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Thursday, August 4, 2011

PULP NOW: PULPSMITH #1 ~THE BUTCHER'S SON!

PULP NOW: PULPSMITH #1 ~THE BUTCHER'S SON!

A MOSES CRAWFORD MYSTERY

MEL ODOM

KINDLE EDITION ~ $2.99

It's 1935, and a pulp writer whose dream is to appear in Black Mask magazine manages to get hooked up with big Jim McLane, New York's top homicide cop ~ the writer’s hope is getting the kind of experience and story material to help him crack his dream market.

PULSMITH #1 . . .

When I moved from Texas to New York to take my chances as a yarnspinner for the pulps, I knew I was entering into a whole new world. As the author of the LINCOLN LANDRY, SPACE RANGER tales for the science fiction pulps, I know a thing or two about new worlds.

But what I wanted most of all was to get a story in BLACK MASK magazine, the same pulp that launched the careers of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, to name a few.

In order to do that, I pulled in a few favors. Who knew the chief of police was a Lincoln Landry fan? Once I found out, though, I had him hook me up with his best homicide detective: Jim McLane, a tough no-nonsense cop that Hammett and Chandler might have admired.

Together, McLane and I sort through murders in the Big Apple in 1935. I didn't know I was going to learn so much, or that the price would be so high. But between McLane and me, we generally get to the bottom of murder, blackmail, and kidnappings."


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