Thursday, December 07, 2006

Ramble House Update from Fender Tucker

The Ramble House Rambler #50
December 6, 2006

Newsletter of Ramble House, publisher of Harry Stephen Keeler and other loons, produced by Fender Tucker (, mailed whenever something happens. To be removed from this list, please respond to this message and ask, or go to the RH website and unsubscribe. Fender Tucker, 443 Gladstone Blvd. Shreveport LA 71104, 318-868-8727.

The headlines:

~ Gwine to Colorado

~ Many New Titles at

~ Marblehead: A Novel of H.P. Lovecraft by Richard A. Lupoff

~ The Ramble House Lulu Store is Open

And now, the details:

~ I am planning on driving this Saturday to Pagosa Springs Colorado where I'll visit some friends and my brother, John, who is in the States for a while. He lives in Thailand and I haven't seen him in years. I'll have access to a computer so I can check e-mail and process orders for books with -- but then, so can anyone. I'll be back in Shreveport the following weekend.

~ Many New Titles from Ramble House Available at

THE SKULL IN THE BOX by Harry Stephen Keeler. Our best deal yet. All four novels of the series in one volume. THE MAN WITH THE MAGIC EARDRUMS, THE MAN WITH THE CRIMSON BOX, THE MAN WITH THE WOODEN SPECTACLES, and THE CASE OF THE LAVENDER GRIPSACK. $25 in trade paperback. A huge collection of Keeler words and one of the most amazing courtroom trials ever.

GREY SHAPES by Jack Mann. The werewolf novel of the Gees series.

DR. SCARLETT by Alexander Laing. A terrific medical adventure thriller set in the Tibetan jungles.

BLOOD ON HIS HANDS by Australia's Max Afford. Classic locked room mystery.

NIGHT OF HORROR a collection of short stories by Joel Townsley Rogers, edited and introduced by Barry Warren. This is the first collection of stories by the author of THE RED RIGHT HAND ever published.

DOPE TALES #1 the first in a new series by Ramble House. It's a double book with two classic tales of drugs and murder from the 30s: DOPE RUNNERS by Gerald Grantham and DEATH TAKES THE JOYSTICK by Phillip Conde. As often as we can we plan to bring back two enjoyable dope novels from the days when our grandparents were doing all the snorting and puffing -- and I'm not talking about the 60s. Both novels are available separately, but you'll like the price and cover of the exciting new DOPE TALES series.

~ But the piece de resistance of 2006 is the brand new mainstream novel by Richard A. Lupoff, whom we are privileged to publish -- MARBLEHEAD: A Novel of H.P. Lovecraft. It's a huge chronicle of the year 1927 in the life of the budding author, H.P. Lovecraft, as he tries to get published and is both aided and thwarted by proto-Nazis, mafiosa, other authors of the day, anarchists and his lovely wife, Sonia. Lupoff has done extensive research into the Providence/Boston area of the time and into Lovecraft's life and has written previously about him. This is a major new novel and you can place an order for it with me immediately. If you catch me before I leave this Saturday, you may even get it by Christmas. It has a mapback cover by Gavin O'Keefe. $24

~ The best way to keep up with our new titles is to bookmark the Ramble House Lulu store and visit often. I always put new books on the first page of the store, near the top of the page. It's easy to find the store; just click here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As I've written Dick, depending on how his characters are drawn, I might just be rooting for the anarchists...being more of a fan of Emma Goldman than HPL...