Saturday, May 14, 2011

VINTAGE COVERS: MURDER HAS MANY FACES!

THE CAT'S MEOW!

PULP NOW: AUSTRALIAN STYLE!

PULP NOW: AUSTRALIAN STYLE!

THE PULP CURRY BLOG HAS ANOTHER NICE PIECE ‘60S AUSTRALIAN PULP FICTION ENTITLED PERIL IN THE SEX JUNGLE: SIXTIES AUSTRALIAN PULP . . .

Although the local publishing industry was hit hard when restrictions on the import of foreign paperbacks were lifted in 1959, it was by no means eradicated.

In addition to local reprints of foreign titles, publishing houses such as Horwitz, Cleveland and Scripts continued to pump out a selection of titles, including crime, westerns, war and romance stories.

TO CHECK OUT THE FULL ARTICLE WITH A CAVALCADE OF COOL COVERS CLICK HERE

VINTAGE COVERS: COME UN'OLIVA PALLIDA!

PARANORMAL CORNER: WORKING STIFF!

PARANORMAL CORNER: WORKING STIFF!

A REVIVALIST NOVEL

RACHEL CAINE

A brand new adventure from the award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling Rachel Caine, author of the Morganville Vampires and Weather Warden series . . .

Bryn Davis is new on the job as a funeral director, but even she knows that once you’re dead, you ought to stay that way. But Fairview Mortuary has a hidden backroom business: reviving the dead for …moreA brand new adventure from the award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling Rachel Caine, author of the Morganville Vampires and Weather Warden series . . .

Bryn Davis is new on the job as a funeral director, but even she knows that once you’re dead, you ought to stay that way. But Fairview Mortuary has a hidden backroom business: reviving the dead for profit, at extortionate rates.

Finding out may cost Bryn more than her life … it may just take away her death, too.

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

JONNY BLU @ CATALINA JAZZ CLUB!

JONNY BLU @ CATALINA JAZZ CLUB!

JONNY BLU IS BACK AT CATALINA JAZZ CLUB WITH HIS 7-PIECE BIG BAND ON MAY 27TH!

THIS TIME HE'S COMING WITH A SPECIAL GUEST, CONCORD RECORDING ARTIST, ERIN BOHEME!

CALL OR GO ONLINE AND GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

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TICKET PRICE: $18 ($10 STUDENT)

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E-BOOKS: UNDER OUTLAW FLAGS!

E-BOOKS: UNDER OUTLAW FLAGS!

JAMES REASONER ~ $2.99

PER THE AUSPICIOUS MR. REASONER . . .

Most writers have favorites among their work. UNDER OUTLAW FLAGS is one of mine. It's one of the few books I ever sold on the phone, just by telling the editor about the concept: the last gang of Old West outlaws gets arrested after robbing a bank, and they have to choose between going to prison or enlisting in the army to go to France and fight the Boche. Naturally, they choose to fight. But outlaws tend to have their own way of doing things . . . When the editor heard this, he said, "I'll get the paperwork started. Oh, and by the way, make sure lots of things blow up real good."

Another reason I like it is because I put myself in it as a character (you'll spot me if you read the prologue). And it was a finalist for the Spur Award given by the Western Writers of America. I think I did a pretty good job on the research, too. Mostly, though, I think that in this book I did about as good a job as I've ever done of capturing the voice I wanted to capture and hitting the notes I wanted to hit. In going over the Kindle edition, I found myself getting misty-eyed over some of the scenes . . . and I wrote the blasted thing!

UNDER OUTLAW FLAGS is now available on Amazon for the Kindle. I've often described it to people as "just your basic Western/World War I novel where lots of stuff blows up real good". If that sounds like the kind of yarn that might appeal to you, check it out.


ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: EXCLUSIVE LEN DEIGHTON INTERVIEW!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: EXCLUSIVE LEN DEIGHTON INTERVIEW!

C.O.B.R.A.S. AGENT ROB MALLOWS OF THE DEIGHTON DOSSIER IS FEATURING AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TOP ESPIONAGE AUTHOR LEN DEIGHTON . . .

Though he spends much of his time in retirement outside of the UK, Len Deighton still visits London regularly and I was fortunate to have the opportunity to catch up with him on a recent visit. Over lunch we talked about his writing past and present, his approach to characterisation - notably the development of the rough-around the-edges Bernard Samson - and setting, his recollections of central London in the ‘sixties ..... and the dipping headlights on his 1978 Cadillac! We also discussed his experiences in the film industry, and he talked positively about the putative Bomber production and hinted at a possible film of Horse Under Water, the ‘missing’ Harry Palmer novel adaptation.

