Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Education of a Pulp Writer

http://www.amazon.com/Education-Pulp-Writer-other-stories-ebook/dp/B008DL2F6U/ref=sr_1_8?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1397560117&sr=1-8&keywords=David+CranmerThe Education of a Pulp Writer & other stories* contains some of my earliest, darkest, and most demented characters on the fringe of society. These four shorts were selected from my crime fiction with a bonus story, "Kid Eddie," taken from the noir Western collection Adventures of Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles written under my pen name, Edward A. Grainger.

“Blubber” -- A morbidly obese shut-in hires a cheeky “lady of the evening” college girl, leading to a deadly encounter.

“Clouds in a Bunker” – An old man holes up in a fallout shelter, preparing to end it all for himself and his long-gone dementia-ridden wife, but the police are there to foil his plan.

“Cold Gray Dawn” -- A rebuffed man plots revenge against his ex-wife and her new-born baby.

“The Education of a Pulp Writer” -- Neighbors in an apartment building don’t really know as much about each other as they think.

“Kid Eddie” -- While bringing a youthful criminal in for justice, US Marshal Cash Laramie begins to doubt the innocent-looking kid is guilty of any crime.

*This rebooted collection appeared in a slightly different form a couple of years back and is only, currently, available as an ebook.

14 comments:

Scott Parker said...

Great cover! And it's good to see your name up on a cover.

David Cranmer said...

Thanks, Scott.

R Thomas Brown said...

Clouds in a Bunker and Kid Eddie are great stories. Nice looking presentation.

David Cranmer said...

Appreciate that, amigo. Figured it was facelift time.

Charles Gramlich said...

I got the original. I'll have to see if I still have my review. I'm sure I do.

David Cranmer said...

Thanks, Charles.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Got it, David, and already reading it.

David Cranmer said...

Prashant, And I certainly hope you enjoy the collection. If not, cyber beer or beverage of your choice is on me.

Oscar said...

For the price, I can't go wrong.

David Cranmer said...

Well... that's the way I'm hoping a few thousand more devout friends, followers, and cowboy angels will think, Oscar.

Randy Johnson said...

Like the new cover.

David Cranmer said...

Yeah, though the old cover was fine, I think it was a little too blunt. If that's the right word. This one is more subtle but plays stronger and ties in nicely with one of the protagonists of "The Education of a Pulp Writer."

AC said...

It's time for some more Kid Eddie stories!

David Cranmer said...

You know, Alec. I was thinking about Eddie's return and also the lone story you wrote. Yeah. Wheels turning.