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Lawless and the Flowers of Sin Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘LAWLESS and the Flowers of Sin’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

LAWLESS and the Flowers of SinBy William SuttonTitan Books359 pgs London in the mid-1860s. Vice Detective Sgt. Campbell Lawless was given the unsavory assignment of numbering how many young ladies are employed in local brothels from the most tawdry to the elegant catering to the city’s elite gentry. In a

Mlnori Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Mjolnir’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

MJOLNIRBy B.C. JamesSelf-published376 pgs Often when reviewing a book we’ve absolutely loved, our most daunting challenge is getting that euphoria to you, dear readers.  “Mjolnir” is one of those books. It is a comedy-fantasy-action adventure, and if all those elements blended together do not spell pulp, then we don’t know

Barnstormers Book Two Book Review By Ron Foriter

‘Barnstormers’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

BARNSTORMERS  Book TwoBy Matthew BieniekAvailable at Amazon207 pgs College grads Kristina “Kiki” Hansen and Bridget Doyle continue their adventures as high-flying barnstormers while continuing their undercover work as agents for the international police agency known as ICPO. In this volume, the girls find themselves in gangster-ridden Chicago still chasing after

Mystery of the Cowboy Summit Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Mystery of the Cowboy Summit’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

MYSTERY OF THE COWBOY SUMMITA Hollywood Cowboy Detectives AdventureBy Darryle PurcellA Buckskins Edition144 pgs. Okay, so right up front, we love this series by Arizona writer Darryle Purcell. The concept is a fun one and the action revolves around Republic Studios in the early 1940s. At that time they were

Eight Against The Darkness Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Eight Against The Darkness’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

EIGHT AGAINST THE DARKNESSBy Mark Allen VannXepico Press147 pgs The real pleasure of writing this blog is discovering talented New Pulp writers like Mark Allen Vann. This, his first book, is a collection of eight stories all debuting a new pulp hero created from the familiar tropes of the classics

Murder In the Ball Park Book Review

‘Murder In the Ball Park’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

MURDER IN THE BALL PARK A Nero Wolfe Mystery By Robert Goldsborough A Mysterious Press Original 224 pgs As we love both baseball and Nero Wolfe mysteries, this new entry by Robert Goldsborough was a much anticipated read. Happily it did not disappoint in any way offering up another intriguing

Kill The Night Book Reivew of Kill The Night

‘Kill The Night’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

KILL THE NIGHT Self-Published By Terry Mark PO Box 272572 Fort Collins, CO 80527 353 pg Writing a first book is always a tricky challenge. All too often most would-be authors spend months, even years, on a project only to end up with pages of uninspired words. It is all

The Chameleon Thief of Cairo Book Reivew By Ron Fortier

‘The Chameleon Thief of Cairo’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE CHAMELEON THIEF OF CAIRO By Stephen Jared Solstice Publishing 127 pgs It is 1948 and actor turned adventurer, Jack Hunter, longs for nothing more than to settle down with his wife and kids. When an old CIA spymaster named Kitchener shows up on his doorstep, he knows his quiet

Dayfall Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Dayfall’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

DAYFALL By Michael David Ares Tor Books 286 pgs In the not too distant future, Pakistan and India suffer a nuclear confrontation which has disastrous results throughout the globe. Ice melting in subartic regions and Greenland causes rising water levels and twenty percent of New York City is lost. Other

Curse of the Blook Fiends

‘Curse of the Blood Fiends’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

CURSE OF THE BLOOD FIENDS By P.J. Thorndyke Celluloid Terrors 298 pages Receiving books from authors we are unfamiliar with is always an exciting event. It leads us to a new door wherein we wonder what awaits on the other side; something fantastically good, something mediocre or, heaven forbid, something

The Old Man's Request Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Old Man’s Request’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE OLD MAN’S REQUEST (Book One of the Utgarda Trilogy) By Joab Stieglitz Available at Amazon 109 pgs In the summer of 1929, three people are summoned to the hospital by an ailing college professor. Fearing his time is short; Prof. Jason Longborough confides a terrible secret to his prorge,

The Assassin Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Assassin’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE ASSASSIN An Issac Bell Adventure By Justin Scott & Clive Cussler Putnam Books 406 pages This new Isaac Bell adventure is set in 1905 and begins when a highly skilled sniper sets about murdering high officials working for Standard Oil, the biggest energy empire in America. Bell, as a

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