Having failed spectacularly to capture this conversation on my iPhone recorder (see posts passim), I asked Len if he would be willing to do a short interview for the website and blog via email, in the form of the Q and A.

He agreed. The result is this three-part online discussion, based on questions from me and from readers of the blog, the website and the related online forums. Given his infrequent appearances in the UK media, the Deighton Dossier is incredibly privileged to have this opportunity to engage with the author.

FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW CLICK HERE

Friday, May 13, 2011

PULP NOW: BLACK DOG BOOKS SALE!

PULP NOW: BLACK DOG BOOKS SALE!

BLACK DOG BOOKS IS PUTTING TWO OF THEIR BEAUTIFULLY PRODUCED PULP COLLECTIONS ON SALE . . .

THE DAGGER OF TSIANG ~ $7.00

The Dagger of Tsiang and Other Tales of Adventure collects some of World Fantasy Award winner Hugh B. Cave's best pulp adventure stories written between 1930 and 1936. Gathered together for the the first time are eleven of his colorful tales of Tsiang House, a British outpost in the jungles of Borneo.

These are tales of adventure at its finest, written by a master of the craft.

INCLUDED:

•New historical introduction by Hugh B. Cave
•The Sins of the Fool
•Cry Wolf
•A White Man Dies
•The Green Eyes of Confucius
•Red
•Hypocrite House
•The Dagger of Tsiang
•The Golden God
•The Red Road Up
•The Thin Flame of Courage
•The Sandakan Stiff

ESCAPADES OF THE EEL ~ $9.00

Of all the pulp characters created by Hugh B. Cave, perhaps none is more intriguing than The Eel, "your gentleman correspondent," who appeared under Cave's "Justin Case" pseudonym in the pages of Spicy Adventure, Spicy Mystery and Spicy Detective between 1936 and 1942.

Escapades of The Eel collects, for the first time, 15 of Cave's action-paced tales of the mysterious adventurer known only as The Eel, as equally at home in the jungles of Borneo as in the urban jungle.

Wherever The Eel finds himself, adventure and beautiful woman are sure to follow!

INCLUDED:

•New historical foreword by Hugh B. Cave
•Eel Trap
•The Evil Flame
•Dark Temple of Torment
•River of Blood
•Cavern of the Damned
•Eel Poison
•Death Wears No Robe
•Th Eel Slips Through
•Eel Bait
•Prisoner of Tituan
•The Widow Wears Scarlet
•Annie Any More
•The Second Slug
•A Pile of Publicity
•Eel's Eve

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

PULP NOW: THE GREEN HORNET CASEFILES

PULP NOW: THE GREEN HORNET CASEFILES

COMING JUNE / JULY ~ MOONSTONE BOOKS!

THE LONG-AWAITED RETURN OF THE GREEN HORNET AND KATO AND THEIR ROLLING ARSENAL THE BLACK BEAUTY!

BACK AGAIN WITH ALL-NEW STORIES!

EDITED: JOE GENTILE AND WIN SCOTT ECKERT

Moonstone is proud to present The Green Hornet Casefiles, our second anthology featuring all-new, original crime fiction tales of the man who hunts the biggest of all game, public enemies that even the FBI can’t reach!

On police records, the Green Hornet is actually a wanted criminal, a master manipulator, a crime boss who has his fingers in every pie. In reality, The Green Hornet is actually Britt Reid, owner-publisher of the Daily Sentinel.

Alongside him rides his partner Kato, who is not only is a martial artist of unsurpassed prowess, but a skilled driver, and educated engineer as well.

Their goal is to destroy crime from within by posing as criminals themselves!

