Saturday, July 9, 2011

VINTAGE COVERS: SEDUCE AND DESTROY!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

FANTASY CORNER: PRINCE OF THORNS!

FANTASY CORNER: PRINCE OF THORNS!

MARK LAWRENCE

Before the thorns taught me their sharp lessons and bled weakness from me I had but one brother, and I loved him well. But those days are gone and what is left of them lies in my mother’s tomb. Now I have many brothers, quick with knife and sword, and as evil as you please. We ride this broken empire and loot its corpse. They say these are violent times, the end of days when the dead roam and monsters haunt the night. All that’s true enough, but there’s something worse out there, in the dark. Much worse.”

Once a privileged royal child, raised by a loving mother, Jorg Ancrath has become the Prince of Thorns, a charming, immoral boy leading a grim band of outlaws in a series of raids and atrocities. The world is in chaos: violence is rife, nightmares everywhere. Jorg’s bleak past has set him beyond fear of any man, living or dead, but there is still one thing that puts a chill in him. Returning to his father’s castle Jorg must confront horrors from his childhood and carve himself a future with all hands turned against him.

Prince of Thorns is the first volume in a powerful new epic fantasy trilogy, original, absorbing and challenging. Mark Lawrence’s debut novel tells a tale of blood and treachery, magic and brotherhood and paints a compelling and brutal, sometimes beautiful, picture of an exceptional boy on his journey toward manhood and the throne.

WEB SITE STORY!

WEB SITE STORY!

IF THE INTERNET WAS A 50S BROADWAY MUSICAL, IT WOULD FEATURE EHARMONY, PANDORA, EVITE, TWITTER, AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT RHYMES WELL ENOUGH FOR A SONG.

OK, TO REALLY ENJOY THIS, YOU HAVE TO BE OLD ENOUGH TO BE FAMILIAR WITH WEST SIDE STORY AND YOUNG ENOUGH TO KNOW YOUR WAY AROUND THE INTERNET.



PARANORMAL CORNER: WITCH GOT YOUR TONGUE!

PARANORMAL CORNER: WITCH GOT YOUR TONGUE!

LIVIA J. WASHBURN

KINDLE EDITION ~ $4.99

Aren McAllister is a beautiful but shy and withdrawn young woman who has battled a stuttering problem her entire life. But then, seemingly by accident, she discovers that she wields an incredible power: she is actually a witch and can cast potent spells . . . but only by singing them.

This discovery throws Aren into a dangerous power struggle between different factions in the society of witches who live among humans unknown by them. And for the first time she encounters a romance that may change her life as much or more than the powers she never knew she had.

Witch Got Your Tongue is the first novel in the Tongue Tied Witch series, a brand-new urban fantasy thrill ride from award-winning, best-selling novelist Livia J. Washburn, author of the best selling Fresh Baked Mystery series and the Literary Tour Mysteries.

Friday, July 8, 2011

VINTAGE COVERS: UNTIL TEMTATION DO US PART!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

PULP NOW: WORLD ESPIONAGE BUREAU!

PULP NOW: WORLD ESPIONAGE BUREAU!

BILL RAETZ

WORD FROM THE PULP WRITER HIMSELF . . .

At long last, it's time to announce my next book. Available October 1, 2011: Armed and Gorgeous  the sequel to Bad Agent!



FOR AN EXCERPT CLICK HERE

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: MI6 CONFIDENTIAL!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: MI6 CONFIDENTIAL!

ISSUE 10, VOLUME 4, MAY 2011

With the tabloid press railing against his selection and criticizing his suitability as the new James Bond on an almost daily basis, and the producers making the bold step of resetting the character back to the start of his career, the stakes could not have been higher for the release of "Casino Royale" and Daniel Craig's debut as 007.

As well as rounding up interviews with the on-screen villains, Issue #10 of MI6 Confidential - the leading James Bond magazine - focuses on some of the aspects of the critically-acclaimed production that are often overlooked: pre-visualization, production design, scoring, special effects, costume design and the publicity machine that made sure everyone knew 'Bond was back!'

