Bold Venture Press

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Bold Venture Press publishes quality reprints of classic pulp fiction, and exciting new fiction in the realms of mystery, science fiction and horror. Our flagship title is Pulp Adventures, a quarterly magazine showcasing classic reprints and new stories, spanning the diverse world of pulp fiction.

Bold Venture releases three new titles each month. We are proud to present author C.J. Henderson's hard-boiled Jack Hagee, Private Eye series -- and to feature the never-before-published fourth novel in the series. Bold Venture Press released "Zorro: The Complete Pulp Adventures" by Johnston McCulley, under license from Zorro Productions.

Bold Venture Press is open to submissions from new authors, or people interesting in compiling anthologies of stories from the classic pulp magazines.

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The Buried Motive
Pre-release—available June 1, 2020. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,900. Language: English. Published by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Sometimes it’s a very short flight for a stool-pigeon. One slip of the lip and he’s a dead bird. Bonding investigator Cash Madigan found that out when he went to Gotham, Missouri, to track down Royal Blaine, an informer who had tipped him off to an embezzler’s whereabouts.
Dahmba
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,670. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2020 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Two tales of "The Cleansers," the Church's enforcement arm. "Dahmba" — Bearing his village tribunal scars, "Dahmba" is initiated into the Cleansers. But when his own sister goes missing, Dahmba must revise his list of priorities to allow for revenge. "Valkyrie" — Don't be fooled by this samurai-sword wielding blonde's looks — she's as tough as they come, as a squad of terrorists will learn!
Railroad Stories #8: Colorado Midland
Series: Railroad Stories. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,600. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2020 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Six stories by Norman F. Brandhorst, originally presented in Railroad Stories Magazine between 1933-1934, featuring COLORADO MIDLAND — A cloud of suspicion hanging over him, Boomer Dan Hart tackles the toughest chunk of railroad in the world!
Masked Rider Western #1: Black Gold Empire & The Haunted Holster
Series: Masked Rider Western. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,310. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2020 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Western
The Haunted Holster: Wayne Morgan rides into Mogollon Malpais to search for a mysterious legacy of treasure! Black Gold Empire: An oil-spattered trail leads Wayne Morgan to grim battle against desperate foes when pillage and destruction overrun the range!
Zorro: The Daring Escapades
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 123,730. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2020 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Zorro: The Daring Escapades brings you ... Action ... Adventure ... Comedy ... Romance ... Horror ... Swashbuckling excitement in stories influenced by Johnston McCulley and the various interpretations of Zorro — such as the Walt Disney television series, the New World series, and others.
Murder Trail
Series: Cash Madigan. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,590. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2020 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
It began like a game of drop-the-hanky. It ended with Cash Madigan fighting his way out of the arms of his brother Buzz’s lovely widow — and out of the hot seat for his brother’s murder, found brutally murdered in Madigan’s home. Why had Buzz died? Did it tie in with Madigan’s investigation of a big-money robbery for a surety company? After he buried his brother, Madigan swore vengeance ...
The Well-Meaning Killer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,150. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2020 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A maniac is terrorizing Baltimore, disposing of victims by throwing them down abandoned wells. Veteran homicide detective Phil Jenkins and Agent Megan McKenna, Baltimore Aggravated Assault Task force, cast a net to catch the killer. They uncover an insidious scam in the Maryland State foster care system — and Megan's personal link to the killer! Hunter and hunted have deadly unfinished business.
Aerial Act: Poems of a Decidedly Different Nature
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2020 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » American poetry » African American
In “Aerial Act”, E. Doyle-Gillespie's fourth poetry book, the author invites us to sample the ebb and flow of the human condition. He invites us to see how life consumes itself to live again like the ouroboros. The body endures trauma and is reborn to find a new voice. Spirits abandon the flesh to write their own mythology. In “Aerial Act”, we are privy to the balancing act of existence.
Murder Mile
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,770. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2020 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
In a cold, windswept field outside Edinburgh, lies the brutally mutilated body of a young woman. DI Rob Brennan's heart freezes as he examines the tangled mass of limbs and blood. Is this the work of an Edinburgh Ripper? The press certainly think so. Brennan is determined to uncover the truth — but truth is hard to come by in a world of police rivalries, media hysteria and copycat crime.
