Mystery Crime and Mayhem


New Releases

Several great new releases in the last week or so:

All Due Respect 2020

All Due Respect 2020
Featuring the work of Stephen D. Rogers, Tom Leins, Michael Pool, Andrew Davie, Sharon Diane King, Preston Lang, Jay Butkowski, Steven Berry, Craig Francis Coates, Bobby Mathews, Michael Penncavage, and BV Lawson. Edited by Chris Rhatigan and David Nemeth.

Print $11.95 Kindle $4.99

The Sleazy Reader No. 9

The Sleazy Reader No. 9
Crime special! Sleazy reading in the crime genre, with articles on 1950s sleazy digest magazines, comics, paperbacks and true crime magazines. Includes the life and death of True Detective magazine, pre-code comics theft from EC Comics, when the crime genre went hardcore, Harlan Ellison in the crime digests, Crime Does Not Pay comics, Mafia true-crime paperbacks. And more! 74 full color pages, loaded with illustrations.

Print $10.99

Paperback Parade No. 109

Paperback Parade No. 109
Gary Lovisi: Paperback Talk
Gary Lovisi: The Master Artist: Sam Peffer
Tom Cantrell: How Roy Higgins Managed the Adaptation of the Novel Captain and The Kings for the 1976 TV Miniseries
Gary Lovivi: Collecting The Winthrop Press in Very Tiny Paperbacks
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Persistent Image of “I, the Jury”
Richard Greene: Matchless Paperbacks
Jon D. Swartz: Alfred Bester
Phil Harbottle: The Tit-Bits Science Fiction Library

Paperback Parade No. 109 Nov. 2020
Editor: Gary Lovisi
Designer: Richard Greene
~5.5” x 8.5” 100 pages, full color throughout
$15 + postage for a single issue
$40 for three-issue subscription
Gryphon Books website

Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem No. 1
This new mystery and crime digest debuted in June 2020. Every issue is themed–this one is built around private eyes. MCM is a well-concieved series, delivered in a pleasing package. The tone is soft-boiled, with plenty of character development and embellished settings. My favorite in this edition was the story by editor Leah Cutter: “Going Deeper.”
Print $12.99 Kindle $4.99

Oddities and Other Grotesques
The Roman Scott collection is nearly complete. Editor Marc Myers is giving the files a final review and completing the setup at Lulu.com. The book topped out at 168 pages and includes over 14 issues of Scott’s comix and art zines.

Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No.6
The initial layout is complete. Ran Scott is busy on the issue’s artwork and the book will be out shortly after he finishes up his work.

The Digest Enthusiast No. 12 June 2020

The Digest Enthusiast No. 13
Finished proofreading the bulk of the issue and made various corrections to the art and copy. All that remains is the front-matter and compiling the News Digest. I’ll work on that next week before Thanksgiving.

Our current issue: The Digest Enthusiast No. 12 is available in print at Lulu.com and Amazon, and in digital formats at Kindle Books and Magzter.

News Digest Sept. 25, 2020

Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem No. 2

New Releases
Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem No. 2
Leah Cutter: Introduction
Michele Lang “The Rehab Archipelago”
David H. Hendrickson “Bubba’s Blunder”
Kari Kilgore “The Fabulous Feats of Billy”
Melissa Yi “Sushi À Volonté”
Diana Deverell “Gone Gold”
Jason A. Adams “Bobby and Pete”
Cate Martin “The Fall of La Madrina”
Leah R. Cutter “Tiny Dreams”
Juliet Nordeen “Libby’s Millions”
Our Friends

Thieves: Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem No. 2
Editor: Leah Cutter
Cover: ra2studio
5” x 8” 196 pages
Print $12.99 Kindle $4.99
Knotted Road Press

Paperback Fanatic No. 44

The Paperback Fanatic No. 44
Contents Page
Justin Marriott: Fanatical Thoughts
Gil Cohen: One Man Army (Book Preview)
Justin Marriott: Disaster 70!
Justin Marriott: The Plague Chronicles
Justin Marriott: Prose and Cons
The Lockdown Reviews

The Paperback Fanatic No. 44
Editor: Justin Marriott
Copy Editor: TomTesarek
7” x 10” 64 pages full color
Print Only $9.99
JM on Facebook

Big 5 Sep/Oct 2020 issues

Digest Magazine Blogs
Anthony Perconti
: Lovecraft on the Pampas: A Discussion of “There are More Things” by Jorge Luis Borges at EconoClash Review.

