Created by Harlan Ellison Pseudonyms include Jay Charby, Landon Ellis, Sley Harson, Ellis Hart, John Magnus & Jay Solo (1934-2018) I’m not 100 percent positive, but in all likelihood “Find One Cuckaboo,” which ran in the February 1960 issue of The Saint Mystery Library, was the first and only appearance in print of New York City based PI SHECK … Continue reading Sheckley Scodell
Created by Harlan Ellison Pseudonyms include Jay Charby, Landon Ellis, Sley Harson, Ellis Hart, John Magnus & Jay Solo (1934-2018) "I don't play if I don't know how to win." -- Jerry lays it out for his boss, in "The Golden Virgin" Although he's celebrated as a science fiction and fantasy author (and as a … Continue reading Jerry Killain
Created by Edward Y. Breese (1912-79) JOHHNY HAWK, an "odd-job man for emergencies, a trouble shooter and a free-lance free-lance", showed up in a series of solid short stories that appeared in mystery digests like Mike Shayne and Alfred Hitchcock in the late sixties to mid-seventies. Edward Y. Breese was born in 1912 in Trenton, New Jersey, … Continue reading Johnny Hawk
A Tribute To Blue Murder Yeah, the New Pulp. You're soaking in it. In fact, you're holding it in your hands right now. And you're in it for a treat. The first Great Pulp Era lasted from about the early 1900's until about the mid-fifties. The pulps were cheaply-produced magazines of mostly short fiction, with … Continue reading All Hail The New Pulp!
Short Fiction Beyond the Pulps When the pulps started to die out, the markets for short story crime and mystery writers, particularly those of a hard-boiled bent, started to dry up as well. Fortunately, there were a handful of outlets left, mostly digests such as Ellery Queen, that published everything from cozies to … Continue reading Murder in the Library: The Post-Pulp Digests, Mystery Magazines, Ezines & More