Senor Vulture
Series: Tales of Zorro's Old California, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,570. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2020 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Mission San Juan Capistrano received grim tidings from the runner El Viento, the Wind. He told of the coming of one Marcos Palma — known far and wide as Señor Vulture, a black-clad rider carrying papers from the governor. Many feared for their community, but that rascal Juan Bardoso, innkeeper and ex-pirate, saw a challenge — and profit!
The Bookseller's Secret
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,460. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2020 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Carson Graham lives his life as a permanent hoax. Marital nest fouled by another bird, he had taken flight to a new territory and assumed a new identity. Had his departure been the act of a coward or a pragmatist? Now he’d fled for a second time, to a city where he believed no one would recognize him ... This mission impossible causesd him to leave his safe zone to preserve his secret …
Rules of Privilege
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,380. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2020 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Dane Morgan graduates law school, hoping one day to score that “big case” that will make her a celebrity. But when the Big Case arrives, it’s in defense of her Uncle Deke, a career criminal who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a stripper. Could her beloved uncle actually be a serial killer, responsible for the deaths of several women?\
Black Eye
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,780. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2020 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A beautiful woman hires a private detective, Phil Black, to locate her missing husband. Things get a lot more complicated after that. With an old Marine buddy following closely, Black follows a violent path from San Francisco’s foggy streets to the steaming jungles of Peron’s Argentina, in a noir thriller involving Manchu treasure and a Nazi mass murderer who will not accept defeat.
Adventures in Bonding #3: Set to Kill
Series: Adventures in Bonding, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,870. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2020 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Her career as a Hollywood sex symbol slowly waning, actress Nayeli Fortune finds herself cast as the prime suspect in a murder off the set. Then, a man calling himself James Bond shows up to really turn up the light, camera, action in a small Florida community where even Russian tourists invite suspicion. The stage is set for beach bimbo chaos in this light-hearted murder mystery.
Manifest Intent
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,400. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2020 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Scot Anthony, on the cusp of making partner at a major law firm in Dallas, faces the biggest crisis of his young career: Someone is killing off the witnesses in his lawsuit with the federal government. When murder seems to follow his footsteps, Scot realizes the culprit has targeted him as an incriminating loose end.
Her Cold Eyes
Series: D.I. Bob Valentine. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,640. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Horror » Crime
She’s missing, and her mother knows who to blame. But nobody’s listening. When the case falls to DCI Bob Valentine, he has no choice but to listen. Haunted by the girl’s cold gaze and her mother’s hurt, the detective soon uncovers a ring of ritualistic abuse leading to the highest echelons of a degraded and Satanic society, and Valentine wonders how the world could contain such evils.
WYXIE Wonderland: An Unauthorized 50-Year Diary of WXYZ Detroit
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 210,960. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
WYXIE Wonderland traces 50 years of national radio and television history (1925-1975) in the specifics of a single station — WXYZ Detroit. As the birthplace of The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet, WXYZ shaped America’s identity. The author traces network beginnings; the decline of radio programming; radio actors replaced by disc jockeys; Top 40’s emergence; early tv and the origins of FM radio.
Kanaka Blues
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,830. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
Erin Hanna comes to the islands to finish her mentor’s work, after he turns up dead. An investigation points to an outlaw sovereignty leader — but Erin suspects the arrest is motivated by politics, not proof. Setting out to prove his innocence, she finds herself squarely in the real killer’s sites. Surviving this case is something her mentor couldn’t have prepared her for …
Young Kit Carson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,540. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Young Kit Carson was a he-man adventurer of the American frontier, high in the Rocky Mountains. Based on true events of America's westward expansion, Carson encourages peaceful relations between the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes, while maintaining order among the fur-trappers competing for valuable pelts.
Summoning the Dead
Series: D.I. Bob Valentine. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,680. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When a boy in the barrel is identified as a missing child from the 1980s, it re-opens a cold case previously thought unsolvable. Authorities become aware of a pedophile ring and a political conspiracy leading to the most hallowed corridors of power. Haunted by unearthly visions, which both aid and hinder his investigation, DI Bob Valentine is soon inducted into one of Scotland’s darkest secrets.
