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‘The Myth Hunter’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE MYTH HUNTER Curse of the Necronomicon By Percival Constantine Nifty Entertainment 145 pgs Of the various series created by new pulp scribe Percival Constantine, our favorite is his Myth Hunter books starring beautiful Elisa Hill; a trained archeologist who travels the globe in search of arcane artifacts often believed

‘The Midnight Guardian’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIAN (Hour of Darkness) By John C. Bruening Flinch! Books 408 pages The traditional classic pulp novels that appeared in the 30s magazines generally ran 60,000 words. In them one would find a fast paced narrative that would explode across the pages in colorful, purple prose. Over time

‘Crimson Shore’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

CRIMSON SHORE A Pendergast Novel By Preston & Child Grand Central Publishing 370 pages Whenever people ask us what is the best New Pulp Fiction being published today, we’ll invariably point them to the Agent Pendergast novels by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. In the same way Clive Cussler’s Dirk

‘The Devil Dogs of Belleau Woods’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE DEVIL DOGS OF BELLEAU WOODS By Terrence McCauley Down & Out Books 130 pages “The Devil Dogs of Belleau Woods,” is a gripping war adventure set during one of the most brutal battles of World War One. Corporal Charlie Doherty is a New York City cop who thought he

‘3 The Hard Way’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

3 The Hard Way By Gary Phillips Down & Out Books 295 pages First before digging into this book’s trio of excellent pulp yarns, we want to tip our fedora to Down & Out Books. A fairly new publishing house, the quality of their recent titles has been excellent and

‘Big Top Tales’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

BIG TOP TALES Edited by Jim Beard & John Bruening Flinch Books! 168 pages This is such a fun anthology and we want to applaud editors Jim Beard and John Bruening for not only bringing together a half-dozen truly exciting, fresh stories but for coming up with the concept in

‘Hunt at World’s End’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

HUNT AT WORLD’S END (A Gabriel Hunt Novel) By Nicholas Kaufman Titan Books 269 pages We recently participated in an on-line round table forum on how to avoid clichés when writing mystery fiction. Webster’s defines the word as “…a hackneyed expression or idea.” Hackneyed in that it has been repeated

‘Cryptozoology Anthology’ review by Ron Fortier

CRYPTOZOOLOGY ANTHOLOGY Edited by Robert Deis, David Coleman & Wyatt Dole New Texture 281 pages Once again, Men’s Adventure Magazines (MAMS) historian, Robert Deis, and his co-horts, David Coleman and Wyatt Dole, have put together another absolutely wonderful collection of bizarre tales culled from the various MAMS published between the

‘The Sleep Detectives’ Review By Ron Fortier

THE SLEEP DETECTIVES By Matthew Bieniek Self-Published ISBN-13 978-1493620142 134 pages Many times, while attending various pulp conventions, new writers will present me with copies of their self-published books to obtain a review. Such was the case with this little gem from Matthew Bieniek. It is a wonderful, extremely well

Blue Labyrinth Review By Ron Fortier

BLUE LABYRINTH An Agent Pendergast Novel By Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child Grand Central Publishing 403 pages “Blue Labyrinth” is the fourteenth novel in our favorite new pulp fiction series starring Special FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast. We first discovered the remarkable, acerbic millionaire detective when a close friend gifted us

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