CONTENTS

"The Outlaw Hero" - Introduction by Ron Fortier
"Sting of the Yellowjacket" by Howard Hopkins
"Lair of the Living Dead" by Joe McKinney
"Through a Green Haze" by Dan Wickline
"The Black Widow" by John Everson
"A Thing of Beauty" by Bobby Nash
"The Insincerest Form of Flattery" by Paul D. Storrie
"Bad Medicine" by Vito Delsante and Win Scott Eckert
"The Gray Line Between" by F.J. DeSanto, Michael Uslan and Joe Gentile
"Up in Smoke" by Deborah Chester
"The Worst Angels of Our Nature" by Paul Kupperberg
"Now That Would Be Telling" by Bradley H. Sinor
"Summer of Death" by Barry Reese
"The Wet and the Wicked" by David Boop
"The Carlossi Caper" by Arthur A. Lyon
"Soldanus, the Sultan of Crime" by Gary Phillips
"The Dangerous Game" by Eric Fein
"Beauty Is As Beauty Dies" by James Mullaney
"Auld Acquaintance" by Matthew Baugh
"Memories of My Grandfather, Raymond J. Meurer" - Afterword by Lisa Meurer Long
Bonus Story In Limited Edition: "If These Walls Could Buzz" by Tim Lasiuta and Rafael Nieves

336 PAGES ~ SOFTCOVER: $18.95 ~ HARDCOVER: $43.95

MOONSTONE BOOKS

PULP NOW: THE ADVENTURE MEGAPACK!

PULP NOW: THE ADVENTURE MEGAPACK!

NOW AVAILABLE ~ $.99!

Hours of great reading await, with adventure tales culled from the pulp magazines of the early 20th century by some of the most renowned pulp authors, including Robert E. Howard (creator of Conan the Barbarian), Harold Lamb, William Hope Hodgson, Dorothy Quick, E. Hoffmann Price, and many more! More than 500 pages of fiction!

INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME:

THE BLACK ADDER by Dorothy Quick
EVERY MAN A KING by E. Hoffmann Price
SON OF THE WHITE WOLF by Robert E. Howard
PEARL HUNGER by Albert Richard Wetjen
A MEAL FOR THE DEVIL by K. Christopher Barr
JACK GREY, SECOND MATE by William Hope Hodgson
SAID AFZEL'S ELEPHANT by Harold Lamb
ADVENTURE'S HEART by Albert Dorrington
ANOTHER PAWN OF FATE by F. St. Mars
MYSTERY ON DEAD MAN REEF by George Armin Shaftel
HAG GOLD by James Francis Dwyer
MAORI JUSTICE by Bob Du Soe
JAVELIN OF DEATH by Captain A.E. Dingle
THE SCREAMING SKULL by J. Allan Dunn
SIX SHELLS LEFT by Allan R. Bosworth
GODS OF BASTOL by H.P. Holt
THE MINDOON MANEATER by C.M. Cross
THE SPIRIT OF FRANCE by S. B. H. Hurst
THE BOX OF THE IVORY DRAGON by James L. Aton
CHECKERED FLAG by Cliff Farrell
THE FIGHTING FOOL by Perley Poore Sheehan
GHOST LANTERNS by Alan B. LeMay
STORIES OF THE LEGION: CHOC by H. De Vere Stacpoole
THE WHISPERING CORPSE by Richard B. Sale
THE MONKEY GOD by Jacland Marmur

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

THE CAT'S MEOW!

PULP NOW: RING JEZEBEL!

THE CAT'S MEOW: STEAMPUNK VERSION!

DIRTY DISNEY DAMES!

DIRTY DISNEY DAMES!

IF DISNEY PRINCESSES WERE MORE LIKE THE ONES ON THE DIRTY DISNEY DAMES WEBSITE (SNOW WHITE ABOVE AND BELOW FOLLOWED BY KIM POSSIBLE AND JESSICA RABBIT), MOVIES MIGHT BE A WHOLE LOT MORE FUN . . .

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: PATTERSON’S VOLUNTEERS!

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: PATTERSON’S VOLUNTEERS!

JOHN SMITH

Often compared to Desmond Bagley, or Craig Thomas, adventure writer John Smith has also been called flying’s answer to Dick Francis. For me, however, Smith comes closer to one of my all time favorite authors, Nevil Shute – and never more so than his novel Patterson’s Volunteers, it’s Greenland setting and action flying scenes comparing favorably with Shute’s 1930 novel An Old Captivity.

Smith served in the RAF and has held numerous flying jobs since, so much of what he experienced firsthand appears in his books. The flying scenes are always exceptionally well done and his plots, while sometimes obscure, are always intriguing.

PATTERSON’S VOLUNTEERS

In 1945 a squadron of Mustangs led by Colonel George Patterson flew over the icy wastes of Greenland on their way back to America – and vanished. And for fifteen summers after a strange American returned to search for the missing warplanes – now buried under innumerable feet of drifted snow.

