The carnival sideshows of the past have left behind a fascinating legacy of mystery and intrigue. The secrets behind such daring feats as fire-eating and sword swallowing and bizarre exhibitions of human oddities as "Alligator Boys" and "Gorilla Girls" still remain, only grudgingly if ever given up by performers and carnival professionals.
"Very entertaining nostalgic book!"
Includes five stories of Secret Agent X.: "Dead Men Don't Lie", "Face to Face with Agent Loki", "Devil in the Deep Blue Sea", and "The Death Duel of Madam Rogue" .
Elected for two-year terms, frontier sheriffs were the principal peace-keepers in counties that were often larger than New England states. As officers of the court, they defended settlers and protected their property from the ever-present violence on the frontier. Their duties ranged from tracking down stagecoach robbers and serving court warrants to locking up drunks and quelling domestic disputes.
"No "Story" to this story."
The greatest pulp spy of them all returns in four brand new adventures by Kevin Noel Olson, Mark Justice, Brian Meredith, and Andrew Salmon.
Scholars and book collectors across the country have long pondered the intended fate of the infamous collection of rare occult books left to rot in the Church of Starry Wisdom in Providence, Rhode Island, after the Starry Wisdom cult dispersed to parts unknown in the late 19th century. The recent shocking discovery of a previously unknown book auction catalogue issued in 1877 offers insight into the myriad mysteries of the cult.
"If you are into this, you'll totally be into this"
Empire of Vines details the ways would-be gentlemen farmers, ambitious speculators, horticulturalists, and writers of all kinds deployed the animating myths of American wine culture, including the classical myth of Bacchus, the cult of terroir, and the fantasy of pastoral republicanism. Promoted by figures as varied as horticulturalist Andrew Jackson Downing, novelist Charles Chesnutt, railroad baron Leland Stanford, and Cincinnati land speculator Nicholas Longworth.
In this stellar collection, written by John Bear Ross, Frank Schildiner, H. Jarrod Courtemanche and Andrew Salmon, the Man of a Thousand Faces once again defends America from all manner of evil threats. From a secret new weapon hidden in the jungles of the Far East to an ancient mythological mask able to turn men into stone, Secret Agent X is challenged at every turn in these fast paced, gun-blazing pulp adventures.
And a Madman Mumbled: Tales from the Mind of H. David Blalock runs the genre gamut, taking listeners into worlds that will hopefully never exist and through fevered dreams that we only hope are just nightmares. Blalock carefully crafts each and every tale to thrill, excite, involve, and engage. Encounter creatures and stories both strange and familiar, and some even both, in And a Madman Mumbled: Tales from the Mind of H. David Blalock, from Pro Se Productions.
In the era of mullets, Reaganomics, and Hollywood heavy metal, Josh Cooper and his girlfriend Rana set out from Florida to Tennessee to reunite with an old friend to form a new rockabilly band. What was supposed to be a scenic turnoff from the main highway turns into months of captivity, terror, and unorthodox experimentation at the hands of a disgraced professor and his hillbilly followers.
The greatest pulp spy of them all, Secret Agent X, returns in four brand new adventures. Continuing the excitement and thrills generated by the previous three volumes in this series, the Man of a Thousand Faces is back in four daring adventures written by today's most talented pulp writers. Deep in mountains of central Europe, Bobby Nash pits X against a deadly beast-man with a special agenda while Jarrod Courtemanche has the master spy confronting a scientist who controls fears.
When America's enemies threaten, the man of a thousand faces is called on to defend and protect against all foes. Here are four new thrill-packed adventures. Pulp action at its finest.