Wednesday, August 17, 2016



Airship 27 Productions is proud to announce the release of Fred Adams Jr.’ s newest mystery novel, “Dead Man’s Melody.”  This is the first in a series by one of New Pulp’s finest new writers.

Fifteen years ago Sam Dunne was the lead guitarist and singer for the popular rock band, Gin Sing.  Critics and fans prophesied a meteoric rising the top of the music charts.  Then his bandmates, Eddie Shay and Danny Barton, kicked him to the curb and went chasing after rock stardom without him.

Now Dunne works small one night gigs while teaching English Lit at a community college.  He’s let the past go and learned to accept things as they are.  Then one morning he turns on the radio to learn Shay has been murdered, shot to death in his private home studio.

Soon the police start focusing their attention Dunne as a “person of interest.”  It’s a custom made set up, with him as the chief suspect due to a fifteen year old grudge he’s suppose to be nurturing. When common sense proves to be useless, the former rocker is left with only one recourse; to do his own investigating and find the killer before he’s fitted with a prison wardrobe.

“Fred Adams is not just a good writer,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “He’s far and away the best new writer to enter the New Pulp market in the last ten years.  And that’s no exaggeration on my part.  A former college teacher of English Composition, Adams technical know-how is evident immediately in any of his works. What is the surprise is that intangible storytelling gift he displays.  His stories pull readers effortlessly into whatever scenario his mind has whipped up and instantly takes them along for the ride.  Honestly, reading a Fred Adams book is like the best damn desert you ever ate.”

Now writer Fred Adams Jr. spins a gritty, fascinating mystery authentically set in the world of sex, drugs and rock roll delivering a masterful reading experience along the way.   Artist Richard Jun provides the black and white interior illustrations and Rob Davis, award winning Art Director for Airship 27 provides the cover.  All of which make “Dead Man’s Melody” is clearly a cut above the rest.


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Sunday, August 7, 2016



Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to be teaming up with New Pulp author and historian, Rick Lain in debuting a new hero born in the Italian Spaghetti Westerns.

Throughout the history of American western movies, iconic characters were used over and over again until they became stables of these cowboy flicks.  There were always the good guys portrayed as the pioneers, farmers, and lawmen whereas the other side of the coin had the outlaws, raiding Indians and tyrannical cattle barons.  It seemed if you were doing a western, these types were always present. 

But when the 1960s debut the invasion of Italian made oaters, a little used character suddenly seemed to take center stage; the bounty hunter.  He was the cold, calculating man in black who hunted the meanest, deadliest owlhoots for a cash reward.

“The thing we try to do every day here at Airship 27 is be receptive to really new and fun ideas for our books,” says Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “This particular project was born at the Windy City Pulp & Paper convention two years ago when Rick brought up this idea of doing a fictional series based on a recurring character in the Spaghetti movies he and I both love.”

Inspired by these action-packed Spaghetti Westerns, writer Rick Lai has created a terrific new hero in Major Sabbath.  A veteran of the Civil War, he now roams the Wild West as the most efficient manhunter of them all.  Lai, along with Erik Franklin and Frank Schildiner, offer up a trio of gun-blasting tales featuring this man with the penetrating angel eyes and lightning fast draw. Once you meet Major Sabbath, you’ll never forget him.

Popular artist Pat Carbajal provides the cover and Michael Dean Jackson the interior illustrations.  The book also features an extensive article on the Van Cleef’s history in the Italian cinema with its focus on this iconic bounty hunter hero.  In all, there’s more all out shoot’em action between these pages than in a dozen other westerns.  “Rick Lai’s Major Sabbaoth” is truly one of a kind.


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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

HITWOLF 2 The Pack

HITWOLF 2 – The Pack

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to be releasing the exciting sequel to Fred Adams Jr. crime/horror thriller “Hitwolf.”  In “Hitwolf 2 – The Pack” the hunt continues.

Oct. 1969.  It has been several months since veteran Green Beret Jim Slate escaped captivity at the hands of New Jersey mob boss, Michael Monzo.  Employing a mercenary wizard, Monzo had transformed Slate into a werewolf with the intentions of using him as his own personal “hitwolf.”  But Slate managed to foil Monzo and fled to the New Jersey wilderness known as the Barrens.

There he rendezvoused with three of his former army pals and related his harrowing experiences.  Knowing the mob will never stop hunting Slate, the team heads for the swamps of Chambliss, Georgia to hide out.  At their request, Slate turns Swede and Haines into werewolves while the third, Singer, opts to remain the solo “normal” one of the squad.  Things get worst when, through some Washington contacts, Slate learns he was betrayed by his former C.I.A. liaisons in Nam.  Now they have added their considerable resources in capturing him and the others.

Determined to use their new found abilities only to defend themselves against their enemies, Slate walks a delicate tightrope hoping the beasts he and his mates carry in their veins can be controlled.  If not, then all hell will break loose and even the blood of the innocent will flow.

“Fred Adams Jr. is one of the best New Pulp writers in the field today,” says Airship 27 Production Manager, Ron Fortier.  “His work is always fresh, original and fast paced.  The classic hallmarks of excellent pulp-fiction.  When Adams wrote HITWOLF,  we knew we had a winner on our hands.  It’s a creepy blend of gangster and horror genres mixed to taut, suspenseful perfection.  And it was ripe for sequels.  Now he delivers THE PACK and the action picks up exactly where book one ended.”

Artist Zachary Brunner provides the stunning cover with Clayton Hinkle doing the interior illustrations.  All whipped together by Award Winning Art Director Rob Davis to offer up another over-the-top thriller by the one and only Fred Adams, Jr.  Bolt the doors, put on the lights and get ready for a fun chiller of a ride.