Saturday, February 28, 2009

BTAP #12: The Unreal Jesse James by Chap O'Keefe

Jesse JamesI'm thrilled Chap O'Keefe, aka Keith Chapman, has contributed this exceptional story to BTAP. I must give a special thanks to Gary Dobbs who got the ball rolling by passing my email along to him. Keith immediately responded with "The Unreal Jesse James," a story that skillfully mixes the western, sci-fi and romance genres in one deliciously satirical pulpy tale. He says he wrote this piece as a response to the many authors who have claimed to have written about the "real" Jesse James; now, Chap O'Keefe has left his own indelible stamp on the "unreal" legendary outlaw.

To order Chap O'Keefe's latest novel, BLAST TO OBLIVION, click on over to Black Horse Westerns.

Next week: "A Stash of Goods" by Barbara Martin

Coming soon: "In an English Country Garden" by Ray Foster

10 comments:

Cullen Gallagher said...

Great story - had a blast reading it. Really fun and innovative. Looking forward to the next BTAP.

Don Ward said...

That's mixing some genres and it was damn good. I'll be looking for some O'Keefe books.

ARCHAVIST said...

Excellent been looking forward to this one. Gonna pop over now.

David Cranmer said...

Thanks Cullen. We were very privledged to receive this O'Keefe story and there's two more Black Horse western writers coming up in the next couple of months.

Don, I knew you would like it. I've ordered MISFIT LIL RIDES IN and another Black Horse. If you check Abebooks, you'll find some good prices.

Gary, Once again, a big thanks.

Anonymous said...

I am with everyone's opinion that this was a fun way to spend twenty-five minutes. I will be looking for more titles by O'Keefe.

Ted Fontenot

David Cranmer said...

Ted, Thanks for stopping by and I'm glad you enjoyed the O'Keefe punch. Gary Dobbs at The Tainted Archive will begin seralizing a Chap yarn starting March 2nd.

Paul Brazill said...

One again I've read the last three BTAP back to back. It's hard to resist the temptation to sneak a peek but worth it. Horror/noir/spies,western/sci-fi -smashing!

David Cranmer said...

Paul, What I liked about Chap's tale is that it would have fit in with Amazing Stories circa 1935 quite well... And next week we are back to horror. After that, a yarn by Robert Weibezahl called "Identity Theft."

Ray said...

I liked Chap O'Keefe's books before I 'knew' him via the net. This story went to show another side of his work. Hope he does some more.

David Cranmer said...

Ray, I certainly hope he branches out like this again. His westerns, of course, are tops but he also excels at this old-style pulp that I enjoy so much.