PRESS

Written in the depths of The Depression, this collects the entire saga of The Whirlwind, Johnston (Zorro) McCulley’s other Southwestern hero of the Old West!

Never before reprinted, this omnibus includes an all-new Whirlwind adventure by novelist Tom Johnson.

228 PAGES ~ $19.95 SOFTCOVER ~ $29.95 HARDCOVER

WESTERN PULP: RIDING THE PULP TRAIL!

WESTERN PULP: RIDING THE PULP TRAIL!

PAUL S. POWERS
EDITED BY LAURIE POWERS

COMING SOON FROM ALTUS PRESS

Most fans of Western fiction know Paul S. Powers as one of the foundation authors of the famous pulp magazine of the 1930s and 1940s, Wild West Weekly. Now, for the first time, are twelve Paul Powers stories written in the years after Wild West Weekly stopped publication.

Six of these stories were published in magazines such as Exciting Western, Thrilling Western, The Rio Kid Western and Thrilling Ranch Stories. The other six are brand new stories – never before published – discovered in 2009.

Altogether they make for an outstanding collection of western stories that represent the glory years of the Western short story and the best of Powers’ prolific pulp Western career.

350 PAGES ~ $29.95 SOFTCOVER ~ $39.95 HARDCOVER

PULP NOW: THE GREEN LAMA!

PULP NOW: THE GREEN LAMA!

THE COMPLETE PULP ADVENTURES VOLUME 1

KENDELL FOSTER CROSSEN
ILLUSTRATED BY V.E. PYLES
INTRODUCTION BY WILL MURRAY

COMING SOON FROM ALTUS PRESS

Om! Ma-ni pad-me Hum! The first of its kind, the complete adventures of the Green Lama follows the adventures of Buddhist Jethro Dumont and his aides as the battle the forces of evil in the western world.

Written by Kendell Foster Crossen, it’s non-stop action in the vein of The Shadow!

Never completely reprinted before, the series is collected in three volumes. Each volume contains an all-new introduction, focusing on a different aspect of the character’s life across several forms of popular media.

Volume 1 contains an introduction by Will Murray and features the first five stories: "The Case of the Crimson Hand," "The Case of the Croesus of Murder," "The Case of Babies for Sale," "The Case of the Wave of Death," and "The Case of the Man Who Wasn’t There."

Volumes 2 and 3 will follow immediately.

524 PAGES ~ $34.95 SOFTCOVER ~ $44.95 HARDCOVER

PULP NOW: DAN FOWLER: G-MAN COMPANION!

PULP NOW: DAN FOWLER ~ G-MAN COMPANION!

TOM JOHNSON, WILL MURRAY, ROBERT SIDNEY BOWEN, CHARLES GREENBERG, NORVELL W. PAGE

COMING SOON FROM ALTUS PRESS

For nearly 20 years, Dan Fowler and his G-men battled crimedom in the pages of G-Men Detective. Now, author Tom Johnson has indexed each issue, listing everything you need to know about the series.

Also included are complete reprints of the two best Dan Fowler stories as chosen by Johnson and pulp historian Will Murray: "Give 'Em Hell" by Norvell W. Page and "Bullet Justice" by Charles Greenberg.

And reprinted in its entirety for the first time: "I Cover the Murder Front," the lost, rejected Dan Fowler story.

Featuring additional articles by Johnson and Murray, this is the ultimate history of the series.

414 PAGES ~ $34.95 SOFTCOVER ~ $44.95 HARDCOVER

PULP NOW: THE CRIMES OF THE SCARLET ACE!

PULP NOW: THE CRIMES OF THE SCARLET ACE!

THE COMPLETE STORIES OF MAJOR LACY AND AMUSEMENT, INC.

