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And Then – available to pre-order

So folks, ‘And Then: The Great Big Book of Awesome Adventure Tales’ is available to pre-order. If you want to get in early – and obtain a 25% discount off the RRP – there’s an Indigogo Campaign happening now. The two volume set features over 30 of Australia and New Zealand’s finest genre fictioneers. The […]

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Agents of S.A.T.A.N. (1966)

In 1966, Picture Library (Published and distributed by M.V. Features Limited in England) put out a series of pocket comic books called S.A.T.A.N. – an acronym for Spies Anonymous To All Nations. Each issue appears to have been 68 pages (if you include the 4 page cover). I have 2 issues, No. 12: Point of […]

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Gravedigger: Hot Women, Cold Cash

Title: Gravedigger: Hot Women, Cold Cash Author: Christopher Mills Illustrator: Rick Burchett Publisher: Action Lab: Danger Zone Year: 2015 The first thing you’ll notice about the character, Gravedigger McCrae, is his resemblance to Lee Marvin. In my mind this elicits thoughts of Point Blank, The Killers and Prime Cut, which is quite okay if the […]

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Lie Catchers

Title: Lie Catchers Author: Paul Bishop Publisher: Pro Se Productions Year: 2015 Lie Catchers is a police procedural with a twist. The two heroes of the story, ‘Calamity’ Jane Randall and Ray Pagan, have unique gifts which aid their investigation. Randall is a synesthete – which means she can see when people are lying – […]

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The Scroll of the Dead

Title: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Scroll of the Dead Author: David Stuart Davies Publisher: Titan Books Year: 2009 The Scroll of the Dead is a fast paced yarn that hits all the beats a Holmes and Watson story should. Some of the twists are a tad predictable, but don’t really detract from […]

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Welcome to the Jungle, Mr. Love!

My latest retro-spy thriller, THE AMBROSIA KILL was published last week by Pro Se Productions (you can track it down on Amazon or Smashwords if you’re so inclined), and I thought I’d tell you a little bit about it and some of my influences. I am a big fan of spy stories from the 1960s, […]

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Happy New Year

G’day friends. Happy New Year to you all. As we say good bye to 2015, I thought I’d take a look back at the last twelve months and all that I acheived. On the surface, it didn’t seem like a very good year. There were some personal hurdles to climb – which I won’t bore […]

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Legends of New Pulp Fiction

G’day everyone. I trust you had a great Christmas – and wishing you and yours all the very best for the New Year. I have just returned from a short break in the mountains (in Jindabyne) with family which was very pleasant and relaxing (and thankfully not too hot). On the downside I think I’ve […]

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‘And Then… The Great Big Book of Awesome Adventure Stories’

Last week saw the launch of the IndieGoGo campaign for ‘And Then… The Great Big Book of Awesome Adventure Tales’, which features my story ‘The Lost Loot of Lima’. While the story is fiction, I tried to – at least – ground it in a little reality. That is to say, many people believe ‘The […]

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Under the Spotlight: Paul Bishop

Recently, I had a chance to throw a few tough questions at my friend and mentor, Paul Bishop, about his latest novel, Lie Catchers, which has just been released by Pro Se Productions. From my hollowed out volcano, I grilled him on the story, and his writing career. David Foster: Firstly, Paul, welcome to P2K, […]

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