Tag Archives: crime fiction

Pulp Appeal: Switchblade #10

It’s no secret that we enjoy Switchblade here at Broadswords and Blasters, and issue 10 is no exception. It features the usual short sharp fiction, each set apart by an illustration that really sets the mood for each piece. If … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: Blood Standard by Laird Barron (Guest post by Anthony Perconti)

(Editor’s Note: Anthony Perconti lives and works in the hinterlands of New Jersey with his wife and kids. He enjoys well-crafted and engaging stories across a variety of genres and mediums.  His articles have appeared in several online venues and … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: Pulp Modern Summer 2019

I’m not just covering Pulp Modern’s latest issue because Matt has a story in it. Honest. In fact, although Matt and I have been friends long enough that we started this publication together, he’s not even the reason I picked … Continue reading

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Pulp Consumption: The Big Book of Hap and Leonard

A few weeks ago I picked up a Kindle collection of Joe R. Lansdale’s, appropriately titled The Big Book of Hap and Leonard. Matt Spencer wrote an article for us about the characters Hap Collins, a liberal former hippie who … Continue reading

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Pulp Consumption: Sneaky Pete

If you’re a con man who has been recently paroled but people you conned are out to get you, what do you do? Maybe you assume a new identity and ply your conjob skills on other people. That’s exactly what … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: Switchblade #4

If you are looking for a magazine publishing the best in underground crime fiction, you would be sadly remiss passing on SWITCHBLADE. Edited by Scotch Rutherford, SWITCHBLADE fills a much needed gap in publishing hardboiled, stripped down crime fiction. Some … Continue reading

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