Saturday, January 5, 2019

DAY 9 OF ANNOUNCING! Table of Contents for: POP THE CLUTCH: THRILLING TALES OF ROCKABILLY, MONSTERS, AND HOT ROD HORROR

I’ll be posting all contributors here, one-a-day, to reveal the table of contents for the latest anthology that I’ve created: Pop the Clutch: Thrilling Tales of Rockabilly, Monsters, and Hot Rod Horror, to be published by Dark Moon Books on January 14, 2019!

DAY 9 of 18: John M. Floyd

1.
Seanan McGuire presents “The Golden Girls of Fall”
2.
Weston Ochse presents “Sea Lords of the Columbia”
3.
Kasey Lansdale and Joe R. Lansdale present “Tremble”
4.
Gary Phillips presents “The Demon of the Track”
5.
Jason Starr presents “Outlawed Ink”
6.
Nancy Holder presents “We Might Be Giants”
7.
Duane Swierczynski presents “Universal Monster”
8.
David J. Schow presents “Draggers”
9.
John M. Floyd presents “The Starlite Drive-In”

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EXCERPT:

       . . . That second room was empty too, except for the wall shelves. Stacked there were dozens of big reels of film, some in cases, others lying overturned with their black and shiny innards spilling out. Katie used Foley’s flashlight to examine several of the reels. “Old movies,” she said to him, then smirked and added, “Real gems, too. From the fifties and sixties, looks like.” She read off a few titles: “Mothra. Killer Shrews. Day of the Triffids. Rodan. Son of Godzilla. The Horror of Dracula. The Blob. The Creature From—”
       “I get the idea. In fact, I’d heard about it.”
       “Heard about what?”
      “Delbert Turner, the guy who owned this place forever, died a while back. When he had to close down, years before, and sell all his projection equipment—well, some said he couldn’t make himself get rid of the old movies. Or at least the scary ones.”
      Katie narrowed her eyes. “What are you talking about, Billy?”
      He let out a sigh. “It was a crazy thing. Notice I didn’t say he closed down—I said he had to close down. From everything I’ve heard, there was a rash of unexplained murders around here, along with . . . well . . . sightings.”

“The Starlite Drive-In by John M. Floyd

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ABOUT:
JOHN M. FLOYD

JOHN M. FLOYD’s work has appeared in more than 250 different publications, including Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, The Strand Magazine, Woman’s World, The Saturday Evening Post, Mississippi Noir, and The Best American Mystery Stories. A former Air Force captain and IBM systems engineer, John is also an Edgar Award nominee, a three-time Derringer Award winner, and a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. His seventh book, The Barrens, is scheduled for release in fall 2018.

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PREORDER NOW FOR THIS AND 17 OTHER TALES OF THRILLING FUN AND IMAGINATION!!

Pop the Clutch: Thrilling Tales of Rockabilly, Monsters, and Hot Rod Horror
A fitting tribute to the 1950s with this 18-story compendium of hot rods, rock ’n’ roll, and creature features come to life.” —Publishers Weekly




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