On Paperback Warrior Podcast Episode 39, we take a deep-dive into the crime fiction work of Wade Miller, including a review of “Kitten with a Whip.” A review of Mickey Spillane’s “My Gun is Quick” inspires a discussion of 1940s vs. 1950s crime fiction with lots of vintage paperback fun starring Eric and Tom! You can stream the show at below or listen on any podcast app. Download directly HERE.
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Another excellent Wade Miller paperback is WARNING SHOT written under the Whit Masterson name. I think the hardcover title is 711-OFFICER NEEDS HELP. It's a fast paced story about a cop taking an investigation into his own hands. A great read.ReplyDelete
I read Branded Woman not long ago and enjoyed it. Well-written story with some nice twists to it, but I agree its not exceptional in any way. I'm not sure I've read any other Wade Miller books, but will now make a point to do so.ReplyDelete
Another great ep. Thanks especially for the review of KITTEN WITH A WHIP, which was adapted into one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies with Ann-Margret. Interesting discussion of books from the '40s vs. the '50s. I would also argue that it wasn't just paperbacks that gave pulp writers new outlets in the '50s for grittier fare. The whole men's adventure magazine genre arose in the early 1950s. MAMs also featured grittier stories and "Book Bonus" features adapted from paperbacks -- including many by Mickey Spillane, other writers you've reviewed and by writers who started out working for the pulps. In fact, as you know, action/adventure paperbacks and MAMs were closely intertwined in terms of types of stories, writers, artists and publishers and were a major additional market for writers of paperback novels. We should compare notes on all the various connections some day.ReplyDelete
Another great episode guys! I'm all caught up now that I've been working from home. Also thank you for turning me onto Six Gun Justice, it's great! The only downside to Paperback Warrior and Six Gun Justice is that my book budget will be gone earlier each month! Also Wolfpack is great! I've been checking the older westerns you've reviewed and loved them all. I'm not a fan of crime or thrillers so much but enjoy the reviews and podcasts. I'm more a refugee of 80s mens action books and still love those the most.ReplyDelete