Then he, too, disappeared . . .

That’s how the story went. Luke Spence, ferry pilot, Vietnam veteran, with seven years experience flying over the Polar ice cap, had heard it from the meteorologist at Narssarssuq. But when entrepreneur Rollo Scarth arrives and tried to hire Spence to find the Mustangs, Spence turns him down flat. For he knows the Arctic is God’s own hell on earth, where the silence can drive men mad, where the penetrating cold tightens like steel bands around toes, face, fingers, and where the Eskimo, inscrutable and unsmiling, remains hostile to the white man.

No force on earth except blackmail could have made Spence change his mind. And when he finds himself setting out in an aging de Havilland Beaver with Scarth and two women, he had no doubts the mission is doomed, and the four of them with it. The question is how doomed? And by whom?

The edge-of-your-seat excitement in the flying sequences, the cruel beauty of the Arctic, the strange, tough world of the international ferry pilots, all this can come only from the pen of a man who has himself experienced the world of his heroes.

Reviews also put Smith in the same category as Hammon Innes and Gavin Lyall. I wouldn’t go that far, and despite three solid novels and several others following after, he never achieved anything like the level of followings obtained by those authors. Still, Patterson’s Volunteers, is a good High Adventure read. His main characters are very Dick Francis-like, his plots very Hammond Innes-like, his action scenes very Gavin Lyall-like and Desmond Bagley-like, and therein lies the difficulty – Smith is a patchwork of those other authors. And while he cobbles together those elements in a very readable fashion, there is no element to make him stand on his own.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: COCA~COLA!

AUDIO DRAMA: CASTLE MAKEOVER!

AUDIO DRAMA: CASTLE MAKEOVER!

NEW FROM 19 NOCTURNE BOULEVARD

WRITTEN BY JULIE HOVERSON

When Moderna Home Makeover International comes to "improve" the castle of Professor Ludvig, they find more than they expected.

What kind of a place is it?
Why it's a road between two big spooky castles – can't you tell?

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

COCKTAIL NATION #172 ~ MARTY LUSH!

COCKTAIL NATION #172 ~ MARTY LUSH!

On the show this week, Koop talks to Marty Lush, who is playing at the Tiki Oasis this year. Koop also has a book for all the girls out there, new music from Mr Ho from his new album Third River Ragoon, swank advice on what to avoid in conversations, plus the best events to attend across the world.

PLAYLIST:

Naughty Ones ~ Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Lucas Vigor ~ The Joy Spring
Marty Lush and His Lush Livers ~ Stinkin Lincoln
Cocktail Angst ~ Bates Motel
Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica ~ Third River Rangoon
Tiki Joes Ocean ~ Sandbar
Astrud Gilberto-So Nice
Jackie Gleason ~ I Won’t Cry Anymore
Morton Gould ~ The Very Thought Of You
Jimmy Vargas ~ Ghosting
Esquivel ~ Mucha Muchacha
HB Radke ~ Occult Medley
Jonah Jones ~ Linda

THIS SHOW WILL BE AVAILABLE SATURDAY NIGHT

TO LISTEN ORR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

WESTERN PULP: RANCHO DIABLO!

WESTERN PULP: RANCHO DIABLO!

IF YOU AREN'T READING THE GREAT NEW WESTERN SERIES, RANCO DIABLO, YET, THEN GET ON YOUR HORSE AND DO SO . . . THIS IS FUN, PULPY, STUFF WRITTEN BY THREE OF THE BEST WORKING (AND I DO MEAN WORKING) WRITERS IN THE FIELD . . .

RANCHO DIABLO #1: SHOOTER'S CROSS

Army Scout Sam Blaylock rode into the small Texas town of Shooter's Cross looking for deserters, not trouble. 

While up in the mountains, he discovered a wilderness plagued by nature and haunted by superstition, but one that he thought he could tame with his experience and strong back.

He didn't know he was going to have to kill to keep the home he planned for his family, but he didn't let that stop him. Sam had been looking for a home for his family for years. That search had been interrupted by the Civil War.

Now Sam is putting down roots, and not even the Devil himself can stand in the way.


RANCHO DIABLO #2: HANGROPE LAW

All Sam Blaylock wants to do is make a home for himself and his family on the Texas ranch known as Rancho Diablo. But then his son finds a wounded man alongside the Brazos River, and a deadly danger from the past soon threatens to ruin everything Sam is trying to build.

