RETROWOOD
TRADE PAPERBACK

The environment is faux Depression era Hollywood, complete with snarling gangsters in snappy suits, the untouchable wealthy , corruptible starlets in sleek revealing gowns, and elegantly designed automobiles set against the poverty and despair of the average joe. And in the middle of all this a world of celluloid dreams is being created.

Private detective J. Parker Wrighte, is on an upwardly mobile career path from his lowly dust bowl beginnings, but finding that every advancement comes with cost and compromise. Working for the Kinchay Agency, Parker is investigating a case for Louis Orwell, one of the most powerful men in Retrowood; but at every turn he is continually dragged back into contact with his past, beginning with the murder of his best friend from childhood, Henry Irving.

Drunken priests, sadistic nuns, nymphomaniacal wives, with basketball and gambling thrown in…. How can you go wrong with that?

Saturday Matinee film noir escapism in the tradition of Hammett, Chandler, Bulldog Drummond , the Spirit, the Falcon and a host of others. This compilation includes three Retrowood tales:
H.I. or L.O., The Daisy Chain, and Gypsy Twins.
Introduction by Agent Carter writers Christopher
Markus and Stephen McFeely. Plus additional
material featuring thumbnail drawings and a
Retrowood sketchbook.


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