Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Reading Rumble Round 9

Robert E. Howard brings his two fists to the ring, and the three Texas titans face off in the squared circle.


Probably not complete works at Amazon 

By the Hair of the Head by Joe R. Lansdale
Shadows 6, 1983

Atmospheric chiller of an author living with a former keeper in a defunct lighthouse.

Reprinted in High Cotton, from Amazon 

Pirate's Blood by James Reasoner
Kolchak the Night Stalker Casebook, 2006 from Amazon 

Reporter Kolchak encounters ghost pirates after revenge on a corporate raider aboard a cruise ship. Fun, but doesn't quite hit the tone of the TV show.

Black Vulmea's Vengeance by Robert E. Howard
Golden Fleece, November 1938

Irish pirate Vulmea invents a hidden treasure to escape the clutches of the British. Angry natives, hidden tunnels, and a giant snake. Vulmea ends up aiding his British captor for the sake of his wife and daughter - presumably the scores of men he kills were childless bachelors.

All authors stay on their feet.

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