New Worlds, Lost Places

This coming Monday (June 15th, 2015) will see the release of the long awaited Professor Challenger: New Worlds, Lost Places, an anthology dedicated to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s irascible Professor George Edward Challenger. The table of contents includes my story, “Time’s Black Gulf”, which finds Lord John Roxton and Edward Malone joining forces with Carnacki the Ghost-Finder to rescue Professor Challenger from an eons-old conspiracy. (more…)

A Grimoire of Eldritch Investigators: Lone Crow

My guest today is Joel Jenkins, writer of “Case of the Vorpal Tomahawk”, featuring Native American gunslinger/occult investigator, Lone Crow. Jenkins is the author of The Nuclear Suitcase as well as The Coming of Crow (a collection of stories featuring Lone Crow) and numerous short stories. You can find out more at (more…)

A Grimoire of Eldritch Investigators: Maybelle Tremens

My guest today is Thomas Deja, writer of “Body of Proof”, featuring Maybelle Tremens, AKA Dreamcatcher. Deja is the author of Shadow Legion: New Roads to Hell as well as numerous short stories. You can find out more at (more…)


Today is Manly Wade Wellman’s birthday. I’ve spoken of my regard for Wellman before, so rather than rehash it here, I’ll simply direct you to the post in question. I still mean every word of it. Wellman and his world still have the power to see me through the dark days and rough patches, even after all these years. I regularly re-read the adventures of John Thunstone and wise old Judge Pursuivant. I still like to imagine a man called John, striding along a mountain trail, strumming his silver-stringed guitar.  (more…)


‘Final Assault’. As titles go, it’s appropriate enough, if a bit misleading.

Final Assault will be my fourth (and likely final) contribution to the long-running Executioner series, under the nom de plume (or should that be nom de guerre?) of Don Pendleton.  One boat, two dozen killers, this December. (more…)