Saturday, October 8, 2011

VINTAGE COVERS: ALIBI AT DUSK!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS ~ THE HUNGRY!

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS ~ THE HUNGRY!

AN ONGOING SERIES HIGHLIGHTING POSSIBLY DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH E-BOOKS BY RELATIVELY UNKNOWN AUTHORS, FOUND WHILE CRUISING THE E-BOOK SHELVES ON AMAZON AT 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 . . . ZOMBIES!


THE HUNGRY

HARRY SHANNON / STEVEN W. BOOTH

KINDLE EDITION ~ $3.99

Sheriff Penny Miller of Flat Rock, Nevada, is the kind of woman who will do whatever it takes to protect those she is sworn to serve, even when that includes a murderous biker, her wimpy ex-husband, a unit of incompetent National Guardsmen, and even the scientist responsible for releasing the undead upon an unsuspecting world.

If you're one of the tens of thousands of people who read the free short story, ‘Jailbreak,’ also by Booth and Shannon, this is your opportunity to find out what happens after that terrifying first night of the zombie apocalypse. And those of you encountering The Hungry for the first time are in for the ride of your life. Remember . . . Aim for the head!

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THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

PULP NOW: PULP SHAKESPEARE!

PULP NOW: PULP SHAKESPEARE!

PULP FICTION VS. SHAKESPEARE THEATER MASHUP

Starting next Friday at Theatre Asylum (Santa Monic, CA), this imaginative adaptation asks the question you've always wanted an answer to: "What if Shakespeare had written Pulp Fiction?"

Set in Elizabethan England, Pulp Shakespeare weaves the story of a pair of murderous hit men, their boss's alluring wife and a desperate knight, all brought to life by a cast of acclaimed Los Angeles Shakespearean actors.

Clever and hysterical, this production is the work of Her Majesty's Secret Players and allows audiences to experience the Bard on a whole new level.

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Friday, October 7, 2011

PULP NOW: THE HUMAN ARROW!

PULP NOW: THE HUMAN ARROW!

FÉLICIEN CHAMPSAUR

ADAPTED BY BRIAN STABLEFORD

BLACK COAT PRESS - NOW AVAILABLE!

The Human Arrow, written just prior to World War I, is the story of the first non-stop Paris-to-New York flight by rocket-powered plane as it never happened. French engineer Henri Rozal faces tough competition from rivals for the hand of his fiancée, as well as shady dealings from financiers trying to steal his invention. But as the shadow of war looms, is Rozal's utopian dream of a peaceful planet traversed by powerful flying machines fated to turn into an apocalyptic nightmare?

This edition is the first time that the two versions of the story, the original 1917 edition as well as its rewritten conclusion published in 1927, to take into account Charles Lindbergh's flight and the horrors of World War I, have been published in a single volume.

Also included is Champsaur's novella, The Last Man (1885), which describes how a comet increases the oxygen in Earth's atmosphere and causes Paris to revert to a jungle, and Man to an ape-like beast.

US$24.95 / 5X8 TRADE PAPERBACK/ 360 PAGES

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TALK LIKE A BEAT DAY!

TALK LIKE A BEAT DAY!

OKAY, HEPCATS, CAN THE LIP, TURN UP THE STEREO AND FALL IN FOR THE GINCHIEST GROOVE OF ALL TIME . . . UNLESS YOU'RE A MURGATROID FROM DULLSVILLE. WOULD I CHERRY TREE YOU, DADDY-O?

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A BEAT ON THE BONGO TO THAT PARAGON OF COOLNESS BILL CRIDER

HARD CASE CRIME: FALSE NEGATIVE!

HARD CASE CRIME: FALSE NEGATIVE!

HARD CASE CRIME HAS RELEASED THE COVER TO IT’S UPCOMING RELEASE, FALSE NEGATIVE BY JOSEPH KOENIG . . . ART IS BY THE GREAT GLEN ORBIK, AND IT'S ANOTHER STUNNER OF A COVER . . .

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FEMME FATALES: TROUBLED BLONDE EDITION!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

HARDBOILED COLLECTIVE: THE ALABASTER SKINNED MULE!

HARDBOILED COLLECTIVE: THE ALABASTER SKINNED MULE!

JOCHEM VANDERSTEEN

It's a busy week for Vandersteen’s hardboiled character Noah Milano . . .

First up, he appears on Thrills, Kills 'n' Chills with a new short story, War Crimes . . .

Next, the Milano short story collection, Tough As Leather, is reviewed at Murderous Musings . . .

And finally, the new Noah Milano novelette, The Alabaster-Skinned Mule, is available in all e-formats, and it’s the most action-packe Milano tale yet.

A pretty young girl is used as a mule, smuggling drugs for Mexican druglords. When she discovers the drugs she gets rid of them. The druglords will do anything to get them back.

She hires Noah Milano, security specialist and ex-mob fixer to protect her. He ends up putting his dearest friendship and his very life on the line for her.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

FEMME FATALES!

FEMME FATALES!

MY FAVORITE NOIR-STYLE PHOTOS OF AVA GARDNER . . .

VINTAGE COVERS: THE QUEEN'S OWN!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

KILLING THE BLUES!

