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Style, substance and versatility-Ellery Queens Mystery Magazine30 YEARS IN THE PULPS brings together more than a score of the Shamus-nominated authors novelettes and short stories from Ellery Queens and Alfred Hitchcocks mystery magazines,MoreStyle, substance and versatility-Ellery Queens Mystery Magazine30 YEARS IN THE PULPS brings together more than a score of the Shamus-nominated authors novelettes and short stories from Ellery Queens and Alfred Hitchcocks mystery magazines, including the 2009 International Thriller Writers finalist Last Island South. Kirkus Reviews called John C. Bolands St. Martins Press mystery DEATH IN JERUSALEM a tale that roars along like a BMW in heat. Other critical comments: .Publishers Weekly on RICH MANS BLOOD: Quite readable, benefitting from lean prose that allows familial warfare to simmer gently beneath the surface. If former Barrons editor Boland chose to jettison the mystery trappings, his writing style and his subplots packed with characters defined and emotionally disabled by corporate life would stand comparison with Ward Just and other chroniclers of the American businessman.... He excels in rendering epiphanies and, more impressively, in the painstaking creation of a sympathetic character from a dense tangle of inner conflicts. Kirkus on EASY MONEY: A wry insiders view of stock fraud, corporate raiders, genteel brokerage houses, and Wall Street ethics.... Breathtakingly plausible, both in its Wall Street manipulations and in its emotional center. A trenchant, sly first novel-and cerebral fun throughout. Publishers Weekly on DEATH IN JERUSALEM: In the brief, passionate [love] affair, [Boland] creates a microcosm of the broader union he sets up between the two wildly different worlds of Wall Street and Israel, both of which he portrays with convincing authenticity. Philadelphia Inquirer on THE MARGIN: A brisk, attractive prose style. Ellery Queens on EASY MONEY: Very much in the Dick Francis tradition. USA Today on EASY MONEY: Great fun . . . Bolands Wall Street exposes some saints as big sinners. Baltimore Jewish Times on DEATH IN JERUSALEM: Propels the reader straight into the world of high finance, low finaglings, terrorism and double dealings, all played out with consummate skill against a Holy City backdrop. Baltimore Sun on THE SEVENTH BEARER: A blue-chip thriller. Kirkus on RICH MANS BLOOD: Boland, who thinks like Paul Erdman and writes like Dick Francis, creates a winsome hero-and again scores big with this tale of complicated money maneuvering and family strife.