Black Grandee
Series: Tales of Zorro's Old California, Book 2. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 55,260. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Two stories of Spanish California by the creator of Zorro! "Black Grandee" — Down the King’s High Road he came, swift and unsuspected as the evil he would do, bearing the warrant of the Crown for the vengeance that spurred him on. "Satan's Caballero" — Honor demanded that Don Fernando challenge Marcos Coudillo, but his own death warrant would be written when next he crossed blades with any man!
Awesome Tales #11: Mystery Mission to Kepler 186f
Series: Awesome Tales. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,510. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tom Corbett: Space Cadet leads his crew toward danger light years from Earth in "Mystery Mission to Kepler 186f" by R. Allen Leider; plus three other stories of star-spanning adventure in this special science fiction issue! Other authors include Patrick Thomas, Sandra Lee Rauenzahn, and DJ Tyrer.
The World Without Pain and Death
Series: The Twilight Patrol, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,290. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Horror » Occult
The dead reappear all over Europe. Men survive fatal wounds. The world is being subjugated by an entirely rational and scientific phenomenon — a cure for most illnesses and injuries. Eventually, The Aesculapius Pact’s dominance of medicine and drugs will allow them to control both sides while the Great War goes on forever, unless The Twilight Patrol can stop them!
A Taste of Ashes
Series: D.I. Bob Valentine. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,540. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Detective Inspector Bob Valentine returns to duty, confronted with a corpse on a kitchen table. When the murder investigation reveals a tragic family drama, Valentine struggles with rapidly unfolding events and the terrifying visions that haunt him. As he uncovers the family’s illicit secrets, can he keep a grip on the case and on his own sanity before the body count starts to rise?
The Catch
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,040. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The lawyer jokes were flying when Detective Ed Hathcox finished law school, hoping to join the FBI. But the humor dried up when a serial killer targeted attorneys. Paired with veteran Detective Hal Barnes, they visit crime scenes where the main attractions are dead lawyers with missing tongues and the killer’s trademark — paper scraps adorned with Bible verses. But what’s the connection ...?
The Santa Heist and Other Christmas Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,120. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A collection of Christmas tales by John L. French and Patrick Thomas, featuring the exploits of nefarious characters on Santa's naughty list. From the North Pole to the Big Apple, their stories will take you from a Birth of a Child in Bethlehem to a new Nativity, with stops along the way for crimes and cups of Christmas cheer.
Uncle Sam Makes a Poor Baby Daddy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,690. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Peer pressure, Nonfiction » Social Science » Black studies (global)
A WAKE UP CALL FOR THE BLACK AMERICANS, AN ANSWER TO VIOLENCE REDUCTION … LET’S GO! Uncle Sam Makes a Poor Baby Daddy exposes the tragic misdeeds of the U.S. Government — fifty-plus years of destruction of black families across the country. Jane C. Talley shares her years working in a welfare system, pulling back the curtain to reveal a methodical diminishment of the black male in society.
Artifacts of the Dead
Series: D.I. Bob Valentine. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,610. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The gruesome discovery of a dead banker shocks a sleepy Scotland coastal town. A serial killer is on the loose, and an internal leak is giving sensitive information to the media. Enter hard-boiled detective DI Bob Valentine. After a near-death experience, disturbing visions plague him and guide his investigation. But can Valentine crack the case before he cracks up?
Bluestone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,400. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Romance » Western
Nearby towns had hard-hitting sheriffs like Wyatt Earp — Bluestone had Bonny Lou Baker, a female Sheriff. The college dropout claimed the job no one else wanted, almost as a lark. Her no-nonsense attitude, and twin ivory-handled Colts, kept petty criminals at bay — but Expansion brought a deadlier variety of malcontents, like a gang leaving a trail of robberies and slaughter heading for Bluestone.
Colors of Blood
Series: Moriah Dru: Child Trace. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,140. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Loblolly Farm is a good place to go missing, especially when their horses run at major tracks like Belmont and Saratoga. The disappearance of an orphaned exercise rider prompts Evangeline — young, sassy, and filthy rich — to saunter into Moriah Dru’s office. Despite their reservations, Dru and Lt. Richard Lake are soon orbiting the equestrian world where corruption and murder fester.
