Saturday, July 30, 2011

HIDDEN MONEY: NEW YORK POST INTERVIEW!

HIDDEN MONEY: NEW YORK POST INTERVIEW!

PER NY POST . . .

If you think that, given the perfect opportunity, you could pull off the perfect crime, raise your hand. Apparently, you are not alone, as most people seem to think that they are far wilier than the professionals tasked with keeping our streets safe.

ABC’s “Take the Money and Run,” premiering Tuesday, takes that premise and creates an entire game around it. Two civilians are given a briefcase containing $100,000 and one hour in which to hide it. When the hour is up, the pair is taken into custody, separated and put into a real jail.

Two local detectives, in conjunction with interrogators Paul Bishop and Mary Hanlon Stone, then have 48 hours to find the briefcase.

If the detectives locate the briefcase by the deadline, they keep the money. If not, the two players will keep the $100,000.

Bishop is a senior detective with the LA Police Department. Hanlon Stone is a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles. The two, who are also both novelists, have honed the craft of interrogation over their years of working together.

“It takes a long time to develop this kind of instinct and skill,” says Bishop. “I’ve been doing this for 35 years, and it wasn’t until 10 years ago that I found myself always knowing where I was going . . .”

FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW CLICK HERE

PULP NOW: WRITINGS IN BRONZE!

PULP NOW: WRITINGS IN BRONZE!

WILL MURRAY

Doc Savage! The legendary Man of Bronze! For the first time, Altus Press collects in one volume the incredible history of the pulp hero. Culled from nearly forty years of writings by pulp expert Will Murray, Doc's foremost authority and Doc Savage novelist, here is everything you ever wanted know about the Man of Bronze, his creator and his times — many published for the first time!

Over 50 articles are included, plus a new interview with Will Murray, talking about the exiting new Doc novels he has planned for 2011.

460 PAGES ~ $34.95 SOFTCOVER ~ $44.95 HARDCOVER

ALTUS PRESS

E-BOOK AVAILABLE NOW ~ CROAKER: PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR!

E-BOOK AVAILABLE NOW ~ CROAKER: PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR!

PAUL BISHOP

ALL EDITIONS ~ $.99

A collection featuring L.A.P.D. homicide detective Fey Croaker in the novelette, Pattern Of Behavior, and the short story, The Thief Of Chirstmas.

Top cop and author Paul Bishop puts his best-selling character, L.A.P.D. homicide detective Fey Croaker, through her paces in two gripping stories.

The novelette, Pattern Of Behavior, is set in the aftermath of the fourth Fey Craoker novel, Chalk Whispers. There have been changes to Fey’s crew of detectives, and new blood on the team creates havoc during the search for a rapist who may have turned murderer.

In the more light-hearted The Thief of Christmas, which is set between the second and third Fey Croaker novels (Grave Sins and Tequila Mockingbird), the flu is running rampant through the department. With nobody else to follow up, Fey and her crew find themselves assigned to a series of disappearing Christmas trees.

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

"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

ABC GAMBLES ON TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN!

ABC GAMBLES ON TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN!

PER XFINITY . . .

. . . “Every outcome of every show that we’ve done is completely different than the one before,” said Bertram van Munster, one of the show’s executive producers. The others include Jerry Bruckheimer and the team behind “The Amazing Race.”

“Some of these police officers, they’re so sharp and have such great instincts, but sometimes they go completely in the wrong direction,” van Munster said.

The series filmed in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago with different detectives. The professional interrogators are Paul Bishop, an author and active police detective, and Mary Hanlon Stone, an author and prosecutor . . .

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN ~ VARIETY REVIEW!

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN ~ VARIETY REVIEW!

PER VARIETY . . .

Producers have spent years trying to decipher how to do a reality-based crime/caper show, and leave it to the team responsible for "The Amazing Race" to come close to cracking the code. "Take the Money and Run" requires a lot of arcane and convoluted rules, but the bottom line -- giving two people an hour to hide $100,000, then unleashing a pair of detectives to find it -- ought to hold an audience's attention in the same undemanding way many procedurals do . . .

