Free Story Friday

BEAT TO A PULP is David Cranmer’s living tribute to the gripping fiction first printed in the colorful magazine-spinner rags of the ’30s. Gernsback’s Amazing Stories, Weird Tales, and H.L. Mencken’s Black Mask, where Dashiell Hammett and Paul Cain “gave murder back to the kind of people that commit it for reasons, not just to provide a corpse,” as Chandler famously wrote in The Simple Art of Murder.

I’m proud to announce that David will be publishing my action novel BLADE OF DISHONOR, which stars “Rage Cage” Reeves, an MMA fighter coming home from the Iraq war to find his grandfather embroiled in a battle over a Japanese sword stolen in World War 2. Release is planned for late 2013, joining the Cash Laramie books, the Rip Through Time series, and many more great stories.

Body and Katana by Nikaryabova on Deviant Art

I always enjoy the stories David publishes every week in BEAT TO A PULP, and we began working on the Reeves story after he chose my story “A Glutton for Punishment” for the weekly dose of pulp. Unfortunately a website crash wiped out the comments, but none other than my literary hero Lawrence Block dropped in to say he liked it. And I hope you will, too.

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