Awesome Tales #10: Broken Doll
Series: Awesome Tales. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,420. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Four stories of crime-busting action! “No Virtue in Patience” by John L. French and "No Patience for Fools" by Aaron Rosenberg tells opposing points of view surrounding a large gambling heist. Will you root for the cops or the criminals? Also: "Broken Doll", by Quintin Peterson, starring P.I. Luther Kane; "Give Them a Corpse" part 2, a Domino Lady adventure set in New York City by Rich Harvey.
Builders of the New Babel
Series: The Twilight Patrol, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,610. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
An insidious battle rages for the post of High Priest of the Mysteriarchs of the Abyss. Babel rises again from the pits of its ruined foundations — As in the ancient days, an unnameable force infects the tongue and afflicts the ear. How can the Twilight Patrol possibly defeat an unnameable force that attacks the very meaning of meaning? Could this actually be their very last adventure?
Awesome Tales #3: Fantomas: Reign of Terror
Series: Awesome Tales. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,890. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Horror » General
The French super-villain Fantômas declares his own war against the Nazis, whose occupation of France begins costing him money. When Fantômas comes to collect from the responsible parties, they'll pay in coin and blood! Also: "Taxi to Hell" by Lee Richards and "The Emerald Eye," a Raphael Jones supernatural private eye thriller by KT Pinto.
Adventures in Bonding #2: Past Tense
Series: Adventures in Bonding, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,260. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Lisa Chandler gave no thought to a pick-up truck’s hide-and-seek game until the driver produced a shotgun. The harassment continues, and she realizes she’s involved in something more complicated than a mere road rage incident — especially when the slick gentleman, referring to himself as “Bond,” appears at her home with information and his own arsenal.
Railroad Stories #7: The Return of Casey Jones
Series: Railroad Stories. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,330. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
THE RETURN OF CASEY JONES The mighty epic of a man with railroading in his blood! Casey Jones inspired Jim Martin to be a great engineer — and Jim was determined to honor the engineer’s memory! (With a vintage article on Charles Starrett, star of 1935’s The Return of Casey Jones.) Plus four additional stories by John Johns of adventure and romance on the rails.
The Devil's Doubloons
Series: Tales of Zorro's Old California, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,650. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Señor Mendoza had all the ingredients of success, but Fate cast him aside. Then, at the moment he was prepared to end his life, a mysterious masked woman sought his aid, and El Diablo brought a great promise — and a great threat! A thrilling Old California adventure from 1940 by the creator of Zorro!
Running With Wild Blood
Series: Moriah Dru: Child Trace. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,190. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Richard Lake of the Atlanta Police Department gets a cold case when a witness regains his memory. Lake recruits Moriah Dru, owner and CEO of Child Trace, to look into the murder of Juliet Trapp‚ a 16-year old last seen on her way to "Bike Week" with an outlaw motorcycle gang.
The End Game
Series: Moriah Dru: Child Trace. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,620. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Arson and kidnapping pull Moriah Dru, owner of Child Trace, and Lieutenant Richard Lake away from a quiet getaway. After a smoldering house is searched, authorities learn two sisters are missing. Dru and Lake's investigation points to a secret sex organization, and the chase is on the checkmate the "King" and "Queen" before they jump to safety overseas out of Lake's jurisdiction.
The Great Seer Nostradamus Tells All!
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 149,510. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2019 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
On his deathbed, the popular prophet Nostradamus recounts his past to a young visitor, eager for guidance on his path to fame.
Hellbent on Homicide
Series: Griff and Fats. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,170. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2018 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Bay City, 1962 — a time of peace and trust, when girls hitch-hiked without a care. But for an ice-hearted killer, it’s a time of easy pickings. When he kills the daughter of a rich power-broker, all hell breaks loose, and he goes on a crazy killing spree to cover his tracks. Griff and Fats, two free-wheeling homicide detectives, begin hunting the monster who tortures and kills.
