Category Archives: News

Rediscovered: Every Other Day Birthdays

The noted book and pulp collector Kevin Cook spotted a fantasy writer trend and reported in: January 20            A. Merritt January 22            Robert E. Howard January 24            C.L. Moore January 26            Philip Jose Farmer

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Sinister Cinema: A Marlowesque Neeson

Brian Wallace slipped me the dope back in 2019 that Liam Neeson was lined up to portray Philip Marlowe in a flick. Now he sends along a review of the finished film by Stephanie Bunbury. You know people will argue … Continue reading

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Hammett: Jeopardy! Hits Nick and Nora (And Glass Onion Cameos the Black Bird)

Jeopardy! hasn’t hit the Hammett clew pile lately as much as it did back in the Golden Age of Alex Trebek. But every now and then they just can’t avoid it. . . . For the show broadcast December 23rd, … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: For the Q&A

Toward the Q&A following the screening of The Woman Chaser with Patrick Warburton in the role of Richard Hudson, I poked around in my book Willeford for any tidbits of info on the novel — a Paperback Original released by … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Q&A

For the Alamo Drafthouse special screening of The Woman Chaser on December 7, they followed the film with a Q&A featuring — left to right, above — me, Joe McSpadden, Patrick Warburton (panelists) and Jake Isgar (moderator). Don’t think I’d … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: The Woman Chaser

Joe McSpadden, producer for 1999’s The Woman Chaser, mentioned that the December 7 showing in the Alamo Drafthouse put the movie on the largest screen ever — swell deal for cineastes. Above, a still frame of star Patrick Warburton as … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: The Latest “Doc Savage”

Brian Leno said he was going to read the new James Patterson “Doc Savage” novel — and he dood it: A few days ago my mail carrier dropped off The Perfect Assassin, the new novel by the writing team of … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Derleth’s Last Book — Well, In His Lifetime

John D. Haefele — author of Lovecraft: The Great Tales, A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos, etc. — just popped up an article further investigating how many — or how few — copies may exist of the last of many, … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Mansfield

And Brian Leno wraps up today’s gallery of Ripperish autos, but you know, I bet he has lots more against the next time he notices an anniversary coming up: Richard Mansfield was a well respected actor during the time of … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Warren

Brian Leno offers another auto in the rogue’s gallery of Jack the Ripper: Charles Warren is not really a serious suspect for The Ripper, but in Stephen Knight’s very interesting Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution is presented as being … Continue reading

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