Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to write about Sherlock Holmes Jan16

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to write about Sherlock Holmes

This one took me by surprise: NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is teaming with writer Anna Waterhouse to tackle Sherlock Holmes in MYCROFT HOLMES, a Sherlockian novel slated to be released, by Titan Books, this fall. Kareem and Anna have a relationship that evolved over the production of ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS, an award-winning documentary about the Harlem Rens basketball team. The two are now turning their attention to one of Kareem’s loves: Sherlock Holmes. I had no idea, but he apparently is a huge fan and has been for decades. Abdul-Jabbar first met the iconic detective through the Basil Rathbone films. He then, early in his NBA...

KING OF THE WEEDS : Spillane/Collins

KING OF THE WEEDS Mickey Spillane/Max Allan Collins 2014 Titan Books A few years back we ran a cover story with Max Allan Collins in which he discussed Mickey Spillane and talked about being asked by Spillane to finish unfinished projects that he had. Max Allan Collins was Spillane’s chosen heir and being a fan of both authors I have to say that the fact is reading this book I can’t tell where Spillane ends and Collins begins. It is proof to me that Collins was the right choice. KING OF THE WEEDS opens with things kind of quiet for Mike Hammer. He and Velda are getting married and long time associate Pat Chambers, Homicide Captain is...

KOKO TAKES A HOLIDAY by Kieran Shea

Publisher: Titan Books Publication Date: June 2014   Fast Forward: 500 years… Koko Martstellar has done her time. A one-time top-flyte corporate mercenary, Koko has since retired from her life of violence and adventure. She now spends her days running a high end bar and brothel on the Sixty Islands. The Sixty Islands are the pinnacle of the manufactured vacation experience: sex and violence served up any way you want it, all brought to you in the perfect Gilligan’s Island environment. Only, y’know… sexier. When Koko’s old comrade-at-arms Portia Delacompte sends a crew of armed personnel to take her out, Koko’s brothel is reduced to...

LADY, GO DIE! by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins Jun26

LADY, GO DIE! by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Col...

LADY, GO DIE! by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins Titan Books May 2012 Fans of classic pulp have been getting a special gift for the last few years. After Mickey Spillane’s passing in 2006, his close friend and fellow literary icon Max Allan Collins has been completing the remaining never before seen Mike Hammer novels from Spillane’s notes. The results have been wonderful. With LADY, GO DIE! we get more than another two-fisted tale. LADY was originally meant to be the sequel to the classic Mike Hammer debut novel I, THE JURY. For reasons forever lost to us, the book never saw the light of day. Thanks to Collins, that oversight has...

Hard Case Crime to publish the “definitive edition” of WEB OF THE CITY, the debut novel by Icon Harlan Ellison Jun11

Hard Case Crime to publish the “definitive e...

Today, Hard Case Crime announced it will release WEB OF THE CITY: The Definitive Edition in April of 2013. WOTC was the debut novel by the legendary Harlan Ellison. First published in 1958, WEB OF THE CITY centers on Rusty Santoro, a member of a Brooklyn gang. Santoro desires a better life, but feels a certain level of loyalty to The Cougars (his gang). More and more, he realizes it may be possible to realize his dreams and still live up to the obligations of being a member of The Cougars. His decision to leave The Cougar may endanger not just him, but his family as well. The novel was widely praised for it’s realistic, gritty...