. . . the two are held in separate confinement and questioned by interrogators Mary Hanlon Stone and Paul Bishop, who are the only recurring characters in the formula. This gives the players an opportunity to experience a cops-and-robbers scenario, including the psychological tools used to "break" a suspect . . .

. . . in true Bruckheimer-esque fashion, everything works overtime production-wise -- the music, the editing -- to foster suspense. Given the inherent limits . . .

. . . the show (slated for a six-episode summer flight) represents a breezy diversion, with obvious potential to return and plug a gap left by a canceled series come fall.

In short, don't be surprised if ABC takes the idea and runs with it.

FOR THE FULL REVIEW CLICK HERE

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

Friday, July 29, 2011

PAUL BISHOP ON DAVE WHITE PRESENTS!

PAUL BISHOP ON DAVE WHITE PRESENTS!

PER DWP . . .

WE OFFER SO MUCH IN THE AUG. 2 BROADCAST OF DAVE WHITE PRESENTS THAT IT'S GONNA BE TOUGH TO COVER IT ALL IN ONE FLIER, BUT HERE GOES!

On Tues. Aug 2, a new series from Jerry Bruckheimer will premiere on ABC called TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN. One of the stars is an old friend of DWP, police detective and crime novelist Paul Bishop. In fact, he talked about his books on our very first show back in Aug. 2008. This time around, we’ll do a two-parter with Paul – Part 1 focusing on his acting debut, which will air on ABC television immediately after the broadcast of DWP!

All this debuts Tues. Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. EST, then rebroadcast 7:30 Pacific time over www.KSAV.org/

If you miss the first airings, the 90 minutes will be available for download anytime you like on or after Aug. 3 at www.audioentertainment.org/dwp/

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

PARANORMAL CORNER: THE EDINBURGH DEAD!

PARANORMAL CORNER: THE EDINBURGH DEAD!

BRIAN RUCKLEY

Edinburgh 1827. In the starkly-lit operating theatres of the city, grisly experiments are being carried out on corpses in the name of medical science. But elsewhere, there are those experimenting with more sinister forces.

Amongst the crowded, sprawling tenements of the labyrinthine Old Town, a body is found, its neck torn to pieces. Charged with investigating the murder is Adam Quire, Officer of the Edinburgh Police. The trail will lead him into the deepest reaches of the city’s criminal underclass, and to the highest echelons of the filthy rich.

Soon Quire will discover that a darkness is crawling through this city of enlightenment – and no one is safe from its corruption.

JAZZ CORNER: STEVE TYRELL!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: CHERUB ~ PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: CHERUB ~ PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC!

ROBERT MUCHAMORE

IN MY ESTIMATION, THE CHERUB BOOKS ARE RIGHT UP THERE WITH THE ALEX RIDER AND YOUNG BOND ANDVENTURES IN THE TEEN SPY GENRE . . . I’VE READ AND ENJOYED ALL THE PREVIOUS CHERUB BOOKS AND LOOK FORWARD TO THIS NEW CYCLE . . .

August 4th sees the release of People’s Republic. The first in an all-new three-book CHERUB storyline

Go on a journey from China to California. Meet new heros Ning and Ryan. Meet Ryan’s mates Max and Alfie,and his three brothers Theo, Daniel and Leon. Catch up with old CHERUB hands, Amy Collins, Lauren Adams, Connor and Callum O'Reilly, plus all the latest campus mayhem and gossip!

See two cops murdered, a kid get run over by an SUV, masked assassins slaughtering an entire family, bombs blowing up houses, torture, paintbaling and a yucca plant named Doris!

James Adams may be gone, but People’s Republic is 407 pages of CHERUB gold!

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

COMING SOON: SUSPICIOUS MINDS ~ A HIP-SWIVELING COLE RAMSEY MYSTERY!