IN THIS ISSUE

• Bay Area Bonding - Tracking "A View To A Kill" around famous San Francisco landmarks
• James Bond’s France - Searching for the real Casino Royale
• 'Card Sense' Jimmy Bond - A look back at the 1954 Casino Royale live teleplay on CBS
• That Sinking Feeling - Peter Lamont and Chris Corbould on recreating Venice
• Rogues Gallery - Interviews with the villains of Casino Royale: Mads Mikkelsen, Jesper Christensen and Clemens Schick
• Between Script & Screen - Before the cameras roll, storyboard artist Martin Asbury reveals his 'pre-vis' magic
• Scoring Casino Royale - Composer David Arnold talks about the score and Bond theme deconstruction
• Dressing 007 - Costume designer Lindy Hemming explains the new look for a new Bond
• Around The World With Casino Royale - How the worldwide publicity machine boosted Bond at the box-office
• Age of Heroes - Sean Bean discusses his new WWII film based on Ian Fleming's 30 Commando Unit
• The Last Word - Director Martin Campbell on shooting the intricate poker sequence

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

CAPTAIN AMERICA ~ THE FIRST AVENGER!

PULP NOW: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT!

PULP NOW: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT!

DONALD E. KEYHOE

INTRODUCTION BY WILL MURRAY

VOLUME 1 – ALTUS PRESS – COMING SOON!

Best known for writing the adventures of Philip Strange, UFO legend Donald E. Keyhoe also wrote another long-running aerial hero for the pages of FLYING ACES: Richard Knight. These wild adventures also mix in elements of lost races, dinosaurs and more!

VOLUME 1 COLLECTS THE FIRST SIX STORES FROM 1936-37:

"Vultures of the Lost Valley"
"Hell Flies High"
"Death Flies the Equator"
"Falcons from Nowhere"
"Masks Over Madrid"
"Wings of the Emerald"

$19.95 SOFTCOVER ~ $29.95 HARDCOVER ~ 230 PAGES

ALTUS PRESS

PULP NOW: THE BRONZE GAZETTE #61!

PULP NOW: THE BRONZE GAZETTE #61!

JULY 2011 - NOW AVAILABLE!

NEW DOC SAVAGE NOVEL REVIEWED!

THIS ISSUE FEATURES:

Editorial
"Doc Savage Returns" by Howard Wright
Review: "The Desert Demons" by Howard Wright
News Update
Cover: Tim Faurote
Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, Joe De Vito, Tim Faurote, Bobb Cotter, and David Burton

Cost is $15.00/3 Issues US
Cost is $16.00/3 Issues Canada
Cost is $20.00/3 Issues Overseas

Checks and money orders should be payable to: Green Eagle Publications

For those that have stuck with TBG all of these years, thanks for your continued support.

SEND ORDERS AND BACK ISSUE INQUIRIES TO:
GREEN EAGLE PUBLICATIONS
2900 STANDIFORD AVE 16B
PMB #136
MODESTO, CA 95350

PULP NOW: THE EXPLOITS OF THE PATENT LEATHER KID!

PULP NOW: THE EXPLOITS OF THE PATENT LEATHER KID!

ERLE STANLEY GARDNER

EDITED BY BILL PRONZINI

CRIPPEN / LANDRU PUBLISHERS - NOW AVAILABLE!

The Patent Leather Kid is an elegant crook, hiding his identity with mask, gloves, and shoes made out of black patent leather. In truth, he is a wealthy, seemingly indolent socialite, who becomes a terror to the underworld. In the gang-ridden world of the Depression, The Kid knows that “the rulers of today were the corpses of tomorrow, where survival was the price of keen observation and rapid thought.” His enemy, Inspector Brame, believes that The Kid “is apparently one who loves adventure. His crimes are committed for excitement, rather than gain. And, in everything he does, he gives proof of a superior mentality.”

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

TRADE SOFTCOVER: $19.00
CLOTHBOUND: $29.00

CRIPPEN / LANDRU PUBLISHERS

PULP NOW: DOC CON XIV!

PULP NOW: DOC CON XIV!

NOVEMBER 12, 2011!

The annual Doc Savage Convention gathered together for the first time on October 24, 1998. The convention also known as Doc Con is the brainchild of Rob Smalley who together with Jay Ryan, Paul Cook and Courtney Rogers have hosted the event each year in Arizona. Doc Con attracts residents from around the country, for a weekend of planned Doc Savage events as well as discussions and camaraderie.

Doc Con 2011 will be hosted by Courtney Rogers on November 12, 2011. William Lampkin and Glenn Horner will oversee Saturday's planning and already they have a wealth of ideas in store for the day. We’ve expanded the Con to two days with Jay Ryan hosting a dinner Friday evening as well as a radio play recording of Radium Scrambe by Lester Dent. Talking is expected to continue into the wee hours of the morning. Saturday's Doc Con events should take us well into the evening again. Finally, things conclude with breakfast on Sunday.

