Julie Hoverson of 19 Nocturne Boulevard is pleased to announce the following: “Due to overwhelming positive response, The Deadeye Kid is spinning off into his own series of audio dramas – no more waiting six months for us to slip the next episode into the regular rotation! Current plans are to release the kid in 10-minute episodes every other Tuesday (alternating with current serial “Bingo the Birthday Clown”), with each story lasting 4-6 episodes. The series begins with the new story “Haunting Melody” (with a cameo from Paul Green) on May 11, 2010.”
I play British ”ghost expert” Mr. Baker. :) Thanks to Julie for giving me this opportunity to venture into the Weird West world of The Deadeye Kid. You can listen to the three episodes to date at Julie’s The Deadeye Kid site.
Creator Julie Hoverson recently contacted me about her Weird Western radio drama The Deadeye Kid. The show is featured within the 19 Nocturne Boulevard series format. The latest episode, Hostel Territory, finds Lem and Fanshaw involved in a hostage situation at a Quaker hostel.
Julie kindly provided the following information about her characters.
“Lemuel Roberts, a notoriously fast and ruthless gunslinger working for the highest bidder turned over a new leaf nearly overnight – giving up the name, but not the gun, and trying to atone for the wrongs he’d done. But his reputation keeps popping up to plague him, and there are still places where he’s a wanted man.
Lem alone knows the origin of his nickname, The Deadeye Kid. Most folks assume it’s something to do with his unerring aim, but it’s far simpler – Lem sees, hears, and speaks with ghosts.
Traveling with Lem through the west is Clarence Fanshaw, a British travel writer – who also happens to be one of the dead Lem alone can see. It was Fanshaw’s death – trying to push Lem out of the way of a bullet – that caused Lem’s sudden change of heart and determination to make up for his years of walking on the wrong side.
What began as a self-imposed penance – Lem carrying Fanshaw’s ashes with him as a constant reminder, and consequently being accompanied everywhere by the ghostly Brit – has become a working partnership and awkward comaraderie. A scout who can’t be seen can be mighty handy.”