Saturday, November 26, 2011

PULP NOW: BLACK DOG BOOKS SALE!

PULP NOW: BLACK DOG BOOKS SALE!

THE WORD FROM BLACK DOG BOOKS PUBLISHER TOM ROBERTS …

UNBEATABLE HOLIDAY SAVINGS! ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SAVE BIG ON THE FOLLOWING TITLES FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON FROM BLACK DOG BOOKS!

WESTERN ACTION—

Trail of the Snake by Norvell Page. With an introduction by Bill Crider.
The complete collected Westerns stories by the author of The Spider.
"Another outstanding collection from Black Dog Books."—Dispatches From the Last Outlaw.
Published at $10.00...........Now$7.00
Unmasked edited by Tom Roberts. With an introduction by Francis M. Nevins.
The forgotten origins of Hollywood's most famous Western heroes: Hopalong Cassidy, The Cisco Kid, Zorro and The Lone Ranger.
"[A] fascinating glimpse into these characters' early development stage."—Western Clippings
Published at $19.95............Now $16.95

Dead Man's Brand by Norbert Davis. With an introduction by Bill Pronzini.
The collected Western stories by a writer best known from his crime fiction.
"This is by far the best collection of Western stories published this past year!"—Dispatches from the Last Outlaw.
Published at $22.95............Now $17.95

Lust of the Lawless by Robert Leslie Bellem, with an introduction by James Reasoner.
The complete Western works by this author who would later script The Lone Ranger, Death Valley Days and The Iron Horse for television.
"Moves forward at tremendous pace, . . . are filled with action and terrific characters."—Western Fiction Review.
Published at $10.00............Now $7.00

ADVENTURE—

Secret Operative K-13 by Joel Townsley Rogers
The fate of thousands rests in the hands of one man-deep behind enemy lines of WWI.
Published at $10.00............Now $7.00

Banished by William Murray Graydon
Fate pays an evil hand when an innocent man is sentenced to the dreaded labor camps of Siberia. From Argosy.
Published at $10.00............Now $7.00

The Black Death by Marion Polk Angellotti.
The historical adventures of Sir John Hawkwood and the White Company. From Adventure.
Volume 1 in the Adventure Library series.
Published at $24.95............Now $19.95

SCIENCE FICTION—

The Space Annihilator edited by Gene Christie
A collection of 16 early Science Fiction tales (1896-1910) from The Argosy.
Published at $14.95............Now $10.00

DETECTIVE/MYSTERY—

Horse Money by Richard Wormser, with an introduction by Robert J. Randisi
The Cases of Chief Van Eyck, Race Track Detective.
Published at $14.95............Now $10.00

Bodyguard by Roger Torrey, with an introduction by Ron Goulart
The first major collection of this hard-boiled writer.
"A strikingly handsome volume."—Mysteryfile
"A stunning collection."—Amazon
Published at $19.95............Now $14.95

City of Corpses by Norvell Page, with an introduction by Robert Weinberg
This highly recommended collection brings together the complete weird mysteries of Ken Carter.
"I recommend City of Corpses most highly."—Davy Crockett's Almanack
Published at $19.95............Now $14.95

Twice Murdered by Laurence Donovan, with an introduction by Tom Roberts
"If you're a pulp fan, I highly recommend it."—Rough Edges
Published at $22.95............Now $17.95

Killer's Caress by Cary Moran
Identifying a voluptuous siren's shapely thigh in a photograph leads Johnny Harding, dapper, wise-cracking columnist of the Daily Telegraph into a web of crime.
Published at $14.95............Now $10.00

Dead Men Tell Tales by Arthur B. Reeve
Craig Kennedy lives again in these previously uncollected tales of scientific deduction.
Published at $14.95............Now $10.00

NON-FICTION—

Pulp Vault No.14 edited by Doug Ellis.
The grandest of all pulp journals returns with a new issue at over 250 pages.
Published at $24.95............Now $19.95

Windy City Pulp Stories No.10
An in-depth study of the classic magazine, Adventure.
Published at $12.95............Now $9.95

Fundamentals of Fiction Writing by Arthur Sullivant Hoffman
"An excellent book that has a lot to offer in the way of practical advice." —James Reasoner
"An excellent book."—Bookman
Published at $10.00............Now $7.00

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VINTAGE COVERS: TO HELL TOGETHER!

