Good vs. Evil.
Gangsters dressed to the nines with guns ablazin'.
Women with mink stoles and secret pasts.
Masked vigilantes darting across the night skies in search of crime to fight.
Welcome to the world of New Pulp!
My introduction to New Pulp was through Tommy Hancock, owner of Pro Se Press. Thanks to him, I was led into a world of crime, gritty justice, and dapper dressers with just a hint of the supernatural. After spending some time with him at several conventions, I finally purchased a copy of the book The Adventures of Lazarus Gray by Barry Reese and read it in 24 hours.
Lazarus Gray is a man who wakes up on a beach with only a medallion and a fractured past, yet he does not let that hinder him as he and his allies Samantha Grace, Morgan Watts and Eun Jiwon help the citizens of Sovereign City through Assistance Unlimited. In the first book, we find Lazarus and associates fighting evil from all sides as they locate a woman with Phantom Eyes, track down a man who has literally lost his heart to a beautiful woman, do battle with a skull headed maniac and other exciting adventures. This book is composed of several stories that do not disappoint! If you are looking for well told stories with characters that you will care about mixed with hard boiled pulp-ness, then look no further - The Adventures of Lazarus Gray is just for you!
For those of you who don't know, Pulp Ark 2013 will be on April 26-28 in Springdale, AR; if you want to know more about New Pulp, Pro Se Press or The Adventures of Lazarus Gray, stop by and have yourself a ball!
I'll be there, ready to purchase the next Lazarus Gray book!