Edward J. Indovina-Author
EDWARD J. INDOVINA-AUTHOR
Edward J. Indovina has been reading adventure stories for as long as he can remember.
As a lad, Ed's mother and father, in an effort to keep him from committing childhood acts of vandalism and felonies, showered him with reading material of all types. Comic books, paperbacks, magazines, you name it. If it had a story in it, Ed's parents bought it for him.
Unfortunately (as some would say), this led to Ed's lifelong obsession with comic books and paperback novels. It was in those paperback novels that he discovered the pulp heroes.
Of course, it also helped that the comic books at that time also took to creating new stories starring pulp heroes. Tarzan, John Carter, Doc Savage, The Avenger, The Shadow, G8, Conan the Cimmerian, Kull, Solomon Kane, etc... were all represented in the four color pages of newsprint.
Currently, Ed is the owner of one of the largest private collection of comic/pulp reprints to know man (or broad) and is frequently seen at pulp conventions lurking in the shadows buying massive quantities of printed paper. This large collection leads him to believe with unbridled arrogance (actually unfounded) that he is actually an historian of comics. Particularly the appearance of pulp heroes in comics.
His children remind him that the only reason that he knows so much is that he has been around so long. “Ugly buildings, politicians, and whores all become respectable if they stick around long enough” his eldest son often reminds him.
In addition to being the chronicler of the Adventures of John Hasard, he has a soon to be published illustrated children’s book, Melanie and the Easter Pig, a recently published historical fiction novel, We The People, and is working on furtively polishing his horror script Rosary and is putting the final touches on his next pulp novel/character, The Lash.
The author currently lives in Rochester, NY with his Femme Fatale, Dee and their son Sobe, an American Eskimo canine who mysteriously disappears every night and comes home reeking of gunshot powder, scotch, and loose women.
Ed can be stalked at edwardjindovina.com for those who wish to see what else he is toiling on.
“Walking past an alleyway is when it hit. Suddenly, I felt a banging on my skull as though I was hit with a truck. The only thing I could see were stars. As I was going down I threw an uppercut wildly and kept throwing as I went down. I couldn't tell if I connected but I sure as hell felt a couple of good kicks to my ribs. As hard as I fought to stay awake all I saw in front of my eyes was a growing blackness. As I went out I swore I heard a voice in my ear threatening me and the squeal of tires.”
Such is the life of John Hasard, P.I.
Hasard wasn't always a loner. He was made that way due to the loss of his wife, partner, and pretty much everyone else that he ever got close to.
Was he bad luck or was he just getting what he deserved?
But, Hasard isn’t alone. Whether it's a sassy cab driver, an arrogant professor, a condescending secretary, or a surly bartender, John's world is full of people who care about him and want to help regardless if he wants it or not.
The stories of John Hasard are a throwback to classic Pulp detective stories. Nasty men, beautiful dames, and eccentric sidekicks people the city and the stories that Hasard lives within. So, pour yourself a drink on the rocks, tilt your fedora, light one if you got it and perch yourself on the edge of your seat for a classic PI type two fisted read.
THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN HASARD by Edward J. Indovina. Published by Pro Se Productions.
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