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The Shadowed Circle Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Shadowed Circle # 1’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

The Shadowed Circle # 1Editor/Publisher Steve DonosoA Renaissance Press Publication50 pages From a wonderful cover image to the last stunning back cover pix, this little magazine is a pulp gem. Especially for those of you who consider the Shadow the greatest pulp creation of them all. Editor Steve Donoso and

Antiques Carry On Book Review By Valerie Fortier

‘Antiques Carry On’ Book Review By Valerie Fortier

ANTIQUES CARRY ONA Trash ‘N’ Treasures MysteryBy Barbara AllanGuest ReviewerValerie FortierSevern House194 pgs Ron isn’t into Cozy mysteries and when this one arrived in the mail, he dropped it on my desktop with the suggestion I give it a go. Months later it’s still sitting there and I decided to

To Live and Die In Berlin Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘To Live and Spy In Berlin’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

TO LIVE AND SPY IN BERLINBy Max Allan Collins with Matthew V. ClemensWolfpack Publishing221 pgs With this third installment of the John Sand series, Collins and Clemens put forth a proposition many past mystery writers have tackled; can marriage still be romantic and sexy? Following the events that were detailed

Hour of the Robot Boo Review By Ron Fortier

‘Hour of the Robot’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

HOUR OF THE ROBOTBy Paul R. McNameeMystique Press185 pgs This sci-fi actioner begins when an advance scout ship from an alien empire arrives in orbit around the Earth with the intent of gathering data for an invasion. As it turns out, one of the three members of the crew rebels

Book review: ‘Shadow of the Sith’ is a cinematic Star Wars read

If you’ve listened to me chat about Star Wars for more than 30 seconds, then you’ve probably heard me talk about my love for the sequel trilogy.  I know they were (and still are) somewhat controversial, and not all fans agreed on how they turned out. And you know what?

Five Decembers Book Review

‘Five Decembers’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

FIVE DECEMBERSBy James KestrelHard Case Crime427 pgs “Five Decembers” is one of the greatest books we have ever read. It is destined to be a classic of American fiction for so, so many reasons. It is late Nov. in Honolulu, 1941. Tensions between the U.S. and Japan are reaching a

Exotic Adventures of Robert Silverberg Book Review By Ron Foriter

‘Exotic Adventures of Robert Silverberg’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

EXOTIC ADVENTURES OF ROBERT SILVERBERGEdited by Robert Deis & Wyatt Doyle# New Texture Press139 pgs Robert Silverberg is one of the best-known science fiction writers in the world. He is a multiple winners of both Hugo and Nebula Awards, a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame,

The Fateful Eight Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Fateful Eight’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE FATEFUL EIGHTBy Mark Allen VannXepico Press293 pgs Last year writer Mark Allen Vann impressed us with the debut of his first collection of new pulp tales, “Eight Against the Darkness.” In it, Vann introduced eight distinct heroes all molded on established pulp genres and each was a gem. Enough

Sherlock Holmes vs Dracula Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Sherlock Holmes VS Dracula’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

SHERLOCK HOLMES VS DRACULABy Loren D. EstlemanTitan Books196 pgs There have been numerous Holmes pastiches that pit him against the King of Vampires. Some have been decent, others abysmal, and a few extremely well done. This tome falls totally in the latter category and is a great deal of fun.

Cobra Woman Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Cobra Woman’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

COBRA WOMANBy Len LevinsonRough Edge Press287 pgs When he was a young boy, Sam Wishnefsky saw an old 1944 movie called “Cobra Movie” starring exotic beauty Maria Montez. In it, the South Seas temptress dances the alluring snake dance and is forever imprinted on Sam’s psyche. Years later, at 26,

Live Fast, Spy Hard Book Review By Ron Foriter

‘Live Fast, Spy Hard’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

LIVE FAST, SPY HARDBy Max Allan Collins with Matthew V. ClemensA John Sand ThrillerWolfpack Publishing263 pgs The 60s spy vibes continue in this second John Sand adventure that proved to be so much fun in the first. For those who came in late, John Sand is the actual British agent

Get out of town Book Review By Ron Foriter

‘Get Out of Town’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

GET OUT OF TOWNAn Aaron Mackey WesternBy Terrence McCauleyPinnacle Western341 pgs This is book three in Terrence McCauley’s series featuring ex-Cavalry Captain Aaron Mackey and his black former Sergeant, Billy Sunday. If you haven’t read the first two entries, we’d advise you to put this volume back on your bookshelf

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