The City Annihilator
Series: The Twilight Patrol, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,460. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2018 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Beneath our feet, beneath this very spot, lies beauty beyond all comprehension. This beauty lies in the form of seven cities, linked in mysterious and secretive ways to one another, and the destiny of all mankind. But the Mysteriarchs of the Abyss are preparing to destroy the seven cities. The aftermath will yield ultimate power, and perhaps The Twilight Patrol cannot rescue them.
Dragon God Over the Western Front
Series: The Twilight Patrol, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,940. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2018 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Out of the night explodes an engine of unimaginable fury, powered by the drive to accumulate and hoard for the mere sake of possession — a beast that should be a myth, thriving on the nightmares welling out of the unconscious mind. The Twilight Patrol confronts a dragon of gargantuan proportions with more destructive rage than the Great War itself!
The Last Temptation
Series: Moriah Dru: Child Trace. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,650. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2018 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
During a fierce custody battle, recovering addict Eileen Cameron and her daughter Kinley Whitney vanish into the night. The estranged husband, Bradley Whitney, insists Eileen has taken their daughter to hide with the Indians in the desert. Moriah Dru of Child Trace is hired to locate the girl and her home — but Dru is wary of the husband’s claims.
To Battle Beyond
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,130. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2018 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Horror » Occult
In the early days of World War II, a trio of the Pulp Era's greatest heroes — The Black Bat; The Domino Lady, and Inspector Legrasse--band together to battle nightmare creatures and ninjas, as the Japanese high command plan to use the dreaded Necronomicon to defeat American forces.
Primal Spillane: Early Stories 1941 - 1942
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 71,720. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2018 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Adventure » General
"Primal Spillane" collects the earliest short stories of Mickey Spillane, the creator of Mike Hammer, P.I. These flash fiction pieces appeared in Golden Age comic books, as filler material, in a variety of genres. These fast-moving stories give readers an opportunity to see a master storyteller on his way to becoming the 20th Century's best-selling crime-fiction author.
The Exploding Memoir
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,040. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2018 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
After Eddie Knox settles in Chinatown, the mysterious Dr. Kublar gifts him with a job running "errands," plunging him into a quest for an ancient stone tablet with powerful occult secrets. Now Eddie is the unwitting courier, cautiously threading his way between the authorities and the local tongs, against the backdrop of San Francisco’s underground music scene.
Zorro and the Little Devil
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 57,060. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2018 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
An all-new adventure! Under cover of night, a wicked pirate crew landed on the California shores, infiltrating Reina de los Angeles. Their sadistic leader, Diabolito, would resort to murder to claim a fortune. Then, the masked horseman Zorro rode once more — to challenge a swordsman who might be his superior! PLUS: "Diego and the Baron," an absolutely true short story by Baron Munchausen!
Remembrance Acres: The Golden Years of Super-Heroes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,390. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2018 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The Golden Years of Super-Heroes aren't always golden, especially when they spend their final days in Remembrance Acres — in poor health — and their only advocate is Gardner Flookz. This crusading malpractice adjuster flunked medical AND law school ... but gained enough understanding to swagger through both worlds. If space cadets, wizards, and vampires have nowhere to turn, Flookz is on the case!
Wolf's Clothing
Series: Moriah Dru: Child Trace. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,930. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2018 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The seventh in the Moriah Dru / Richard Lake series begins when Atlanta’s famous police dog, Buddy, is stolen from his handler’s SUV. The community howls in anguish over the canine’s disappearance, and soon A.P.D. Lieutenant Richard Lake is on the hunt with his lover, P.I. Moriah Dru. The trail leads to an investment scam, dubbed The Wolves of Atlanta, and a mega-church’s finances.
Signed in Blood: Deals With the Devil Gone Bad
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,620. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2018 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
"We the undersigned, fully understanding of the risks involved, do willingly present our tales of infernal dealings, agreement and contracts." Thirteen authors submit cautionary tales against doing business with a certain gentleman. Twisted “soulful” tales of terror and humor about those who seek fame, fortune and power the easy way — but at “the greatest expense.”
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Railroad Stories
All aboard for romance, danger, and plain old American hard work! Bold Venture Press is proud to present RAILROAD STORIES -- classic pulp fiction tales of the American railways! For decades, readers were entertained each month with Railroad Stories Magazine and it's blend of factual articles and fiction yarns. This is wholesome he-man fiction for railroad fans, written by authors who knew trains first-hand!
