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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

The Black Steletto - Endings & Beginnings Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Black Stiletto’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE BLACK STILETTO – Endings & BeginningsBy Raymond BensonOceanview Publishing324 pgs Sometimes a series is so damn good, we wish it would never end. Whereas going into Raymond Benson’s homage to old fashion comic book superheroes, we knew that it would be told in five installments. From our initial delight

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

The Ravage Book Review Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Son of Ravage’ Book By Ron Fortier

SON OF RAVAGEBy J.P. LindeEl Dorado Publishing310 pages What happens when a comedian takes it upon himself to write a pulp adventure? What you get, if you’re lucky, is a wacky, fast-paced, and totally outrageous tale called “Son of Ravage.” Now attempting to satirize something that is already satirical could

Leon's Home - Book Review By Ron Foriter

‘Levon’s Home’ Book Review by Ron Fortier

LEVON’S HOMEBy Chuck DixonWolfpack Publishing241 pgs We’ve been wanting to read a Chuck Dixon Levon Cade book for some time now. As always, time seemed to get away from us. According to Amazon, there are seven of these with this one being the latest. Before anything else, let us state

Sgt Janus and The Dark Trek Book Review

‘Sgt. Janus On The Dark Trace’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

SGT. JANUS ON THE DARK TRACKBy Jim BeardFlinch Books197 pgs Six years after it was officially announced, book # 3 in the Sgt. Janus series by Jim Beard is at long last here. We are happy to report that the wait was a worthwhile one. The adventure begins with Sgt.

Where The Bullets Fly

‘Where The Bullets Fly’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

WHERE THE BULLETS FLYA Sheriff Aaron Mackey WesternBy Terrence McCauleyPinnacle Books345 pgs Ever since the emergence of the New Pulp movement several decades ago, we’ve noticed a resurgence in so many different genres of popular fiction long defunct. We’re not saying westerns ever went out of style; it is perhaps

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