Saturday, November 29, 2008

Bill Raetz and the World Espionage Bureau

I’ve quickly found out that being an editor of a webzine has a very nice (and obvious) perk -- reading all the great work firsthand. Author Bill Raetz has graciously allowed me to spotlight an excerpt from his forthcoming novel, NO BLOOD, NO FOUL, that will appear on Beat to a Pulp at the end of February. This is the first I’ve read of Bill’s work and based on this chapter, I’m looking forward to its March 1st release. It’s also piqued my interest in his earlier novel, The Lie Detector. What a great pulp cover! You can find out more about Bill Raetz’s books at the World Espionage Bureau.

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14 comments:

Josh said...

cool!

RReynolds said...

I will go over and check this site out.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Nice coup, David.

sandra seamans said...

Sweet!!

Travis Erwin said...

Fabulous cover. Sure makes me want to read what's inside.

David Cranmer said...

Travis, I agree. Its my kind of cover. The book is also on my next big purchase order.

Anonymous said...

I see your reading The Goliath Bone. Any good?

Don Ward

David Cranmer said...

Don, I have to slow down reading The Goliath Bone because I don't want it to end. I know there are more books coming but this one is the last chronologically. The end of an era... It's amazing to think that Mike Hammer has been around since Phillip Marlowe!

sertech said...

The Lie Detector looks awesome. I will probably pick it up at some point. Dave, how is Beat to a Pulp coming along?

David Cranmer said...

sertech, Thanks for asking. BTAP is almost done and so far we have a nice range of pulpy genres. We do need some action adventure pulp but other than that I believe readers will be impressed with what we have lined up so far.

sandra seamans said...

This is probably going to sound stupid but what exactly is Action/Adventure pulp? Are they just Indiana Jones type stories where the protag is searching for treasure?

David Cranmer said...

Sandra, Indy would be good example or Lester Dent's Doc Savage which could be found here at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doc_Savage
I hope this helps.

sandra seamans said...

Thanks, David, that helped. But it seems you would almost have to set these stories in the past to get the adventure to play out.

David Cranmer said...

I'm sure you could do present day but it just seems to work better in the past. Kinda like Holmes fits best in the 19th century and Marlowe in the 40s.