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Doc and Sally The Death of Buddy Turner Cover

In July of 1955, JUSTICE Magazine printed a story by Charles Boeckman called “A Hot Lick for Doc,” featuring a skid row bum named Jim “Doc” DeFord and a woman whom he befriends named Sally Garcia set in the Latin quarter of Corpus Christi, Texas. “Doc” DeFord was once the great jazz clarinet player Buddy Turner, and he gets bus tickets to take himself and Sally back to Los Angeles where he’s from and where Buddy Turner made it big.

Pro Se Productions proudly announces the release of the next chapter in the tale of two characters crafted by one of Pulp’s best scribes, Charles Boeckman, in CHARLES BOECKMAN PRESENTS DOC AND SALLY IN THE DEATH OF BUDDY TURNER by Shannon Muir.

THE DEATH OF BUDDY TURNER sees Doc and Sally arriving in Los Angeles, and Doc carrying the clarinet of a dead young player to whom he made a big promise.

Jim Turner DeFord comes back in hopes of reclaiming his life and career as Buddy Turner, only to find his wife has filed paperwork to declare him dead and get control of whatever music rights remain. Doc is determined to find out what is really going on, even as he learns people from his past are out to kill him.

Even worse, the jazz scene he knew from Los Angeles has changed. Now the big things are happening down by Hermosa Beach and not so much in the city. As Jim “Doc” DeFord, he and Sally manage to get jobs working in the up and coming jazz club. Doc” struggles if it is worth letting people know that Buddy Turner is alive and kicking, or safer to leave the past buried in the past and start over with Sally in a new life. Problem is, Sally Garcia doesn’t know he and Buddy Turner are one and the same. Though she’s stuck with him through the rough times, will she still be there once she finds out who he really is?

CHARLES BOECKMAN PRESENTS DOC AND SALLY IN THE DEATH OF BUDDY TURNER by author Shannon Muir. From Pro Se Productions.

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