If you are a Doc Savage fan, Then Doc Con XIV is for you!

TO FOLLOW DOC CON ON FACEBOOK CLICK HERE

DOC CON XIV

HARDBOILED CORNER: MICKEY SPILLANE'S MIKE HAMMER!

HARDBOILED CORNER: MICKEY SPILLANE'S MIKE HAMMER!

THE COMPLETE SERIES OF THE '50S SHOW STARRING DARREN MCGAVIN COMES TO DVD!

A/E Home Video has announced a DVD release for Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer - The Complete Series, the original 1958 show starring Darren McGavin (Kolchak: The Night Stalker, The Outsider, Riverboat, the original Six Million Dollar Man pilot telefilm). The 12-disc set will cost $89.95

PULP NOW: TEEL JAMES GLENN!

PULP NOW: TEEL JAMES GLENN!

Teel James Glenn was born in Brooklyn though he’s traveled the world for thirty years as a stuntman, fight choreographer, swordmaster, jouster, book illustrator, storyteller, bodyguard, and actor. He studied under the head of the Seoul Military Academy and Errol Flynn’s last stunt double.

He has choreographed realistic violence for every Shakespeare play at least once, many several times and literally hundreds of different productions.
And as a performer of he’s done 52 Renaissance Faires, been in many genre films and TV series including, Spenser for Hire, the Equalizer, The Bog Creatures and most famously as Vega in the manga/gaming web series “Street Fighter: the later years.”

All of this life experience informs his writing; he has 25 books in print from five different publishers (all of them well reviewed) and have sold short works to magazines like Mad, Blazing Adventures, Black Belt, Classic Pulp Fiction, Fantasy Tales, AfterburnSF, Fantasy World Geographic and others.

WAKE OF THE RED MISTRESS!

NOW AVAILABLE!

The book is a fantasy tale of thwarted love and piratical lust, blood and treasure! Sister Shinara of the Yulinites is on a ship that is attacked by Aurzia- the Red Mistress. When the pirate’s men are going to kill Shinara and the five novices in her care the sister makes a deal with the pirate queen to lead her to a ‘great treasure’ in a distance monastery.

The Red Mistress leads her brigands on a cross-country trek to loot the monastery with Shinara and the sisters in tow. When these characters come together and how they interact is the tale.

SHADOWS OF NEW YORK!

NOW AVAILABLE!

In the 1930s, the world stands at the brink of war, Japan is intent on its conquest of China, and criminal masterminds are using the confusion to carve out their own empires. Into this world strides Dr. Shadows.

When his plane was shot down over Korea by the Japanese, Dr. Shadows was nearly killed, being rescued by Korean monks who nursed him back to health with an herbal treatment that turned his skin an ashen gray, but that also gives him a speed and agility unmatched by others. After years of healing and martial arts training, Dr. Shadows is back in New York where he's established the Shadows Foundation for Justice. Through this organization (and with the help of sidekicks Slugger Harris and monk and martial artist Dr. Hoon and perky Lee Han Ku (Hank)) he'll attempt to right wrongs, solve crimes, and defeat crimelords whose greed is spurring the world toward war.

Dr. Shadows’ New York is not the glamorous stage for theater and the super-rich, but bars, Chinatown, and secret societies.

Fans of pulp fiction will chuckle over the name-dropping of mostly-forgotten characters, and his careful reconstruction of an era that is now in the past and perhaps never fully existed. As for his characters, Dr. Shadows just a bit of angst, and gives us a full range of villains, from classic arch-fiends to surprisingly complex and honorable enemies.

STAR TRUCK: UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE!

STAR TRUCK: UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE!

JOHN GETTER

IN HONOR OF THE FINAL SHUTTLE FLIGHT . . .

Author John Getter once again uses his experience as NASA’s reporter-of-choice for pool coverage, private pilot and personal friend to many of the astronauts to reveal the little-known stories behind the history of the space shuttle.

Join John as he takes the reader on a journey through the joys and frustrations of the human adventure of the space shuttle and exploration, from its inception during the first American’s walk on the moon to the last shuttle flights. Share the humor of the "cola wars" in space and the "toilet tours." Learn more about the shocking revelations and cover-ups that followed the Challenger and Columbia disasters. Experience the emotions as John describes the accidents and what the investigations revealed really happened to the crew as their shuttles were destroyed. And examine the dangerous and potentially devastating effects resulting from the decision to end the space shuttle program prematurely.

