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Men's Adventure Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Men’s Adventure Quarterly Vol 1 No 1’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

MEN’S ADVENTURE Quarterly Vol 1 No 1Edited by Robert Deis & Bill CunninghamSubtropic Productions, LLC.156 pgs Team-ups; there’s nothing better. Being avid comic fans we early on learned how amazing things can happen when two creators join forces. The prime example is writer Stan Lee’s partnership with artist Jack Kirby.

Shills Can't Cash Chips Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Shills Can’t Cash Chips’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

SHILLS CAN’T CASH CHIPSA Cool & Lam mystery.By Erle Stanley Gardner writing as A.A. FairHard Case Crime219 pgs Best known for his Perry Mason mysteries, Erle Stanley Gardner seems to have had a great deal of fun creating and writing the exploits  Bertha Cool and Donald Lam. Cool, a heavy-set

Enter The Jackal Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Enter The Jackal’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

ENTER THE JACKALBy Jonathan W. SweetBrick Pickle Media,LLC201 pgs. Clad in a blood-red costume and wearing the cowl shaped like a jackal’s head, the Red Jackal metes out justice to all evil-doers residing in America’s Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St.Paul. In reality, he is a communication mogul, Randolph Blake.

Barnstormers Book One Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Barnstormers Book One’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

BARNSTORMERS  Book OneThe Adventures of Kiki and BridgetBy Matthew BieniekAvailable at Amazon262 pages We are always delighted with New Pulp writers like Matthew Bieniek self-publish. The opportunities available to creators today are wonderful. This new series follows the flying adventures of two college chums, Kristina “Kiki” Hansen and Bridget Doyle

The Avenger - The Sun King Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘THE AVENGER – The Sun King’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE AVENGER – The Sun KingBy Matthew BaughMoonstone Books156 pgs Pulps were by no means a strictly American experience. All one has to do read is the stories of the French Arsen Lupin or England’s Bulldog Drummond to realize action-adventure novels proliferated across the glove from their inception. Whereas one

Poe Must Die Book review

‘Poe Must Die’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

POE MUST DIEBy Marc OldenA MysteriousPress.com Book349 pgs In the dark corners of the occult world, a powerful European psychic named Jonathan seeks the mystical Throne of Solomon; a magical seat of power that will grant him dominion over the entire world including the realms of Hell. But to find

Skim Deep Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Skim Deep’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

SKIM DEEPBy Max Allan CollinsHard Case Crime222 pgs The best is left for last. Or so the old adage goes. From our perspective, never having read any of the previous books in this series, we are grateful to have read this supposed last entry. After reading “Skim Deep,” we truly

The Devil's Due Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Devil’s Due’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE DEVIL’S DUEEdited by Adam MesserValhalla Books229 pgs Valhalla Books is a relatively new name in the pulp field and they are off to a great start with this premier anthology, “The Devil’s due.” Presented for your enjoyment are fourteen stories in which the main characters, much to their later

Dark Territory Book Review By Ron Foriter

‘DARK TERRITORY’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

DARK TERRITORYA Sheriff Aaron Mackey WesternBy Terrence McCauleyPinnacle Western320 pgs Series books are done in two ways. The first being each installment, though it might reference previous books, can stand on its own merits providing the reader with a beginning, middle, and end. The second version is books are left

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

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