From Vintage Pulps to Hitchcock Jump aboard for a fascinating ride as you flip through the pages of 24 tales of Suspense, Suspicion, and Shockers, by none other than Charles Boeckman.
Writing as Charles Beckman, Jr., starting in 1945, he whipped out stories that mislead, conceal, and surprise, with characters so real they jump off the page. His stories have such raw emotional appeal that some will make you cringe, some will make you shudder, some will grip you with their suspense, but all will make you feel.
You'll meet gritty characters to love and hate, dames to put on a pedestal and some you'd like to choke, loyal friends and scoundrels, loveable dimwits and cunning backstabbers, deadly rattlesnakes, dangerous situations, and plots that keep you turning the page.
In his stories with a musical background, you'll feel the beat of the music taken from the pages of Boeckman's own life experiences as a horn man.
If you like vintage pulp detective, crime, and suspense stories, this is the right book for you. If you like Alfred Hitchcock suspense and surprise endings, this is the right book for you. If you just plain like to read, this is also the right book for you. What's not to like about such stories? They are so much fun!
CRIME FACTORY 11 INTERVIEWS FIGHT CARD AUTHORS! Crime Factory 11 is live ... and amid its blood stained pages you'll find an interview with Figth Card authors Paul Bishop, Eric Beetner and Mel Odom, where they talk about Boxing Pulps and Fight Fiction with fellow Fight Card author David Foster ... this should be of interest to all fans of the Fight Card series.
What makes a superhero? Someone with special powers ... Ordinary people doing good deeds ... Anyone with sophisticated technological gadgets and incredible agility?
Superheroes can spring up from the most unexpected people in the most unusual places, and Beat To A Pulp: Superhero has gathered some of the best hardboiled and noir crime stories with a superhero bend. Billy Mitchell, the six-year-old "Red Avenger" in Kevin Burton Smith's tale, has an innocence and a special something that draws us to want to don a mask and tie a towel around our necks.
Steve Weddle dissects the reality of a world in which super-powered "others" walk in the midst of normal people who tend to quote only parts of the Bible. And James Reasoner's story is set in a time not usually associated with superheroes – the American Revolution – yet Patrick Mainwaring finds the classic essence of a superhero.
Other top contributors include Jake Hinkson, Garnett Elliott, Liam Jose, Sandra Seamans, Jerry Bloomfield, Thomas Pluck, Keith Rawson, Court Merrigan, Benoit Lelievre, and Chad Eagleton.
If you like the work of Frank Miller or the recent Dark Knight films directed by Christopher Nolan, then you'll enjoy the grit of these thirteen tales in Beat To A Pulp: Superhero.
Dysfunctional, bumbling, crazy babe-magnet Dev Haskell, P.I., becomes the envy of every guy with a heart beat when he's hired to watch over a team of gorgeous English roller derby stars.
Though he'd rather be standing guard in the shower room, he suddenly finds himself under arrest and found guilty before he's even charged. He's got an attorney who drinks too much, a beautiful friend with a bad attitude, a feisty team of females ready to kill him – and no answers.
Bombshell is another fast-paced, engrossing suspense thriller from Minnesota's master of the bizarre, Mike Faricy ...