Tuesday, 23 December 2014

The Gunsmith - new titles revealed...

As you know, we are publishing J.R. Roberts' THE GUNSMITH series from number 400 onwards as of April 2015. Today, I received an email from the author with the first two titles - THE LINCOLN RANSOM and NEW MEXICO POWDER KEG.

The series covers will be illustrated by Tony Masero who has provided the covers to our CLINT ADAMS: THE GUNSMITH (aka Gunsmith Giants) series.

And a reminder if you ever needed one....

Can't wait .

Friday, 5 December 2014

Neil Hunter will give you the horrors....


Les Mason, reporter for the Long Point News, is close to finishing an expose on the Long Point Nuclear Plant. But before he can slot the final piece of the jigsaw into place, he dies an agonizing death as the result of some sort of sting. The doctors are baffled — and there are similar cases to follow ... Chris Lane, his girlfriend, and organizer of the Long Point Protestors, discovers Mason’s notes, and decides to find out for herself what the plant has to hide...

The Touch of Hell
The village of Shepthorne wasn’t being gripped, but strangled by winter’s blanket of snow and Arctic temperatures. The trouble began with a massive pile-up on frozen roads and a fireball of exploding petrol as a truck collided with a tanker in the garage forecourt. Then, from the sky, a huge military transport with its cargo of devastation crashed down towards the village. Hell was just beginning to touch Shepthorne . . .

Scorpion – Second Generation
The colony of deadly scorpions at Long Point Nuclear Plant was eradicated. Or so people thought . . . Over a year later, entomologist Miles Ranleigh receives a worrying telephone call. A man has been fatally poisoned by toxic venom, identical to the Long Point scorpions’ — but far more powerful. Miles and his companion Jill Ansty must race to destroy the fresh infestation. But this is a new strain of scorpion. Mutated and irradiated, they’re larger, more savage — and infected with a deadly virus fatal to humans. And they’re breeding . . .

for the fantastic price of $2.99 and exclusive to Kindle Amazon until the New Year.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Hold on to your hats - J.T. EDSON coming your way!

J.T. Edson copyright Getty Images
We have concluded a deal to bring the works of J. T. EDSON back into 'e-print'!! Beginning in February 2015, we'll start publishing the first ten FLOATING OUTFIT books (hopefully with the remainder to come), all thirteen books in the DUSTY FOG'S CIVIL WAR series, the three books featuring WAXAHACHIE SMITH and the five-book YOUNG OLE DEVIL series.

Watch this space for more details as we get 'em!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Announcing our latest acquisition ...

After weeks of negotiation, we can finally announce PP's latest acquisition! Ladies and gentlemen, Piccadilly Publishing is proud indeed to add PETER McCURTIN to our line-up!

This near-legendary writer hardly needs any introduction to readers of action-adventure fiction. In addition to a number of highly-regarded Mafia novels and such men's adventure series as The Assassin, The Marksman and Soldier Of Fortune, Peter also put his own distinct stamp on a whole slew of westerns.

Over the months ahead we will be publishing Peter's six-book Carmody series, the six Lassiter westerns he wrote under the name Jack Slade, the seven Jim Saddler books he wrote as Gene Curry, his fabulous stand-alone western, Rockwell and, of course, his nineteen contributions to the Sundance series created by Ben Haas (including Man Hunt, which was originally issued under Ben's John Benteen pseudonym)!


Friday, 5 September 2014

Grab a FREE sample chapter to RENEGADE by Lou Cameron

Yes, Captain Gringo is back!

Ahead of the publication of RENEGADE by Lou Cameron writing as Ramsay Thorne we are giving you a chance to download a sample the first chapter.

Let's hope you it's tempting enough for you to buy the book on its release in October!

Pre-orders are being taken at Smashwords and Amazon.
Cover Artwork by Tony Masero

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Cover Reveal for Cheyenne #2 Death Chant

Artist Kirby Jonas has come up with the goods for the second book in the Cheyenne series, Death Chant, which will be published November 1, 2014.

If you go on Facebook, Kirby has posted a series of pencil drawings that led up to the final version we've used.

Hope you like it as much as we do.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Randisi brings his GUNSMITH to PP!

Well, have we got an announcement for YOU! Just today, we agreed a deal with Robert Randisi to take over the legendary GUNSMITH series when it ends its present run with long-term publisher Berkley Books! Berkley will issue # 399 in March 2015 and as of April we'll pick right up with # 400 and continue publishing a completely new adventure each month!
This is the kind of coup we could only dream about when we started PP two years ago. We'd really like to thank Robert for his faith in us.

What with the recent addition of CHEYENNE, WILD BILL, SAM SPUR, MIKE FARADAY and RENEGADE to our line-up, these really ARE exciting times!

Friday, 28 March 2014

The Dark Mirror by Basil Copper revealed

Just in from artist Rob Moran, the cover for THE DARK MIRROR, the first of our FIFTY-TWO Mike Faraday private eye novels. The series will start on May 1st 2014 and we will publish one per month at the bargain price of 99p until the entire series is available.

I'm sure you'll agree that Rob has done a fantastic noir pulp cover and I, for one, will be excited to see what comes next.

Monday, 17 March 2014

More from J.R. Roberts / R.J. Randisi ...