CINEMA RETRO SEASON 8!

CINEMA RETRO SEASON 8!

THE WORD FROM CINEMA RETRO PUBLISHERS DAVE WORRALL AND LEE PFEIFFER . . .

As we enter our 8th year of publishing, we'd like to thank each of our loyal readers for helping us keep the dream alive. It's not easy maintaining a magazine in the age of the internet, but we continue to thrive thanks to our many readers throughout the world. A very special thanks to those of you who subscribe to Cinema Retro. Frankly, there is no greater way of helping us out (unless you have a few million bucks laying around that you'd like to donate). Every subscription goes a long way to ensuring that we'll be able to maintain the high standards you've come to expect- with a minimum amount of advertising. We've also been able to maintain our pricing without a single increase in eight years, despite soaring costs for printing and mailing.

Every issue will continue to be a limited edition collector's item. In fact with the closing of Borders stores in the USA, readers have even more reason to subscribe. Not only does this limit the number of venues you can buy Cinema Retro from, but we've also adjusted our print runs accordingly, meaning that every issue is more limited than ever since we are no longer supplying Borders.So thanks to all our subscribers- especially those who have so promptly renewed their subscriptions! By doing so, you have ensured you won't have to pay the sky high prices that sold out issues of Cinema Retro have been commanding on eBay (up to $150 in some cases!)

We'd also like to especially thank the many talented writers, actors, producers and directors who contribute to our magazine. Our regular staffers do a tremendous job of bringing many forgotten films to the fore- and our celebrity contributors go a long way in explaining why Cinema Retro is now widely read in the film industry in both America and England. Just some of the people who have contributed to us in the past gives you an idea of why we're humbled by their support: Sir Roger Moore, Sir Christopher Lee, Michael York, Norman Jewison, William Shatner, Robert Vaughn, David V. Picker, Elke Sommer, Hugh Hefner, Karen Black, Malcolm McDowell, Joe Dante, Roger Corman, David McCallum, Ernest Borgnine, Barbara Bouchet, Sir Ken Adam, Sir Christopher Frayling, Lalo Schifrin, Richard Kiel, Caroline Munro, Shirley Anne Field, Lewis Gilbert, Guy Hamilton, Luciana Paluzzi, Angie Dickinson, James Caan, Michael Winner as well as such late, great talents as Don Knotts, Cliff Robertson and Jeremy Slate.

For those of you who are among the tens of thousands of people who read our web site and Facebook pages every day, why not take the plunge and give the magazine a try? Purchasing one issue won't make a dent in your wallet and you might become addicted.

There is plenty of excitement in store for season 8 of Cinema Retro beginning with our eye-popping cover girl for issue #22, Sybil Danning. As usual, this issue will be eclectic in terms of content: major examinations of Jack Cardiff's great adventure film Dark of the Sun (aka The Mercenaries) and special features on two Cinerama epics: Krakatoa, East of Java and Sir Christopher Frayling's magnificent study of the making of How the West Was Won. In the next twelve months, other major features will include John Boorman's Deliverance, the films of Elvis Presley, the history of movie comic book tie-ins and rare back lot photos from the James Bond films.

So get on board the Cinema Retro bandwagon and enjoy the most unique film magazine in the world- dedicated to the celebration of films from the 1960s and 1970s.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

FIGHT CARD: FELONY FISTS!

FIGHT CARD: FELONY FISTS!

IT'S TIME FOR EVERYONE TO LACE ON THEIR GLOVES AND GET INTO THE RING . . . FELONY FISTS IS CURRENTLY SITTING IN THE NUMBER 58 POSITION ON AMAZON'S BEST SELLERS IN SPORTS FICTION LIST . . . WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN PUNCH IT HIGHER . . .

