Book Review

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

Storyhack Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Storyhack’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

STORYHACKAction & Adventure – Issue # 5Edited by Bryce BeattieBaby Katie Media LLC112 pgs As you’ll never see this on any magazine wrack, we hesitate to call such. Rather it is a pulp anthology in the guise of old fashion monthly. It features nine new stories by talented writers and

Dead Jack and the Soul Catcher Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Dead Jack and The Soul Catcher’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

DEAD JACK and the Soul CatcherBy James AquiloneHomunculus House217 pages Occasionally publishers will solicit a review of a book by sending out pre-press galleys. Then if the reviewer does deliver a positive report, they will lift a phrase from that and slap on the cover of the actual book. Which

Vic Challenger - In A Savage Place Book Review

‘Vic Challenger – A Savage Place’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

VIC CHALLENGER – A SAVAGE PLACEBy Jerry GillAnn Darrow Co.216 pgs Writer Jerry Gill’s savage reincarnated adventuress, Victoria Custer (nickname Vic Challenger) is back in this, her ninth adventure. It’s a non-stop, high-octane story that never lets up for a second. In this outing, Vic hears about a so-called man-eating

Straight Outta Dodge City

‘Straight Out of Dodge City’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

STRAIGHT OUT OF DODGE CITYEdited by David BoopBaen Books250 pages Here we have the third in Baen Books’ weird western Straight Outta series edited by David Boop. It’s a nifty collection of fourteen stories by both veteran writers and a few newbies. As always, we judge an anthology via a

Masquerade for Murder Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Masquerade for Murder’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

MASQUERADE FOR MURDERA Mike Hammer MysteryBy Mickey Spillane & Max Allan CollinsTitan Books220 pgs Honestly, having writer Max Allan Collins turn in another Mike Hammer novel in this Legacy series is like our enjoying the gift that never stops giving. With this entry, we find Hammer starting to feel his

Ghost Empire Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Ghost of Empire’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

GHOST OF EMPIREBy George MannTitan Books272 pages George Mann is a New Pulp writer currently producing three terrific series; the Newbury & Hobbs books, new Sherlock Holmes fantasies and his steampunk vigilante adventures of the Ghost of which this is the fourth. It is also the best. Within its pages

Murder Stage Left Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Murder Stage Left’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

MURDER STAGE LEFTA Nero Wolfe MysteryBy Robert GoldsboroughMysteriousPress.Com232 pgs Most mystery series, after a few books have been published, often fall into a formulaic pattern. Now that’s not necessarily a bad thing, as it actually creates a familiarity the readers quickly learn to accept and become comfortable with. It’s very

Girl's Can't Help It Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Girl Can’t Help It’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

GIRL CAN’T HELP ITA Krista Larson MysteryBy Max Allan CollinsThomas & Mercer275 pgs There really should be a subgenre name for murder mysteries involving rock and roll bands. Seriously, quite a few such books have been done over the years. Enough to warrant such a label. None of which should

Cryptozoica Book Review By Ron Foriter

‘Cryptozoica’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

CRYPTOZOICABy Mark EllisCover & Interior Illustrations by Jeff SlemonsMillennial Concepts404 pgs Mark Ellis is an accomplished writer with a long, impressive history of writing fantastic fiction. When we first heard of this book, a decade ago, we were intrigued. Having grown up reading lots of Lost World adventures from Conan

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