Featured Events for June


Battle of Midway   Jun 04, 1942 -- Jun 07, 1942
Titles: I Will Run Wild, Incredible Victory, Joe Rochefort's War

Battle of Anzio   Jan 22, 1944 -- Jun 05, 1944
Titles: Anzio, Anzio: The Gamble That Failed, The Day of Battle

D-Day   Jun 06, 1944
Titles: Countdown to D-Day, D-Day, D-Day: June 6, 1944

Liberation of France   Jun 06, 1944 -- May 08, 1945
Titles: D-Day, No Less Than Victory, Normandy


Happy Birthday!


Frederick C. DavisJun 02, 1902Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 1, Hazzard: The Complete Series, The Complete Cases of Bill Brent
Robert J. HoganJun 04, 1897The Bat Staffel, The Case of the Six Coffins
Sara ParetskyJun 08, 1947Dead Land, Indemnity Only, Shell Game
Robert CraisJun 20, 1953A Dangerous Man, L.A. Requiem, The Last Detective
Lawrence BlockJun 24, 1938A Stab in the Dark, A Ticket to the Boneyard, A Walk Among the Tombstones
Eric AmblerJun 28, 1909A Coffin for Dimitrios, The Light of Day

 

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Featured Pulp Fiction!


 

Featured Titles for June



From the 1930's

A Coffin for Dimitrios
by Eric Ambler

A chance encounter with a Turkish colonel leads Charles Latimer, the author of a handful of successful mysteries, into a world of sinister political and criminal maneuvers.

From the 1930's

The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry
by Frederick C. Davis

They know that whatever they're doing, right or wrong, will sooner or later come to the attention of Guy "Keyhole" Kerry, a wise-cracking, hard-charging journalist who knows all and tells most of it. Kerry's profession brings him into contact with all kinds of people, and the law of averages guarantees that some of them are better left alone. But Keyhole Kerry will risk anything for a scoop, even if it means becoming embroiled in murder mysteries and making himself a target

From the 1950's

One Night Stands and Lost Weekends
by Lawrence Block

One Night Stands and Lost Weekends is a sterling collection of short crime fiction and suspense novelettes penned between 1958 and 1962 by a budding young master and soon-to-be Grand Master--an essential slice of genre history, and more fun than a high-speed police chase following a bank job gone bad.

From the 1950's

The Longest Day
The Classic Epic of D Day

by Cornelius Ryan

The unparalleled, classic work of history that recreates the battle that changed World War II--the Allied invasion of Normandy.

From the 1960's

Make Room! Make Room!
by Harry Harrison

The world is crowded. Far too crowded. Its starving billions live on lentils, soya beans, and --if they're lucky--the odd starving rat. In a New York City groaning under the burden of 35 million inhabitants, detective Andy Rusch is engaged in a desperate and lonely hunt for a killer everyone has forgotten. For even in a world such as this, a policeman can find himself utterly alone....

From the 1980's

Indemnity Only
by Sara Paretsky

Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble. But trouble is Chicago private eye V.I. Warshwski's specialty. Her client says he's the prominent banker, John Thayer. Turns out he's not. He says his son's girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing. Turns out that's not her real name. V.I.'s search turns up someone soon enough -- the real John Thayer's son, and he's dead.

From the 2010's

The Battle of Midway
by Craig L. Symonds

There are few moments in American history in which the course of events tipped so suddenly and so dramatically as at the Battle of Midway. At dawn of June 4, 1942, a rampaging Japanese navy ruled the Pacific. By sunset, their vaunted carrier force, the Kido Butai, had been sunk and their grip on the Pacific had been loosened forever.

From the 2010's

A Dangerous Man
by Robert Crais

Joe Pike didn't expect to rescue a woman that day. He went to the bank same as anyone goes to the bank, and returned to his Jeep. So when Isabel Roland, the lonely young teller who helped him, steps out of the bank on her way to lunch, Joe is on hand when two men abduct her. Joe chases them down, and the two men are arrested. But instead of putting the drama to rest, the arrests are only the beginning of the trouble for Joe and Izzy.

From the 2020's

Dead Girl Blues
by Lawrence Block

You might as well know this going in: Lawrence Block's new novel is not for everyone. It's recounted in journal form by its protagonist, and begins when he walks into a roadhouse outside of Bakersfield, California, and walks out with a woman. And rapes and murders her. But, um, not in that order. Right. But it's what he does with the rest of his life that's really interesting...

From the 2020's

A Man at Arms
by Steven Pressfield

Jerusalem and the Sinai desert, first century AD. In the turbulent aftermath of the crucifixion of Jesus, officers of the Roman Empire acquire intelligence of a pilgrim bearing an incendiary letter from a religious fanatic to insurrectionists in Corinth. The content of this letter could bring down the empire.

From the 2020's

Ridgeline
by Michael Punke

In 1866, with the country barely recovered from the Civil War, new war breaks out on the western frontier--a clash of cultures between the Native tribes who have lived on the land for centuries and a young, ambitious nation. Colonel Henry Carrington arrives in Wyoming's Powder River Valley to lead the US Army in defending the opening of a new road for gold miners and settlers.

From the 2020's

The Eagle's Claw
A Novel of the Battle of Midway

by Jeff Shaara

In a riveting tale that picks up where To Wake the Giant left off, bestselling author Jeff Shaara transports us to the Battle of Midway in another masterpiece of military historical fiction.

 

 

Featured Articles

A CARROLL JOHN DALY FAN LETTER by Mickey Spillane
This letter is a long time in the writing. It was meant for you years ago, but has never been started until now. Through Scott Meredith I located you... and I didn't want any more water to go under the bridge before this goes in the mail.

Who Wrote The Spider Written By: Robert Sampson, Joel Frieman, and Robert Weinberg
Originally, when the first research was being done on the character pulps, Norvell Page was given credit for all of the novels that appeared in the Spider pulp under the name Grant Stockbridge, with the first two novels in the series being written by R.T.M. Scott. Page's identity as author was no major secret as it was listed in numerous writing digests and Henry Steeger had even written to several pulp fanzines mentioning Page as the Spider author.

 

Featured Authors for June


Frederick C. Davis

Frederick C. Davis was responsible for the first twenty Operator 5 stories. However, his pulp writing career had a number of other credits as well. The list included the famous Moon Man series for Ten Detective Aces, a number of long running characters in Dime Detective as well as other Popular Publications magazines as well. He would later move on to hardback fiction. Mr. Davis brought a unique style to the Operator 5 series.

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Robert Crais

Mystery and Detective writer predominately with the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series of Los Angeles based, hard boiled detective stories. An extension of Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, and Robert B. Parker before him, Crais has perfected the genre with the team of Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. Elvis carries the private eye responsibilities, while Joe Pike delivers the hard boiled muscle. Mostly set in and around Los Angeles, the stories are packed with action with interesting plots that take you into all the aspects of crime fiction.

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Lawrence Block

Lawrence Block has been writing crime, mystery, and suspense fiction for more than half a century. He has published in excess (oh, wretched excess!) of 100 books, and no end of short stories. He is best known for his series characters, including cop-turned-private investigator Matthew Scudder, gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, globe-trotting insomniac Evan Tanner, and introspective assassin Keller.

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