Friday, April 13, 2012

News Release

Airship 27 Productions dons its tough-guy mantle, as it premiers its newest
pulp star in THE RUBY FILES.

It was the 1930s and America was locked in the grip of the Great Depression.
Gangsters controlled the major cities while outlaws roamed the rural back
country. It was a time of Speak Easy gin-joints, Tommy-guns, fast cars and
even faster dames. This is the world of New York based Private Investigator
Rick Ruby, a world he is all too familiar with. From the back alleys of
Gotham to the gold laden boulevards of Hollywood, Ruby is the shamus with a
nose for trouble and an insatiable appetite for justice. So if you've got a
taste for hot lead and knuckle sandwiches, tug your cuffs, adjust your
fedora and light up a Lucky, a brand new pulp detective is coming your way.

Created by pulp masters, Bobby Nash & Sean Taylor, Rick Ruby echoes the
tales of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe while offering up his own brand of
two-fisted action. Joined by fellow pulp smiths Andrew Salmon & William
Patrick Maynard, these modern scribes of purple prose present a quartet of
tales to delight any true lover of private eye fiction. This instant classic
features a gorgeous Mark Wheatley cover and eight evocative black and white
illustrations by Rob Moran.

This is a book that harkens back to the classic black and white Warner
Brothers gangster movies that featured James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and
Edward G. Robinson to name a few. The atmosphere is gritty with a
no-nonsense hero pulp fans are going to applaud from the first story to the
last. And when that last tale comes to a close, you can bet we haven't seen
the last of Rick Ruby, Private.

The publisher of the Weird Horror Tales trilogy by Michael Vance, Airship 27
publishes anthologies and novels in the pulp magazine tradition. In the
past, Airship 27 has released "Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective", a
"Deathwalker", and more pulp fiction in "The Green Lama" and "Secret Agent
X". For more information on Airship 27, go to

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