This e-book includes 30 color photographs from John's personal collection as well as NASA and Soviet archives.

A great follow-up to John's best-seller, "To The Moon: Untold Stories of the Space Race."

E-BOOK AVAILABLE NOW ~ CROAKER: CHALK WHISPERS!

E-BOOK AVAILABLE NOW ~ CROAKER: CHALK WHISPERS!

PAUL BISHOP

KINDLE EDITION ~ $2.99

The fourth Detective Fey Croaker L.A.P.D. novel.

Top Los Angeles police detective and author Paul Bishop brings gripping authenticity and power to Chalk Whispers, his latest poignant and revealing novel featuring L.A.P.D. Detective Fey Croaker.

Never one to avoid a challenge, Fey knows she'll face both jealousy and hostility on her promotion to lieutenant in the elite Robbery-Homicide Division, but she and her team encounter something far more dangerous and disturbing when their first case is the torture-murder of prominent lawyer Bianca Flynn, the daughter of a judge and sister of one of Los Angeles's police commissioners.

Fey and her crew – the enigmatic married couple, Arch Hammersmith and Rhonda Lawless (a.k.a. Hammer and Nails), Brindle Jones and her partner, Alphabet Cohen, and Fey's second-in-command, Monk Lawson – must search Bianca Flynn's past to try to find clues to her murder. One promising avenue is Bianca's work for an illegal underground railroad seeking to protect children from sexually predatory parents.

As the investigation twists into ever-tightening circles, Fey must also probe the strange death of Ellis Kavanaugh, one-time police force partner of Fey's abusive father. Is Kavanaugh's death connected to Flynn's? Why did the old man leave Fey a briefcase filled with hundred-dollar bills, and who chased him to his death beneath frightened horses on a racetrack?

In a novel that reaches into the past to illuminate the tragedies of today, Paul Bishop reveals a vulnerable Fey Croaker readers have never seen before, and will not soon forget.

Chalk Whispers delivers a knock-out punch in this riveting series from an author who combines the hard-earned authority of the professional police officer with the narrative gift of the born storyteller.

PRAISE FOR THE DETECTIVE FEY CROAKER L.A.P.D. NOVELS

"Chalk Whispers confirms Bishop's place in the pantheon of writers like Joseph Wambaugh and Michael Connelly, as well as an earlier generation of pros like Ross MacDonald, who uncovered the corruption beneath Los Angeles's glossy exterior." — Amazon.com Reviews

"Prime Suspect meets Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct with a brilliant twist of L.A. citrus." — Mystery Magazine

"Paul Bishop has a flair for creating police who are very good and very bad and very human." — Los Angeles Times Book Review


"The closest equivalent to Joe Wambaugh yet." — The Los Angeles Times

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A thirty-five year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, Paul has twice been honored as Detective of the Year. As well as numerous novels, he has also written scripts for episodic television and feature films. As a nationally recognized interrogator, he appears regularly on the hit ABC reality series Take The Money And Run . . .

E-SHORTS: DEATH ON DENIAL!

E-SHORTS: DEATH ON DENIAL!

O’NEIL DU NOUX

KINDLE EDITION ~ $.99

Mr. Happer is pushing seventy, a skeleton-of-a-man with razor-sharp cheek bones, sunken cheeks and withered arms that gives him cadaverous appearance. Happer has the annoying habit of watching Agatha Christie’s DEATH ON THE NILE over and over again as he sits behind his desk. A wannabe Mafiosi, Happer runs a loan sharking operation along the wharves of New Orleans. His employees – wily Gordon Urquhart and the seductive Stella Dauphine – learn a painful lesson from the old man – that death cannot be denied.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

NEW INTERVIEW!

NEW INTERVIEW!

AUTHOR BRIAN DRAKE EXPLAINS IT ALL ON HIS BLOG IN A NEW AND FAIRLY EXTENSIVE INTERVIEW ABOUT MY NEW TELEVISION SERIES, TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN, MY NEWLY AVAILABLE E-BOOKS, AND MY UPCOMING NOVEL, FELONY FISTS . . .

