Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Bargain Book!

I am pleased to announce that the second of the 1930s husband/wife Maxi/Moxie Donovan collection Headline Ghouls has been published by! And for the first month it is available for only One Dollar!!!

Here’s the first review of it:

“It's 1938, Hitler rules Germany and is supporting U.S. Nazi groups, the studio system is in full force, America still suffers from the Great Depression, and hard-boiled reporter heroes are the order of the day. 
HEADLINE GHOULS follows Moxie, along with his hard-dancing, hard-drinking wife Maxi, as they confront Hollywood blackmailers, occult Nazi gangs who use human sacrifice and New Orleans voodoo. Moxie and Maxi play off against each other with quick dialogue, an assembly of interesting friends, and the glamour of the Hollywood studio system in its heyday.
 Award winning author Teel James Glenn recreates the "pulp" style with over-the-top characters, bizarre situations that combine mystery, Nazis and the occult, the hard-charging reporter hero, and plenty of fists, guns and drinking. I especially like the way Glenn pairs the fact-hungry reporter Moxie with his charming wife Maxi. Maxi, a Broadway dancer turned Hollywood actor, is nobody's idea of a damsel in distress. She can throw back drinks with the best of them and she's as likely to rescue Moxie as he is to save her.
..Teel immerses himself deep in this past, throws out cultural references and Hollywood trivia that will delight fans of old-time pulps, without ever forgetting that we're reading for the story.”

Four Stars 
Reviewed 3/16/12