Sometimes a manuscript comes along that you can’t just turn down…
Our publishing parent, Secret Archives Press, LLC, has just announced the release of a powerful new thriller in the Spillane tradition.
SMT Maxx’s Fratricide: No Good Deed will go public on May 15, 2014. Continue reading
We’ve fallen deplorably short on fencing and sword stories. To tide us over, here’s a bit of a scuffle taken from a new title, Fratricide: No Good Deed, by SMT Maxx, which was just published by our mothership, Secret Archives Press… Continue reading
World War II put a temporary dent into the popularity of Asian martial arts in America that “jiu jitsu” had briefly enjoyed in the 1920’s and 1930’s. It wasn’t until the aptly titled “chop sockey” movies out of Hong Kong that Western audiences reconnected with the highly stylized if not artistically choreographed exotics. Until then, the shortest way from Point A to Point B was a straight right to the chops… Continue reading
It’s all well and good reading the foreign imports of fencing and fighting manuals published in the United States in the 19th century. Especially the one or two stick and staff fighting books.
But the Yanks knew their way around a stick all by their lonesome.
Dashiell Hammett includes a great fight scene in his 1924 short story “Nightmare Town”… Continue reading
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