bag·man (băg’mәn) n., pl. –men (mĭn). 1. Slang.

dishonest official; a person who collects, carries, or distributes illegal payoff money.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Official Press Release (Lulu has it for $16.50 right now, not up on Amazon yet)


(A New Hero in Old Chicago)

Airship 27 Productions & Cornerstone Book Publishers are happy to announce the release of their thirtieth title, TALES OF THE BAGMAN by B.C. Bell.   This book features the debut of a brand new pulp hero, the Bagman, and he’s unlike any other crime buster you’ve ever seen before.

In the 1930s, Chicago was one of the fastest growing metropolises in the country.  Situated on mighty Lake Michigan, it was the home to millions of hard working Americans looking to a better themselves.  The Windy City was also shackled by its bootleg history, a time of violent gang wars that had permanently established a brutal underworld empire second to none.  Corruption was the order of the day and both the police and government were in the pay of the mob bosses.

Frank “Mac” McCullough was a foot-soldier in one of the city’s toughest families until he was ordered to rough up his uncle; a decent man with a gambling problem.  The innate decency in Mac rebelled and suddenly he found himself up against the very men he had once admired and followed.  Determined to put an end to their lawlessness, he put a bag over his head as a crude disguise only to become labeled the Bagman by the press. 

Now writer B.C. Bells tells the amazing stories of old Chicago’s most unique hero.  Aided solely by a tough, black WW I veteran named Crankshaft, Mac wages war against the mobs in these fast pace, non-stop action tales pulp fans will cheer. “Bell’s writing is a terrific mix of pulp action and wry humor,” applauds Airship 27 Productions’ Ron Fortier.  “It’s really a breath of fresh air in the pulp genre and we know our fans are going to love the Bagman.” Designed by Rob Davis, the book features nine illustrations by Kelly Everaert and a gorgeous cover by Laura Givens.  Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to present pulpdom’s newest avenger, THE BAGMAN.


ISBN:  1-934935-76-X
ISBN 13:  978-1-934935-76-7
Produced by Airship 27
Published by Cornerstone Book Publishers

Release date: 09/03/2010
Retail Price: $21.95

Available now at on-line store (