Saturday, May 7, 2011

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!


THE CAT'S MEOW!

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS: MACHINE OF DEATH!

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS: MACHINE OF DEATH!

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 . . . IMAGINATIVE FICTION!

MACHINE OF DEATH!

A COLLECTION OF STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE WHO KNOW HOW THEY WILL DIE

EDITORS: RYAN NORTH ~ MATTHEW BENNARDO ~ DAVID MALKI

The machine had been invented a few years ago: a machine that could tell, from just a sample of your blood, how you were going to die. No dates, no details. Just a slip of paper with a few words spelling out your ultimate fate – at once all-too specific and maddeningly vague.

A top ten Amazon Customer Favorite in Science Fiction and Fantasy for 2010, The Machine of Death is an anthology of original stories bound together by a central premise. From the humorous to the adventurous to the mind-bending to the touching, the writers explore what the world would be like if a blood test could predict your death.

But don't think for a moment this is a book entirely composed of stories about people meeting their ironic dooms. There is some of that, of course. But more than that, this is a genre-hopping collection of tales about people who have learned more about themselves then perhaps they should have, and how that knowledge affects their relationships, their perception of the world, and how they feel about themselves.

Features thirty-four stories by Randall Munroe, Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, Tom Francis, Camille Alexa, Erin McKean, James L. Sutter, David Malki !, Ryan North, and many others

Features illustrations by Kate Beaton, Kazu Kibuishi, Aaron Diaz, Jeffrey Brown, Scott C., Roger Langridge, Karl Kershl, Cameron Stewart, and many others.

LET SLIP THE CATS OF WAR!

WESTERN PULP: FOUR WESTERN E-BOOKS!

WESTERN PULP: FOUR WESTERN E-BOOKS!
ALL GUNS BLAZING ~ $2.99

DOUG THORNE

Cal Hennessy was on his way to meet up with old friend Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls. The plan was to catch up on each other’s news over a beer or three. But before he got there, he ran into two dead men and a bunch of blood-hungry Comanches.

Trouble was brewing on the Staked Plains of Texas and Hennessy, who was no stranger to it, quickly found himself in the middle of a full-scale Indian war.

He was a tough hombre. But was he tough enough to survive the killing to come?
CANNON FOR HIRE

DOUG THORNE

It’s the autumn of 1897, and men are flocking to the wild and woolly Yukon Territory in search of gold. But soldier-for-hire Tom Cannon had a different reason for making the hazardous trek north. The one-time cavalry officer has been hired to find Emmet Lawrence, a greenhorn who had gone to seek his fortune and then disappeared.

Time and again, as Cannon searched the icy wastes and snow-capped mountains, he drew a blank. No-one remembered Lawrence or knew where to find him.

Then something happened that Cannon hadn’t allowed for. Emmet Lawrence came looking for him . . .

HANG ‘EM ALL ~ $2.99

FEATURING JUDGE AND DURY

They rode into Austin Springs stirrup to stirrup, six men with guns in their belts and blood in their eyes. The minute Town Marshal Sam Judge clapped eyes on them, he pegged them as trouble. He was right, too, because by sunset Death had called and the blood of innocents had been spilled in the town’s quiet and dusty streets.

Almost before he knew it, Sam – once a celebrated town-tamer whom Ned Buntline himself had called ‘The Pistol Prince’ – found himself embarking on a vengeance hunt.

A boy Sam hadn’t seen for fifteen years was connected with the killers, so that made it personal. But first and foremost, Sam was a peace-keeper. Convinced the law would hang ’em all, he wanted the outlaws to have their day in court.

The only thing he never reckoned on was the fact that they might very well kill him before he could find and catch them.
THREE FOR THE TRAIL ~ $1.49

BEN BRIDGES

Here are three classic short stories set in the Old West, gathered together for the very first time.

In LONIGAN MUST DIE!, a simple quest for vengeance turns into something much different.

In COMANCHE RECKONING, a down-at-heel sheepherder and his family, have to set past hatreds aside when a bunch of renegade Comanches attack their modest spread.

And in STRETCH-HEMP STATION, an elderly couple struggle to keep a terrible secret threatening to tear them apart.

Friday, May 6, 2011

PULP NOW: A SOLDIER AND A GENTLEMAN!

PULP NOW: A SOLDIER AND A GENTLEMAN!

TALBOT MUNDY

BLACK DOG BOOKS - COMING SOON!

A complete collection of all articles and stories of less than novel length written by Mundy for the pages of Adventure magazine between 1914 and 1918, including many rarely reprinted or never reprinted works.

