Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Case Of The Sleepwalker's Niece by Erle Stanley Gardner

Perry Mason Mystery #8

Pretty Edna Hammer asked Perry Mason an odd question: "Is a person who sleepwalks criminally responsible for what he does?" Edna claimed she was worried about her sleepwalking uncle, Peter Kent. Several nights later, a white-robed figure silently glided across the patio of the Kent home. The moonlight glinted on a deadly carving knife clutched in the sleepwalker's hand. Before dawn, a man lay stabbed to death. Later, the bloodstained knife appeared under Peter Kent's pillow. 

The evidence was to pat for Perry Mason. He suspected the knife had been purposely planted. Was Peter Kent's pretty little niece, Edna, trying to frame her uncle? Who killed Philip Rease? Peter Kent was known to be a sleepwalker and a bloodstained knife was found under his pillow. There were people who would like to see Peter Kent out of the way, but would they frame him for murder? And would that explain the reason for Rease's death? It was another case full of traps for Perry Mason.

Printing History
Written by Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970)

William Morrow 
March 1936

Pocket Books
November 1944
April 1965

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with friend and loved ones. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

El Misterio De La Ballerina by Carter Brown

Mexican Edition of
The Bump And Grind Murders

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

Caiman Collection 
Editorial Diana
September 1965 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Leisure Detective Magazine #10

Leisure Detective Magazine #10


Nemesis for a Nude! by Alan Yates (1923-1985)
A Corpse My Sample by  Rod Garde 

Printing History
Action Comics Pty. Ltd

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Stag Magazine May 1956

May 1956

Cover by Elliott Means
Included inside

Showdown by Niel Pritchie

The Untouchable Divorce by Richard Mathewson

Printing History

Official Magazine Corp
Volume 7 #5
May 1956

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
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
April 1968

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

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
April 1971

Second Set
BT 50636

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