In January 1978, Ross Macdonald wrote, "Fred Zackel's first novel reminds me of the young Dashiell Hammett's work, not because it is an imitation, but because it is not. It is a powerful and original book made from the lives and language of the people who live in San Francisco today."
That Fred Zackel is at BTAP with a special, heartwarming poem called "Squish You, Babe."
Next: "Pillow Talk" by Jodi Macarthur
Soon: Kieran Shea's "The Takedown Heart"
The BEAT to a PULP: Round One anthology is now available at Amazon.