Book Review

Come Spy With Me Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Come Spy With Me’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

COME SPY WITH MEBy Max Allan Collins with Matthew V. ClemensWolfpack Publishing238 pgs Max Collins is one of those writers who is constantly surprising us. After decades of offering up great mystery and crime tales, he then had us cheering wildly for his western actioners courtesy of the late Mickey

Matthew Henson & The Ice Palace of Harlem Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Matthew Henson and Ice Temple of Harlem’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

MATTHEW HENSON and the ICE TEMPLE OF HARLEMBy Gary PhillipsAgora Books232 pgs In contemplating this particular review, we were reminded of the old McDonald’s campaign ad in which people were encouraged to increase their initial order from a simple burger and fries to Super-Size. Not that that was good for

Pulp Reality No 1

‘Pulp Reality No 1’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

PULP REALITY No 1Edited by Charles MillhouseStormgate Press154 pgs Kudos to writer/editor Charles F. Millhouse for creating as yet another pseudo/magazine devoted to New Pulp fiction. Note, PULP REALITY isn’t the first such as over the past decade or so various other outfits have tried their hands at bringing back

Invasion of the Brain Tentacles

‘Invasion of the Brain Tentacle’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

INVASION OF THE BRAIN TENTACLEA Celluloid Terrors TitleBy P.J. ThorndykeAvailable from Amazon332 pgs Scientist Claire Weldon and her family move to the small rural town of Ralston, California in the summer of 1957.  Daughter Judy and son Tommy soon find themselves embroiled with typical high school drama while stay-at-home-dad Ray

The Death of Persephone

‘The Death of Persephone’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE DEATH OF PERSEPHONEBy I.A. WatsonA Chillwater Publication337 pgs Okay, so let’s be extremely clear here, New Pulp scribe I.A. Watson is a genius. Period. In the time we’ve come to know him as a friend, collaborator, and fan, he has constantly amazed us with his knowledge about….well, everything. Not

A Christmas Carol of 221B Book Review

‘A Christmas Carol at 221B’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

A CHRISTMAS CAROL at 221 BBy Thomas MannLeague of Extraordinary Gentlemen Publishing22 pgs So we are on Amazon buying books recently when we see the cover to “A Christmas Carol at 221 B.” What? A Sherlock Holmes Christmas story. Okay, we need to read this one. We put in our

Showdown Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Big Showdown’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE BIG SHOWDOWN‘A Caleb York WesternBy Mickey Spillane & Max Allan CollinsPinnacle Western283 pgs Several years ago we reviewed “The Legend of Caleb York.” It was an adaptation by Max Allan Collins of a movie screenplay by the late Mickey Spillane. We liked it a great deal and believe it

The Titanic Secret book Review by Ron Fortier

‘The Titanic Secret’ Book Review by Ron Fortier

THE TITANIC SECRETBy Clive Cussler & Jack Du BrulPutnam Paperback466 pgs In 1973, Clive Cussler, the master of modern pulp fiction, wrote: “Raise the Titanic” as part of his popular Dirk Pitt underwater adventures series. It was a huge hit and would become the first of only two Dirk Pitt

Edmond Hamilton’s Captain Future Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Edmond Hamilton’s Captain Future’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

Edmond Hamilton’s Captain FutureThe GUNS OF PLUTOBy Allen SteeleExperimenter Publishing195 pgs We first discovered sci-fi writer Edmond Hamilton while in high school and immediately became a fan of his unique action/adventure stories. Unlike the hard science fiction of writers like Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke, Hamilton gave us Flash

Why you should be paying attention to Star Wars: The High Republic

There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the release of all the upcoming Star Wars projects on Disney+ — and understandably so. Longtime fan favorite Boba Fett is back (and better than ever) thanks to The Mandalorian, and he’s appearing in his own spinoff series later this year. Ewan McGregor is

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

Cursed Sands Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Cursed Sands’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

CURSED SANDSBy B.C. JamesAvailable at Amazon96 pgs. Having read some of our reviews, writer B.C. James send along his self-published “Cursed Sands” asking if we’d read and review it. Coming in at only 96 pgs, this volume is a novella which gives proof to the old adage, “Big things come

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