On one of the Yahoo! Groups I subscribe to, Cover_Ups, a group devoted to Pulp art, has an interesting blurb about a new book, The Great Chinatown Death Cloud Peril, that has come out.
Malmont's debut thriller reads like pages torn from the pulp magazines to which it pays nostalgic homage. It's 1937, and the nation's two top pulp writers — William Gibson, author of novels featuring caped crime fighter "The Shadow," and Lester Dent, the creator of do-gooder hero Doc Savage — are trying to solve real-life mysteries that each hopes will give him bragging rights as the world's best yarn spinner. Gibson follows rumors that pulp colleague H.P. Lovecraft warfare, pirate mercenaries, kidnappings, revolution in China and weird science killing through the bowels of New York's Chinatown. As the two adventures was murdered to the fog-shrouded Providence, R.I., waterfront. Dent tracks clues to an impossible dovetail, they spawn sinuous subplots involving tong wars, secret chemical run amok. Lovecraft, L. Ron Hubbard, Louis L'Amour and Chester Himes play prominent supporting roles and offer piquant observations on the all penny-a-word writing life that conjure a colorful sense of time and place. Like the pulpsters he reveres, Malmont doesn't let the facts get in the way of his storytelling, and the result is a fun, if wildly improbable, pulp joyride.
Sounds pretty neat. I think I’m gonna try to get a copy!
For more information, visit: PaulMalmont.com