DETECTIVE PAUL BISHOP TO STAR IN 'TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN'

DETECTIVE PAUL BISHOP TO STAR IN 'TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN'

BY MARK STORER FOR VENTURA COUNTY STAR

PUBLISHED THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011

MY LOCAL PAPER PICKS UP THE STORY . . .

Paul Bishop is coming to the end of a 35-year career with the Los Angeles Police Department. As a detective, Bishop has spent most of that time interviewing and interrogating victims and suspects of sex crimes, a career he fashioned for himself.

"For whatever reason, I can get those suspects to talk to me," he said. "Our entire focus is interrogation. What is the emotional impact of the words we use and the suspects use?"

For Bishop, who lives in Ventura County, it's not an idle question.

"I grew up reading all the time. I read constantly and I loved it," he said.

Shortly after starting his career as a detective, Bishop started writing books. His novels include "Croaker: Chalk Whisperers," "Croaker: Tequila Mockingbird," "Croaker: Grave Sins" and about a dozen others.

FOR THE FULL ARTICLE CLICK HERE

Thursday, July 28, 2011

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: THE ADVENTURES OF BRIGADIER GERARD!

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: THE ADVENTURES OF BRIGADIER GERARD!

SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

I will admit to making the mistake of many mystery fans – equating Conan Doyle only with Sherlock Holmes. It’s well known Doyle killed off Holmes because he felt the character was overshadowing all his other writings – and he was correct. Forced to bring back the cursed Holmes, Doyle’s other writings truly fall into the forgotten books category.

However, I discovered The Adventures of Brigadier Gerard via Rupert Degas' brilliant performance on a recent reissue of the book on CD, and the stories are terrific!

Narrated by Gerard as an old man living in Paris in retirement, the stories ar filled with his most treasured memories  –  his days with the French Hussars fighting in the Napoleonic wars against the British and their allies.

Gerard is conceited, vain, and very, very French.  He remembers himself as the bravest soldier, greatest swordsman, most accomplished horseman, and most gallant lover in all France – yet despite these conceits, he does displays notable bravery on many an occasion. He is obsessed with honor and glory, and is completely uncomprehending of the English and English manners, making him the perfect foil for Doyle to turn a humorous and cynical eye on his own countrymen.

THE ADVENTURES OF BRIGADIER GERARD

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had a great talent for creating memorable characters. The hero of The Adventures of Brigadier Gerard is one of his most ingenious inventions.

There is no braver officer in Napoleon's cavalry than Etienne Gerard - especially in his own opinion. Whether kidnapped by gangs of brigands or outnumbered by enemy troops, the plucky little soldier is constantly gallant, chivalrous and ready to face any danger, even if he doesn't always think before he acts. With great gusto Gerard recounts the swashbuckling exploits and adventures of his glittering military career – carrying out secret missions for Napoleon, eluding capture by the Duke of Wellington, making a daring break from an English prison, rescuing ladies in distress, dueling to the death against the dastardly Baron Straubenthal and even saving the day at the Battle of Waterloo.

Preposterously vain and yet endearing, Brigadier Gerard makes for a tremendously fun companion as he relives the adventures of his military career fighting in the Napoleonic campaigns.

"In its pages you will find adventure, action, romance, love and self-sacrifice, hair's-breadth escape and reckless courage, gallantry, panache and a droll, backhand humor that rivals that of P.G. Wodehouse. You will also find yourself, even more than with the celebrated stories of Holmes and Watson, in the hands of an indisputable artist. For more than any other adventure stories I know, these stories have a power to move the reader." — Michael Chabon

The Brigadier Gerard stories were originally published in The Strand magazine between December 1894 and September 1903. They were later issued in two volumes as The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard in February 1896, and The Adventures of Gerard in September 1903. Having started with the second volume, I have already obtained the first for further enjoyment.

COMING SOON ~ RUNNING WYLDE: SHORT STORIES!

COMING SOON ~ CROAKER: PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR!

