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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

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

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

Nexus Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Nexus’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

NEXUSBy Mike Baronwww.bloodyredbaron.com403 pgs We’d guess most reading this review are well aware that Nexus was a science-fiction comic book series created by Eisner winning writer Mike Baron and illustrated by Steve Rude. Now, long after the days of First Comic and the Bronze Age of the Independents, Baron has

Straight Outta Dodge City

‘Straight Out of Dodge City’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

STRAIGHT OUT OF DODGE CITYEdited by David BoopBaen Books250 pages Here we have the third in Baen Books’ weird western Straight Outta series edited by David Boop. It’s a nifty collection of fourteen stories by both veteran writers and a few newbies. As always, we judge an anthology via a

Cryptozoica Book Review By Ron Foriter

‘Cryptozoica’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

CRYPTOZOICABy Mark EllisCover & Interior Illustrations by Jeff SlemonsMillennial Concepts404 pgs Mark Ellis is an accomplished writer with a long, impressive history of writing fantastic fiction. When we first heard of this book, a decade ago, we were intrigued. Having grown up reading lots of Lost World adventures from Conan

Gauge Black - Hell's Revenge Book Review By Ron Foriter

‘Gauge Black – Hell’s Revenge’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

GAUGE BLACK – Hell’s Revenge By Mark Justice Self-Published Available at Amazon 128 pgs Revenge plots are a standard in westerns but in “Gauge Black – Hell’s Revenge,” author Mark Justice rips the format to shreds in this unforgiving tale. A Corporal in the Union Army during the Civil War,

Kill The Night Book Reivew of Kill The Night

‘Kill The Night’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

KILL THE NIGHT Self-Published By Terry Mark PO Box 272572 Fort Collins, CO 80527 353 pg Writing a first book is always a tricky challenge. All too often most would-be authors spend months, even years, on a project only to end up with pages of uninspired words. It is all

Restless, A Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Restless’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

RESTLESS (An Anthology of Mummy Horror) Edited by Jim Beard & John C. Bruening Flinch Books 187 pgs Once again the good folks at Flinch Books have put together another terrific anthology filled with top-notch stories. This one’s theme all about the classic Mummy monsters found in black and white

Beyond Rue Morgue Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Beyond The Rue Morgue’ Book Review By Ron Foriter

BEYOND THE RUE MORGUE Edited by Paul Kane & Charles Prepolec Titan Books 332 pages This is such a marvelous idea for an anthology. Editors Kane and Prepolec open the collection with their short essay on arguably literature’s first true fictional detective; Edgar Allan Poe’s C. August Dupin. Then they

‘The Myth Hunter’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE MYTH HUNTER Curse of the Necronomicon By Percival Constantine Nifty Entertainment 145 pgs Of the various series created by new pulp scribe Percival Constantine, our favorite is his Myth Hunter books starring beautiful Elisa Hill; a trained archeologist who travels the globe in search of arcane artifacts often believed

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