Dan Reade’s “An Ode to Specificity” at The Astounding Analog Companion.

Kevin Mims’ “The Man Who Would Be King (and Tevis and Kesey and Levin, Etc.” at Something is Going to Happen.

F&SF Oct. 1965, Gamma Sept. 1965

Digest Magazine Reviews
Gideon Marcus
reviews Fantasy & Science Fiction Oct. 1965 at Galactic Journey.

Catherine Dilts reviews selections from AHMM Sep/Oct 2020 at Catherine Edits (thanks Kevin Tipple).

Kris Vyas-Myall reviews Gamma No. 5 (Sept. 1965) at Galactic Journey.

John O’Neill reviews Entanglements edited by Asimov’s editor Sheila Williams at Black Gate.

Michael McLaughlin’s
“The Happiest Place on Earth” at Close to the Bone.

Stephen J. Golds’ “Love Like Bleeding Out with an Empty Gun in Your Hand” at Pulp Modern Flash.

Paul D. Marks reads “Ghosts of Bunker Hill” and “Howling at the Moon” for the EQMM podcast.

Batman 393, Detective 496, Brave and the Bold 168

TDE Contributors’ Corner
Jack Seabrook
and Peter Enfantino review Batman No. 329, Detective No. 496, and The Brave and the Bold No. 168 at bare•bones e-zine.

Jack Seabrook’s The Hitchcock Project—Harold Swanton Part Eight: The Twelve Hour Caper at bare•bones e-zine.

Rob Imes has begun The Unofficial Romantic TImes Index.

The Digest Enthusiast No. 12 June 2020

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This week’s enews from Bud’s Art Books leads with Jim Steranko.

Readin’ and Writin’
Barb Goffman
delves into word usage issues at SleuthSayers.

A goodly amount of reading occurred this week—all progress on existing reads, so nothing to report here until next time.

Touched up a few more issues of Head for the WIP Roman Scott collection. And several digest SF novels for Steve Carper’s article slated for TDE13. Rick McCollum finished some beautiful artwork for my sword and sorcery yarn.

Our current issue: The Digest Enthusiast No. 12 is available in print at Lulu.com and Amazon, and in digital formats at Kindle Books and Magzter.

Space Science Fiction Sept. 1952

Vintage SF Digest
Space Science Fiction Vol. 1 No. 2 Sept. 1952
Contents Page
Lester del Rey: Editorial
Erik van Lhin “Moon-Blind” art by Paul Orban
Clifford D. Simak “The Fence” art by Gari
Robert E. Howard “The God in the Bowl” (Edited by L. Sprague de Camp) art by Schecterson
George O. Smith
: Science—Fiction and Fact
Michael Sherman “A Matter of Faith” art by Peter Poulton
Murray Leinster
“The Barrier” art by Paul Orban
John Jakes
“With Wings” art by Schecterson
Coming Events
Fletcher Pratt “Official Record” art by Schecterson
Theodore L. Thomas
“The Revisitor” art by Gari
Meet Paul Orban (back cover)

Publisher: John Raymond
Editor: Lester del Rey
Assoc. Editors: Peter Leavy, John Vincent
Art Director: Milton Berwin
Cover: Earle Bergey
5.5” x 7.5” 160 pages 35 cents

Read Vince Nowell, Sr.’s article “When Things Go Wrong—The Lester del Rey/John Raymond Fiasco” in The Digest Enthusiast book seven.