Collected are the classic "A Soldier and a Gentleman," "The Gentility of Ikey Blumendall," "A Drop of Two of White," plus eight other tales and non-fiction pieces, along with a new introduction.

THE TALBOT MUNDY LIBRARY, VOLUME 7

CONTENTS

A Soldier and a Gentleman (short novel)
The Gentility of Ikey Blumendall (novelette)
Gulbaz and the Game (short novel)
Nothing Doing (as by Walter Galt )
MacHassan Ah (novelette)
A Temporary Trade in Titles
The Dove With a Broken Wing
A Drop of Two of White
Tucker’s Tongue
The Damned Old Nigger
Blighty
Some Sayings of “Hell-Fire” Smith
Letter to The Camp-Fire, February 1914
Untitled poem from The Campfire, Sept. 1915

INTRODUCTION: WILL MURRAY
FIRST TIME IN BOOK FORM.
$24.95 ~ TRADE PAPERBACK ~ 250 PAGES

PULP NOW: THE GARDEN OF T.N.T!

PULP NOW: THE GARDEN OF T.N.T!

WILLIAM J. MAKIN

BLACK DOG BOOKS - COMING SOON!

Walking a tightrope of fragile alliances, Paul Rodgers, aka The Red Wolf of Arabia, goes up against revolutionaries and foreign dignitaries trying to sway the balance of power following the Arab Revolt. The Red Wolf stories are steeped in intrigue, action and drama. It's little wonder the tales were reader favorites when they first appeared.

Inspired by the exploits of Thomas E. Lawrence (1888-1935) — El Aurens — Lawrence of Arabia — author and journalist William J. Makin in 1932 created Paul Rodgers, a British Intelligence agent under cover in the Red Sea and Suez region. Makin knew the area firsthand having previously held a news reporter position in the region, as well as penning the travelogue, Red Sea Nights (1933). His stories are peppered with the intimate color and background drawn from his travels.

Collected for the first time in book form are the complete thrilling adventures of the Red Wolf of Arabia!

CONTENTS:

The Woman of Antioch
The Desert of the Singing Sands
The Dow That Sailed To Nowhere
Miracle in the Desert
The Secret of Zogra Island
Three Dead Camels
Thirteen Men
It Happened in Port Said
The Jerusalem Express
The Gold Ship
The Garden of T.N.T.
The Drums of Omdurman
Red Sea Pearls
Death in the Desert
The Merchant of Mocha
The Planes That Never Returned
The Queen of Sheba
The Gorge of Terror
The Lion of Judah
The Mines of Sheba's Queen
The Return of the Red Wolf
The Assassins of Angora
The Blue Oasis
The Murder Club of Bagdad
The Treasure of Abdul the Damned
The Dogs of Istanbul
Bethlehem — 1939
The Elusive General
London Blackout
Orient Express

INTRODUCTION: TOM ROBERTS.
COVER: HERBERT MORTON STOOPS
TRADE PAPERBACK

PULP NOW: UNMASKED!

PULP NOW: UNMASKED!

BLACK DOG BOOKS - COMING SOON!

COVER: GEORGE J. ROZEN

Everyone recognizes the names of the Cisco Kid, Hopalong Cassidy, Zorro and the Lone Ranger. But how many actually know the characters from their fictional roots? Years before appearing in film, on radio and television, their creators painted a rather different picture of each from what Hollywood presented for these legendary heroes of the silver screen.

Did you know the Cisco Kid first appeared as a villain? Or that Hopalong Cassidy was an unpolished hard case far removed from "the friend to every man" as he came to be known in film and television?

In this handsome volume Unmasked collects the first appearances of the Cisco Kid, Hopalong Cassidy, Zorro and a forgotten novel of the Lone Ranger.

With a new introduction and historical essays.

TRADE PAPERBACK

PULP NOW: THE BIG BOOK OF ADVENTURE STORIES!

PULP NOW: THE BIG BOOK OF ADVENTURE STORIES!

EDITED BY OTTO PENZLER

COMING MAY 31ST!

I CAN WAIT FOR THIS COLLECTION . . .

A hair-raising collection of adventure stories that's so big and enthralling if you open it you may never be seen again: enter at your own risk.

Everyone loves adventure, and Otto Penzler has collected the best adventure stories of all time into one mammoth volume. With stories by Jack London, O. Henry, H. Rider Haggard, Alastair MacLean, Talbot Mundy, Cornell Woolrich, and many others, this wide-reaching and fascinating volume contains some of the best characters from the most thrilling adventure tales, including The Cisco Kid; Sheena, Queen of the Jungle; Bulldog Drummond; Tarzan; The Scarlet Pimpernel; Conan the Barbarian; Hopalong Cassidy; King Kong; Zorro; and The Spider.

