Pulp Author Charles Boeckman gifted the Pulp world with many characters of all types that deserved to live beyond the stories that birthed them. Pro Se Productions, a publisher of Genre Fiction and New Pulp working with Mister Boeckman, now breathes new life into these classic characters with its imprint- Charles Boeckman Presents. And Author R. P. Steeves has written a tale based on Mr. Boeckman’s work that is the first Pro Se Single Shot in the Boeckman imprint- The Coldest Case!
“There’s nothing like,” says Tommy Hancock, Pro Se Productions Editor in Chief, “a well told mystery short story with lead characters you can invest in, follow the mystery with, and enjoy even getting shot at alongside. Charles Boeckman created several like this in his long career of Pulp writing and R. P. Steeves continues doing the exact same thing with two of my favorite Boeckman creations in The Coldest Case.”
In the wake of the investigation of Pat Taylor (From Boeckman’s original tale), Detective Mike O’Shean and reporter Lil Brown have been seeing each other more regularly. They are getting close, and Mike has taken an interest in Lil’s work. She has been writing about cold cases, unsolved murders from before the war. Spurred by her pieces, O’Shean looks into the files, and discovers the reason why Lil is so interested in such matters.
O’Shean learns that Lil’s stepmother was murdered when she was in school. Her father was the prime suspect, but he was acquitted due to lack of evidence. But now, after travelling the world for the last decade, he is in town, and not two days after he arrives, the one remaining witness to the original crime turns up dead, poisoned in the same fashion as Lil’s stepmother. O’Shean decides that he must look into the case, to help Lil find closure and to keep her alive.
Charles Boeckman Presents The Coldest Case by R. P. Steeves. A Pro Se Single Shot from Pro Se Productions.
Charles Boeckman Presents The Coldest Case features atmospheric cover art and logo design by Jeff Hayes and eBook formatting by Russ Anderson. The short story is available as an eBook for the Kindle at http://tinyurl.com/mo65d97 and for most formats at http://tinyurl.com/kkp7ovn.
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