Category Archives: Chester Himes

Pulp Friday: the pulp of John D MacDonald

“He Sold His Soul For Another Man’s Wife.” This weeks Pulp Friday is a selection of covers from the prolific US thriller writer, John D MacDonald. MacDonald got his start writing for pulp magazines in the late forties, then rode … Continue reading

The death of a bookshop: a tribute to Melbourne’s Kill City Books

I love poking around in second-hand bookshops. The more disorganised and dishevelled, the better. I can’t remember the last time I found one with a curtained off section where they stashed the adult stuff, the pulp fiction and true crime, … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: interview with Iain Mcintyre, author, Sticking it to the Man!

Today’s Pulp Friday is a fascinating interview with Melbourne-based social historian Iain McIntyre, author of a new book, Sticking it to the Man! Pop, Protest and Black Fiction of the Counterculture, 1964-75. Sticking it to the Man! is a roller coaster … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: A Rage in Harlem

Today’s Pulp Friday offering is A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes. Himes is a difficult author to categorise. He’s wrote a number of excellent, fast paced, darkly humorous crime novels, of which the so-called “Harlem Domestic” series featuring the … Continue reading