KILLING THE BLUES!

THE KINDLE TAPROOM BLOG HAS A GOOD, EVEN-HANDED, REVIEW OF THE NEW JESSE STONE NOVEL, KILLING THE BLUES, IN WHICH MICHAEL BRANDMAN TAKES OVER THE WRITING REINS FROM THE DECEASED ROBERT PARKER . . . I READ KILLING THE BLUES IN ONE SITTING AND AGREE WITH EVERYTHING IN THE REVIEW . . . THE HOWLING AND GNASHING OF TEETH GOING ON ON KILLING THE BLUES AMAZON PAGE HAS BECOME LAUGHABLE . . . THE BOOK IS WHAT IT IS, WHICH AIN'T BAD . . .

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THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES: BLONDES AND BOXING EDITION!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

VINTAGE COVERS: BETTER CORPSES!

PULP NOW: FRENCH PULP!

VINTAGE COVERS: THE HOT CANARY!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

FIRST IT WAS SHERLOCK HOLMES!

FIRST IT WAS SHERLOCK HOLMES!

NOW, ROBERT DOWNEY JR. IS TAKING ON PERRY MASON IN 1930'S L.A. . . .

PER VARIETY . . .

Warner Bros. and Team Downey are pairing to adapt the Perry Mason property as a feature film, with Robert Downey Jr. eyeing the project as a potential starring vehicle.

Like the original series of books by Erle Stanley Gardner about the irrepressible defense attorney, "Perry Mason" will be set in the rough-and-tumble world of early 1930s L.A. and feature Mason's secretary, Della Street, private investigator Paul Drake and Mason's longtime courtroom nemesis, Hamilton Burger.

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MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

HARDBOILED COLLECTIVE: ROGUE ISLAND!

HARDBOILED COLLECTIVE: ROGUE ISLAND!

BRUCE DESILVA

THIS DEBUT CRIME NOVEL LIVES UP TO THE HYPE AND ITS WELL DESERVED AWARDS . . .

KINDLE VERSION: $9.99

Liam Mulligan is as old school as a newspaper man gets. His beat is Providence, Rhode Island, and he knows every street and alley. He knows the priests and the prostitutes, the cops and the street thugs. He knows the mobsters and the politicians – who are pretty much one and the same. Times are changing fast. Corruption runs amok, and what a reporter has to do in the name of competition is becoming laughable.

But when Mulligan realizes that someone is systematically burning down his childhood neighborhood, he ignores his bosses and his budding relationship to figure out the firebug's identify. People he knows and loves are perishing in the flames, and the public is on the verge of panic. With the whole city of Providence on his back, Mulligan must weed through a wildly colorful array of characters to find the truth.

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WESTERN PULP: O’DOUL!

WESTERN PULP: O’DOUL!

WAYNE D. DUNDEE

A DIME NOVEL - SHORT WESTERN ADVENTURE...

I’VE BEEN A FAN OF DUNDEE’S PRIVATE EYE FICTION FEATURING JOE HANNIBAL FOR MANY YEARS . . . GLAD TO SEE HIM KEEPING THE WESTERN TRADITION ALIVE . . .

O’Doul has been a lot of places and done a lot of things in his life. Now, working on a ranch outside Pitchfork Creek, he finds bad things happening all around. The ranch owner and his wife are splitting up and O’Doul is forced to ride herd on a hot-headed cowboy.

When events come to a head, O’Doul makes a deadly decision and goes into action.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

E-SHORTS: SEND MY LOVE AND A MOLOTOV COCKTAIL!

E-SHORTS: SEND MY LOVE AND A MOLOTOV COCKTAIL!

STORIES OF CRIME, LOVE AND REBELLION

ANDREA GIBBONS GARY PHILLIPS

An incendiary mixture of genres and voices, this collection of short stories compiles a unique set of work that revolves around riots, revolts, and revolution. From the turbulent days of unionism in the streets of New York City during the Great Depression to a group of old women who meet at their local café to plan a radical act that will change the world forever, these original and once out-of-print stories capture the various ways people rise up to challenge the status quo and change up the relationships of power.

Ideal for any fan of noir, science fiction, and revolution and mayhem, this collection includes works from Sara Paretsky, Paco Taibo II, Cory Doctorow, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Summer Brenner.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

WESTERN PULP: THE ADVENTURES OF CASH LARAMIE AND GIDEON MILES VOL II!

WESTERN PULP: THE ADVENTURES OF CASH LARAMIE AND GIDEON MILES VOL II!

EDWARD GRAINGER

KINDLE EDITION ~ $.99

THE WORD FROM DAVID CRANMER (AKA: EDWARD GRAINGER) . . .

Adventures of Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles Vol. II continues to chronicle the tales of two unorthodox 19th century U.S. Marshals. With seven more adventures, this collection includes the novella "Origin of White Deer" where the outlaw marshal leaves his Arapaho home as a teen to find his roots in the lawless town of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

These noir tales infuse the Western genre with a fresh perspective on topics like race relations and social justice while still delivering pulse-racing action in the tradition of Wanted: Dead or Alive and Gunsmoke.

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