Divided into sections that embody the greatest themes of the genre — Sword & Sorcery, Megalomania Rules, Man vs. Nature, Island Paradise, Sand and Sun, Something Feels Funny, Go West Young Man, Future Shock, I Spy, Yellow Peril, In Darkest Africa — it is destined to be the greatest collection of adventure stories ever compiled.

FEATURING:

Lawless open seas
Ferocious army ants
Deadeyed gunmen
Exotic desert islands
Feverish jungle adventures

INCLUDING:

The story that introduced The Cisco Kid
The complete novel of Tarzan the Terrible

COLUMBIANA!

COLUMBIANA!

THIS FALL FROM LUC BESSON . . .

VINTAGE COVERS: ODDS ON MURDER!

VINTAGE COVERS: OUT FOR THE COUNT!

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 . . . FANTASY!

THE MIRACLE INSPECTOR ~$2.99

HELEN SMITH

A dystopian thriller set in the near future. England has been partitioned and London is an oppressive place where poetry has been forced underground, theatres and schools are shut, and women are not allowed to work outside the home.

A young couple, Lucas and Angela, try to escape from London - with disastrous consequences.

FREE E-BOOKS: 1936 . . . ON THE CONTINENT!

FREE E-BOOKS: 1936 . . . ON THE CONTINENT!

FODOR

Three years before the start of WWII, Eugene Fodor published his first guidebook, 1936 . . . On the Continent ~ The Entertaining Travel Annual. Fodor's goal was to create a fun-to-read, annually updated guidebook about Europe that emphasized the people and culture of a country – a radical change from the traditional guidebook approach.

Seventy-five years later, On the Continentgives readers a nostalgic glimpse and sentimental grand tour of pre-WWII Europe.Today, Fodor's is one of the world's largest and most trusted brands in travel, covering more than 600 destinations worldwide in guidebooks, on Fodors.com, in ebooks and iPhone apps.

FREE E-BOOKS: PLAN B!

FREE E-BOOKS: PLAN B!

JOSEPH FINDER

An original short story by Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Buried Secrets and Vanished.

"Plan B" finds private spy Nick Heller in Barcelona, Spain on a rescue mission. The target: a walled compound with state-of-the art-security. The object: a teenage girl, held against her will. The plan: get in and rescue the girl and then get out -- without tripping an alarm or alerting the army of guards.

But even the best designed plans can go wrong. Which is why Nick Heller always has a Plan B.

AUDIO DRAMA: THE ADVENTURES OF FRANK MERRIWELL!

AUDIO DRAMA: THE ADVENTURES OF FRANK MERRIWELL!

VOLUME 2

NEW FROM OLD TIME RADIO

When we consider the great pulp characters of the past, we tend to think of the top heroes of the 1930s: Doc Savage, The Shadow, The Spider, and the other larger than life figures that captivated our imaginations. But decades before these crimefighters came on the scene, another character was filling the imaginations of millions of avid readers and inspiring them to follow his example.

The late nineteenth century marked the true beginnings of the pulp era, thanks to the introduction of "dime novels" - an inexpensive mix of newspaper and magazine that specialized in attention grabbing stories that always left readers wanting more. Aimed directly at American youth, many of the stories emphasized that, with a combination of pluck, dedication, and clean living, any American boy or girl could rise to any height that they chose - and indeed, become a hero themselves.

In the winter of 1895, a writer named Gilbert Patten created such a character for a new magazine called "Tip Top Library". His publisher, Street and Smith, had instructed him to give his new hero admirable attributes like good looks, intelligence, good sportsmanship, ethics, and an outgoing personality - and so, based on these standards of excellence, Frank Merriwell was born.

The first Merriwell story appeared the following spring and was an instant success with readers. Thanks to Patten's exciting, fast-paced writing style, the characters of Frank Merriwell and his friends Bart Hodge and Inza Burridge quickly became an institution; Street and Smith published their adventures for nearly two decades and an enduring literary legend was born.

After World War II, when the stories were largely a nostalgic part of the past, many of Merriwell's readers retained a lingering fondness for this role model of their youth. Recognizing this, the National Broadcasting Company decided to reintroduce him to a contemporary audience. And so, in the fall of 1946, "The Adventures of Frank Merriwell"returned in a half-hour series of weekly radio adventures. Broadcast from New York, the new series starred Lawson Zerbe as Frank, with Hal Studer as his pal Bart Hodge and Elaine Rost as his girlfriend, Inza Burridge. NBC chose to make the series a period piece and, like many of the original stories, the programs were written as mini-mysteries - fast-paced tales in which Frank, Bart, and Inza investigated mysterious happenings, robberies, and underhanded deeds. True to its origins, each program subtly emphasized that success and popularity were best obtained through good sportsmanship, academic study, and athletic achievement. Thus, Merriwell and his cohorts continued to be the sort of positive role models they had been for half a century.

