Saturday, June 24, 2017

[UPDATED - EBOOK ADDED] RICK RUBY RETURNS IN THE RUBY FILES VOL. TWO! NOW ON SALE!

Cover painted by Mark Wheatley
Art: Nik Poliwko
I am over the moon to announce that the long-delayed The Ruby Files Vol. 2 anthology from Airship 27 Productions is now available in paperback at Amazon and Createspace, with a Kindle ebook edition to follow soon.

I love this character and have fond memories of creating this book’s amazing cast of characters with my partner in crime, Sean Taylor. After all, if you’re doing a series about Bad Girls, Good Guys, and Two-Fisted Action, who better to team up with, right?

In volume two, Sean and I are joined by writers Alan J. Porter and Ron Fortier, themselves no strangers to pulpy noir tales. Nik Poliwko provides the book's beautifully noir-inspired interior illustrations. Mark Wheatley returns with an
Art: Nik Poliwko
amazing cover that should make this book leap off the stands. Join us as we dive once more into the seedy underbelly of the pulp-strewn big city with Rick Ruby and company for four slam-bang tales of action, danger, sex, booze, and random gunfire.

Welcome to The Ruby Files.

Bobby

Publisher's Press Release:

Art: Mark Wheatley
RUBY IS BACK!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to present the second Rick Ruby anthology as created by writers Bobby Nash and Sean Taylor. New York City is private eye’s Rick Ruby beat and beautiful women his weakness. All Ruby ever wants to do is earn enough to get by and stay out of trouble.  But no matter how hard he tries to keep his nose clean, trouble has a way of finding him.

From spies, to gang wars, hangings and cold blooded murder, writers Alan J. Porter, Ron Fortier, Bobby Nash and Sean Taylor put Ruby through his paces. But in the end, the smart mouth shamus knows, to survive, he’s going to need a little help from his friends.

Art: Nik Poliwko
“Ruby is a classic private eye of the old school,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “I’ve always loved these characters from Sam Spade to Philip Marlowe. So when Bobby and Sean proposed this series to us, I was on board immediately. Volume one was lots of fun and our mystery fans wanted more.  We were only too happy to provide them with this second volume. I even joined in the fun contributing my own Rick Ruby story.”

Well known popular artist Mark Wheatley returns for a second, stunning cover while Nik Poliwko turned in the nine beautiful interior illustrations. A super package then assembled by Airship 27 Productions’ Art Director, Rob Davis, for as yet another great quartet of P.I. adventures.

Back Cover: Rob Davis
Mystery lovers will rejoice when they crack open The Ruby Files, Volume Two.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

The Ruby Files Vol. 2 is now available now in paperback and ebook from the following retailers:
Amazon US (paperback)
Createspace (paperback)
Amazon UK (paperback)
Amazon US Kindle (ebook)
Amazon UK Kindle (ebook)

Bobby’s story in The Ruby Files Vol. Two is called “Takedown”--
Rick Ruby discovers that all is not what it seems when investigating what should have been a simple case takes a sinister turn. Rick stumbles into an undercover sting operation between mobsters and the FBI that could get him killed, if he's not careful.
See below for more information on The Ruby Files Vol. 1, still available.
THE RUBY FILES VOL. 1 - STILL ON SALE!

THE RUBY FILES VOL. 1
A pulp/noir anthology

2013 PULP ARK WINNER- BEST NEW CHARACTER

2013 PULP FACTORY AWARD WINNER- BEST PULP INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS BY ROB MORAN.

2013 PULP ARK NOMINEE - BEST COLLECTION/ANTHOLOGY

2013 PULP ARK NOMINEE - BEST SHORT STORY - Die Giftig Lillie, Sean Taylor from The Ruby Files, Airship 27 Productions


2013 PULP ARK NOMINEE - BEST SHORT STORY - Tulsa Blackie’s Last Dive by William Patrick Maynard from The Ruby Files, Airship 27 Productions


2013 PULP ARK NOMINEE - BEST COVER ART


2013 PULP ARK NOMINEE - BEST INTERIOR ART


2013 PULP FACTORY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST PULP SHORT STORY, 

“CASE OF THE WAYWARD BROTHER” BY BOBBY NASH.

2013 PULP FACTORY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST PULP SHORT STORY, “DIE GIFTIG LILIE” BY SEAN TAYLOR.


2013 PULP FACTORY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST PULP SHORT STORY, “WOUNDS” BY ANDREW SALMON.


2013 PULP FACTORY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST PULP COVER BY MARK WHEATLEY.


2013 PULP FACTORY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST PULP INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS BY ROB MORAN.


Airship 27 Productions dons its tough-guy mantle, as it premiers its newest pulp star in THE RUBY FILES.

It was the 1930s and America was locked in the grip of the Great Depression. Gangsters controlled the major cities while outlaws roamed the rural back country. It was a time of Speak Easy gin-joints, Tommy-guns, fast cars and even faster dames. This is the world of New York based Private Investigator Rick Ruby, a world he is all too familiar with. From the back alleys of Gotham to the gold laden boulevards of Hollywood, Ruby is the shamus with a nose for trouble and an insatiable appetite for justice. So if you’ve got a taste for hot lead and knuckle sandwiches, tug your cuffs, adjust your fedora and light up a Lucky, a brand new pulp detective is coming your way.

Created by pulp masters, Bobby Nash & Sean Taylor, Rick Ruby echoes the tales of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe while offering up his own brand of two-fisted action. Joined by fellow pulp smiths Andrew Salmon & William Patrick Maynard, these modern scribes of purple prose present a quartet of tales to delight any true lover of private eye fiction. This instant classic features a gorgeous Mark Wheatley cover and eight evocative black and white illustrations by Rob Moran.

This is a book that harkens back to the classic black and white Warner Brothers gangster movies that featured James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson to name a few. The atmosphere is gritty with a no-nonsense hero pulp fans are going to applaud from the first story to the last. And when that last tale comes to a close, you can bet we haven’t seen the last of Rick Ruby, Private Eye.

Bobby’s story is called “The Case of the Wayward Brother

On the surface, the case seemed simple enough. All Rick Ruby had to do was track down the runaway brother of the sexy socialite from California then collect his fee. Of course, in Rick Ruby’s world, even the simplest case is never that simple.

Get your free preview download here:

THE RUBY FILES VOL. 1 can be purchased at the following:
Amazon (paperback)
Createspace (paperback)
Barnes and Noble (paperback)
BookAdda India (paperback)
Bookwire (paperback)
Books-A-Million (paperback)
Amazon (Kindle)
Airship 27 Hangar (ebook)



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