COCKTAIL NATION #182 ~ ALOHA BABY!

COCKTAIL NATION #182 ~ ALOHA BABY!

This week, koop talks to Jim Bacci from the Tikiyaki Orchestra, who have a brand new album out. In Swank Advice, Koop tackles the issue of who should pay for dinner on a date. Plus a cool website on towns that have stood still and are like a time vortex.

PLAYLIST

Naughty One’s ~ Azure Te
Martini Kings ~ Last Aloha
Tikiyaki Orchestra ~ Aloha Baby
Peggy Lee ~ Bewitched
Metrolites ~ Today we Kill Tomorrow we Spy
Jack Jones ~ The Mood I’m In
Max Vesterhalt ~ Summertime
Melody Gardot ~ Baby I’m a Fool
Janet Seidel ~ Whatever Lola Wants
Voodoo Island ~ Hypnotique
Vicki Carr ~ When In Rome
HB Radke ~ Louis Prima Tribute
Frank Bennett ~ You’re just too Hip Baby
Mantovani ~ Latin Perfidia

THIS SHOW WILL BE AVAILABLE SATURDAY

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

PULP NOW: PULPSMITH #1!

PULP NOW: PULPSMITH #1!

THE BUTCHER’S SON

A NEW MOSES CRAWFORD MYSTERY

MEL ODOM

I’M ALL OVER THIS TITLE AS IT HITS EVERY NOTE ON MY CHECKLIST . . .

THE WORD STRAIGHT FROM MEL ODOM . . .

I make no bones about the fact that my roots are in the pulps. I loved Doc Savage and the Shadow and the Spider when I was growing up. Tracked down every one I could find. I've told people all my life that I was simply born in the wrong time. I want to write EVERYTHING. Back then you could. Writers went from a science fiction pulp story in the morning to a Western range romance in the afternoon, and then finished off the evening with a story they hoped to sell to Weird Tales.

This is my first foray into writing about pulp writers. It's 1935 and a young, nameless pulp writer who churns out the Lincoln Landry, Space Ranger pulp tales for the science fiction pulps wants to develop a few stories for Black Mask Magazine, which was then home to Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.

He pairs up with a tough New York police detective named Jim McLane and the action simply turns to pure pulp. Short chapters, action, and dialogue propel the story through to the end with a twist.

I'm putting it up on Kindle now, and it should be pubbed by the end of the week. I'm excited about this one.

THE VERY COOL COVER IS BY KEITH BIRDSONG . . .

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

TV GUIDE!

TV GUIDE!

Okay, so now things are getting a little surreal. I’ve tried to take most of this television series stuff in stride – it’s all cool, and I’m enjoying promoting the show, but it’s just a TV series.

However, I grew up reading the old digest-sized TV Guide. I devoured it each week, especially during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s when there was always an article on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. or I Spy or Mission: Impossible or any of the hundred other spy shows with which I was obsessed.

Even though the magazine has changed with the cable age, almost dying out before making a comeback of sorts as a magazine-sized check-stand weekly, I still subscribe, and it’s still TV Guide . . .

And this week, I open it up and on page 22, I’m in TV Guide! I’m just geek enough to think this is too cool.

FUTON CRITIC: BRUCKHEIMER LIVE!

FUTON CRITIC: BRUCKHEIMER LIVE!

PER FUTON CRITIC . . .

JERRY BRUCKHEIMER WILL BE ANSWERING QUESTIONS LIVE VIA TWITTER DURING THE SERIES PREMIERE OF ABC'S "TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN," AUGUST 2

Prior to this live chat, fans can also submit questions on ABC.com or tweet their questions #JerryChat.
Jerry Bruckheimer will be up on Twitter live @BruckheimerJB on TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 from 9:00-10:00 p.m., ET and PT, during the series premiere of "Take the Money And Run," hosting a live chat on ABC.com to offer commentary on the exciting action taking place, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and exclusive photos.

