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Front Page Palooka: Book Trailer

The latest Fight Card tale, Front Page Palooka – from Anthony Venutolo, writing as Jack Tunney – is now available at Amazon. But to whet your appetite, here’s the book trailer. And here’s the spiel: Newark, New Jersey, 1954 Years of fight halls and newsrooms have east coast sportswriter, Nick Moretti, looking for a change. […]

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From Pro Se With Love

It’s no secret I have written a few adrenaline-fuelled stories for Pro Se Productions, which will be unleashed on the un-suspecting world in the coming months, stretching into next year. Some of the stories I can’t talk about yet – loose lips sink ships – but among them, for an exciting new project called Pulse […]

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Dirty Harry (1971)

Director: Don Siegel Starring: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Reni Santoni, Harry Guardino, John Larch, John Mitchum, John Vernon Music: Lalo Schifrin I don’t have to introduce police inspector Harry Callahan to many people. I am sure most people reading this review have seen one film in the series (or at least know the character I […]

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Fight Card: A New Publishing Paradigm

Fight Card, co-creator, Paul Bishop was recently interviewed on the Book Life Now site, discussing the unique structure of the series. In part, he says: Then came a surprise – the stories were not only resonating with readers, but also with writers. Young writing lions such as Heath Lowrance, David Foster, Kevin Michaels, Terrence McCauley, […]

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Bear Pit

Author: Jon Cleary First Published: 2000 On the eve of the Sydney Olympic games, the city’s great and good assemble to celebrate the opening of a new luxury hotel complex. But the gala takes a grisly turn when State Premier Hans Vanderberg is assassinated by a sniper. In his twenty years at the head of […]

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Fight Card: Ladies Night

Something a little different from Fight Card this month – the first Fight Card Romance novel. Don’t screw up your nose – keep an open mind. After all, what do you think Rocky is? It’s a romance. Ladies Night is penned by Carol Malone – under the pseudonym ‘Jill Tunney’ (rather than Jack – makes […]

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Five Ring Circus

Author: Jon Cleary First Published: 1998 (1999 Harper Collins edition pictured). As Sydney prepares for its grand role as host of the next Olympic Games, homocide detective Scobie Malone stumbles upon a scam that will do nothing for the city’s image. Illicit deals are being struck and money from Hong Kong is being banked in […]

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Pulped – the Podcast – talks spy fiction

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Tommy Hancock and record a podcast for PULPED – the official New Pulp podcast. Listen as I make wild and scurrilous generalizations about the spy genre. Be amazed as I talk about Bond vs Bourne. Be astonished as I go off on weird tangents and talk […]

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Rogue Royale

For those interested in the history of the James Bond movies, and what may have been, Jeremy Duns (author of the Paul Dark trilogy and Dead Drop) has expanded an article he wrote for The Sunday Telegraph and released it as an eBook. In the mid-Sixties, the James Bond films became a global phenomenon as […]

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Pacific Vortex

Author: Clive Cussler Although Pacific Vortex is considered the first of the Dirk Pitt novels, it was not the first to be published. In the Forward, Cussler explains (Sphere Book edition 1983): Not that it really matters, but this is the first Dirk Pitt story. When I mustered up the discipline to write a suspense […]

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