I’m pleased to announce that Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar is now up for preorder from Moonstone Books. It includes a story by me, as well as a whole coterie of other authors, including Bobby Nash and Joe Gentile.
From the blurb:
For the first time EVER, BRAND NEW STORIES of the “man with the action-packed expense account”! One of classic Radio’s most beloved detectives makes his way to prose in Moonstone’s YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR!
This thrilling collection features today’s top authors, including Anthony Award winning Author Gary Phillips, putting Johnny in the cross-hairs of all kinds of danger, dames, and dark deeds! More stories by: Tommy Hancock, Joe Gentile, Ron Fortier, Eric Fein, Bobby Nash, Josh Reynolds, & Barry Reese.
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar is a classic of Golden Age radio-drama, and one of my favourites, along with The Saint and The Lives of Harry Lime. I’ve always got a handful of the Bob Bailey episodes keyed up on my listening device of choice, especially when I’m planning a road trip.
My contribution, “The Soda City Matter”, finds Dollar investigating insurance fraud and animal attacks in South Carolina. It was great fun, digging into the history of my hometown of Columbia, and trying to capture Bailey’s voice in my depiction of Dollar. I like to think I succeeded, but I’ll leave that up to readers to decide.