Only gunsmoke and hot lead will make things right and give the Blaylocks a fighting chance for the future!


RANCHO DIABLO #3: DEAD MAN'S REVENGE

Western action explodes as Sam Blaylock fights to save Rancho Diablo. Has a dead man returned to take revenge against Sam, or is there something more human at work?

Even the law doesn't seem to be on Sam's side as he takes on enemies that strike in the night.


RANCHO DIABLO #4: HELL ON WHEELS!

COMING SOON

The next book in the Rancho Diablo series will be out in June. This one deals with the relationship between Jenny Blaylock and gunhawk Mike Tucker. Tucker is in Shooter's Cross when two gunmen from his past call him out. Tucker deals with them violently and quickly, leaving them stretched out in the street.
Jenny Blaylock is in town shopping and sees the whole thing. Her children are with her. She knows she doesn't want her boys growing up idolizing someone like Tucker. She and Sam have a difference of opinion regarding Tucker staying with family at the ranch.

While Sam is away from the ranch on business, he leaves Tucker to protect the property. Jenny has a showdown of her own with Tucker and he ends up leaving.

In Shooter's Cross, Jenny and Miriam are attacked. Miriam is taken by a gang known for trafficking in young women across the border in Mexico. Marshal Tolliver sends for help but can't chase after the outlaws.

Knowing there's only one thing to do, Jenny goes back to the ranch, takes out a rifle, and shoots into the air. As she suspects, Tucker is still around to watch over the ranch. She knew he wouldn't leave until Sam got back because he'd given his word.

Jenny tells Tucker about Miriam. He says he'll go after her. She tells him that she is coming with him. Tucker doesn't bother to argue with her because he knows that would be foolish. Together, Jenny and Tucker take up the chase along the outlaw trail, and neither of them know how much they will be changed by their journey.

COMING SOON!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: THE DEBT!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: THE DEBT!

OPENING AUGUST 31, 2011

The espionage thriller begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel (Helen Mirren) and Stephan (Tom Wilkinson) about their former colleague David (Ciarán Hinds).

All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the mission they undertook back in 1966, when the trio (portrayed, respectively, by Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, and Sam Worthington) tracked down Nazi war criminal Vogel (Jesper Christensen) in East Berlin.

At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team’s mission was accomplished – or was it?

The suspense builds in and across two different time periods, with startling action and surprising revelations.

PULP NOW: THE JURY SERIES!

PULP NOW: THE JURY SERIES!

THE BLOG PULP SERENADE HAS A COOL INTERVIEW WITH WRITER EXTRODINAIRE LEE GOLDBERG (WHO IS ALSO A GOOD BUDDY OF MINE) TALKING ABOUT HIS MEN’S ACTION-STYLE JURY SERIES, AND HIS JUST AS EXCELLENTLY REVIEWED THE DEAD MAN E-BOOK SERIES (WRITTEN WITH WILLIAM RABKIN) . . .

When Lee Goldberg was still at student at UCLA, while most of his classmates were slacking off on their homework or snoozing through class, he managed to produce not just one novel…but four! The first was called .357 Vigilante and appeared in 1985, and its story followed freelance helicopter pilot Brett Macklin who goes on a city-wide rampage for justice after his cop father is burned to death by a local gang. The novel, now titled Judgment, is everything you want in an action novel: driving plot, blockbuster-worthy spectacle, fights, explosions, and just the right amount of humor to rebound from all the destruction and keep things enjoyable. Three more books quickly followed in the series (the last of which went unpublished until recently). These action classics have since been re-titled the Jury series and are available as a collection either in print and ebook formats . . .

FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW CLICK HERE

THE JURY SERIES

An All-New, totally reformatted, updated, and repackaged edition released on April 14, 2011.

From Lee Goldberg, the bestselling author of THE WALK, comes all four of his acclaimed JURY novels..collected into one mega-sized, pulse-pounding, thrill-ride that will leave you breathless:

JUDGMENT * ADJOURNED * PAYBACK * GUILTY

The complete saga of Brett Macklin, a one-man judge, jury, and executioner, fighting a war on terror on the streets of Los Angeles in the mid-1980s. Over 160,000 words/550 pages of non-stop action, wildly erotic sex, and wicked humor.