THE INDIE SCENE: PAUL BISHOP

I first noticed author Paul Bishop during a viewing of Mike Hammer’s Mickey Spillane, the documentary by Max Allan Collins, where Bishop stated that if Mike Hammer was a real detective, he, as a bona fide police office, would end up booking him instead of assisting him a la Pat Chambers.

So I Googled Paul Bishop and was impressed with his background as a veteran detective and crime writer; when I began my ebook venture, Paul was kind enough to mention my work on his own blog, Bish's Beat, and has mentioned each of my books upon release. Thanks, Paul!

To repay the favor I wanted to interview Paul about his own ebook effort (reissues plus originals) and an upcoming reality television project which sounds great.

The books include his Calico Jack Walker/Tina Tamiko series, and his Fey Croaker series, both of which feature police protagonists, and an original series called Fight Card, the first story of which features a boxer fighting under the watchful eye of L.A. gangster Mickey Cohen. I have read parts of each book, and Paul has a crisp writing style and a narrative energy that really grabs you . . . read on for our interview . . .

THX, BRIAN!

FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW CLICK HERE

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: THE LONG SHORT CUT!

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: THE LONG SHORT CUT!

ANDREW GARVE

From the cover to the quotes and synopsis, the Dell paperback edition of this 1972 novel unrepentantly hammers home the message that the duo of Bliss and Corrine are the second coming of The Avengers. While I’ve kept this book for the cover, the comparison is misleading – and that’s a shame because The Long Short Cut is a strong novel in its unique way.

Bliss is a con man who witnesses a gang shooting in London. With Corrine alongside, Bliss executes an ingenious plan to use what he has seen to con a businessman out of thousands of pounds sterling – not exactly the kind of plot associated with The Avengers, but a good starting point for a more traditional thriller.

Andrew Garve is the pseudonym of Paul Winterton (1908-2001), who also wrote as Roger Bax and Paul Somers. As Garve, he wrote numerous stand-alone thrillers displaying his mastery of many genres: detective stories, espionage, police procedural, adventure, and romantic suspense. His special knowledge of the Soviet Union, of journalism, and of sailing are often put to good use.

THE LONG SHORT CUT

Makes The Avengers look tame . . .

If you like Steed and Emma, you’ll go wild over Bliss and Corrine!

Bliss is handsome, charming, polished, daring. Corrine is beautiful, sensual, scintillating, and unscrupulous. They’re the most devastating team ever to match their wits and nerve against the good grey Establishment – and what they do to law and order, security and Scotland Yard, and the remnants of the British empire would make the Avengers consider working the other side of the street just to get a piece of the wild and wonderful action.

In clear, easy to read, literate prose, Garve created sympathetic characters, ingenious plots, and fascinating backgrounds. Despite this reputation, Garve is almost completely forgotten today.

On an odd note, The Long Short Cut is alleged to be the first book set completely into type by electronic composition. Now, that’s just bizarre enough to be a plot for The Avengers.

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN!

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN!

MORE PHOTOS FROM THE SET . . . PREMIERING AUGUST 2ND AT 9PM ON ABC . . .

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS ~ DEATH NOTICE!

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS ~ DEATH NOTICE!

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 MAKING 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 . . . MYSTERY/THRILLER!

DEATH NOTICE

ALICIA DEAN

KINDLE EDITION ~ $2.99

A killer has something to say—and he’s using her obituary column to get his point across . . .

When columnist Monroe Donovan receives an obituary notice with a date of death two days in the future, she dismisses it as a typo. Then, a second incorrect obituary comes in, and a woman whose name matches the name of the deceased is murdered—on the date listed in the obituary. Now, Monroe realizes that something much more sinister is happening. A serial killer is trying to communicate with her.

She turns to Detective Lane Brody for help, but her attraction to him is complicating her already complicated life. And when the killer turns out to have a disturbing connection to Monroe, complications turn deadly.

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS ~ CHIHUAHUA OF THE BASKERVILLES!

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS ~ CHIHUAHUA OF THE BASKERVILLES!

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 MAKING 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 . . . MYSTERY!

CHIHUAHUA OF THE BASKERVILLES

A TRIPPING MAGAZINE MYSTERY

ESRI ALLBRITTEN

KINDLE EDITION ~ $10.99

The decidedly eccentric staff of Tripping Magazine, a low-budget periodical of the paranormal, go to Manitou Springs, Colorado, to investigate a ghostly Chihuahua spotted by the rich founder of a clothing catalog for small dogs. Is the glowing apparition really the deceased namesake of Petey’s Closet, “Where Dapper Dogs Shop?” Or is someone trying to teach a dead dog new tricks?

