Introducing Dime Pulp Number Twelve
Welcome to Issue Twelve of Dime Pulp, A Serial Fiction Magazine. We made it! Twelve months, twelve issues of Dime Pulp! A glimmer of an idea a year ago to publish serial pulp fiction that was fun to read and made you anticipate the next installment in the following issue. We’ve managed to do that and are rightfully proud in our accomplishment. Thanks in great part to our authors Colin Deerwood, Helene Baron-Murdock, and Pat Nolan whose debut as pulp mavens we wish to acknowledge. Also thanks and holiday wishes to all who’ve deigned to take a peek at what Dime Pulp has to offer, not in the least our brave 25 followers who are a very important and visible part of our support system. Without their likes, comments, and visible commitment, where would we be? Dime Pulp is looking forward to another year featuring serial pulp novels and short stories in the tradition of the golden era of pulp fiction with all new and original hard boiled crime, westerns, steam punk, sci-fi fantasy, and reviews. We hope you’ll keep tabs on us. In the meantime, enjoy Issue Twelve.
In the latest installment of Better Than Dead, a 1940 serial detective fiction prompted by the illustration of a vintage Black Mask cover, Lackland Ask, on the lam after the massacre in the Heights and hiding out with his new partner in crime, the young and winsome Rebecca Levy, has recovered the diamond he ingested and has plans to make himself scarce. But wait, Becky has a surprise!
In the concluding chapters of The Last Resort, A Lee Malone Adventure, aka Tales Of A Long Legged Snoop, the former international beauty and now reporter for The Corkscrew County Grapevine, finally confronts the evil pair behind the dog murders and owners of the last resorts on the Corkscrew River.
And in this issue, the second installment of Pat Nolan’s novella, On The Road To Las Cruces, Being A Novel Account of the Last Day in the Life of a Legendary Western Lawman, a work of fiction tethered loosely to historical fact. As much a retelling of some history as it is how such a retelling might come about, it is represented in the manner of a tall tale, the deadpan details of a crime story, melodrama, and a conspiracy to murder.
Dime Pulp continues its crime spree with the serialization of three full length novels, The Last Resort and Better Than Dead, A Detective Story, as well as On The Road To Las Cruces.
If you’ve made it this far, go ahead and follow the links below to reading entertainment with the serial contents of Volume One, Number Twelve
—Perry O’Dickle, chief scribe
and word accountant
Deep in the redwood wilds along the Corkscrew River, someone is shooting neighborhood dogs. The year is 1985 and Lee Malone, former fashion model, queen of the runways from Paris to Milan, once dubbed the most beautiful woman in the world, now a part-time reporter for The Corkscrew County Grapevine, is looking for a story to sink her teeth into. When Lee finds the owner of Kelly’s Seaside Resort brutally murdered, it leads her on an adventure that includes a mysterious gray van, another murder, extortion, pornography, sex slavery, and a shadowy organization of militant feminists known as SAPHO. In the process, Lee Malone’s notorious past catches up with her.
Lackland Ask is the name. ‘Lack’ to my friends, ‘Don’t’ to those who think they’re funny. You might have seen my portrait on the cover of Black Mask, the crime fiction magazine. This is my story. It starts with a blonde. This kind of story always starts with a blonde.
Better Than Dead–12
In late February of 1908, a one-time drover, buffalo hunter, saloon owner, hog farmer, peach grower, horse rancher, US Customs inspector, private investigator, county sheriff, and Deputy US Marshal set out from his adobe home on the mesa above Organ, New Mexico accompanied by a young man in a black buggy on the journey to Las Cruces. He would never arrive. This is the story of that journey, a novel account of the last day in the life of a legendary lawman.