AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS
RUTHERFORD JONES – PRIVATE EYE
Airship 27 Productions is proud to present the newest pulp private eye in Robert Ricci’s Rutherford Jones.
The year is 1937 and the Ford Jones Detective Agency operates from a small second story office in Oakland, CA. Jones is a mousy, little man whose clothes are always a size too big. His assistant is a tall, muscular black man named Rufus. All of which is a sham used to trick white clients. Rufus is in fact the real Rutherford Jones, aka Ford Jones. Aware that his skin color would impede his chosen career, he convinces his young, alcoholic friend, Jimmy Bottles McGee, to pose as Ford Jones. The ruse leads to all manners of complications for the pair.
“The concept of this character and his having to conceal is identity appealed to me immediately,” recounts Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “Both racism and sexism were so prevalent during this time in our history; one has to believe this kind of subterfuge happened quite often. We know that many black writers and women often kept their true identities secret to find acceptance among editors and publishers. So why not a private investigator like Rutherford Jones?”
In this trio of stories Jones and McGee solve strange occurrences at a northern mine, deal with a power struggle within the Chinese community and assist a singing cowboy solidify his role as a new cinema star while running into a classic female pulp avenger along the way. The stark, beautiful interior illustrations are by newcomer, Andrew Ritchie; this being his first assignment for Airship 27 and stunning cover is by the ever popular Patricio Carbajal; a real fan favorite. Art Director Rob Davis, as ever, provides the overall design to wonderfully showcase this new action mystery series.
To be sure, Robert Ricci has created a truly original pulp hero who, like his predecessors, uses both his fists and know-how to serve the cause of justice. Don’t miss this, his slam-bang New Pulp debut!
AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!
Available now at Amazon.com – hard copy and soon on Kindle and audio.