With memorable and wacky characters, fans of Blaize Clement and all cozy lovers will be clamoring to get a copy of this unique new series.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN!

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN!

A FEW PHOTOS FROM THE SET . . . PREMIERING AUGUST 2ND AT 9PM ON ABC . . .

WRITER'S CORNER: LAWRENCE BLOCK'S BLOG!

WRITER'S CORNER: LAWRENCE BLOCK'S BLOG!

THE TITLE SAYS IT ALL, LB'S BLOG IS THE BLOG TO FOLLOW FOR WRITERS AND READERS.  IT'S ALL GOOD STUFF FROM ONE OF THE MASTERS OF LITERARY EXPOSITION . . .

FOR LB'S BLOG CLICK HERE

HAT TIP TO BILL CRIDER

PARANORMAL CORNER: DRUNK ON THE MOON!

PARANORMAL CORNER: DRUNK ON THE MOON!

PAUL D. BRAZILL

KINDLE EDITION ~ $.99

When a full moon fills the night sky, P.I. Roman Dalton becomes a werewolf and prowls the dark streets of the city battling creatures of evil. Paul D Brazill's Drunk On The Moon is an intense and hard-boiled noir / horror series, brought to you by some of the finest dark fiction writers around.

Spinetingler Award nominee Paul D. Brazill was born in England and lives in Poland. His writing has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, including the 2011 Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime. His short story collection '13 Shots Of Noir' will be published in 2011. He writes regularly for Pulp Metal Magazine and Mean Streets Magazine. His influential blog is You Would Say That, Wouldn't You?

VINTAGE PULP: ADVENTURE!

PULP NOW: THE ASTOUNDING, THE AMAZING, AND THE UNKNOWN!

PULP NOW: THE ASTOUNDING, THE AMAZING, AND THE UNKNOWN!

PAUL MALMONT

KINDLE EDITON ~ $12.99 (SORRY, BUT THIS IS AN OUTRAGEOUS PRICE SET BY THE PUBLISHER FOR THE E-BOOK EDITION)

THE LONG AWAITED SEQUEL TO CHINATOWN DEATH CLOUD PERIL. . .

Based on an incredible true episode of World War II history, Paul Malmont’s new novel is a rollicking blend of fact and fiction about the men and women who were recruited to defeat the Nazis and ended up creating the future.

In 1943, when the United States learns that Germany is on the verge of a deadly innovation that could tip the balance of the war, the government turns to an unlikely source for help: the nation’s top science fiction writers.

Installed at a covert military lab within the Philadelphia Naval Yard are the most brilliant of these young visionaries. The unruly band is led by Robert Heinlein, the dashing and complicated master of the genre. His “Kamikaze Group,” which includes the ambitious genius Isaac Asimov, is tasked with transforming the wonders of science fiction into science fact and unlocking the secrets to invisibility, death rays, force fields, weather control, and other astounding phenomena—and finding it harder than they ever imagined.

When a German spy washes ashore near the abandoned Long Island ruins of a mysterious energy facility, the military begins to fear that the Nazis are a step ahead of Heinlein’s group. Now the oddball team, joined by old friends from the Pulp Era including L. Ron Hubbard (court-martialed for attacking Mexico), must race to catch up. The answers they seek may be locked in the legendary War of Currents, which was fought decades earlier between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison.

As the threat of an imminent Nazi invasion of America grows more and more possible, events are set in motion that just may revolutionize the future—or destroy it—while forcing the writers to challenge the limits of talent, imagination, love, destiny, and even reality itself.

Blazing at breathtaking speed from forgotten tunnels deep beneath Manhattan to top-secret battles in the North Pacific, and careening from truth to pulp and back again, The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown is a sweeping, romantic epic—a page-turning rocket ship ride through the history of the future.

20 MOST AWE INSPIRING WRITER’S ROOMS!

20 MOST AWE INSPIRING WRITER’S ROOMS!

THESE ARE REALLY COOL . . .

As a college student, you might do most of your writing holed up in your dorm room or library cubicle — hardly an inspirational setting for getting your creative juices flowing. While a great writer doesn't always need a beautiful setting to create brilliant works (just think of all the texts written in prisons!) it certainly doesn't hurt. We've compiled a list of the most beautiful, inspirational, comfy, and awe-inspiring writing rooms used by great authors for your perusing pleasure. While you may not be able to the afford opulent or cozy writing rooms on this list, you can always dream and these rooms might provide the inspiration needed to kick your writing into gear and finally get that novel published.