Remember the other day remember I said that hardly a month goes by without us adding to our stable? Well, the good news is that R.J. Randisi aka J.R.Roberts has given us the green light to publish the Giant Gunsmith books 13. The Marshal from Paris and 14. Lincoln's Revenge as part of our Clint Adams The Gunsmith series.

Don't forget that Trouble in Tombstone will be out on 1 May 2014 with a raunchy cover painted by Tony Masero, all for the bargain price of $2.99 and available across the electronic platforms from Kindle to Nook and back again.

Don't tell us that we don't look after you guys.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Hold onto your Hats!

Our quest for global domination took another leap forward today when the mailman delivered some news that was so EXCELLENT Mike and I just had to dance a celebratory jig right there in the middle of the office. The up-shot is that we've added another top-notch writer to our line-up in the shape of JOHN EDWARD AMES, a prolific penman whose CHEYENNE and WILD BILL series (written under the name JUDD COLE) we'll be launching in ebook format later in 2014! We've got two new artists onboard to look after the series and there's a striking concept for each of the series.

Two from Tony Masero

Whilst Tony Masero has been very busy working on the cover art for many of our books, we haven’t forgotten him as an author. That’s why we are happy to announce that we will be publishing two of his fast-action Westerns in mid-March and mid-April: THE RIFLEMEN and THE PURSUED. Thus you get a double-whammy - great art plus great writing. I hope you enjoy.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Clint Adams, The Gunsmith - the artwork

Tony Masero has come up with the goods, yet again. Here are the first three covers in the CLINT ADAMS, THE GUNSMITH series. I'm sure that you agree with me that they are quite stunning.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes comes to PP

It seems that not a week goes by this year without us being able to tell you of yet another author joining PP. This time around it's award-winning author Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes aka "Britain's Prince of Chill". We have agreed contracts with his estate to reissue a number of horror anthologies.  Dave hasn't rested on his laurels and has come up with this striking artwork which captures Ron's underlying humor.
We haven't got a firm publication date as yet but we will keep you informed.

Monday, 10 February 2014

The Return of Mike Faraday

Mike Faraday visualised by Rob Moran
Piccadilly Publishing is to release the digital backlist of Basil Copper’s PI Series, Mike Faraday. The Dark Mirror will be published on 01 April 2014 at the low price of .99p and will publish one per month thereafter until the series is complete.

Mike Stotter said, “We’ve looked at our past sales and like every publisher out there, look to experiment with the price. At .99p per title the readers will eventually be able to build a complete Mike Faraday series for less than £52.00. Compared to having to buy the physical books, which could set them back in the region of £350 (if they can get them all); this is a bargain that will be very hard to resist. The series will also carry especially-commissioned covers painted by film noir specialist Rob Moran.”

The Dark Mirror was originally published in 1966 and introduced hard-boiled Los Angeles P.I. Mike Faraday. Faraday is your typical pulp private eye: tough; quick with the wise-cracks and his fists, and oh yes – he also has a healthy eye for the ladies. The series ran for more than two decades, with the final book, Print Out, appearing in 1988. The series will be available across all platforms including Kindle, Nook, Kobo and Smashwords.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Vernon Hinkle continues the John Cutler series through PP

Before Christmas we told you all that we were going to see the return of a character we didn't think we'd be seeing again. At the time we couldn't offer any more clues than that. Now the truth can be revealed ...

Beginning in April 2014, PP is proud to begin publishing the four remaining books in the JOHN CUTLER series!

You'll recall that the series was created by John Benteen, but cancelled prematurely when his editor decided that it was impossible to get a great western series out of a character who hunts rogue animals for a living (how wrong he was!) In 1978 the publisher had a change of heart, but by that time Ben Haas (Benteen himself) has passed away at the ridiculously young age of 52.

Enter novelist Vernon Hinkle ...

"The editor for all of the Tower books was Milburn Smith, and—since it was only yesterday, so to speak—I remember sitting in Milburn’s office discussing one of my mystery novels (to be published under my own name), when he informed me that John Benteen had passed away after starting the Cutler series with just two novels. He wondered if I’d be interested in taking it over. After I got on board, he told me the only problem was my name didn’t sound western, so I came up with "H. V. Elkin" an anagram of "V. Hinkle", which, having an “elk” in it, somehow sounded western to me. I enjoyed writing under my new name; it gave me a great sense of freedom and, with that, a different style. But after completing four manuscripts, fulfilling my contract, I felt like I’d run out of rogue animals. Nevertheless, I am delighted to see you given them a new lease of life through Piccadilly Publishing!"

The series continues with # 3: EAGLE MAN. Meantime, here are the covers for # 4: TIGER'S CHANCE and # 5: MUSTANG

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Robert J Randisi joins Piccadilly Publishing

This is exciting news!

We have obtained the electronic books rights to the first twelve GIANT GUNSMITH novels Robert wrote as J.R. Roberts. They will be released with specially-commissioned covers by Tony Masero (the Searcher, The Sergeant and Herne the Hunter).

We are so thrilled that Robert, who has a prestigious track record, has allowed us to bring back this wonderful series.

Robert says: "I'm very excited to have Piccadilly Publishing bringing the first twelve Giant Gunsmith books to a new audience. And, hopefully, some of Clint Adams' old readers will want these new electronic editions, as well. And to think they'll have Tony Masero covers just adds to the excitement."

Clint Adams, The Gunsmith #1 Trouble in Tombstone will be released on May 1 2014 with forthcoming titles published every two months.