Masked Rider Western
Wayne Morgan … An honest cowpoke searched for his rightful place in the American west … before he learned abiding by the law doesn’t always work for the law-abiding people. The Masked Rider … The mysterious rider who, aided by his friend Blue Hawk, opposes rustlers, land barons, bandits, claim-jumpers, and other assorted lawless men … when hangin’s too good for them …
Cash Madigan
A bonding investigator investigating high-stakes frauds, Cash Madigan gives as good (and bad) as he gets from musclebound minions and duplicitous dames.
Murder Trail
Price: $3.99 USD.
Tales of Zorro's Old California
In the early 1800s, California — with its warmth, its romance, its peaceful beauties — was still under Spanish rule. While the legend of Zorro grew, stirring the hearts of Californians, this sprawling state was a land of opportunity and adventure — and, oft-times, great danger.
The Devil's Doubloons
Price: $4.99 USD.
Black Grandee
Price: $4.95 USD.
Senor Vulture
Price: $4.99 USD.
Pulp Adventures
A quarterly safari through the pulp fiction jungle! PULP ADVENTURES presents new and classic fiction and artwork from the original pulp magazines. Mystery, Detective, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Western, Romance -- the pulps covered every genre, and invented a few along the way. PULP ADVENTURES profiles the great, famous authors, and the artisans who toiled in obscurity; The penny-a-word hacks and the thousand-dollar personalities who graduated to the slicks and to celluloid. Every issue is a voyage across the pulp fiction landscape -- from lush jungles to sun-baked deserts, lawless wild west towns to Utopian cities of the future! Don your pith helmets and fedoras and embark on great reading!
Adventures in Bonding
A man claiming to be James Bond makes life difficult for a Florida police sergeant, but also solves their most baffling cases.
D.I. Bob Valentine
A homicide detective recovers from a near-death experience — only to discover he can hear the dead. Now Detective Inspector Bob Valentine investigates murders with the victims practically whispering in his ear. His frightening visions guide his investigations — but are they leading him down the wrong path? Tony Black has authored more than 20 novels in the U.K., and the "DI Bob Valentine" novels blend hardboiled mystery with the supernatural.
Artifacts of the Dead
Price: $3.99 USD.
A Taste of Ashes
Price: $3.99 USD.
Summoning the Dead
Price: $3.99 USD.
Her Cold Eyes
Price: $3.99 USD.
Awesome Tales
Awesome Tales is a thrilling new publication featuring new stories of the venerated pulp heroes and heroines -- and modern tales told with the sensibilities of the grand pulp magazines. This is the publication in which to seek solace from the present-day "politically-correct" brainwashing that soils our great nations. Awesome Tales presents fiction where men are men, and wrong is wrong, and bad guys are punished.
The Twilight Patrol
To the world at large, The Twilight Patrol is a high-flying band of scrappy patriots, ever alert for trouble and always willing to lend a hand. To the sinister foes lurking behind the Axis horizon, they are a force to be reckoned with in the onslaught against freedom. To their fans, The Twilight Patrol is the bravest assortment of adventurers ever brought together to confront the dark forces threatening our mortal realm.
Moriah Dru: Child Trace
The Moriah Dru/Richard Lake series is a series of novels by author Gerrie Ferris Finger, a retired American journalist. The mystery novel series features Moriah Dru, a former police detective now running Child Trace Inc, a lost child finding service. Set in Atlanta, Dru works in conjunction with Atlanta P.D. lieutenant Richard Lake. Their romantic relationship occasionally hinders an investigation, but when they set their sites on the solution to a mystery, they prove an unbeatable team.
The End Game
Price: $2.99 USD.
The Last Temptation
Price: $2.99 USD.
Running With Wild Blood
Price: $2.99 USD.
Wolf's Clothing
Price: $2.99 USD.
Colors of Blood
Price: $2.99 USD.
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Books

Finding Phyllis and Other Howard Millar Capers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,990. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
Private eye Howard Millar — formerly of the 9th Precinct — offers assistance to the abused, abandoned, misused and missing in the “Queen City” of the Midwest, Cincinnati. Armed with wit and wisdom, timing and tenacity, he canvases the city in eight different stories.