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

HAT TIP TO BILL CRIDER

VINTAGE COVERS: DEATH OF A CITIZEN!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

COCKTAIL NATION #180 ~ MAJOR HEALY!

COCKTAIL NATION #180 ~ MAJOR HEALY!

This week, Koop continues the I Dream Of Jeanie theme with an interview he recorded with Bill Daily (who played Major Healy) when he visited Sydney for the Supanova Convention. In Review With Koop, he looks at a new compilation release, and in the Swank Advice segment, Koop has some winning ideas on meeting people.

TRACKLIST


Tikyaki Orchestra ~ ShakaHula Bossa Nova
Billy May ~ The Late Late Show
Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack ~ I Dream Of Jeannie.
Jackie Gleason ~ It was So Beautiful
Tiki Joe’s Ocean ~ Under the Midnight Sun
Jack Jones ~ I Will Wait For You
Lea Delaria ~ Call Me
Necro Tonz ~ Fare Thee Well and Go to Hell
Henry Mancini ~ Something For Cat
Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica ~ Colardo Waltz
Al Caiola ~ 720 in The Books
Nestor Amaral and His Continenals ~ Brazil.
Pink Martini ~ And Then Your Gone
Titio-Puente ~ Vibe Cha-Cha

THIS SHOW WILL BE AVAILABLE SATURDAY 7/9/2011

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

HARD CASE CRIME: BLOOD ON THE MINK!

HARD CASE CRIME: BLOOD ON THE MINK!

NEWS FROM HARD CASE CRIME EDITOR CHARLES ARDAI . . .

Hard Case Crime has published books by a number Mystery Writers of America 'Grand Masters' over the years -- Lawrence Block, Donald Westlake, Mickey Spillane, Ed McBain, Stephen King -- but in 2012 we're going to add to this illustrious list a Grand Master from the other side of the aisle, the Science Fiction Writers of America: Robert Silverberg.


Five-time winner of the Nebula Award, five-time winner of the Hugo Award, author of acclaimed, mind-bending fantasy novels that have won praise from people like Jonathan Lethem and Michael Chabon, Bob began his career writing under fake names for the last surviving pulp magazines. For the very last issue ever of TRAPPED DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, the editor asked if he could supply a complete novel, and Bob did, an action-packed suspense thriller about a government agent going undercover in the Philadelphia Mob to root out a master currency forger from within.

The issue of TRAPPED appeared on newsstands in 1962 -- and after it went off sale a few weeks later, this work by Silverberg vanished. It never appeared under the author's real name, never appeared in book form -- never appeared in any form for the past half-century.

And it's a great read.

So...in April 2012, Hard Case Crime will be giving BLOOD ON THE MINK its first-ever proper publication, including a new afterword by Silverberg discussing the novel's genesis and his work for the pulps, as well as two short stories he wrote for the pulps that have a connection to the novel, and that also haven't seen the light of day for more than 50 years.

BLOOD ON THE MINK

Set A Fake To Catch A Fake

Somewhere in Philadelphia, a master engraver is turning out brilliant forgeries of U.S. currency plates for organized crime. To bring the operation down from the inside, the government sends an agent undercover posing as a West Coast crime lord’s right-hand man. It’s a dangerous game of impersonation—one that could prove fatal when the agent’s secret begins to unravel...

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

PULP NOW: EXCITING PULP TALES!

PULP NOW: EXCITING PULP TALES!

TOM JOHNSON

The exciting sequel to Tom Johnson's 2010 anthology, PULP DETECTIVES, EXCITING PULP TALES brings you ten more all-new stories featuring classic pulp heroes such as The Angel, The Green Ghost, The Cobra, The Crimson Mask, Gentle Jones, The Purple Scar, Funny Face, Mr. Death, The Jungle Queen, and Ki-Gor. Almost 400 pages of pulp thrills, featuring original characters from the pulp era.

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN BIO ON ABC MEDIA NET!

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN BIO ON ABC MEDIA NET!

FROM ABC MEDIA NET . . .

In addition to being an Interrogator on ABC's Take the Money and Run, Paul Bishop is a top cop and critically-acclaimed author. Don't believe us? Then read on!

