Sunday, 4 June 2017

Kill The Lady Goodbye (A Short Story)

This was a nice surprise. I spend so much time searching (and waiting) for Black Bat material, yet from time to time a story will pop out out of nowhere.

A comment on a previous post on June 2nd drew my attention ti this so thank you for that, Ray. I was on my way to my cottage so couldn't act on it until now, but I appreciate the heads up. The story had actually only been released the previous day but I had no idea it was even in the works.

Here's the sales pitch: 
Long before Wonder Woman, Supergirl or the Black Widow hit newsstands there was the Domino Lady--the first masked female crimefighter from the golden age of pulp magazines.  
Driven by the murder of her crusading District Attorney father, beautiful socialite Ellen Patrick assumes the alter ego of the Domino Lady to fight crime, break up political machines, expose corruption in the courts, as well as the Capitol. Arming herself with a .45 pistol and a syringe full of knockout serum, the Domino Lady’s most effective weapon is her sensual beauty, which often distracts her opponents before she turns the tables on them. 
In Kill the Lady Goodbye, Ellen Patrick’s steamy romance with a hotshot attorney is cut short when his father—a carnival tycoon—mysteriously disappears. An investigation plunges pulpdom’s sexiest avenger into a dangerous conspiracy involving a powerful criminal organization with ties to the highest levels of city government, a corrupt carnival empire—and into the crosshairs of the notorious vigilante known as the Black Bat
Before the Dark Knight patrolled the streets, before Daredevil prowled the back alleys of Hell’s Kitchen, the Black Bat battled the dark underbelly of New York. Former District Attorney Anthony Quinn was blinded by acid, but has gained the ability to see in the dark, enabling him a great advantage as he prowls the streets as a dark avenger. 
In this tale of blazing action, deadly intrigue, and saucy romance, two-time Bram Stoker Award nominated author Taylor Grant brings together two of pulp fictions greatest heroes. They will come face-to-face with the dark underworld of NYC and a mob boss who will stop at nothing to see them dead. 
A treat for longtime Domino Lady and Black Bat fans and a perfect introduction to the characters for a whole new generation of readers. Grab your fedora and .45s as Kill the Lady Goodbye unleashes the pulse-pounding excitement of the pulp detective fiction magazines of the 1930s and 40s.
It's said to only pay 33 pages long, so heads up on that level. You can purchase the story digitally here and learn more about Grant from his website.

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