GET YOUR COPY NOW . . . TWO-FISTED PULP AT IT'S BEST . . . 6 OUT OF 6 FIVE STAR REVEIWS ON AMAZON . . .

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS!

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS!

TODAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND MY NOVELS PENALTY SHOT AND SUSPICIOUS MINDS ARE ON SALE FOR YOUR KINDLE FOR 99 CENTS EACH . . . PICK 'EM UP NOW AND LOAD THEM ON YOUR NEW KINDLE FIRE, TOUCH, OR OLD SCHOOL 3G . . .

PENALTY SHOT

Top-flight English goalkeeper Ian Chapel's last soccer game ended in a kick to the face from a German opponent leaving him with just one eye and believing he could never play the game again.

Working as an editor for one of his brainy brother's sports magazines, Chapel has recovered his fitness, but hasn't touched a soccer ball since his accident. So, he finds it ludicrous when his old army colonel pitches a proposal with him playing goalie for the Los Angeles Ravens, an American indoor soccer team owned by the colonel and his partner Nina Brisbane, who has the body of a goddess and hides her shotgun-blasted face forever behind a veil.

The Ravens are headed for the league finals, but their goalie has just been murdered, and if Chapel takes the job, the colonel and Miss Brisbane would like him to clear up the murder as well.

With much reluctance Chapel caves into pressure, whips himself into good goalie shape, joins the team – which includes the German player who put his eye out – dodges murderous attacks from Irish terrorists, and copes with the very temperamental Miss Brisbane, all the while enjoying the close companionship of the Ravens' second-string goalie, a very fit, ambitious, and pretty young lady.

PRAISE FOR PENALTY SHOT

Bishop scores a smashing goal chronicling the deadly games played out by the men and women connected to the Los Angeles Ravens soccer team. Bishop's passion for soccer and his belief in the value of sports keeps the reader rooting for the home team. – Publishers’ Weekly

From the prologue to the final hospital scene, Bishop effectively captures the violent world of professional soccer. His tale, vigorous with intrigue, IRA terrorists, and a charming romance, focuses on Ian Chapel, a disabled English soccer player who is trying to solve a vicious murder. – Library Journal

Author Bishop, a soccer-playing LAPD detective, knows his stuff. – Kirkus

SUSPICIOUS MINDS

1977, the one and only king of rock-n-roll, Elvis Presley, is taken from the world far too soon, but the legend will never die.

1996, Elvis impersonator Cole Ramsey, a young man with enough voice and a style to take him to the top, receives a very odd phone call from an Icon dead for almost twenty years . . . Cole has heard all the Elvis conspiracy rumors, but . . . it couldn’t be . . .

Before he knows it, however, Cole’s life is turned upside down. He’s on the run and up to his ears in Elvises . . . are they all impersonators or is one of them hiding from deadly suspicious minds . . .

PRAISE FOR SUSPICIOUS MINDS

“A rock-n-roll romp with hip-swiveling Elvis impersonator Cole Ramsey turning the beat around . . .if you love Elvis, you’ll love Suspicious Minds.” – Mystery Magazine

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

FIGHT PULPS: FIGHT STORIES!

FIGHT PULPS: KNOCKOUT!

BOXING FICTION: KNOCK 'EM DEAD!

FIGHT FICTION: FIGHT STORIES!

FIGHT FICTION: FIGHT STORIES!

NICK SMITH

Thrilling action from the bloodstained canvas of the fighting ring! Eleven action-packed stories from the pen of no-holds-barred fighting's most exciting writer. Smell the blood and sweat as the toughest and craziest bare knuckle fighters crack heads in 200 pages of Fight Stories!

Cage fights in Newcastle were as crooked as a combatant's nose and made a tidy sum for the local gangsters. But then Ukraine's best heavyweight rolled into town and all bets were off.

Now the crowd would see the real Red Menace. Rozon was the toughest no-rules fighter to leave Brazil. But when he said 'I'll Fight the Devil Himself' he didn't expect it to actually happen! Just how do you fight a demon from hell?