The series, published in 1985, under the title ".357 Vigilante," was written by Ian Ludlow... a pseudonym for Lee Goldberg, who wrote the books while he was a UCLA student, under the supervision of his professor, novelist Lewis Perdue ("The DaVinci Legacy," "The Queensgate Reckoning," "Daughter of God," etc). Goldberg would later go on to write and/or produce such TV shows as "Monk," "Diagnosis Murder," "SeaQuest," and "The Glades" and write many more novels, including THE WALK and the best-selling "Monk" series of original mysteries.

This compendium includes "Guilty," the long-lost fourth and final book in the series, which was caught up in the bankruptcy of Pinnacle Books, the original publisher, and was never published in print. For decades, it was considered "lost" and coveted by fans of the men's action adventure genre...before it was finally found and, at long last, published as an ebook.

And as a special bonus, this edition includes "Hot Sex and Gory Violence," Lee Goldberg's Newsweek essay about the writing of the series.


THE DEAD MAN #1: FACE OF EVIL

Matthew Cahill is an ordinary man leading a simple life...until a shocking accident changes everything. Now he can see a nightmarish netherworld of unspeakable evil and horrific violence that nobody else does . . .

For Cahill, each day is a journey into a dark world he knows nothing about...a quest for the answers to who he is and what he has become...and a fight to save us, and his soul, from the clutches of pure evil.

VINTAGE COVERS: A TOUCH OF DEPRAVITY!

VINTAGE COVERS: BEDROOM IN HELL!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS ~ THE LOOKOUT!

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS ~ THE LOOKOUT!

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 . . . GHOST STORY!

THE LOOKOUT ~$1.99

KATE BAILEY

When Luke and Jordan King move to Colorado to renovate a bed and breakfast, they never expected the building's dark history takes its toll on them.

While her husband lies in a coma induced by a mysterious illness, Jordan must face her deepest fear to find out the secrets that were left hidden all those years ago. But once she knows those secrets, there's no guarantee that she'll get out alive to tell anyone. Or to save her husband.

HARDBOILED CORNER: JOE HANNIBAL!

HARDBOILED CORNER: JOE HANNIBAL!

NEWS FROM WAYNE DUNDEE OVER AT HIS FROM DUNDEE’S DESK BLOG. . .

I am pleased and excited to be able to announce that the back list of Joe Hannibal novels are now being re-issued as eBooks, starting with first in the series, THE BURNING SEASON, currently available on Amazon Kindle. Up until now, unfortunately, many of these books have been out of print. The older titles will start coming out an on average of two a month and then, in August, an original, never-before-published title – GOSHEN HOLE – will be available.

I've written a brief overview of the series that appears as an Author's Introduction to each of the re-issued books.

FOR THE FULL ARTICLE CLICK HERE

THE BURNING SEASON

KINDLE ~ $2.99

When Junior Odum turned from his mother's grave, I stepped out of the shadow of the gnarled old cemetery oak and stood where he could plainly see me. The low-hanging full moon cast bluish highlights up and down the barrel of the .45 automatic I held leveled on the bail-jumper.

"It's a hell of a ways from Hatchaloo County back to Rockford," he told me. "We're at one end of the state, it's at the other, and Illinois is one long damn stretch of real estate. You got near four hundred miles to haul me. And if I've a mind to, I guarantee I can make that a pain-in-the-ass, fight-you-every-inch-of-the-way trip you'll wish you'd never started.

"Or … you do a job of work for me while you're down here. It's somethin' I can't very well take care of myself on account of bein' a fugitive and all, and somethin' your snooper skills should make you better suited for anyway. You do that, then I go back peaceful as a lamb. Hell, I'll even drive the car, you can stick your feet out the window and nap in the back seat if you want."

Don't ask me to explain it. I'm a born-again skeptic who's laughed in the face of a-hell-of-a-lot-slicker pitches than that one, but this time for some reason my reaction was different. Something about the tall young man with his knocked-around, Howdy Doody features and his earnest, pale eyes reached me. Maybe it was helped along by the uneasiness I felt over having waylaid him at his mother's graveside in the first place. Or maybe the rural setting had stirred my boyhood memories deeply enough to unearth some still-innocent, still-naive part of me that hadn't yet been soured on mankind. Or maybe I just read too damn many Robin Hood stories when I was a kid.

Like I said, don't ask me to explain it because I can't.

