• On 1 Dec | '2023


Greetings Loyal Airmen, this morning, as many of you read this entry, Valerie is undergoing knee surgery. After years of painful suffering with severe arthritis, she is finally having them replaced with artificial knees starting with the left one today. Please, we ask you humbly to keep her in your thoughts and prayers. The next few weeks of recovery will be tough, but she is the strongest person in the world, in our humble opinion. Thanks so much.



A few years ago, the Air Chief and Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis had the idea of collection lots of writer Ian Watson’s Sherlock Holmes stories in one Kindle Only title. We called it “Sherlock Holmes Mysteries by I.A. Watson.” It sold quite well for us. Then, as time went by, Ian amassed another bunch of Holmes stories. You see, Loyal Airmen, he’s penned a new Holmes mystery for every single issue of our best-selling “Sherlock Holmes -Consulting Detective” series, plus others. So we did another Kindle Only collection, “Sherlock Holmes Mysteries Vol 2 by I.A. Watson.” And now, nearly a year since that volume, we are happy to announce Vol 3 (see Rob’s cover above) is out and available at Amazon. Again keep in mind, in Kindle Only. Whereas there is a bonus brand new story in this volume 3, which, for you regular fans of the Consulting Detective will be printed in the 20th volume of that series due out sometime in early 2024. So there you have, Loyal Airmen. Ian’s a great writer and his Holmes and Watson stories tons of fun.


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Darryle Purcell is a writer we hooked up with several years ago when he sent us one of his Hollywood Cowboy Detective books to review. From that, we learned Darryle was a Vietnam veteran, who, upon his return to civilian life had a long and successful career in Hollywood as animator. Retired from that profession and now living in Arizona, Darryle began writing his own fun, pulp tales featuring classic cowboy stars from long ago. Lots of his books featured such cinema personalities as Hoot Gibson, Big Boy Guinn and Raymond Hatton to name a few. Recently, after reviewing many of these enjoyable tales, Darryle began submitting manuscripts to us here at Airship 27 Production. At present we have two in production. One is an apocalyptic sci-fi thriller and the other a time-traveling thriller called, “Buck Jones in the 21st Century.” Aside from Tom Mix, Buck Jones was one of the most popular early movie cowboy stars and we were thrilled to be able to produce this story. Then last week, to our pleasant surprise, Darryle wrote suggesting he do the artwork for that book to include all black and white interiors and the cover. Naturally we immediately replies YES!!  Above is a cartoon caricature of himself, a photo of Jones and the pencil roughs for the book. We’ve seen the final version, and it’s awesome. With fingers crossed, “Buck Jones in the 21st Century” will be coming your way within a few weeks. Trust us, Loyal Airmen, all of you are in for a treat. A Darryle, a hardy welcome to Airship 27!

And there you have it for this week, Loyal Airmen. As ever thanks for stopping by. See you back here next Friday morning. God bless.

Ron – Over & Out!


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