THEODORE A. TINSLEY

INTRODUCTION BY WILL MURRAY

COMING SOON FROM ALTUS PRESS

Major John Tattersall Lacy, once of the U.S. Marines, and now field leader of the Emergency Council for Crime Control with orders to meet the racketeers at their own game, to fight terror with terror and death with death . . . Backed with tremendous resources, and the power of the six foremost men in the metropolis, Lacy and his ex-marine mates have broadcast their challenge --"Run, rat, or die!" And underworld war-lords ready an answer.

From the author of THE SHADOW! Reprinted in its entirety for the first time, the entire saga of Lacy’s battle with the underworld army of the Scarlet Ace from the pages of BLACK ACES and ALL DETECTIVE.

Featuring an all-new introduction by Will Murray.

APPROX. 390 PAGES ~ $29.95 SOFTCOVER ~ $39.95 HARDCOVER

VINTAGE COVERS:

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

THE CHIEF ~ UNSOLD PILOT!

THE CHIEF ~ UNSOLD PILOT!

LEE GOLDBERG BROUGHT BACK SOME MEMORIES BY POSTING THE BELOW YOUTUBE TRAILER OF THE BACKDOOR PILOT, THE CHIEF . . .



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THE CAT'S MEOW ~ DOUBLE PLAY!

WESTERN PULP: CASH LARAMIE!

WESTERN PULP: CASH LARAMIE!

CASH LARAMIE RETURNS IN THE OUTLAW-MARSHAL

WORD FROM AUTHOR DAVID CRANMER ~ A.K.A. EDWARD A. GRAINGER . . .

Many of you have been kind enough to follow his adventures and have been even more gracious to leave comments. The latest is a quick read – about 1700 words – but it’s a gritty nugget that packs a wallop, as we follow Mason Doig newly released from Territorial Prison.

Doig is a racist, no-good hard-case who killed a friend of Cash and Miles who was featured in another story, Miles to Go.

Doig ends up at the famed Long Branch Saloon in Dodge City where he hopes to hide in plain sight from the avenging lawman he suspects is gunning for him.

Is he being followed? If so, how far will Cash Laramie go?

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: FOOTPRINTS ON THE CEILING!

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: FOOTPRINTS ON THE CEILING!

CLAYTON RAWSON

WANTED TO RENT: HAUNTED HOUSE
Preferably in run down condition.
Must be adequately supplied with interesting ghost.
Write details, location, history, price.
K 492
World-Telegram

A mystery starting with the above want ad is going to get my attention, so Clayton Rawson’s 1939 outing for The Great Merlini went to the top of my reading list when I recently came across it. I was actually looking for a series about another magician detective, but I’ll save those books for another post.

The Footprints on the Ceiling was the second of only four Great Merlini novels , which along with a dozen Merlini short stories make up the bulk of Rawson’s literary output – but what a dazzling output it is. Working from his own love of magic and illusions and his own stagecraft experiences as an amateur magician, Rawson makes magic integral to his plot, establishing his theory that just as the art of the illusionist is based largely on misdirection, so too is the fine art of murder.

THE FOOTPRINTS ON THE CEILING

The house that surfaced in reply to the ad in the World-Telegram was a psychic investigators delight, bleak and brooding, haunted by the malevolent spirit of a long-dead pirate king. But there was nothing delightful about the cold, staring thing in the little room at the top of the stairs – or the ghostly footprints that crept up the wall and across the ceiling.

On fog-shrouded Skeleton Island in New York’s East River, The Great Merlini encounters not only a corpse and a shadowy killer, but one fantastic improbability after another.

Using every trick of magic and manhunting at his command, Merlini searches for answers in a maze of con games and crystal gazing, séances and psychiatry in this spine tingling thriller that will claim your rapt attention and applause.

If all of this sounds a bit like Scooby-Do and The Mystery Gang, you’d be right, except Rawson does a fabulous job of keeping his mystery grounded in reality with clever plotting, clever detecting, and compelling prose.

The Great Merlini, a master of the art of misdirection, and his Watson Ross Harte are a match for every fiendish ghoul and evil-doer as he clears away the fog of lies hiding the killer.