The Los Angeles Times has called Paul Bishop "the closest equivalent of Joe Wambaugh yet," and stated his novel, Hot Pursuit, "could hardly be better." The "New York Times proclaimed him a "first-class writer," and called his Deep Water a "lively, bloody adventure." Publishers' Weekly cited Paul's Croaker: Kill Me Again, as "gripping, intense, labyrinthine, complex, and compelling." And author Dominick Dunne declared Paul's Croaker: Grave Sins to be a "tough, taut, terrific tale!"

As a nationally recognized interrogator, Bishop co-stars with his professional partner, bestselling author and prosecutor Mary Hanlon Stone, as the regular interrogators and driving force behind the new hit ABC reality show, “Take the Money & Run,” from producers Bertram Van Munster and Jerry Bruckheimer. Bishop and Stone will also be sharing their experience and expertise in their forthcoming book, How to Tell When Your Teen Is Lying.

Bishop’s novels include Hot Pursuit, Deep Water, Penalty Shot, Suspicious Minds, the short story collection Running Wylde, and five novels in his L.A.P.D. Detective Fey Croaker series – Croaker: Kill Me Again, Croaker: Grave Sins, Croaker: Tequila Mockingbird, Croaker: Chalk Whispers and Croaker: Pattern of Behavior.

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Monday, July 4, 2011

PULP NOW: THE BEST OF ADVENTURE!

PULP NOW: THE BEST OF ADVENTURE!

VOLUME 2 ~ 1913-1914

BLACK DOG BOOKS - COMING SOON!

Assembled from years three and four of its history, this collection brings together 20 of the best tales that appeared in Adventure, including rarely or never-before reprinted works by Talbot Mundy, Rafael Sabatini, Edgar Wallace, H.D. Couzens, J. Allan Dunn, George Washington Ogden, Stephen Chalmers and others.

The stories, include authors both familiar and forgotten to today's readers, represent historical and modern-set fiction (modern as in circa 1914) in all corners of the globe.

Selected and with an introduction by Doug Ellis.

INCLUDED:

"Orders Gray" by Marion Polk Angellotti [Medieval Italy]
"The Black Violin" by Nevil G. Henshaw [New Orleans]
"The Capture of Lone Bill" by Hapsburg Liebe [Western]
"Paid" by W. Townend [Afghanistan]
"The Shanghaied Policeman" by S.B.H. Hurst [New York]
"In a Righteous Cause" by Talbot Mundy [India]
"Messire Richard" by Warwick Deeping [Medieval England]
"The Word of Borgia" by Raphael Sabatini [Renaissance Italy]
"The Getting of Boh Na-Ghee" by Gordon McCreagh [Burma]
"Clearing a Snarl" by Frederick William Wallace [North Atlantic fishing]
"Down the River" by G.W. Ogden [Colonial Mississippi]
"The Impulsiveness of Black Douglas" by Stephen Chalmers [Northwest Mounties]
"The Chang-Hwa Pearl" by H.D. Couzens [China; South Seas; Hawaii]
"Queen of the Species" by Prince Sarath Ghosh [India]
"The Taking of Peter Pan" by George Brydges Rodney [Mexico; humorous]
"The Sea-Wife's Challenge" by Henry Oyen [Brooklyn; North Atlantic; some fantasy elements]
"A Maker of Wars" by Edgar Wallace [Africa; humorous]
"Safe or Out?" by Hugh S. Fullerton [Ohio; baseball; humorous]
"The Greenstone Mask" by Allan Dunn [South Seas]

BLACK DOG BOOKS

THE DREAMSVILLE SHOW FOR JULY!

THE DREAMSVILLE SHOW FOR JULY!

DIG IT!

TRACKLIST:

Mark Murphy - Come And Get Me
Pete Rugolo - Voodoo Man
Richard Pine - Beatnik Bill
Joya Sherrill - Desdemona's Lament
Candido - Bongo Baby
Gil Mellé - Night Train To Wildwood
Dinah Washington with Lionel Hampton - Blow Top Blues
Lionel Hampton - Robbins In Your Hair
Buddy Rich - Rich-Ual Dance
Coleman Hawkins - Bah-U-Bah
Charles Mingus with Melvin Stewart - Scenes In The City
Ken Nordine - I Used To Think My Right Hand Was Uglier Than My Left
Fleet and Freddy - Pad
Marilyn Ross - Out Of This World

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VINTAGE COVERS: FLIGHT GIRL!