The Original QUARRY Novel by Max Allan Collins

quarrycoverWith a Cinemax television series this season, Max Allan Collins iconic hitman Quarry returns to the pop-culture forefront.  Journey back to the origins and first pulp adventure as Titan Books re-publishes the first Quarry novel from 1975.

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Brainquake by Samuel Fuller

brainquakecoverA-List directors like Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Quentin Tarantino have been inspired by the works of Samuel Fuller (The Big Red One).  The World War II veteran, was both a director and author.  He wrote “Brainquake” in 1993 while living in France, and now fans can re-discover Fuller’s last novel published and translated into English by Titan Books and Hard Case Crime.

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Borderline by Lawrence Block

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The sizzling pulp novel “Borderline” by prolific American crime author Lawrence Block sees the printed pages once again after 50 years of being out of print.  Four lives intersect on the border towns of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico.

Marty is a smart professional gambler always looking for a good card game in Juarez.  After a couple of years spent in a failed marriage, Meg is looking for some fun and action.  The beautiful blonde Lily is looking to make money and get out of the border towns.  The insane killer running from the law, Weaver is looking for his next bloody victim.  These 4 characters ultimately cross each others’ lives in “Borderline.”  The book also includes 3 Lawrence Block short stories:  1) The Burning Fury (1959); 2) A Fire At Night (1958); and 3) Stag Party Girl (1963).

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The Wrong Quarry

quarryOver the weekend, I was excited to get my hands the new Quarry book “The Wrong Quarry” by author Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition).  His long-running series is about a former US Marine sniper Quarry (no need to know his real name) turned professional hitman.  Quarry offers clients that are marked-for-death a unique service, dependent on the fee paid, he gets rid of the hit team after the clients and investigates who hired the hit.

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Deadbeat – Makes You Stronger by Guy Adams

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Max Jackson and Tom Harris are not just best friends, but “retired” thespians always looking for a pub or two for a great night out all over London.  Their new drinking hangout is Deadbeat, a cozy jazz bar that Tom bought a few years back after retiring from the theatre business.  Some novellas may want you drinking a nicely brew coffee or tea with biscuits, but for this Guy Adam’s pulp fiction novel, you may just want to grab some beer and chips and enjoy the rollicking adventure.

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LEGO Duplo “Pulp Fiction” toys

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Aren’t LEGO’s Duplo toys for little kids?  Not anymore – it’s Duplo’s Pulp Fiction series.  Your kids can play build and play with these foul mouth hitmen – Vincent Vega & Jules Winnfield.

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Tarzan Celebrates 100 Years!!!

Today we celebrate 100 years of Tarzan, the man-child raised by apes in the jungles of Africa, born from the imaginary mind of author Edgar Rice Burroughs who created the popular fictional character that first leaped onto printed pages in 1912.

When I received a review copy of Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration in the mail, I was really stunned at how beautiful this hardbound book was.  Author and Tarzan fanatic Scott Tracy Griffin went all out – this book is a comprehensive collection of all things Tarzan and Edgar Rice Burroughs.  First of all, this book has an awesome collection of illustrations, book art, comic book art, cover art, and archive photos from the various movies and television shows.  It also covers various aspects of the Tarzan universe, such as, merchandising, toys, fan clubs, fan conventions, and it even includes a dictionary on what is known as “ape” language.  I can speak ape now!

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