Category Archives: Pulps

Clifton Adams is Underrated

Like a lot of Gold Medal authors, some of his earliest works didn’t get renewed.  Unlike a # of Gold Medal types, a number of his Westerns actually weren’t renewed.  For some reason, I’ve been of the belief that noir … Continue reading

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Lengthy James Ellroy Post Omitted

If you’ve seen L.A. Confidential, you’ll recognize a lot of the source material in Webb’s The Badge. I was going to do a post detailing it all, but, actually, Ellroy wrote the preface for a De Capo press reissue of … Continue reading

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Callaghan Would Be The Rare One for This Year

Miss Callaghan is the book that Chase and his publisher both had to pay a fine for in 1942.  Ignoring what the ruling mentions, I tend to think it was one little scene near the end of Part One that … Continue reading

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To Hitt and Hitt Not

With this latest Hitt, might be a good time to mention, Author Michael Hemmingson’s homage to Orrie, published by Black Mask books, is getting pretty good reviews.

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Hmm, 250k ebook downloads

That’s not quite the same thing as sales.  But it’s great that Apple had Project Gutenberg in the system at launch.  I’ve been of the opinion that Ipad will really shine come fall, when it starts to penetrate education markets … Continue reading

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Somebody I Know Is Writing a Screenplay

So, let’s wait for his preface to Orrie Hitt’s novel.

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October-November Books are Back

I’m digging around to see if there’s some way I can’t find the description text.  If not, next time I scan, I’ll go in and add descriptions to the pulp fiction (sorting by newest.). Really, I did a lot of … Continue reading

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There Really Is Nothing New Under the Sun

Just ‘cuz I haven’t outnerded anybody else in a while: All right, that dude who wrote the book about Abe Lincoln killing vampires? His first book was about Jane Austen and zombies. Jane Austen’s first published book, Northanger Abbey was … Continue reading

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Compare It To The Woman-Chaser

Charles Willeford is well-remembered today for many novels, not least this one.  But his fellow Beacon author, Orrie Hitt, isn’t particularly known, even for strong efforts like Ladies’ Man. Actually, nobody aside from Michael Hemmingson seems to have heard of … Continue reading

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Harrison Hunt Update

Hey gang, weirdly, though no sales rank exists, book has already sold a few copies on Amazon.  Unfortunately, it’s not discounted yet, and, given a little bit of a glitch with LSI, probably won’t be from anybody ’til after Xmas–nothing … Continue reading

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