Also includes: Verdun Fight Club 1916; The Dreams of Harry Wilde; The Ninja Scroll; Sucker Punch; The Bearers of Thunder; The Loneliest Place; Brawl by the Beach; Commander Chaos; A Quiet Autumn in Greenfield Village

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS ~ TRIAD DEATH MATCH!

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS ~ TRIAD DEATH MATCH!

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 . .

TODAY’S FIND . . . THRILLER

TRIAD DEATH MATCH

A JACK PALMS CRIME NOVELLA

SETH HARWOOD

KINDLE EDITION: FREE

In this novella, one-time Hollywood action movie star Jack Palms (the star of Shake 'em Down) returns to the page to investigate a crooked fighting tournament in San Francisco's China Town.

Sponsored by the Chinese Triad gang, this tournament invites fighters of all styles to compete to the death for money and fame. In the tradition of the kumite tournaments featured in Bruce Lee's iconic film Enter the Dragon and of course Jean Claude Van Damme's Bloodsport, the Triads have cooked up a way to make money and exploit the betting whims of Chinatown's elite like never before.

When attractive FBI agent Jane Gannon calls on Jack to ride shotgun on her investigation, it leads them both to a sympathetic kung fu killer, a series of fights that need to be stopped, and a situation that comes to a head in one of the biggest climaxes Jack has ever seen -- in his life OR in a movie.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

VINTAGE COVERS: ADAM!

VINTAGE PULP: PRIVATE EYE!

THE DREAMSVILLE PODCAST!

THE DREAMSVILLE PODCAST!

The time went so quickly I didn't get to talk about pulp crime books verses the noir films based on them like I mentioned at the beginning of the podcast. Sorry, maybe next time.

TRACKLIST:

Lucky Thompson Trio - The World Awakes
David Meltzer - The Golden Opium Den
Hank Mobley - Dig Dis
Michael McClure - GRAHHH!
Sun Ra / The Cosmic Rays - Dreaming
Amiri Baraka - Like A Universe
Creed Taylor Orchestra - Lonelyville
Koop Kooper - I Want To Be Like Julian Assange
Marty Wilson - Manteca
Irving Layton - Various Poems
Joe Harnell - Blues In The Night
Christopher Logue / The Tony Kinsey Quintet - Tonight I Write Sadly
Revel Ray - Oh, Blue Flame!

TO LISTEN CLICK HERE

HAPPY BIRDAY: ROBERT VAUGHN!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBERT VAUGHN!


STILL THE ONE AND ONLY NAPOLEON SOLO . . . (BRADLEY COOPER - PFFFT! - NOT EVEN CLOSE) . . . HAPPY 79TH TO A GUY WHO IS STILL A CLASS ACT . . .

WAYNE DUNDEE REVIEWS THE CUTMAN!

WAYNE DUNDEE REVIEWS THE CUTMAN!

EXCITING, ENTERTAINING SLICE OF PULP ACTION!

This is the second title in the exciting Fight Card series co-created (and also written, at least for the first two entries) by Paul Bishop and Mel Odom. Like Bishop's Felony Fists, Odom's The Cutman scores an on-the-button KO in the grand old pulp style of the "sports pulp" magazines from the '30s and '40s.

Set in Havana, Cuba, 1954, The Cutman centers on Mickey Flynn, a seaman in port for a few days from the ship Wide Bertha. Mick is a Korean War vet raised in a Chicago orphanage with his brother Patrick. At St. Vincent's Asylum for Boys (aka Our Lady of the Glass Jaw), both brothers were schooled by the nuns, but also educated in the "sweet science" of boxing by Father Tim, the fighting priest.

This background has left Mickey a tough, competent warrior hardened by conflict in the streets, in rings, and on the battlefield. Never looking for trouble, but also never backing down from any, his simple goal these days is to be loyal to his ship, his captain, his crew –and in the process see as much of the world as he can.

