Sunday, August 22, 2010

Green Hornet Covers

Here are the covers for the first volume of THE GREEN HORNET CHRONICLES, published by Moonstone Books.  My story "The Cold Cash Kill" appears in this volume, and I've got to tell you, it was great fun to be able to write a Green Hornet story.  I watched the TV show during the Sixties, of course, but my memories of the character go back even farther than that.  I may have talked about this before, in which my apologies for repeating myself, but during the early Sixties one of the local radio stations (KRLD, 1080AM -- which still exists) ran a syndicated package of old radio show reruns every night between 10 o'clock and midnight.  The series were The Lone Ranger, The Shadow, Gangbusters, and The Green Hornet, in that order.  I was in elementary school and had to go to bed at 10 o'clock, but I had a radio right next to my bed and could get away with listening to those OTR shows if I kept the volume turned low enough.  I nearly always made it through The Lone Ranger and The Shadow, and about half the time I was able to stay awake long enough to listen to Gangbusters and The Green Hornet.  I loved the shows and never forgot the old "Extry!  Extry!  Green Hornet still at large!" ending.  Wonderful stuff.  Getting the chance to spin a yarn featuring the character nearly fifty years later . . . well, that's one of the great perks of being a writer, I guess.  I'm really looking forward to seeing this book.  It's at the printers now and should be out soon.


pattinase (abbott) said...

I had a megacrush on Van Williamsn

Randy Johnson said...

Looking forward to this one. Not so much the movie based on the trailers I've seen.

Win Scott Eckert said...

James, I really dug your story, it is a pleasure to have you in the book. :-)