Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Night Action Coming May 23

The Night Action
by
Bruce Douglas Reeves


The Night Action by Bruce Reeves was the last great novel in the canon of Beat literature, published in 1966 just six months after Richard Fariña’s Been Down So Long So Long it Looks Up to Me. Like Fariña’s novel it can be seen as the link between Beat culture and the more politically-conscious hippie culture of the late-60s and early-70s. The novel careens around the night spots of San Francisco’s North Beach and the words seem to fly off the page in the style of Tom Wolfe or the lyrics of Tom Waits. You can almost hear the crack of the pool balls, the neon buzzing, almost smell the cigarette smoke and taste the whisky. Not only was it the last novel of an era, The Night Action serves as an epitaph of the Beat Generation in the same way The Great Gatsby was of the Jazz Era.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Two New Releases from Automat.Press

Maball by Fredric Brown
Sin Pit by Paul S. Meskil


Two new ebook (only) releases from Automat—Madball by Fredric Brown ($3.99) and Sin Pit by Paul Meskill ($2.99)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Death is a Deadly Dame Great Lines from the Golden Age of Crime Fiction



Death is a Deadly Dame
Great Lines from the Golden Age of Crime Fiction
is out today and available at these on-line retailers:


Death is a Lovely Dame is a collection of all the best lines from the Golden Era of hardboiled crime fiction. It includes quotes from such great authors as Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, Jim Thompson, Gil, Brewer, Charles Willeford, Ross Macdonald, John D. MacDonald, Lawrence Block, Donald Westlake, Jonathan Latimer, Mickey Spillane, Brett Halliday, Ellery Queen, W. R. Burnett, Paul Cain and Cornell Woolrich. Features over 180 excerpts and 50 paperback covers from the era.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Death is a Deadly Dame


Death is a Deadly Dame
Great Lines from the Golden Age of Crime Fiction
Publication date: June 21
is available for pre-order at these on-line retailers:


Death is a Lovely Dame is a collection of all the best lines from the Golden Era of hardboiled crime fiction. It includes quotes from such great authors as Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, Jim Thompson, Gil, Brewer, Charles Willeford, Ross Macdonald, John D. MacDonald, Lawrence Block, Donald Westlake, Jonathan Latimer, Mickey Spillane, Brett Halliday, Ellery Queen, W. R. Burnett, Paul Cain and Cornell Woolrich. Features over 180 excerpts and 50 paperback covers from the era.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Two Souls by Gene Caffrey

Our Latest Release:
Two Souls by Gene Caffrey

The much anticipated sequel to Shock Treatment . . .

Eight years after his first exciting success as an amateur sleuth, Owen Delaney finds himself married with kids, content with his professorial job at a university in Philadelphia, but a little bored with his life. All this changes when one of his students is murdered in an apparent drive-by shooting in the colorful and intriguing Hispanic neighborhood of Fairhill.


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Friday, December 18, 2015

Whip Hand by W. Franklin Sanders

Our Latest Release

Whip Hand by W. Franklin Sanders
Ghost-written by Charles Willeford

Available at these Retailers:

Barnes & Noble

Amazon

Kobo