Mob-run Havana in the early '50s, however, proves not an easy place for somebody like Mickey Flynn to stay out of trouble. In no time at all, Mick and his shipmates have tangled with some local mob thugs, gotten in a brawl at a club where illegal boxing matches are staged in the back room, and suffered retaliation in the form of having Wide Bertha looted and the captain's entire stash of money ripped off. The only bright spot is the dalliance with a lovely barmaid that Mick manages to fit in, but even that comes with consequences.

In the climactic final battle, to save his ship and maybe his life, Mick must once more climb into the ring and face the mob's top boxer, a savage technician known to enjoy punishing and pounding his opponents into hamburger before he's through with them . . . But then, he's never faced a street-tough, Irish-stubborn, war-tempered student of Fighting Father Tim before.

Odom's writing and pacing are pitch-perfect, the sense of time and place is solid, and the characters are colorful and memorable. Exciting entertainment not to be missed!

Monday, November 21, 2011

NOIR NOW: THIRTEEN SHOTS OF NOIR!

NOIR NOW: THIRTEEN SHOTS OF NOIR!

PAUL D. BRAZILL

KINDLE EDITION $3.99

English writer Paul D Brazill's 13 Shots Of Noir is a collection of short stories in the vein of Roald Dahl, The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.The first story, "The Tut", was nominated for a 2010 Spinetingler Award, while the story "Anger Management" was chosen as one of the Predators and Editors top twenty crime stories.

Crime, horror and dark fiction are contained within the pages of 13 Shots Of Noir.

Spinetingler Award nominee Paul D. Brazill was born in England and lives in Poland.His stuff has appeared in loads of classy print and electronic magazines and anthologies, including the 2011 Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime. His noir/horror series Drunk On The Moon and short story collection Brit Grit are out now.He writes a column for Pulp Metal Magazine and contributes to Mean Streets Magazine. He is a member of The Hardboiled Collective.

VINTAGE PULP: NEWPAPER ADVENTURE STORIES!

VINTAGE COVERS: SPECTROS!

WESTERN PULP: RANCHO DIABLO ~ DARK HORSE!

WESTERN PULP: RANCHO DIABLO ~ DARK HORSE!

COLBY JACKSON

THE RANCHO DIABLO SEREIS CONTINUES TO REINVIGORATE THE WESTERN GENRE . . . THIS ENTRY IS FROM THAT FABULOUS STORYTELLER JAMES REASONER . . .

KINDLE EDITION $2.99

When beautiful Lizzie Payton showed up in Shooter's Cross with the magnificent black stallion Satan, Sam Blaylock's friend Duane Beatty fell for her - hard. What Duane didn't know was that Lizzie had trouble dogging her trail, trouble that would put Duane and all his friends on Rancho Diablo in danger and wind up in a blistering shootout in the streets of Shooter's Cross!

DARK HORSE is the rapid-fire fifth installment in the saga of Sam Blaylock and his friends and family as they try to make a home for themselves and carve an empire out of the wilds of frontier Texas.

RANCHO DIABLO is created and written by best-selling, award-winning novelists Mel Odom, Bill Crider, and James Reasoner.

FIGHT COMICS: SHADOW BOXING!

FIGHT COMICS: HEART!

FIGHT COMICS: HEART!

MMA is making more and more of a splash in fight fiction (Suckerpunch by Jeremy Brown) and fight comics (the rebooted Joe Palooka), including this new title, Heart, from G4’s Blair Butler . . .

Heart is the brutal tale of young Oren Redmond on his rise and transformation from mediocre college dropout to amateur fighter. Moe than just being about fighting, Heart tells a relateable human story about seeking to change oneself by dedicating yourself to the pursuit of difficult goals.

Heart’s black and white art from Kevin Mellon is stripped down, but servicable, as he captures armbars, triangle chokes, and all the other aspects of a fight while showing every grimace to pass across a fighter’s face.

I’m going to need to see a couple more issues in this four part mini-series to see if it’s a winner or a tap-out. The premiere issue is on stands now with the remaining issues to come in early 2012.

