Sat, 15 July 2006
Where does pulp end and the real begin? As Paul Malmont discuses the historical facts underpinning his fantastic and fantastical throwback pulp novel THE CHINATOWN DEATH CLOUD PERIL, he provides surprising answers to this question. THE SHADOW author Walter Gibson was a world-class magician, and married a woman who did a fortunetelling act with a chicken? Yes! The flesh-dripping zombies who chase DOC SAVAGE author Lester Dent through the pages of THE CHINATOWN DEATH CLOUD PERIL have a basis in historical fact? Well, you'd best hear the shocking answer to that one from Malmont himself. This podcast is brought to you by Clute and Edwards of www.noircast.net. To leave a comment on this episode, or make a donation to the podcast, please visit "Behind the Black Mask: Mystery Writers Revealed" at btbm.libsyn.com.
This was the best book of last year for me. What we Brits might call, \"a ripping yarn!\". Far too often I found myself lost in 30`s New York when I really should have been getting on with other things. I re-read \"The Dunwich Horror\" and \"Shadow Over Innsmouth\" right after and enjoyed them all over again. It also made me google for Talbot Mundy, look at maps of islands off the New England coast and decide that \"The White Horse Tavern\" should be added to my list of `things to see` in New York. Definately a book I`ll read again from time to time in the future. I hope Mr. Malmont`s next book will be set in the same atmospheric era.
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