Friday, April 25, 2014


Major John T. Lacy
Pro Se Publisher Tommy Hancock informed me tonight that The New Adventures of Major Lacy and Amusement, Inc. is coming in days from Pro Se Productions as part of the Pulp Obscura imprint. Keep watching this space for more details as soon as they are available.

The New Adventures of Major Lacy and Amusement, Inc features stories by Bobby Nash, Jim Beard, R.P. Steeves, David White, Andrew Salmon, and Don Thomas.

My story, "House of Revenge" that kicks off this anthology of new adventures. When Tommy Hancock invited me to be part of this anthology, it came with a unique challenge. The original Major Lacy and Amusement, Inc. ended its run in All Detective's October 1933 issue with a story titled "House of Crime" by Theodore Tinsley.

Scarlet Ace
In "House of Crime", Major Lacy has a showdown with his recurring nemesis, a notorious crime boss known only as The Scarlet Ace. In this story, Lacy also met an alluring young woman named Zita. She was the first woman to slip past his defenses. At the stories conclusion, Lacy watched as Zita, who he discovered was the daughter of The Scarlet Ace, drive away in a taxi and ended on a... gasp!... cliffhanger.

Tommy requested that my story pick up that cliffhanger and run with it. And boy did I do just that. I won't give away any spoilers here, obviously, but the events of my tale help set the stage for the rest of the book, including causing a few rewrites along the way by some of the other authors in the volume.

This collection of stories is a lot of fun and I'm excited to announce that it will be available in the next few days.

Keep watching this page. As soon as the book is available, I will announce it here.

Happy Reading.


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