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Churchill’s Vixens No 3

Churchill’s Vixens No.3 The Leaning Maiden By Leslie McManus Published by Mews Books 1976 The Leaning Maiden, is the third book in the Churchill’s Vixens series and it may even be more sleazy than the first. The second book in the series, The Belgian Fox I haven’t found a copy of — and that may [...]

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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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The Dead Man: The Beast Within

Author: James Daniels Publisher: 47 North Published: 2011 Book No: 7 It’s been a while since I have reviewed any of The Dead Man series. I am up to book number seven, The Beast Within, written by James Daniels (who also wrote Ring of Knives). This one has been out quite a while, and I [...]

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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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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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Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves

Author: Matthew Reilly Publisher: MacMillan Published: 2012 Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves is the fourth outing for Captain Shane Schofield, after Ice Station, Area 7, and Scarecrow (it’s the fifth if you count the novella Hell Island which was given away for free as a part of the Books Alive campaign in Australia – [...]

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Striking Force

Author: L. K. Jackson Publisher: Horwitz Published: 1965 Book No: 32 Striking Force is another men on a mission title from Australian publisher Horwitz. This tale is pretty grim, focusing on the fear of going into battle – and author L.K. Jackson does quite a good job of ratcheting up that tension. Almost too good [...]

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A Mouth Full of Blood

Author: Eric Beetner Published: July 2012 I have to admit I am biased. It is no secret that I have written a Fight Card novel and have spent the last six months reading fight fiction and watching boxing movies. Therefore one could reasonably say, that my objectivity on A Mouth Full of Blood is compromised. [...]

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The Judas Strain

Author: James Rollins Publisher: Orion Books Published: 2007 I have a few James Rollins novels, but The Judas Strain was the first Sigma Force novel that I have read – I think it is the 4th in the series. Not that reading them in order seemed to matter. There is some backstory to the characters, [...]

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