Saturday, October 12, 2019

Blood On Biscayne Bay by Brett Halliday

Bait For Blackmail

Robert McGinnnis Cover
Mike Shayne tangles with a Miami Beach blackmailer on behalf of a long-forgotten friend
It's been four years since his wife was murdered, and Mike Shayne isn't keen to remember the old days. He's back in Miami when he sees Christine, once his wife's closest friend, and something in his gut tells him to stay away. Newly married, Christine has racked up $10,000 in gambling debts, and she's ready to pawn the only valuable thing she owns: a string of priceless pearls. She asks Shayne to make the hand off. The setup smells fishy, but he agrees to help.

Printing History
Written by Davis Dresser (1904-1977)

copyright 1946
Dell Publishing Company
D342
February 1960

Monday, September 30, 2019

Until Temptation Do Us Part (UK) by Carter Brown

Until Temptation Do Us Part (UK)


Al Wheeler is the toughest cop on the Los Angeles Homicide Squad. Expert in bullets and bed games. Takes his cases rough, his women fast, his liquor neat. Known to be fatal to killers. And just as tough on ladies. So who's the dame who scares Al Wheeler off? When scandal, vice and murder break loose in LA's big business set. Wheeler meets his most dangerous female, a satin sexcat  who's all too willing. And he runs. Hat Al turned chicken? Only the murderer will know for sure.

Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)

New English Library
Four Square Books
S2128 
April 1968

Trivia
Cover was recycled from the US  Carter Brown title None But The Lethal Heart

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Men Magazine October 1962

Men Magazine October 1962


Contents
The Wild Seductress by Carter Brown
Condensed of The Hellcat
1962 by Horwitz Publications, Inc
Artwork by Gil Cohen

Printing History
Zenith Publishing Corp
Volume 11 No 10
October 1962

Saturday, September 21, 2019

The Lady Takes It All Off by Rod Gray

The worlds sexiest spy throws some fast balls at the odd balls in a bomb tossing group 


The Blond Bombshell
Her name is Eve Drum, and she 's the sexiest spy in the world. When she cant karate her way out of a tight spot, she uses her favorite weapon, sex, and she couldn't care less whether her partner is ready or willing. Eve Drum doesn't like it when people take liberties with Uncle Sam. That's why she joined a terrorist band as an undercover agent. And its under the covers, mostly, where she does her stuff to stop the long-haired bully boys from tearing down the Supreme Court and Congress. Do your thing Eve!

Printing History
Written by Gardner F Fox (1911-1986)

Belmont Productions, Inc
Belmont Books

First Set
#16
B95-2114
April 1971

Second Set
#10
BT 50636
1974

Monday, September 16, 2019

Long Story Magazine #5

Long Story Magazine #5

The Wanton 
By Carter Brown


Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)

Horwitz Publications, Inc
December 1959

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Checkmate in Rio (UK) by Valerie Moolman

Destination South America
And for Nick Carter
an appointment with danger


Axe's man in Rio wasn't there any more. In fact, the whole intelligence apparatus that had been built with such care and operated with such cunning had winked out like a series of shorted TV tubes. National security, violence and a mysterious woman. The assignment had to be one for Nick Carter.

Printing History
Written by Valerie Moolman

Brown Watson Digit House
R319
1965

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Eyes Of The Tiger by Manning Lee Stokes

The Eyes Of The Tiger
(Mayflower Edition)


Printing History
Written by Manning Lee Stokes (1911-1976)

Mayflower/Dell
1967
2437-8

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins

The Eagle Has Landed

After Mussolini was deposed and imprisoned by the Italian government, Otto Skorzeny led a German team and achieved his release and escape from Italy. Hitler, with the strong support of Himmler, considered a similar plan to kidnap British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, head of the Abwehr (German military intelligence), is ordered to make a feasibility study of capturing Churchill and taking him to the Reich. Canaris realises that although Hitler will soon forget the matter, Himmler will not. Fearing Himmler may try to discredit him, Canaris orders one of his officers, Oberst Radl, to undertake the study, despite feeling that it is all a waste of effort.


Printing History
Written by Henry Patterson (1929- )

Collins
ISBN  0-00-221208-0
September 1975

Bantam Books
ISBN 0-553-02500-7
1975

The Film
(1976)
Plot
Admiral Canaris, head of German military intelligence, is ordered by Adolf Hitler to make a feasibility study into capturing the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. 

Cast
Directed by John Sturges

Michael Caine as Oberst Kurt Steiner
Donald Sutherland as Liam Devlin
Robert Duvall as Oberst Max Radl
Jenny Agutter as Molly Prior
Donald Pleasence as Heinrich Himmler
Anthony Quayle as Adm. Wilhelm Canaris
Jean Marsh as Joanna Grey
Treat Williams as Capt. Harry Clark
Larry Hagman as Col. Clarence E. Pitts
Michael Byrne as Karl

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Te veel temperament voor Angela (The Temptress) by Carter Brown

Te veel temperament voor Angela
Dutch Edition of The Temptress


Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)
Middernacht Series #20
Hoorn 
De Steenuil
Netherlands
1962

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

All Through The Night (1942)

All Through The Night


Broadway gambler Gloves Donahue wants to find who killed the baker of his favorite cheesecake. He sees nightclub singer Leda Hamilton leaving the bakery. When her boss Marty's partner Joe is murdered, Leda and her accompanist Pepi disappear. It turns out that beneath all the mystery is a gang of Nazi operatives planning to blow up a battleship in New York harbor.

Cast 
Humphrey Bogart as Alfred "Gloves" Donahue
Conrad Veidt as Hall Ebbing
Kaaren Verne as Leda Hamilton
Jane Darwell as Mrs. 'Ma' Donahue
Frank McHugh as Barney
Peter Lorre as Pepi
Judith Anderson as Madame
William Demarest as Sunshine
Jackie Gleason as Starchy
Phil Silvers as Waiter
Wallace Ford as Spats Hunter, Gloves' lawyer
Barton MacLane as Marty Callahan
Edward Brophy as Joe Denning