Walking in the Footsteps of Jazz

by Shannon Muir

When an independent publisher I wrote several short stories for, Pro Se Press, announced they acquired the license to characters from several stories from Charles Boeckman, a prolific pulp writer whose work had enough recognition that Alfred Hitchcock got the rights to develop one short story into an Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode. What caught my attention about Boeckman was that not only did he write stories, but also was an accomplished jazz clarinet player.