Debuting in paperback and e-book in time to celebrate Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains, TX…Fight Card: The Adventures of Sailor Tom Sharkey...Spiritual cousin to R.E.H.'s Sailor Steve Costigan ... Mark Finn writing as Jack Tunney...A FANTASTIC collection of 'weird boxing' stories...
FIGHT CARD: THE ADVENTURES OF SAILOR TOM SHARKEY
The Best Weird, Historical, Humorous, Boxing Stories You'll Ever Read!
He was one of the greatest heavyweight boxers to enter the legendary squared circle during the Golden Age of Boxing. Standing a mere 5’ 8”, Sailor Tom Sharkey was one of boxing’s most feared opponents…Gentleman Jim Corbett, Bob Fitzsimmons, Kid McCoy, and Jim Jeffries all agreed he was their fiercest opponent and gave them their toughest fights. A colorful boxer both in the ring and out, he retired in 1904 after several legendary and controversial failed attempts to win the championship belt.
That’s the story you know – But it’s not the end of Sharkey’s story – not by a long shot…In the tradition of Robert E. Howard’s humorous Sailor Steve Costigan boxing tales, this action-packed collection of rowdy, bawdy, burlesque, tall Texas tall feature Sailor Tom Sharkey’s adventures after he hung up his professional gloves.
Thrill to Sharkey’s brush with Hollywood’s “It” Girl, Clara Bow…Get chills as Sharkey and Kid McCoy faces down a maniacal bandit…Feel the heat as Sharkey rides the rails with Jim Jeffries and the Vaudeville Carnival into a clashes with a mad scientists and mummified menaces…Watch as Sharkey plays Santa Claus to a bunch of Tammany Hall orphans and end up with a tiger by the tail – literally – and much more!
These are the Untold Tales of the Wildest Tale-Teller of Boxing’s Golden Age!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mark Finn (writing as Jack Tunney) is an author, actor, essayist, and playwright. He is over forty and has no tattoos. With his long-suffering wife, far too many books, and an affable American bull terrier named Sonya, he lives in North Texas atop an old movie theater.
COVER BY CARL YONDER