Book Review

Where The Bullets Fly

‘Where The Bullets Fly’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

WHERE THE BULLETS FLYA Sheriff Aaron Mackey WesternBy Terrence McCauleyPinnacle Books345 pgs Ever since the emergence of the New Pulp movement several decades ago, we’ve noticed a resurgence in so many different genres of popular fiction long defunct. We’re not saying westerns ever went out of style; it is perhaps

Astroman Book Two Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Astroman Book 2’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

ASTROMANBook 2 – The Arsenal of WondersBy Dwight R. DeckerVesper Press298 pgs In 2019, writer Dwight Decker delivered “Astroman Book One – The Secret Citadel,” the first part of his rollicking homage to all the great comic book heroes including the Man of Steel himself, Superman. In that volume, Matt

Nexus Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Nexus’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

NEXUSBy Mike Baronwww.bloodyredbaron.com403 pgs We’d guess most reading this review are well aware that Nexus was a science-fiction comic book series created by Eisner winning writer Mike Baron and illustrated by Steve Rude. Now, long after the days of First Comic and the Bronze Age of the Independents, Baron has

Murder at the Rue Dumas Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘MURDER IN THE RUE DUMAS’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

MURDER IN THE RUE DUMASBy M.L. LongworthPenguin Books296 pgs. We confess to not reading all that many new books from other countries and perhaps should do so more often. “Murder in the Rue Dumas” comes to us from France by way of M.L. Longworth. She actually resides in Aix, the

Miami Heist Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Miami Heist’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

MIAMI HEISTBy Van Allen PlexicoWhite Rocket Books230 pgs Two years ago, Pulp Factory Award winning sci-fi writer, Van Plexico turned his considerable writing skills to produce a crime thriller. It was called “Vegas Heist” and went on to win his second Best Novel Pulp Factory Award, making him the only

The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Girl With The Deep Blue Eyes’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE GIRL WITH THE DEEP BLUE EYESBy Lawrence BlockHard Case CrimeTitan Books234 pgs With this novel, Block tips his noir fedora to the late novelist James M. Cain who wrote both “The Postman Always Rings Twice” and “Double Indemnity.” Both are considered crime fiction classics and both revolve around a

The Long High Noon

‘The Long High Noon’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE LONG HIGH NOONBy Loren D. EstlemanForge Books271 pgs There are writers who are so damn dependable, you can pick up anything they’ve done and know before even opening the cover you are going to be entertained to the max. One such pulp scribe is Loren D. Estleman. Though known

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

Legacy Omnibus Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Legacy – Omnibus Vol. One’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

LEGACY – OMNIBUS Vol. OneBy Warren Murphy and Gerald WelchDestroyer Books454 pgs. In our last review, we were reminded how Pinnacle books appeared on the scene shortly after we came home from Vietnam in 1968. They released two paperback pulp series; The Executioner by Don Pendleton and Created – The

One Man Army Book Review By Ron Fortier

A Book Review of ‘One Man Army’ By Ron Fortier

ONE MAN ARMYThe Action Paperback Art of Gil CohenEdited by Robert Deis & Wyatt Doyle# new texture book134 pgs. We came home to civilian life in the summer of 1968, leaving Vietnam far behind. We were all of 21 at the time and the future seemed one giant mystery. Several

Death of an Art Collector Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Death of An Art Collector’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

DEATH OF AN ART COLLECTORA Nero Wolfe MysteryBy Robert GoldsboroughMysterious Press221 pgs We’ve made no secret that we greatly enjoy Robert Goldsborough’s new Nero Wolfe mysteries. He handles all the familiar trappings from the rotund detective’s love of Remmers beer and his thousand of orchids to his witty battering with

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