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A Study In Crimson Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘A Study In Crimson’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

A STUDY IN CRIMSONSherlock Holmes 1942By Robert J. HarrisPegasus Crime303 pgs Like author Robert J. Harris, our first introduction to the Great Detective, Sherlock Holmes, was from the Universal movies featuring Basil Rathbone as Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. Having been born after World War II, one of

THE SHADOWED CIRCLE # 3 Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Shadowed Circle #3’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE SHADOWED CIRCLE # 3Editor/Publisher Steve DonosoA Renaissance Arts Press Publication66 pages Once again, Editor Steve Donoso and his crew of enthusiastic Shadow devotees have put together another stellar issue cram-packed with informative and fun articles. All behind a terrific cover by Steve Rude. Albert J. Emery’s query as to

Bloodless Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Bloodless’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

BLOODLESSA Pendergast NovelBy Preston & ChildGrand Central Publishing385 pgs As we said dozens of times before, our favorite new pulp series today is the Pendergast novels by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. “Bloodless” is the twentieth in the adventures of Special FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast and probably one of the

Eye of Vengeance Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Eye of Vengeance’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE EYE OF VENGEANCEA Red Jackal AdventureBy Jonathan W. SweetBrick Pickle Media, L.L.C.149 Pgs The Twin-Cities rouge-colored adventurer returns in a full-length adventure that pits him against a mysterious criminal mastermind known by various names. For whatever nefarious reasons, publisher Blake Randolph’s secret crime-fighting persona has become the target of

Shrinking Island Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Shrinking Island’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE SHRINKING ISLANDThree NovelsBy Mickey SpillaneRough Edges Press316 pgs Vincent Demar and his son Larry move to the Caribbean Island of Peolle to start a new life. Upon arriving they make friends with islander Tim Toomey and his son Josh. Soon the two teenage boys are inseparable and ready for

Captain Moxley book review by Ron Foriter

‘Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

CAPTAIN MOXLEY and the Embers of the EmpireBy Dan HanksAngry Robot375 pgs One look at artist Daniel Strange’s collage cover and you would expect to read a rollicking, over-the-top action-packed pulp adventure. Sadly, often times as the old saw tells us, you can’t judge a book by its cover. In

The Menace Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Menace’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE MENACEBy Mickey Spillane & Max Allan CollinsRough Edge Press189 pgs This book is a gem in that it actually contains three different works by the indisputable master of private-eye fiction, Mickey Spillane. The first is a novella based on a television script and adapted by Collins. The second is

Pollen In Print 1955 - 1959 Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Pollen In Print 1955 – 1959’ Review By Ron Fortier

POLLEN IN PRINT 1955-1959Edited by Robert Deis & Wyatt DoyleMen’s Adventure Library# new texture159 pgs With this book, Men’s Adventure Magazines historians Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle once again shine a light on the amazing, and prolific work of artist Samson Pollen. In the two previous volumes, “Pollen’s Action” and

Cowboy and the Conqueror Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Cowboy and The Conqueror’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE COWBOY AND THE CONQUERORA Bob Howard AdventureBy Teel James GlennPro Se Press180 pgs In 2020, writer Teel James Glenn wrote “A Cowboy in Carpathia” and in 2021 it was nominated for a Pulp Factory Award for Best Novel. The story’s conceit was that pulp writer Robert E. Howard, the

Blood On The Trail Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Blood On The Trail’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

BLOOD ON THE TRAILA Jeremiah Halstead WesternBy Terrence McCauleyPinnacle Books315 pgs Mystery writer Terrence McCauley burst on the Western scene several years ago with his first Sheriff Aaron Mackey novel, “Where the Bullets Fly.” At the end of that four-book series, Mackey was sworn in as Montana’s U.S. Marshal and

Vermin Calling Book Review

‘Vermin Calling’ Book Review By Ron Foriter

VERMIN CALLINGBy Darryle PurcellOffbeat Reads198 pgs Young Vernon Jiles was bullied as a child. His worst tormentor, his older brother. To survive these daily beatings, Vernon lost himself in his comics and soon developed a true love of graphic storytelling. Enough so that he began drawing his own comics and

Moonlight Serenade Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Moonlight Serenade’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

MOONLIGHT SERENADEBook Three of the Vim Hood ChroniclesBy Terry Mark285 pgs With this volume, writer Terry Mark continues his thrilling alternate history series featuring some very famous personalities. He picks up the narrative in Europe shortly after the Normandy invasion by Allied troops. We find General Patton leading his armored

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