Heard today, "The Adventures of Frank Merriwell" may well remind you of the mystery stories of your own youth, reminiscent of characters like the Hardy Boys, the Three Adventurers, or Encyclopedia Brown. Priced at just $20.98, "The Adventures of Frank Merriwell, Volume 2" is a seven-hour CD set from RadioArchives.com that features fourteen exciting and original stories. It's a collection you'll want to add to your personal library right away - and be sure to share these wholesome and inspiring tales with your children and grandchildren too!

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: THE XYY MAN!

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: THE XYY MAN!

KENNETH ROYCE

The XYY Man began life as a series of novels by Kenneth Royce, featuring the character of William (or Willie) 'Spider' Scott, a one-time cat-burglar who leaves prison aiming to go straight but finds his talents still to be very much in demand by both the criminal underworld and the British secret service. Scott has an extra "Y" chromosome, supposedly giving him a criminal predisposition – although he tries to go straight, he is genetically incapable of doing so.

At the time the books were written, this premise was accepted science, although it has been more or less disproved in later years. Still, the chromosomal variation provides a nice hook to portray Spider as a natural criminal who just can’t help himself.

All of this sounds like a British version of It Take A Thief, which wouldn’t be far wrong except The XYY Man was conceived well before that vaunted series hit the airwaves.

Spider, like many anti-heroes, is a seedy loner who really would rather be out of the game, but external forces – underworld types as well as British Intelligence – conspire against him.

Constantly caught up in Spider’s capers are the usual bounty of regular characters: Maggie Parsons, his long-suffering girlfriend; Fairfax, the British Intelligence mastermind; and Detective Sergeant George Bulman, the tenacious policeman who wants nothing more than to put Spider back in prison. On television, Bulman would go on to his own series, which I enjoyed even more than the original XYY Man series based on the books.

PER WIKIPEDIA:

A television series of The XYY Man in 1976-7 (adapting the early books) created a popular appetite for the character, and also that of his nemesis, Detective Sergeant George Bulman, a relatively minor character in the original books, but brought to life on the screen by the memorable performance of Don Henderson.

After the run of Spider Scott programmes ended, Bulman had many television adventures not based on Royce's work (the series Strangers, 1978-82, and Bulman, 1985-7). The popularity of these probably contributed to Royce choosing to make Scott and Bulman unlikely allies and joint leads from The Crypto Man through No Way Back, while he wrote more Bulman novels towards the end of his life, including The Judas Trail (1996) and Shadows (1996).

The XYY Man novels were deftly plotted capers with enjoyable characters – consider them palette cleansers in this day of overwrought, over written, doorstop thrillers.

THE SPIDER SCOTT NOVELS

The XYY Man (1970)
Concrete Boot (1971)
The Miniatures Frame (1972)
Spider Underground (The Masterpiece Affair) (1973)
Trap Spider (1974)
The Crypto Man (1984)
The Mosley Receipt (1985)
No Way Back (1986)

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!

CHASING THE BARD ~ $.99

PHIILIPPA BALLANTINE

Sive, the goddess of battle, hopes that William Shakespeare may be able to change the fate of her people. The Fey are dying, killed by something beyond the boundaries of worlds. But a dark power imprisoned by human and Fey, plots to destroy both worlds, and unmake all that they have created.

Can the magic of word and imagination save creation?

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 . . . VICTORIAN PARANORMAL!

PHOENIX RISING!

A MINISTRY OF PECULIAR OCCURRENCES NOVEL

TEE MORRIS AND PIP BALLANTINE

Evil is most assuredly afoot — and Britain’s fate rests in the hands of an alluring renegade . . . and a librarian.

These are dark days indeed in Victoria’s England. Londoners are vanishing, then reappearing, washing up as corpses on the banks of the Thames, drained of blood and bone. Yet the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences — the Crown’s clandestine organization whose bailiwick is the strange and unsettling — will not allow its agents to investigate. Fearless and exceedingly lovely Eliza D. Braun, however, with her bulletproof corset and a disturbing fondness for dynamite, refuses to let the matter rest . . . and she’s prepared to drag her timorous new partner, Wellington Books, along with her into the perilous fray.

For a malevolent brotherhood is operating in the deepening London shadows, intent upon the enslavement of all Britons. And Books and Braun — he with his encyclopedic brain and she with her remarkable devices — must get to the twisted roots of a most nefarious plot . . . or see England fall to the Phoenix!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

COCKTAIL NATION #171 ~ TIKI OASIS!

