Category Archives: Pulps

They Are Kinda Similar, Plus I Am on a Boat

Both stories about a guy who becomes a chauffeur. One, the Heyward, he’s fleeing a job at Cal-something. The other, from N.R. de Mexico, guy’s washed out on general aviation. Sort of a warning, the N.R. de Mexico guy is … Continue reading

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Written in Acid

“Here’s the most important crime novelty in a month of Sundays, so different in approach and execution from the standard brands as to take first place in any list of current offerings. To come right out with the talking points, … Continue reading

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AKA Too Like The Dead

When Jim Steele woke up that morning, there was a lovely blonde head that he couldn’t remember, resting on the pillow beside him. Huddled in the adjoining bathroom was a corpse he remembered only too well–for he had snapped the … Continue reading

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Not Considered His Best

Actually, not even mentioned on his Clifton Adams’ LibraryThing Page.  Having a hard time getting an exact bibliography, but The Colonel’s Lady was first published in 1952.  Post Civil War action, Injuns as the villains, umm, romance kinda… Enjoy!

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She Grows on You

Vaguely, this book reminds me a little of Detour.  At least towards the third act. But I confess, I’m tweaking the way I proof books a little bit, so I wanted to do something really, really hard.  Ace Double fits … Continue reading

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Definitely, definitely British

There was some speculation whether “Dana Chambers”–pseudonym for Alfred Leffingwell–was an American or not.  Working through the first Jim Steele book here, I can say, with certainty, ‘e was a Limey.  There are a couple passages in the hardcover edition–Connecticut … Continue reading

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If Adam Nevill Wrote Westerns in 1952

I’m sorry, man.  I know Frank Castle’s got praise in certain circles, but Move Along Stranger had more descriptions of corsets and hug-me-tights and whatnot than I expected in an early ’50s work.  Odd. Plot, otherwise, was pretty good, though. … Continue reading

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AKA Albert Leffingwell

Dunno if you like him.  Writing as Dana Chambers, Leffingwell did at least 7 novels in the ’40s and what looks like one collection of short stories.   The Frightened Man was never registered; some of the others were registered … Continue reading

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Sexed-Up Pulp By a Western Author

Fury in the Heart was done by W.T. Ballard for Monarch (a firm that got pretty explicit after the Roth Decision opened up things in adult books.)  This book dates from the late ’50s, and is a pretty tame account … Continue reading

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Sexed-Up Western

Something by Frank Castle.  Man wrote a number of Westerns, along with some softcore-y stuffs.  Have one by him about Roman times that I’ll probably do this summer. If you’re on Twitter, that front cover is rare and salvaged post-scan. … Continue reading

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