Rawson clearly was having a great deal of fun while writing this story, tossing in plenty of crime fiction in jokes and adding a good-natured tongue-in-cheek quality to the story.

If you haven’t discovered Rawson then surrender yourself to the powers of The Great Merlini and enjoy the show . . .

TEN DETECTIVE ACES COVER CAVALCADE!

VINTAGE PULP: SPEED ADVENTURE!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

HARDBOILED CORNER: BULLET TO THE HEAD!

HARDBOILED CORNER: BULLET TO THE HEAD!

TRADE PAPERBACK COLLECTION . . .

Two cops. Two killers. A political scandal. One beautiful corpse. And a city gripped with fear. Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents Bullet to the Head - a classic crime noir tale of violence and revenge from writer Matz (Killer) and artist Colin Wilson (Ed Brubaker's Point Blank)!

"Sharp and adult and bracing as a grain alcohol chaser. This is crime fiction for grown-ups." ~ Charles Ardai, author and founder of Hard Case Crime

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THE DENOMINATIONS OF BASEBALL!

THE DENOMINATIONS OF BASEBALL!

VIA MISS CELLANIA . . .

CALVINISTS BELIEVE THE GAME IS FIXED.

LUTHERANS BELIEVE THEY CAN'T WIN, BUT TRUST THE SCOREKEEPER.

QUAKERS WON'T SWING.

UNITARIANS CAN CATCH ANYTHING.

AMISH WALK A LOT.

PAGANS SACRIFICE.

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ARE OFTEN THROWN OUT.

SCIENTOLOGISTS PLAY INJURED.

TELEVANGELISTS GET CAUGHT STEALING.

EPISCOPALIANS PASS THE PLATE.

METHODISTS WANT TO REWRITE THE RULES.

EVANGELICALS MAKE EFFECTIVE PITCHES.

FUNDAMENTALISTS BALK.

HINDUS REFUSE TO KILL THE UMPIRE, LEST HE'S A RELATIVE.

MORMONS ARE IN LEFT FIELD.

DUNKERS ARE DOWN BY THREE.

ADVENTISTS HAVE A SEVENTH-INNING STRETCH.

ATHEISTS REFUSE TO HAVE AN UMPIRE.

BAPTISTS WANT TO PLAY HARDBALL.

PREMILLENIALISTS EXPECT THE GAME TO BE CALLED SOON ON ACCOUNT OF DARKNESS.

THE POPE CLAIMS NEVER TO HAVE COMMITTED AN ERROR.

VINTAGE COVERS: LAMENT FOR JULIE!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

COCKTAIL NATION #169 ~ RETRO FAIR!

COCKTAIL NATION #169 ~ RETRO FAIR!

Koop is back from a week away at the south coast holiday house where he spent a fair bit of time working on the Cocktail Nation Book.

On the show, a look at a retro fair in the UK, news on a release of Bond books, a review of an 80’s crime tv series set in the fifties and sixties, and swank advice on infiltrating social circles.

PLAYLIST:

Nico Gomez ~ Caballo Negro
Living Strings ~ Experiment in Terror
Tiki Joes Ocean ~ Alegre
Al Caiola ~ String Of Pearls
Narco Lounge Combo ~ Bright Lights Big City
Jackie Gleason ~ When Your Lover Is Gone
Liz Geyson ~ Yes I Know I’ve Had It
Clouseaux ~ Reum with a view
Tipsy ~ Pink Mood
Esquivel-Cachito
Lena Horn ~ Day In Day Out
John Barry ~ The Loneliness Of Autumn
Voodoo Island ~ Shot in the Dark
Martini Kings ~ Fly Me To The Moon
Antonio Carlos Jobim ~ Girl From Ipanema

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

MCGINNIS AND SPILLANE!

MCGINNIS AND SPILLANE!

HERE'S A FOREIGN SPILLANE PUBLISHER GETTING GOOD MILEAGE OUT OF MCGINNIS' MILO MARCH COVERS . . .