Pulp Adventures #34: City of the Dead
Series: Pulp Adventures. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,180. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective stars in this issue, and Robert Leslie Bellem provides plenty of action and laughs with two socko short stories! Plus: Spine-tingling sword and sorcery with Thurl the Gaelg!
Pulp Adventures #33: New Guy on the Block
Series: Pulp Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,040. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
New & classic pulp fiction — "Death Speaks Softly" by Charles Boeckman; "Breath of Allah" by Sax Rohmer; "The Story of Misión San Juan Capistrano" by H. Bedford-Jones; "New Guy on the Block" by Jack Bludis; "An Old Friend" by Michael R. Hayfields; "The Pursuit of the Moor" by Teel James Glenn; "The Client" by Nils Gilbertson; "Conspiracy Theory"; "Captain Warwick’s Hand" by Adam Beau McFarlane
Pulp Adventures #16: Survival & Exodus
Series: Pulp Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,230. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Reprinted together, back-to-back, in this issue ... Arthur J. Burks' earth-shaking science-fiction thriller "Survival" and "Exodus" -- two stories recounting a future America's flight into subterranean chambers to escape an invasion of Mongol invaders -- and their triumphant return to reclaim the surface world as their own! Additional stories by Johnston McCulley, Charles E. Fritch, H. L. Hayum
Pulp Adventures #15: Toothpick
Series: Pulp Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,970. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The relaunch of Pulp Adventures boasts an all-star line-up! The greatest names in new and classic pulp fiction! The stunningly seductive adventuress Kate Fury in a fight to the death against zombies in Vermont; P.I. Jack Hagee hunts a vicious serial killer; a smart-mouth private eye stifles wisecracks with a beautiful blonde's lips; an opera of time and space by Gardner F. Fox, and more.
Pulp Adventures #32: The Death Dancer
Series: Pulp Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,780. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
A tale of Romans and Catholics during the reign of mad Caligula by Talbot Mundy; a young woman becomes embroiled in a murder investigation on the eve of her wedding in a mystery by Charles Boeckman; Chinatown mystery by Sax Rohmer; Lance Starr, Sky Ranger investigates a mysterious island in a tale by Bobby Nash, and much more.
Pulp Adventures #23: Homicide Hotfoot
Series: Pulp Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,740. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
This issue's Big Pulp is "Homicide Hotfoot" by Robert Leslie Bellem. Another wild ride with Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, rescuing a movie comedy team. Theodore Roscoe's "Luck!" follows a hapless gambler experiencing a miraculous winning streak. Sherlock Holmes meets Ebeneezer Scrooge, plus five more western yarns, mystery and science fiction tales, and a profile of author Theodore Roscoe.
Pulp Adventures #22: The Great Green Blight
Series: Pulp Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,920. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
This issue's main feature is "The Great Green Blight" by Emmett McDowell -- a 20,000 word short story of high adventure and space opera. Also, short fiction: Sherlock Holmes hunts Jack the Ripper; weird rock carvings in the old west, weird aviation menace in World War II, and a 4F guy battles Nazis his own way!
Pulp Adventures #21: Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Quarantine
Series: Pulp Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,190. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Does science fiction have the answer for illegal immigration? "Highway J" by Charles Eric Maine depicts a world where a wall must be built within the time-stream! This issue features two thrillers starring Sherlock Holmes: "The Red-Headed League" by Arthur Conan Doyle, and a New Pulp yarn "Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Quarantine" by Adam Beau McFarlane.
Pulp Adventures #19: The Daughter of Huang Chow
Series: Pulp Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,560. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A quarterly romp across the landscape of pulp fiction ... “The Daughter of Huang Chow” by Sax Rohmer, a classic thriller by the creator of Fu Manchu, and stories featuring detectives, sailors, and WWI spies! A special story, "Treason for Glory" by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, co-founder of DC Comics!

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Bold Venture Press' favorite authors on Smashwords

Bryan Blake
Latest book: Bluestone.
Published July 22, 2019.
Kirk Hamilton
Latest book: Bannerman the Enforcer 45: Death Rides Tall.
Pre-release—available July 31, 2020.