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Hot Lead, Cold Justice Book Review

‘Hot Lead, Cold Justice’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

HOT LEAD, COLD JUSTICEA Caleb York WesternBy Mickey Spillane & Max Allan CollinsKensington Books200 pgs.Available 5/26/2020 With the fourth novel in this series, Max Allan Collins puts his hero, gunslinger turned Sheriff, Caleb York, up against a vicious gang of outlaws while at the same time dealing with the disastrous

Mort Konstler book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Mort Kunstler’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

MORT KUNSTLERThe Godfather of Pulp Fiction IllustratorsEdited by Robert Deis & Wyatt new texture131 pgs. After thoroughly enjoying this latest title from Men’s Adventure Magazines (MAMS) historians Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle, we logged on to Wikipedia to get a more complete history on artist Mort Kunstler and his

Dead Jack Book Review by Ron Fortier

‘Dead Jack and the Pandemonium Device’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

DEAD JACK and the Pandemonium DeviceBy James AquiloneHomunculus House206 pgs Every now and then we are introduced to new writer who proves New Pulp fiction is alive and well. Such a writer is James Aquilone and his first novel is a rollicking trip down weird twisted roads unlike anything we’ve

The Cutthroat Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Cutthroat’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE CUTTHROAT(An Isaac Bell Adventure)By Justin Scott & Clive CusslerPutnam Books381 pages We’ve been fans of this series since first created by Clive Cussler and then picked up by Justin Scott. These are historical action packed stories of a turn-of-the-century Van Dorn detective Isaac Bell and accurate settings and history

The Writers Guide To Pulp Fiction Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Beginner’s Guide to Pulp Fiction’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO PULP FICTION:The Heroes, TheVillains and the Writers.By Jonathan W. SweetBrick Pickle Media138 pgs. We really appreciate little introductory books like this one written by award winning journalist and editor Jonathan W. Sweet. It offers a very clear cut explanation of what pulp fiction is and its

‘Straight Out of Deadwood’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

STRAIGHT OUT OF DEADWOOD Edited by David Boop Baen Books 265 pgs All too often we’ve heard literary types bemoan the fact that the art of writing short stories is dead in America. Now that is geared to the fact that many of the classic slicks like Saturday Evening Post

Gauge Black - Hell's Revenge Book Review By Ron Foriter

‘Gauge Black – Hell’s Revenge’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

GAUGE BLACK – Hell’s Revenge By Mark Justice Self-Published Available at Amazon 128 pgs Revenge plots are a standard in westerns but in “Gauge Black – Hell’s Revenge,” author Mark Justice rips the format to shreds in this unforgiving tale. A Corporal in the Union Army during the Civil War,

Tarzan and The Valley of Gold Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Tarzan and The Valley of Gold’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

TARZAN AND THE VALLEY OF GOLD By Fritz Leiber From a Screenplay by Clair Huffaker ERB, Inc. 320 pages Clair Huffaker was one of the finest American writers to ever work in Hollywood. In 1965 he was hired by producer Sy Weintraub to write a new Tarzan film which would

The Madness of Frankenstein Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Madness of Frankenstein’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE MADNESS OF FRANKENSTEIN By Derrick Ferguson Pulp Work Press 138 pgs. New Pulp writer Derrick Ferguson is best known for his action packed adventures, be they the exploits of Dillon, Fortune McCall or Sebastian Red. All of these should already be on your reading list. But back in 1914,

The Midnight Guardian Book Reivew

‘The Midnight Guardian’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIAN (Annihilation Machine) By John C. Bruening Flinch Books 328 pgs John Bruening’s second novel in his Midnight Guardian pulp series answers the question; Can one have too much of a good thing? Sadly the answer in this case is most definitely. We recall reviewing the first book

THE BLACK STILETTO Stars & Stripes Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Black Stiletto – Stars & Stripes’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE BLACK STILETTO Stars & Stripes By Raymond Benson Oceanview Publishing 384 pgs. In this, the third installment of Raymond Benson’s female vigilante saga, Judy Cooper comes to the aid of a Chinese family in New York, gets in involved with the 1960 presidential campaign and ends up saving both

Astroman Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Astroman’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

ASTROMAN Book One – The Secret Citadel By Dwight Decker Vesper Press 178 pgs Superheroes are a popular topic for prose novesl these days as authors attempt to cash on on the success of Hollywood’s big buget Cape Operas. With “Astroman – The Secret Citadel,” writer Dwight Decker takes his

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