Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"Hell in the Amazon"

When my old navy buddy Buzz Maxwell called me up and asked me if I wanted to take a boat trip up the Amazon just for the hell of it with our other navy buddy Chip Weatherby, I said sure, it sounded like fun.

Boy, was I wrong.

Dead wrong.

Like flesh-eating piranha wrong.

Hell in the Amazon, by Horace P. Sternwall, an “Ace Double” paperback original, paired with Five Elegant Hit-Men, by “Henry Per Swenson” (yet another Sternwall nom de plume); 1953.

(Scroll down the right-hand column of this page to find a listing of links to the opening passages of many other fine but sadly obscure novels by Horace P. Sternwall.)