Out and About – It Truly Is … Thrilling

The Old Woman & The Mad Horse - Case File for: The Big Three Mining Investigation Click on the Title for all resellers, on the cover for a preview. Thriller, Espionage, Rural Australia, Light Romance It was supposed to be a quiet place for a cyber-researcher to take up her new role after the attempt … Continue reading Out and About – It Truly Is … Thrilling

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…Tony McManus poses the question… Voluminous Volumes or Tiny Tomes?

I miss the short novels … and it seems I’m not the only one – read on, McDuff:

Seumas Gallacher

…followers of this ‘ere blog will recognise my great pal, Author Tony McManus, who frequently drops by with interesting literary discussions for me to muse over… enjoy this latest epistle from the man :

IN PRAISE

OF

LEAN, MEAN THRILLERS 

Remember them? Those small, slim paperbacks your father and grandfather used to read. Novels with titles like No Orchids for Miss Blandish, Double Indemnity, The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon, Farewell, My Lovely. True page-turners they were that punched their weight and usually got the job done in less than 250 paperback pages from the pens of such writers as, James Hadley Chase, Earl Stanley Gardner, James M. Cain, Dashiell Hammet, Mickey Spillane, and the one and only, Raymond Chandler. These were hard-boiled thrillers, that Americans called ‘pocketbooks’. Novels that slipped easily into the inside pocket of your jacket to be read on your journey…

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Tomorrow is the day to meet the mad horse … Beware

The story: It was supposed to be a quiet place for a cyber-researcher to take up her new role after the attempt on her life. But the country town of Brimpaen bristles with an undercurrent of fear that Hella Solaris, recently retired from covert ops, can't leave alone. The instincts that have kept her alive this … Continue reading Tomorrow is the day to meet the mad horse … Beware

Interested? Out next week …

Blurb: Brimpaen. A country town in rural Victoria, Australia. It was supposed to be a quiet place for a cyber-researcher to take up a new role after the attempt on her life. But the town bristles with an undercurrent of fear that newly arrived Hella Solaris, recently retired from covert ops, can’t leave alone. The … Continue reading Interested? Out next week …