HEART #2

The evolution of cage fighter Oren "Rooster" Redmond continues – but will a fist to the face stop his momentum before it starts? If you like dudes punching each other in the grill, this one’s for you!

HEART #3

M.M.A. fighter Oren "Rooster" Redmond steps into the cage for the biggest bout of his career in the shocking, penultimate chapter of this brawl-filled comic. If you bought the first two issues, this one should be a no-brainer.

HEART #4

It all comes down to this. The shocking outcome of a pivotal fight forces M.M.A. brawler Oren "Rooster" Redmond to reconsider his future inside – and outside – the cage. Don't miss the conclusion to this violent tale from artist Kevin Mellon (Lovestruck) and writer Blair Butler (G4's "Attack of the Show").

WESTERN PULP: HARD TRAIL TO SOCORRO!

WESTERN PULP: HARD TRAIL TO SOCORRO!

BODIE KENDRICK - BOUNTY HUNTER

WAYNE D. DUNDEE

KINDLE EDITION $2.99

BEST WESTERN ACTIONEER I’VE READ IN A LONG TIME . . .

Bounty hunter Bodie Kendrick apprehended his prey without too much trouble. Claiming the reward, however, turns out to be not so easy.

First there is Veronica Fairburn, the beautiful woman who has her own business in Socorro and insists on sticking with Kendrick when he sets out to return there with his prisoner … Then there's the gang of tough ranch hands dead set on relieving him of the prisoner in order to dish out their own brand of personal revenge … Add in the Mexican desperado stalking the woman, and the band of renegade Apaches raiding throughout the region—and Kendrick has his work cut out for him.

Complicating matters even more are the feelings developing between Kendrick and Veronica.

But the greatest challenge of all may come from the daring passage they must attempt over the Jornada del Muerto—the Journey of the Dead, awaiting them in the merciless White Sands desert.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

HARDBOILED CORNER: PARKER ~ THE MARTINI EDITION!

HARDBOILED CORNER: PARKER ~ THE MARTINI EDITION!

GOTTA GET MY HANDS ON THIS ONE . . .

Darwyn Cooke's first two Parker books, The Hunter and The Outfit, are collected in a tremendous, special oversized hardcover edition—with an ADDITIONAL 65 pages of Darwyn Cooke content—including a brand new story and a beautiful slipcase! Parker: The Martini Edition will be in comic shops on Wednesday, November 23.

Richard Stark's Parker: The Hunter graphic novel debuted in July 2008 to instantaneous popular and critical acclaim. It made the New York Times best-seller list and won coveted Eisner and Harvey awards. The second graphic novel, The Outfit, was released last year and was met with similar response, and is currently under consideration for nominations in this year’s awards season.

The Hunter and The Outfit tell the story of Parker, Richard Stark's classic anti-hero, as he returns to New York to settle the score with his wife and partner in crime after they betray him in a heist gone terribly wrong. After evening the field and reclaiming his prize, the Outfit decide to do some score settling of their own... and learn much too late that when you push a man like Parker, it had better be all the way to the grave.

This very special collection contains a variety of extras including an extended art gallery section as well as a brand-new 8-page Parker story by Darwyn Cooke, unique to this volume.

HARDCOVER ~ PARTIAL COLOR ~ $75.00 ~ 360 PAGES
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NOIR NOW: BLONDE SINNER!

NOIR NOW: BLONDE SINNER!

PULP INTERNATIONAL HAS A COOL POST TODAY ON THE NOIR FILM YIELD TO THE NIGHT, AKA: BLOND SINNER, STARRING A PIECE OF BLONDE BRITISH DYNAMITE KNOWN AS DIANA DORS . . .

We love this poster for the British-produced prison drama Yield to the Night, aka Blonde Sinner, which is the tale of a woman languishing on death row for committing murder. Diana Dors stars, and before you decide you can’t buy her as a death row inmate, know that she isn’t playing a hardened criminal, but rather a spurned woman who has committed a rash act of passion.

FOR THE FULL POST CLICK HERE