Michael Hudson email@example.com
Head Press gets
a slice of Italy
with famed screenwriter, director
Raven’s Head Press, a boutique publisher of
out of print pulp and paperback originals announces an agreement with Ernesto
Gastaldi, a legendary Italian author, screenwriter and director. The agreement will
authorize Raven’s Head Press and its parent company, Sequential Pulp Comics, to
translate and adapt Gastaldi’s extensive body of work into English language
prose and graphic novels.
Head Press’ publisher, Michael Hudson, says, “The opportunity to work with a
living legend is nothing less than thrilling. When I think of the Italian
cinema that I’ve grown up with in various genres from peplum to horror to
spaghetti western to giallo, the name of Ernesto Gastaldi stands tall. He
innovated where others could only follow.”
has written more than 100 films, starring some the greatest actors in the world
includingSophia Loren,Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Telly Savalas,
Carroll Baker, Barbara Steele, Jack Palance, James Mason, Steve McQueen, Van
Johnson, Lee VanCleef, James Coburn, Mel Ferrer, Glenn Ford, Robert DeNiro and
His scripts have been directed and produced by
well-known directors such as Sergio Leone, Mario Bava, Riccardo Freda, Lucio
Fulci, and Sergio Leone among many others. Gastaldi ahs also directed six films
including one of the first and greatest giallo films of all time, Libido in 1965 starring his wife, Mara
His films have achieved cult status worldwide.
Among some of the best-known titles The
Whip and the Body, Days of Wrath, My Name is Nobody, The Grand Duel, The Case
of the Bloody Iris, and Once Upon a Time in America.
first release will be Blood In My Pocket,
an intense crime revenge novel set in 1950’s Hollywood.Licensed cover art will be by the great
Robert Maguire.This will be followed by
the western, My Name is Nobody.
more information on this soon to be released title in print, and various
digital formats, as well as more information on Ernesto Gastaldi please visit
the Raven’s Press website or blog. Or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
HAROLD Q. MASUR'S FIRST SCOTT JORDAN NOVEL, BURY ME DEEP
192 Pages with a new cover by Doug Klauba
One of the best of the hard-boiled detectives, and one of the most neglected, is the fast-living lawyer Scott Jordan. Jordan is the creation of Harold Q. Masur, himself a practicing lawyer, born-and-educated in New York City, who now presents his cases as fiction. The first novel in the series is Bury Me Deep, a great title that definitely sets the mood. It’s a fast-moving murder mystery that begins when Jordan comes home early to find a beautiful but unknown blonde half-dressed and very drunk in his apartment. From then on things get ever more complicated, as murder and intrigue rear their twin heads with Jordan stuck in the middle, trying to solve the crime and clear himself of a murder charge.
Harold Q. Masur (January 29, 1909 New York City - September 16, 2005 Boca Raton, Florida) was an American lawyer and author of mystery novels. He graduated from the New York University School of Law in 1934 and practiced law between 1935 and 1942. Then he joined the U.S. Air Force. In the late 30s he started writing Pulp Fiction. In 1973 he was President of the Mystery Writers of America.
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DESERT TOWN is dark crime fiction for those who have a taste for the perverse and violent. It was made into a major film, DESERT FURY, starring Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott and Mary Astor. It’s the story of seventeen year old Paula Haller’s transition into womanhood as she defies her mother, Fritzi’s dominance. Fritzi runs the small town of Chuckawalla including the Purple Sage casino and saloon as well as a bordello or two. Fritzi can control everything but Paula and the tension between the two is drawn as tight as a drum. The scenery includes sprawling ranches, a very much out of place colonial mansion and the vast beauty of the desert. Mix in a notorious gangster, his insanely jealous torpedo, a love triangle, the town sheriff, some weirdly eccentric characters and innuendo aplenty. Once the sun brings all these ingredients to a boil you’ve got the backdrop for a noir setting like no other.