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Fight Card: Get Hit, Hit Back

G’day folks. The latest Fight Card novella, Get Hit, Hit Back – written by John Kenyon (as Jack Tunney) is now available for kindle. After last months diversion into MMA, Fight Card is back with an old school boxing story (but MMA fans, don’t worry – there’s more MMA take down action coming later in […]

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The Two Edged Sword

Author: L.B. Earle Publisher: Horwitz Published: 1965 Book No: 31 Following on from Tuesday’s post about Prisoner of War pulp fiction, published in Australia in the 1960s. Here’s another one, The Two Edged Sword. Once again, I have not read this one, but it would appear that this time American Marines are the target for […]

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Beasts of Bushido

Author: Michael Owen Publisher: Scripts Published: 1967 Book No: 13 I have not actually read this book, which I picked up in a second hand shop last year. But I have a fascination with the strange sub-genre of war action adventure books that came out in Australia in the mid 1960s. Rather than being stories […]

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Gone to Texas

Author: Forrest Carter Publisher: Whipporwill Publishing Original Title: The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales Release Year: 1973 Pictured: Futura paperback 1976 I hardly ever read western novels, which is really strange because I love western movies, particularly those of Clint Eastwood. I could talk about the Dollars trilogy all day — and have done so, much […]

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Ghost Money

Author: Andrew Nette Publisher: Snubnose Press Published: August 2012 I must admit, I don’t know much about Cambodia or the Khmer Rouge – and therefore Andrew Nette’s debut novel, Ghost Money was a real eye opener for me. It works on many levels – as a history lesson (all the best novels teach you stuff […]

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Fight Card: Tomato Can Comeback

Author: Jack Tunney (Henry Brown) Published: August 2012 Book No: 8 Earlier this month, the eighth novella in the Fight Card series, Tomato Can Comeback was released, and it continues the high standard set by the previous stories. This one is set in Detroit, and is told from the point of view of sports reporter, […]

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Book Cover of the Day – The Forbidden Territory

The Forbidden Territory Author: Dennis Wheatley Publisher: Hutchinson Published: 1933 Pictured above: Arrow Books – Paperback edition, published Sept. 1958 The Forbidden Territory was Dennis Wheatley’s first published novel. It was made into a film in 1934. Allegedly, Alfred Hitchcock bought the rights, but the film was directed by Phil Rosen. You can read more […]

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A nasty fellow: Characidae Senatrá

I put this up on Facebook – but I was rather pleased with how it turned out, so I thought I’d put it up here – all in one piece. A non-human character (totally fictitious) from the 3rd Jarvis Love retro-spy adventure, The Ambrosia Kill is a variation on that time tested spy trope – […]

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The LIBRIO Defection

Looking for wild and woolly spy thrills? My new retrospy book (writing under the pen name James Hopwood) is now available for Kindle (It will be available as a paperback in a few weeks time). The story introduces Jarvis Love, a young agent working for the Global Intelligence Network (G.I.N. – for those fond of […]

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The Only Man in Town

Author: Emerson Dodge (Paul Wheelahan) Publisher: The Cleveland Publishing Co. First Published: 1977 “We don’t cotton to strangers makin’ free with our womenfolk!” I have often bemoaned the fact the Australian pulp fiction tradition is dead – but there is one last hold out, and it is Cleveland Publishing. Cleveland caters to a unique niche […]

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