Friday, August 7, 2020

Commuter Widow by Louis Lorraine

 Suburbia, U.S.A.-New houses, new shopping centers, and a new moral code for lonesome wives!

A shocking expose of bored suburban wives who trade experience in love for the unschooled embraces of teen aged boys...

Printing History
Written by Louis Lorraine

Signal Beacon
Softcover Library, Inc
B426F: 1st printing 1961
B814X: Second Printing 1965

Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Sins Of Allie-May by Albert L Quandt

The Sins Of Allie-May 
by Albert L Quandt

Plaything Of Men

Men knew her for what she was...a wild, wicked, and willful woman. But they also knew that there was a woman to love, o woman to possess, a woman made for a man's enjoyment. When once a man held her in his arms and experienced her brand of loving, the rest of his days would be spent in loving, yearning for Allie-May, daughter of Sin.

Printing History
Written by Albert L Quandt

Quarter Books
No 75

Monday, August 3, 2020

Leisure Detective Magazine #17

Leisure Detective Magazine 
Issue 17

Stand-In For Death
by Benn Raymond

A Knife For My Baby
by Benn Raymond

Printing History
Action Comics Pty. Ltd
May 1951

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The Fall by Carl Dekker

The Fall 
by Carl Dekker

An "On The Spot" War Mystery

Cover by Stan Pitt

Carl Dekker…is a rebel. The Army was glad to get rid of him in 1945, because he’s always done what he wanted to do, and not what he was told. As a commando, Dekker got himself into many A tough spot; twice he was the only one to get out….

Dekker still loves tough spots. Always on the move, is passport reads like an atlas index—Egypt, Italy, Corsica, Lebanon, China, Singapore. He haunts the bazaars OF Beirut, the taverns of Tripoli, the Cazbah [SIC] of Cairo, the ruins of Rome—he believes, and so do we, that the best stories are written on the spot.

Dekker and danger are a natural double—he buys himself a deck of trouble wherever he goes—and deals it out! A newspaperman from ‘way back, police roundsman, undercover investigator, Dekker knows his way around, and can handle a heater and a highball as well as anyone.

There’s nothing synthetic about the Dekker dames, his rackets and roughhouse....he’s seen his characters alive—and sometimes dead.

Dekker is………ON THE SPOT

Printing History

Calvert Publishing Company

Monday, July 27, 2020

Escape From The Hell Camp by John Reeve

Escape From The Hell Camp 
by John Reeve

Cover by Col Cameron
"The Jap officers trembled in anticipation, the girls were young and pretty and Hoshita was a skilled torturer."

Captain Alan Bradley, kept alive by hate, planned to escape from the Japanese P.O.W. camp and to kill Lieutenant Osati...the cruelest of them all.

Printing History
Written by John Reeve

Horwitz Publications, Inc
Pulp Literature Special #22

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Catch Me A Phoenix! by Carter Brown

Today is the end of Alan G Yates Month here and we will highlight.....

Catch Me A Phoenix!
by Carter Brown

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

Horwitz Publications
Numbered Series #124 1965
International Edition Series # 76 1972 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Trouble Is a Dame (II) by Carter Brown

Alan G Yates Month keeps rolling along with this duplicate title from 1954. 

She Wanted Me To Be A Scientific Shamus....
But How Can You Analyse A Blonde When.......

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

Horwitz Publications, Inc
Large Format Series
July 1954

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Insel des Todes (Lover, Don't Come Back) by Carter Brown

Insel des Todes (Lover, Don't Come Back) 
by Carter Brown

Continuing the month long tribute to Alan G Yates and pseudonyms. Here is the German edition of Lover, Don't Come Back.

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

Ullstein Bucher

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Dutch Carter Brown

Dood door Geweld by Carter Brown

Dutch Edition of Suddenly By Violence

Our month long tribute to Australian author Alan G Yates

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

Middernacht #12
No Date

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Ready When You Are, CB! by Alan G Yates

Ready When You Are, CB! 
by Alan G Yates

We are in the middle of  the tribute to Alan G Yates for the month of May. This time around it is his autobiography. It an important insight into the life and times of one of the world's successful novelist. This autobiography is an amusing and warm account of the road to success and the people met along the way. Mr Yates is also arguably the most witty, outrageous, and versatile of them all mystery authors. Yates has written science fiction, westerns, and even a comic or two. His mysteries have sold more than 100 million copies and have been published in fourteen languages in twenty-two countries. 

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

Melbourne Macmillan