All I know is that fifteen minutes later, after I'd heard the rest of what he had to say, I walked away from that cemetery without Junior Odum in my custody. I went one way, Odum went another. I'd agreed to spend forty-eight hours on Junior's "job of work." At the end of that time—whether I was successful or not—he'd given his word to return peaceably with me.

That's right, his word.

They were without question the most bizarre circumstances under which I had ever taken on a client.


HAT TIP TO BILL CRIDER

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES: CASE DISMISSED!

PULP NOW: PULP HEROES ~ MORE THAN MORTAL

PULP NOW: PULP HEROES ~ MORE THAN MORTAL

WAYNE REINAGEL

KINDLE ~ $4.95

More Than Mortal is an epic adventure spanning two centuries in time and linking the incredible lives of history's most popular Victorian Age adventurers of the 1800's with the greatest action heroes of the Pulp Era and an assortment of well-known, real-life figures. In this completely original action-adventure story, four champions of justice, Doc Titan - The Ultimate Man, Darkness - The Master of Shadows, Guardian - Steel and Ice Justice, and Scorpion - The Deadliest Man Alive, are brought together for the first time to battle a deadly threat and save the Earth and mankind from absolute destruction.

The story also features famous fictional characters from Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in 80 Days, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly's Frankenstein, Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Professor Challenger series, Chester Hawks' Captain Hazzard, H. Rider Haggard's Allan Quatermain, J.H. Rosny's Ironcastle, John W. Campbell's Who Goes There?/Thing from Another World, Philip Wylie's Savage Gentleman and Gladiator, and many more. Pulp Heroes - More Than Mortal is a fast-paced chronicle about relationships between humorous and entertaining characters.

It's a story about daring adventure. About fathers and sons. Unexpected storyline twists. Secrets revealed and more secrets exposed. The passing of the heroic baton. It's about how everyone is linked in some way and how actions in the past affect the present. It's not about their abilities that show who these heroes are; it's about the choices they make.

Above all, it's an action-packed thrill ride. And, most importantly, it's a story about great adventure heroes and heroines.


PULP NOW: BIG BOOK OF ADVENTURE STORIES CONTENTS!

PULP NOW: BIG BOOK OF ADVENTURE STORIES CONTENTS!

LAURIE’S WILD WEST BLOG PROVIDED THE BELOW FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE UPCOMING OTTO PENZLER EDITED BIG BOOK OF ADVENTURE STORIES . . . I LOOKING FORWARD TO BOTH THIS COLLECTION AND LAURIE’S UPCOMING COLLECTION OF HER GRANDFATHER, PAUL POWERS’, WESTERN PULP STORIES, RIDING THE PULP TRAIL . . .

BIG BOOK OF ADVENTURE STORIES

CONTENTS:

SWORD AND SORCERY

The Golden Snare Farnham Bishop and Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur
The Devil in Iron Robert E. Howard
The Mighty Manslayer Harold Lamb
The Seven Black Priests Fritz Leiber

MEGALOMANIA RULES

The Master Magician Loring Brent
The Most Dangerous Game Richard Connell
The Man Who Would be King Rudyard Kipling
The Wings of Kali Grant Stockbridge

MAN VS. NATURE

The White Silence Jack London
Sredni Vashtar Saki
The Seed from the Sepulcher Clark Ashton Smith
Leiningen versus the Ants Carl Stephenson
The Sea Raiders H. G. Wells

ISLAND PARADISE

Hell Cay Lester Dent
Off the Mangrove Coast Louis L’Amour
The Golden Anaconda Elmer Brown Mason
Shanghai Jim Frank L. Packard
The Python Pit George F. Worts

SAND AND SUN

The Soul of a Turk Achmed Abdullah
Peace Waits at Marokee H. Bedford-Jones
Nor Idolatry Blind the Eye Gabriel Hunt
The Soul of a Regiment Talbot Mundy
Snake-Head Theodore Roscoe
Suicide Patrol Georges Surdez
A Gentleman of Color P. C. Wren

SOMETHING FEELS FUNNY

After King Kong Fell Philip Jose Farmer
Moonlight Sonata Alexander Woollcott

GO WEST, YOUNG MAN

The Caballero’s Way O. Henry
Zorro Deals with Treason Johnston McCulley
Hopalong’s Hop Clarence E. Mulford

FUTURE SHOCK

The Girl in the Golden Atom Ray Cummings
To Serve Man Damon Knight
Armageddon—2419 A. D. Philip Francis Nowlan

