Feb. 13, 2018

A slinky white dress, a black cape, and a domino mask…xt

The Domino Lady Sex as a Weapon edited by Lori Gentile

A slinky white dress, a black cape, and a domino mask…

The Domino Lady originally appeared in the May 1036 issue of Saucy Romantic Adventures. She had just six adventures in the pulp magazines, all attributed to house name “Lars Anderson.” The frisky adventuress was considered racy in those days, while today her original stories would not make a Priest blush.

She is Ellen Patrick, daughter of DA Owen Patrick. Her father was gunned down for refusing to knuckle under to organized crime. Ellen decided to take matters into her own hands, becoming the Domino Lady. She stole from rich people with shady interests and donated the bulk of her takings to various charities. The rest funded her lavish lifestyle, as her inheritance could not support the lifestyle she was accustomed to.

She played the part of a slightly loose-morals society girl. She knew she was beautiful and sexy, and it became part of her war on crooks, every bit as much as her small automatic and her hypodermic with its powerful knockout drug.

These are eight new stories by some of the best in the new pulp world:

“The Domino Lady and the Red Dragon” by KG McAee is the story of the escape of an Oriental girl from human traffickers. The Domino Lady seeks the person behind the kidnapping…

“Blondes in Chains” by CJ Henderson explores another kidnapping. This time several high-class blonde women have vanished without a trace… Kudos for the Black Bat cameo!

“Target: Domino Lady” by Bobby Nash finds the Domino Lady rather expertly framed for murder…

“Stealing Joe Chick” by Chuck Dixon gets “BEST IN BOOK!” from me. Kudos for the Airboy and Birdy appearance as the Domino Lady’s friend eccentric inventor Joe Chick is kidnapped…

“The Claws of the Cat” by Ron Fortier is a kidnapping with a twist—the kidnap victims are all feline… To tell the truth, I liked this one the least. Sorry, Ron!

“The Strange Case of the Domino Lady and Mr. Holmes” by Nancy Holder features a cameo by the Great Detective when someone steals Doctor Jekyll’s Hyde Formula…This is great!

“The Devil, You Know” by James Chambers finds the Domino Lady kidnapped by the Cult of Asmodeus…

“Masks of Madness” by Martin Powell finds the Domino Lady shipwrecked on the coast of Bangalla. She now teams with The Phantom against pirates! Kudos for the great description of the Skull Cave!

Eight stories, eight authors, and eight totally unique stories make for a wonderful read for lovers of pulp fiction. I give the book five stars…

Quoth the Raven…  

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