The Paladin Mandates

The Paladin Mandates

Discover how Damian first met Leigh in the story “Good Evening, Princess”. This and another five Paladin stories – featuring monsters, heroics and biplanes – are all available in The Paladin Mandates by Mike Chinn.

ISBN 978-0-9532260-0-9

Cover and interior illustrations by Bob Covington

Mixing in generous dollops of The Scorpion, The Shadow and Dominic Fortune, with a fascination for old airplanes, a taste for 1930s detective fiction, and the simple desire to tell a creepy tale, resulted in the first Paladin story: “The Death-Wish Mandate” (revised in this collection as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”).

Pulp heroics at its best!

The Paladin Mandates is now out of print from The Alchemy Press. But a revised edition – including a brand new tale, “There’ll be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight” – is now available for the Kindle edition from and

“Mike Chinn shows an obvious love for the setting of his stories. He mentions in the dedication for ‘The Paladin Mandates’ that his father shared his love for old biplanes. Not only the period hardware, but the author’s evident interest in such things as Egyptology give a real sense of authenticity to the background of his work.” — Dave Brzeski, The BFS