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Hiram Grange and Shroud the Fifth

March 26, 2009 by Richard Wright in Journal, Writing

Pleased to see that issue five of Shroud magazine is at the printers, and taking pre-orders right now. This is of interest to you, because the intense looking chap on the cover is Hiram Grange. Later this year, as you know if you’ve been reading here a while, Shroud Publishing will be releasing a series of linked novellas about his scandalous misadventures. The fifth and final in the series is my own Hiram Grange and the Nymphs of Krakow.

Buying the magazine gets you a sneak preview of each of the Hiram novellas, each excerpt being short story sized. From Krakow, you get the whole first section of the book. In true pulp style, this is almost a self-contained story in itself, the tail end of a mostly unseen escapade, which leads into the action proper. Like the start of an Indiana Jones movie, but with something huge, and slavering, with wings. It is, I hope, a lot of fun, and a cheap way to find out if the book’s going to be for you when it comes out.

Do go and order a copy. From issue 6, Shroud is going to be distributed nationally in the US, and will be pretty easy to get hold of from B&N among others. Issue 5 is still going to be a bit of a well kept secret though, available to those in the know. People like you.

Go to it.

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  1. JackieMarch 26, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    OMG. More blogs. I’m having a hard time keeping up… HAH!

    Excited to have ordered a copy. Do you know when it will be released/mailed? (I didn’t notice anywhere on the ordering page, although I might have missed it!)

  2. Richard WrightMarch 26, 2009 at 8:25 pmAuthor

    Thanks for checking out m’dear. Not sure the precise mailing date, as delivery back from the printer can be an imprecise science depending where it is in the queue of print jobs. The website says two – three weeks, so watch this space!

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