THE THRILLVILLE PULP FICTION COLLECTION

Interviews: Interview by Gef Fox, July 2015
Interview by SW Lauden May 2015
Interview by Fiona Mcvie
Interview/video reading by Evan Karp, San Francisco Weekly
Interview by Paul D. Brazill
Profile by Oscar Benjamin, Examiner.com
Interview by Tony DuShane, San Francisco Chronicle
Interview by Jochem Vandersteen, Sons of Spade
Interview by Ryan Sayles, Out of the Gutter Online
Interview by Pete Crooks, Diablo Magazine
Interview by Stefanie Kalem, East Bay Express
Interview by Sean McCourt, San Francisco Bay Guardian
Interview by Cheryl Eddy, San Francisco Bay Guardian
Interview by Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
Interview by Graham Bowlin, Rockabilly Online
Books & Booze podcast interview, October 2013

Reviews: Review, Freaks That Carry Your Luggage Up to the Room, by Sheridan Lambert
Review of I Lost My Heart in Hollywood/Diary of a Dick, by Steve Isaak
Review, Fate Is My Pimp/Romance Takes a Rain Check, by Steve Isaak
Review, A Mermaid Drowns in the Midnight Lounge, by Keith Nixon
Review, Love Stories Are Too Violent For Me, by Keith Nixon
Review, Love Stories Are Too Violent For Me, by Mike Monson
Review, Freaks That Carry Your Luggage Up to the Room, by Karl Middelbrooks
Review, Love Stories Are Too Violent For Me, by Jochem Vandersteen
Review, Chumpy Walnut, by Christopher Pinto
Review, A Mermaid Drowns in the Midnight Lounge, by Steve Isaak
Review, Down a Dark Alley, by Steve Isaak
Review, Freaks That Carry Your Luggage Up to the Room, by Steve Isaak
Review, Love Stories Are Too Violent For Me by Christopher Pinto

Excerpts: Read excerpts from Chumpy Walnut and Fate Is My Pimp at Retrospective Online Magazine

Author Pages: Will’s Amazon Authors's Page
Hard Boiled Heart cover
Pulp Fiction Collection Volume 2
The Thrillville Pulp Fiction Collection Volume Three

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THE SPACE NEEDLER’S INTERGALACTIC BAR GUIDE (with Scott Fulks)

The Space Needler’s Intergalactic Bar Guide smoothly mixes a wide variety of choice ingredients including retro-futurism, vintage pulp, Space Age culture, midcentury modernism, speculative sci-fi, real rocket science, cosmic consciousness, amorous aliens, universal social issues, and both original and classic cocktail recipes into a soul-shaking, brain-quaking literary blend that will challenge the very nature of existence and forever alter all previous perceptions of reality!
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THE THRILLVILLE PULP FICTION COLLECTION, Volume One:
A MERMAID DROWNS IN THE MIDNIGHT LOUNGE
plus!
FREAKS THAT CARRY YOUR LUGGAGE UP TO THE ROOM!

The Thrillville Pulp Fiction Collection is a series of “double features” reprinting the best work of underground literary legend Will Viharo in definitive editions. Volume One: A Mermaid Drowns in the Midnight Lounge and Freaks That Carry Your Luggage Up to the Room is the literary equivalent of a classic “grindhouse” bill: twin erotic fever dreams exploding with malevolent monsters, sexy sirens, gruesome gangsters, zeitgeist zombies, dreamy decadence, hipster hedonism, voluptuous violence, nightmarish nihilism, sensuous surrealism, pop culture potpourri, and much, much more. They are like nothing you've ever experienced.

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THE THRILLVILLE PULP FICTION COLLECTION Volume Two: LAVENDER BLONDE and DOWN A DARK ALLEY!

The Thrillville Pulp Fiction Collection is a series of “double features” reprinting the best work of underground literary legend Will Viharo in definitive editions. Volume Two: Lavender Blonde (a novel in dialogue) and Down a Dark Alley present a dual dose of extremely graphic, uniquely compelling noir, loaded with more sordid sex and vicious violence than any fifty exploitation films, but also equipped with a stylistic complexity, emotional resonance and psychological depth absent from routine pulp fare. 

