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As a twenty-year Army veteran, I served on the Korean DMZ under fire, as well as in Vietnam. I have always been a voracious reader of many genres, and review books for numerous publishers. The main goal of PULP DEN is not only to showcase my books, but also to promote other writers and their books. As I turn 75 in July 2015, I need to slow down due to health problems. I will only be reviewing books by authors I know are topnotch writers, who create good plots and characters, and can spell longer words than four letters beginning with “f”. I do not join groups like Linkedin, Grouply, and Grammarly, so no invitations. I have complete runs of the major character pulps, and have read them all. I have been in pulp fandom since 1970, though a fan much longer. I publish my reviews on this Blog, Amazon, and in a print magazine. If anyone would be interested in reviewing any of my books, see the Link to Tom’s Books On Amazon. And contact me for pdf copies at

Friday, June 14, 2013

Summertime, All The Cats Are Bored

Summertime, All The Cats Are Bored (Mystery)
By Philippe Georget
ISBN #978-1609451210
Europa Editions
432 Pages
Price $17.00
Rating 5 Stars

“A Page Turner”

On the French Mediterranean near Spain, Inspector Gilles Sebag, of the Perpignan, France, police department is thrust into a game of murder and kidnapping. The mysterious killer plays cat and mouse with the police, as if daring them to catch him, while he keeps a 19-year-old girl locked in a cellar.

The police work with blindfolds on while the killer leaves clues that only confuse them more. He sees Inspector Sebag as his main opponent in this deadly game of crime, but believes he is the smarter of the two. Even if they do catch him, the girl will surely die! And he will win the final game.

This book was difficult to put down. Even though I had to read it over two days, I hated to quit for food or rest. It was that good. I lived in France for three years, and one of my French associates told me once, “Frenchmen are different from Americans, Italians, Greeks, and other Europeans. If our wives cheat on us, it makes us appreciate them more, just knowing other men desire them.” I mention this because it has a bearing on Inspector Sebag and his investigation of the case. We never really learn the reason behind the killer’s motive, except it has something to do with his family – and maybe a sexual problem of his own. The reader follows the police as they search for clues to the whereabouts of the missing girl, and at the end they are placed on a ticking time clock to save the girl.

Easily the best mystery I’ve read so far this year, and I’ve read some darn good ones. 

Tom Johnson
Detective Mystery Stories

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