Prior to this live chat, fans can also submit questions on http://abc.go.com/shows/take-the-money-and-run/ask-jerry-bruckheimer or tweet their questions #JerryChat.

On Tuesday night's episode, brothers Raul and Paul Bustamante in San Francisco are given one hour to hide a briefcase worth $100,000. Once that time is up, they're taken into custody by local police detectives Cliff Cook & Dean Taylor and brought to investigative headquarters. Over the next 48 hours, the detectives will work with professional interrogators - Detective Paul Bishop and Deputy District Attorney/best-selling author Mary Hanlon Stone - to combine efforts and determine the location of the briefcase. All they'll have to go on are cell phone records, any receipts and the GPS coordinates from the players' car. The rest will be learned from two days and nights of grueling interrogations and extensive field work. If the two detectives are able to locate the briefcase within the 48 hours, they'll get to keep the money. If not, the two players will keep the $100,000.

Combining elements of an edge-of-your-seat investigative drama with the excitement of real people in their hometowns attempting to outwit high-level detectives and interrogators, "Take the Money And Run" is an exhilarating competition series that will take reality television to a whole new level.

Detective/best-selling author Paul Bishop (www.bishsbeat.blogspot.com) is a high ranking detective specializing in Sex Crimes for a major metropolitan police department on the west coast, where he has twice been honored as Detective of the Year. He has written numerous novels, as well as scripts for feature film and episodic television. Deputy District Attorney and best-selling author Mary Hanlon Stone (www.maryhanlonstone.com) attended the University of Michigan Law School, then moved to California to join the District Attorney's Office, where she specialized in domestic violence and sexual assault prosecutions. Her novel, invisible girl, was inspired by the courage of the young girls she has met through her work.

"Take the Money And Run" is produced by Profiles Television LLC and Jerry Bruckheimer Television, and distributed in the U.S. by Horizon Alternative Television. Executive producers are Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri and Philip Morrow. KristieAnne Reed and Mark Dziak are co-executive producers. The series is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound.

E-BOOKS: GAMBLING ON MAGIC!

E-BOOKS: GAMBLING ON MAGIC!

CHRISTOPHER G. MOORE

Gambling on Magic is set in Bangkok where life is more than good for Joey Balfour, ex-patriot gambling king, former TV personality, and the current owner of the mysterious and exotic Feng Shui Flower Shop in downtown Bangkok. Then ex-chief of security arrives in Bangkok to reopen an old unsolved Las Vegas casino theft. The thief has disappeared in Thailand and the conventional wisdom has it that Balfour holds the key to tracking him down. Caught in a web of deception and betrayal, Balfour discovers that other forces – more sinister and deadly – are slowly entangling him. The stakes are high, the odds are long, and for his greatest gamble, Balfour bets his own life on winning.

Set in the steamy, erotic underworld of Bangkok, Gambling On Magic is a thinking person’s thriller and a brilliant literary portrait of contemporary life inside Southeast Asia’s most famous city. The rogue's gallery of whacky, wonderful, and original characters will stick with you long after you finish this page-turner.

CRIMINAL-E INTERVIEW!

CRIMINAL-E INTERVIEW!

ALLAN GUTHERIE HAS POSTED HIS RECENT INTERVIEW WITH ME ON HIS CRIMINAL-E BLOG . . .

Croaker: Kill Me Again by Paul Bishop

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 . . .

Can you sum up your book in no more than 25 words?

L.A.P.D. detective Fey Croaker and her crew get put through the ringer when a current murder victim appears to have also been murdered ten years earlier.

Who designed your cover?

Keith Birdsong designed the covers for all my e-books. I lucked into finding Keith through another writer friend. He is a professional illustrator working for many Legacy publishers, so it was a big break for me to get him to work on my covers – and I’m delighted with them.

How important is a book's central character?

A strong central character can make up for a lot of other flaws in a novel. For me, a central character has to have some redeeming feature, something to make me like the character and spend time in their company. If a central character is too whiney, too crass, too stupid, or simply not fleshed out, I toss the book aside.

FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW CLICK HERE

NEW TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN ONE SHEET!

RETRO CENTRAL: PAN AM!

RETRO CENTRAL: PAN AM!

ABC’S FALL SCHEDULE IS DRESSED UP WITH THIS NEW SERIES, WHICH LOOKS LIKE MAD MEN CROSSED WITH COFFEE, TEA, OR ME – CALL IT MAD STEWARDESSES . . . THE TRAILERS FOR PAN AM ARE CERTAINLY GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME TO GIVE IT A TRY JUST TO CHECK OUT THE RETRO STYLINGS AND SINATRA SINGING COME FLY WITH ME . . .

Passion, jealousy and espionage... They do it all – and they do it at 30,000 feet. The style of the 1960s, the energy and excitement of the Jet Age and a drama full of sexy entanglements deliciously mesh in this thrilling and highly-original new series.

In this modern world, air travel represents the height of luxury and Pan Am is the biggest name in the business. The planes are glamorous, the pilots are rock stars and the stewardesses are the most desirable women in the world.

Not only are these flyboys and girls young and good looking, but to represent Pan Am they also have to be educated, cultured and refined. They're trained to handle everything from in-air emergencies to unwanted advances – all without rumpling their pristine uniforms or mussing their hair.

There's Dean (Mike Vogel) – a cocky, charismatic and ambitious new pilot – the first of a new breed not trained in the war. On the sly against company policy, he's dating Bridget, a stunning beauty with a mysterious past. A rebellious bohemian, Maggie (Christina Ricci) turns into a buttoned up professional for work so she can see the world. Rounding out the crew are flirtatious Colette (Karine Vanasse), the adventurous Kate (Kelli Garner) and, finally, Laura (Margot Robbie) – Kate's beauty queen younger sister, a runaway bride, who recently fled a life of domestic boredom to take to the skies.

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: PARIS TO DIE FOR!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: PARIS TO DIE FOR!

MAXINE KENNETH

GREAT COVER ~ BEFORE SHE WAS JACKIE KENNEDY WAS JACQUELINE BOUVIER A CIA SPY?

Inspired by an actual letter in the John F. Kennedy Library written by Jackie and revealing her job offer from the newly formed CIA

Young Jacqueline Bouvier's first CIA assignment was supposed to be simple: Meet with a high-ranking Russian while he's in Paris and help him defect. But when the Comrade ends up dead, and Jackie-in her black satin peep-toe stiletto heels-barely escapes his killer, it's time to get some assistance. Enter Jacques Rivage, a French photographer and freelance CIA agent who seems too brash and carefree to grapple with spies, though he's all too able to make Jackie's heart skip a beat.


Together the two infiltrate 1951 high society in the City of Lights, rubbing shoulders with the likes of the Duchess of Windsor, Audrey Hepburn, and Evelyn Waugh. Jackie, no longer a pampered debutante, draws on her quick intelligence, equestrian skills, and even her Chanel No. 5 atomizer as a weapon to stay alive in the shadowy world of international intrigue-and to keep her date with a certain up-and-coming, young Congressman from Massachusetts . . .

PULP NOW: AIRSHIP DAEDALUS!

PULP NOW: AIRSHIP DAEDALUS!

PER ALL PULP . . .

Airship Daedalus spins an exciting tale of two-fisted pulp adventure, set against the backdrop of 1920s exploration, science, mysticism and derring-do.

Written by Todd Downing (Ordinary Angels) and drawn by Brian Beardsley (The Devil’s Own), Airship Daedalus follows the adventures of Captain “Stratosphere” Jack McGraw (ace pilot) and his crew: Dorothy “Doc” Starr (medic and occult expert), Carl “Rivets” Holloway (mechanic), Edward “Duke” Willis (comms and munitions), and Charlie “Deadeye” Dalton (sharpshooter).