I SPY

Woman in Love Geoffrey Household
MacHinery and the Cauliflowers Alistair MacLean
Wheels Within Wheels H. C. McNeile
A Question of Passports Baroness Orczy
Intelligence Rafael Sabatini

YELLOW PERIL

The Copper Bowl George Fielding Eliot
The Hand of the Mandarin Quong Sax Rohmer

IN DARKEST AFRICA

The Green Wildebeest John Buchan
The Slave Brand of Slegman Bin Ali James Anson Buck
Fire L. Patrick Greene
Hunter Quatermain’s Story H. Rider Haggard
Bosambo of Monrovia Edgar Wallace
Black Cargo Cornell Woolrich
Tarzan the Terrible Edgar Rice Burroughs

VINTAGE COVERS: TOMCAT IN TIGHTS!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: U.N.C.L.E. DVD COLLECTION!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: U.N.C.L.E. DVD COLLECTION!

TIME/LIFE HAS JUST DROPPED THE PRICE OF THEIR COMPLETE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. DVD COLLECTION TO $99 – THEIR CHEAPEST PRICE EVER . . .

The classic, award-winning TV series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is here! You’ll get all 105 episodes of the Emmy® Award-nominated series, each remastered for stunning clarity and sound. Plus, over 10 hours of bonus material, including interviews with stars Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, home movies from the U.N.C.L.E. set, commentaries, rare promos and TV appearances. It's all yours on 41 DVDs and packaged in a special collector’s U.N.C.L.E. attaché case.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

PULP NOW: AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE EYES!

PULP NOW: AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE EYES!

THE PULP CURRY WEBSITE HAS A GREAT POST TODAY ON SOME OF THE HOMEGROWN AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE EYES FROM THE 40s AND 50s . . .

The authors are unknown today, despite some selling in the millions in Australia and abroad. Gordon Clive Bleeck wrote over 200 novels, including PI stories, while working full time for NSW Railroads. Carter Brown, the alias of UK immigrant Alan G Yates, is associated with nearly 300 titles.

Starting off as a hugely popular radio program on the Macquarie Network, the PI Larry Kent inspired a series of novels by Don Haring, an American who lived in Australia or a time, and Queenslander Des R Dunn. Audrey Armitage and Muriel Watkins wrote over 20 novels featuring PI Johnny Buchanan under the pseudonym of KT McCall.

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VINTAGE COVERS: YOU'D BE SURPRISED!

HISTORY MYSTERY CORNER: THE VICE SOCIETY!

HISTORY MYSTERY CORNER: THE VICE SOCIETY!

JAMES MCCREET

In Victorian London gruesome events are afoot. Some are asking why the Detective Force’s Inspector Albert Newsome is investigating the curious but - apparently - insignificant death that occurred in Holywell Street.

What seemed like a common enough incident is complicated when the Inspector discovers his ex-colleague (and master detective) George Williamson is also pursuing the case, as well as a sinister former criminal named Noah Dyson.

Then the questions begin to multiply: why are prostitutes being poisoned? Who is exerting pressure on the Commissioner of police? And who, or what, is 'Persephone'?

From the gutter to the drawing rooms of St James’, the two detectives choose their allies and plunge into the underworld of Victorian London, where nothing is quite as it seems and the razor’s flash waits around every corner.

HISTORY MYSTERY CORNER: THE THIEVES' LABYRINTH!

HISTORY MYSTERY CORNER: THE THIEVES' LABYRINTH!

JAMES MCCREET

A death on Waterloo bridge, a body in the river near Wapping, a lady robbed on Wych Street – all common enough daily incidents in early Victorian London. But when an outrageous theft is committed at the port, the clues from these seemingly unconnected crimes soon point irresistibly to a mystery deeper and murkier than the Thames itself.

The rapacious Inspector Newsome has much to prove, ex-police detective George Williamson faces difficult choices, and the mysterious Noah Dyson is once more drawn unwillingly within the reach of the authorities. Meanwhile, competing against them all, there is the enigmatic figure calling himself Eldritch Batchem . . . Lives and reputations are at stake.

As the investigators pursue a macabre trail into the city's darkest passages, each seeks a prize more personal than mere justice. And in the race for a solution, all stand to discover much more than they are prepared for . . .

The Thieves' Labyrinth is a dazzling Victorian entertainment – a gripping, richly atmospheric murder mystery.