Sunday, February 8, 2009

BTAP #9: Caveat Venditor, Caveat Emptor by Todd Robinson

First, congrats to Todd and everybody at Thuglit, for the Edgar nomination of “A Sleep Not Unlike Death” by Sean Chercover, from their Hardcore Hardboiled collection. Hardcore is packed full of brutal, nasty, well-written tales we have come to expect from Big Daddy Thug and crew. I’ve read several in this collection and all are equally riveting. Todd has been kind enough to supply us with our ninth Weekly Punch at BTAP that’s an adrenalin rush to the end. Enjoy.

Next Week: "The Toll Collectors" by Chris F. Holm

Coming in March: "A Stash of Goods" by Barbara Martin

*We are looking for stories to fill the month of May at Beat to a Pulp. A harboiled yarn of a time-traveling cowboy who finds himself fighting Blackbeard on the high seas -or something pulpy like that- would be most welcome.


Charles Gramlich said...

I'm off to check it out.

Scott D. Parker said...

-Wow. You don't ask for much. Actually, that's a nice and intriguing premise.

I'll be sending my story perhaps this week. Perhaps it'll fit BTAP.

BTW, am I the only one who thinks that the various letters we have to type in order to post are good alien names? Today is Hyphodyo.

pattinase (abbott) said...

What a run you're having.

David Cranmer said...

Charles, Todd has an ending that's right there with "Whiskey, Guns, and Sin."

Scott, And if we can add a lightsaber duel between the cowboy and Blackbeard that would be perfect... I'm looking forward to reading your story... I keep wondering if the letters are going to spell out something pornographic at some point.

Patti, Thanks. We still have a few surprises in the wings.

Anonymous said...

todd's such a great guy. and his stories always remind me of a really twisted cartoon set in the city---kind of like the movie "slacker" just one sick tale weaving into another.

David Cranmer said...

Kieran, SLACKER was a unique film that I've forgotten about and it's a very good comparison to Todd's writing.

Hey, when is your story coming up in Ellery Queen?

Barbara Martin said...

David, that story was great, best read I've had in days.

David Cranmer said...

Barbara, It sure is. If you get a chance, check out his current issue of Thuglit for more extraordinary offerings.