COCKTAIL NATION #171 ~ TIKI OASIS!

On the show this week, Koop talka to Otto Von Stroheim about Tiki Oasis, plus news on the demise of the secretary , swank advice on being memorable, and Koop reviews a re-release of a spy series . . . Jullian Assange drops by the penthouse for a chat, plus the best lounge and exotica from across the planet . . .

PLAYLIST:

Narco Lounge Combo ~ Seduction
Arthur Lyman Group ~ Quiet Village
Waitiki 7 ~ Adventures in Paradise
HB Radke ~ I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
Bobby Darin ~ A Taste Of Honey
Al Cailola ~ 920 Special
Jackie Gleason ~ Two Different Worlds
Nelson Riddle ~ Naked City Theme
Lucas Vigor ~ Bones Of The Land
Wayne Newton-Wives and Lovers
Jimmy Vargas ~ Zoeotica Blues
Janet Seidel ~ I Got Lost In His Arms

THIS PODCAST WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS: LAWYERS, GUNS AND MONEY!

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS: LAWYERS, GUNS AND MONEY!


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 . . . THRILLER!

LAWYERS, GUNS AND MONEY!

J. D. RHOADES ~ $2.99

Andy Cole has a pretty good life. Oh, sure, he's got two ex-wives to support and maybe he's a little too fond of good bourbon, but he's got a thriving law practice and he's one of the movers and shakers in the town of Blainesville.

Then local crime boss Voit Fairgreen drops a bag full of cash on Andy's desk. Voit's brother Danny's been charged with murdering a troubled young barmaid, and Voit figures Andy's the kind of inside guy that can get Danny out of the jam.

That's where things start to unravel.

Someone in this town wants the truth buried, and Danny along with it. But Andy's discovering that Danny just may be innocent. And for someone like Andy, an innocent client is the worst thing in the world...

Will Andy Cole, the insider, a guy who's always gone along to get along, risk everything, including his own life and the life of the woman he loves, to get at the truth?

Award-winning mystery writer J.D. Rhoades combines the hard-boiled tone of the classic P.I novel with the white-knuckle suspense of the legal thriller in his best book yet.

E-BOOKS: HALLAM!

E-BOOKS: HALLAM!

LUCAS HALLAM MYSTERIES

L. J. WASHBURN

I LOVE THE HALLAM TALES AND THESE EARLY STORIES REALLY SET THE STAGE FOR GREAT ACTION . . . AND FOR ONLY 99 CENTS!

"Hallam", a 10,000 word story is the first appearance of Lucas Hallam, a cowboy who has outlived the days of the old west to become a gun-toting private eye and stuntman in the early days of motion pictures in California. Originally published in The Eye's Have It, 1984.

"Hollywood Flesh", a 7000 word story was published in The Book of all Flesh 2001. It's a good thing Lucas Hallam is a hard-headed old cowboy and doesn't believe in such nonsense as Zombies, or this case might give him nightmares.

COMICS CORNER: JENNIFER BLOOD #3!

COMICS CORNER: JENNIFER BLOOD #3!

WRITER: GARTH ENNIS
PENCILLER/INKER: ADRIANO BATISTA

Today, Jen has to deal with an unfaithful neighbor putting the moves on her. Tonight, Jennifer Blood faces ruthless criminals. Jen never seems to get fazed by any of this, but what happens to her when she faces . . . her past?

32 PAGES ~ $3.99

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

VINTAGE COVERS: ASYLUM OR HELL!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

THE CAT'S MEOW!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

VINTAGE PULP COVER CAVALCADE!

SPENSER: SIXKILL!

SPENSER: SIXKILL!

AVAILABLE TODAY!

An extraordinary new Spenser novel from the beloved New York Times-bestselling author.

On location in Boston, bad-boy actor Jumbo Nelson is accused of the rape and murder of a young woman. From the start the case seems fishy, so the Boston PD calls on Spenser to investigate. The situation doesn't look good for Jumbo, whose appetites for food, booze, and sex are as outsized as his name. He was the studio's biggest star, but he's become their biggest liability.

In the course of the investigation, Spenser encounters Jumbo's bodyguard: a young, former football-playing Native American named Zebulon Sixkill. Sixkill acts tough, but Spenser sees something more within the young man. Despite the odd circumstances, the two forge an unlikely alliance, with Spenser serving as mentor for Sixkill. As the case grows darker and secrets about both Jumbo and the dead girl come to light, it's Spenser -- with Sixkill at his side -- who must put things right.