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THE THRILLVILLE PULP FICTION COLLECTION, Volume Three: CHUMPY WALNUT AND OTHER STORIES!

The Thrillville Pulp Fiction Collection is a series of “double features” reprinting the best work of underground literary legend Will Viharo in definitive editions. Volume Three: Chumpy Walnut and Selected Short Stories provides a revealing, entertaining look at the author's seminal works while creatively chronicling his artistic evolution, his very first novel being a unique, charming, nostalgic fable suitable for all ages, the remaining assortment of tales wildly ranging in tone and content from bleak to bizarre, from whimsical to wanton, but always stubbornly original.

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Love Stories Are Too Violent For Me
Love Stories Are Too Violent For Me

COMING THIS SUMMER from Double Life Press: THE VIC VALENTINE CLASSIC CASE FILES

The Vic Valentine Classic Case Files collects for the first time in a single definitive omnibus the four novels between Love Stories Are Too Violent For Me and Hard-boiled HeartFate Is My Pimp, Romance Takes a Rain Check, I Lost My Heart in Hollywood, and Diary of a Dick, plus a new short story, “Brain Mistrust.” From an Elvis-themed sex cult involving a missing Mob brat, to a sordid rendezvous with a homicidal high school sweetheart, to a real live B movie road trip, to a series of lusty liaisons with the wild women of the detective's promiscuous past, there are no experiences or encounters like these anywhere in genre fiction, all related to the reader in our hapless hero's intrepid, introspective, shamelessly self-centered voice. Welcome to the wild, wondrous, wacky and woeful world of Vic Valentine, Private Eye.

COMING IN 2015
from
Gutter Books:
The new Vic Valentine novel HARD-BOILED HEART!

Older but hardly wiser, Vic Valentine is in hot water again as he becomes embroiled with a movie star named “Charlie” planning to make a film about the anachronistic private eye's tumultuous life. Trouble is, the alcoholic actor is also a serial murder suspect, complicating both Charlie's career and Vic's dreams of redemption and success. Meantime, Vic becomes erotically entangled with Raven, a voluptuous but vicious burlesque dancer, and is driven to despair by a seemingly supernatural stalker in the form of a mysterious sailor statue named “Ivar.” Follow Vic through the mean, green streets of Seattle as he copes with middle-aged melancholia while confronting demons from his past that threaten the guardian angels of his future.

From
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LOVE STORIES ARE TOO VIOLENT FOR ME

Love Stories Are Too Violent For Me is the steamy, seamy saga of a San Francisco private eye named Vic Valentine, bravely facing the fin de siècle with his heart still rooted firmly in a fatally romanticized past and his head stuck someplace even darker. A client has hired him to find a mysterious, promiscuous femme fatale who turns out to be his own long lost love, leading him down a twisting trail of decadence, danger, and deception. This is ironic, iconic pulp served hot 'n' fast, straight out of the emotionally gory grindhouse called Life.

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IT CAME FROM HANGAR 18 (with Scott Fulks)

It Came From Hanger 18 is the most action-packed, erotic science fiction epic since The Bible - but with even more sex and violence! IT mixes hardcore sex with hard science, conspiracy theories with conspicuous satire, mythological monsters with mutated mobsters, flesh-eating feminists with voyeuristic vampires, and creates a potent literary Tiki cocktail pulsating with pulp, planets, pulchritude, politics, and a plethora of other "p" words. This is essential end-of-the-world desert-island flashlight-under-the-covers reading, the ultimate B movie in literary form, and the most tantalizing textbook in the annals of anarchic academia.

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A MERMAID DROWNS IN THE MIDNIGHT LOUNGE

A Mermaid Drowns in the Midnight Lounge is a lushly lurid, exotically exploitative, sensationally sensual pulp-noir potpourri where star-crossed lovers, sea sirens, monster men, gangsters, porno filmmakers, jazz standards, and an Elvis-spawned zombie apocalypse all intermingle across several parallel dimensions in time and space. This story is unlike anything you've ever read.