Sometimes aided by Stede Bonnet and his Sky Pirates, Captain Stratosphere scours the globe in search of rare artifacts to keep from falling into the hands of the devious Aleister Crowley and his Astrum Argentinium.

Crowley’s primary weapon in his quest for world domination is the mega-Zeppelin Luftpanzer, commanded by his right hand gal, Maria Blutig. With powerful magic and fanatic followers on their side, the Astrum Argentinium and the Luftpanzer pose a major threat to the natural order, thus a secretive organization founded by scientists and industrialists has set the Daedalus II on its course to be the “Shield Against the Darkness”.

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

IT TAKES A THIEF ON DVD ~ OCTOBER 2011!

IT TAKES A THIEF ON DVD ~ OCTOBER 2011!

PER TV SHOWS ON DVD . . .

eOne Announces 'The Complete Series' of the 1968 Robert Wagner Show

18-DVD set with all 3 seasons and bonus material will ship in October

Priced at $199.98 SRP, you will get all 3 seasons of the classic TV show from the late '60s, presented in the original full screen video format with English mono audio. There are English subtitles on board, too. Also included you'll find extras such as a Retrospective Featurette, a New Robert Wagner interview, the "Magnificent Thief" version of the Pilot Episode, "A Matter of Larceny" Interview with Glen A. Larson, and a Collectible Photo Book. Finalized package art hasn't been provided yet, but here's an early graphic that suggests which direction they're heading in. There's also a link to an Amazon.com listing for the title, but the big e-tailer isn't accepting pre-orders as of this writing. Check back, though!

Alexander Mundy is the world's greatest cat burglar...until the day he gets caught. But thievery skills are an asset in the world of espionage, so Mundy is pardoned when he agrees to use his wily ways to help steal for the U.S. Government. 6-time Golden Globe Nominee Robert Wagner (Austin Powers, "Hart to Hart") stars in his TV debut. Star-studded guests include Fred Astaire, Bette Davis, Peter Sellers and many more.

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

SNEAK PREVIEW EPISODE 1 ~ TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN!

NEW TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN SNEAK PREVIEW ON EXTRA!

NEW TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN SNEAK PREVIEW ON EXTRA!

PER EXTRA.COM . . .

From the producers of "The Amazing Race" and "CSI" comes an entirely new heart-stopping competition show, "Take the Money and Run."

The series combines elements of an edge-of-your-seat spy thriller with the excitement of rooting for real people, pitting investigative professionals vs. everyday people trying to win a weekly $100,000 prize.

In each episode, two players as a team are given one hour to hide a briefcase containing $100,000. Once that time is up, they're taken into custody by local police detectives and brought to investigative headquarters. Over the next 48 hours, the detectives will work with professional interrogators -- Detective/best-selling author Paul Bishop and Deputy District Attorney/best-selling author Mary Hanlon Stone -- to combine efforts and determine the location of the briefcase.

"Take the Money and Run" premieres Tuesday, August 2 at 9:00 PM on ABC.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

PULP NOW: BULLETS AND BLADES!

PULP NOW: BULLETS AND BLADES!

THE SHORT FICTION OF BILL CRAIG

THE WORD FROM THE AUTHOR . . .

This is my first release to bear the New Pulp Banner on the back cover. I am very excited about this from the stories contained to the beautiful cover rendered by our own lovely and talented Laura Givens. Mystery author Robert J. Ray, who wrote the Murdock mysteries many years ago, told me it evoked memories of the Conan covers by Frazetta that he read as a teen. Heavy praise indeed!"

BULLETS AND BLADES

These are some of the collected works of New Pulp Author Bill Craig, featuring tales of fantasy, hard-boiled mystery, masked heroes, cowboys, and things that go bump in the night. So pour a shot of whiskey, turn down the lights and crank up some Jazz and settle in for some edge of the seat fun!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A journeyman author who started writing at age 6 and published at age 40, making it only 34 years to become an overnight success. His burning ambition is to break Walter B. Gibson's world record for writing the most words in a single year...