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Listen to the original book soundtrack, "Music for a Drowning Mermaid" A MERMAID DROWNS IN THE MIDNIGHT LOUNGE

FREAKS THAT CARRY YOUR LUGGAGE UP TO THE ROOM

Freaks That Carry Your Luggage Up to the Room is an unrelenting assault of sex and horror, a sensory overload that will blow your mind, all set within the claustrophobic confines of a mysteriously malevolent hotel, frequented by men and monsters alike; a nightmarish nexus of carnal carnage, with flesh-eating Mexican vampires, alien spies, mad scientists, deviant dwarves, horny zombies, teenage werewolves, Elvis impersonators, hit men, hustlers, clairvoyant cats and other random rebels and rejects feverishly fornicating and ferociously feasting beneath the repressive radar of polite society. This is Extreme Erotic Horror Noir, with a dash of satire and a twist of irony, not for the squeamish, but for anyone who wallows shamelessly in the corporeal illusion called Life.

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CHUMPY WALNUT

Chumpy Walnut is a nostalgic fable about a guy only a foot tall - lost, alone and looking for love and friendship in a wacky, wondrous world of hobos, gangsters, gamblers, gun molls, showgirls, and other colorful characters. It is a story anyone who has ever felt small can relate to.

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LAVENDER BLONDE

Lavender Blonde is a psycho-sexual portrait of erotic obsession, conveyed in soul-searching conversations between an itinerant jazz musician, raised in a brothel, and a savvy, sexy social worker, exploring and exposing themes and tales of loneliness and lust as the mysteries behind the madness are slowly revealed.

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DOWN A DARK ALLEY

Down A Dark Alley is a torrid tale exploding with raw romance, savage sex, voluptuous violence, mirthful mayhem and delirious decadence as a sorry sap takes a breathless cross-country walk on the wild side with a ferocious femme fatale, desperately trying to escape a chaotic past and facing an uncertain future. This is hard-boiled but heartfelt neo-pulp fiction for fearless dreamers.

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A Vic Valentine Double Feature!

FATE IS MY PIMP
plus!
ROMANCE TAKES A RAIN CHECK

Fate Is My Pimp picks up the torrid trail of Vic Valentine, Private Eye as he traverses the mean streets of San Francisco and beyond in search of a mobster's missing teenage daughter, encountering various voluptuous vixens, a female surf band, and a stalker leaving him mysterious musical messages, all while infiltrating an Elvis-theme commune for runaways, led by a deviously decadent Deacon Rivers. Follow the further misadventures of the misguided hero of Love Stories Are Too Violent For Me as he continues looking for love in all the wrong places, and unfortunately for him - finding it.
Plus!
Romance Takes A Rain Check finds Vic back on the East Coast, tracking down a lead on his cop father's killer, visiting his mother in an asylum, and reuniting with his high school sweetheart, Dolly Duncan, now married to a doper dentist. Nothing is what it seems, times and people have changed, and Vic is going to learn the hard way - again - that some bones, and boners, are best left buried.

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Another Vic Valentine Double Feature!

I LOST MY HEART IN HOLLYWOOD
plus!
DIARY OF A DICK

I Lost My Heart in Hollywoodchronicles the strangest case yet in the so-called career of Vic Valentine, Private Eye, as an unlikely tryst with the B movie scream queen of his dreams, Velma Vale, leads him down a dark, twisted path of paranoia, voyeurism, degradation and death. The bizarre action heats up even as his burning loneliness and simmering sexual obsessions flare at the forefront of his tormented consciousness, with caution and common sense cooling idly on the backburner.
Plus!
Diary of a Dick tells further tantalizing tales of Vic chasing tail while allegedly on the trail of True Love, all the way to New Orleans and back again, as the femme fatales of his past and present suddenly converge with prurient promises of promiscuity. As always, strings are attached to these erotic escapades, but the ties that bind begin rapidly unraveling, and Vic is left hanging by a thread like a doomed puppet. The mysteries of love have never been more elusive.

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