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

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Adam October 1976

Adam 


Contents
Night Visit by Grant Glastonbury
Moana by J Edward Brown
Hellbound Express by Mike Radar
The Roaring Kill by T T Flynn 
The Squad by Graham McLoad
The Clockwork  Caper by Alex Tait

Printing History
Printed by Kenmnure Press Pty Ltd
Sydney Australia
October 1976
Vol 61 No 5  

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Gone to Earth by Mary Webb

Gone To Earth 
by Mary Webb

Printing History
Written by Mary Gladys Webb (1881-1927)

Cover by Robert Stanley
copyright 1917

Dell Books
#436

The daughter of a Welsh gypsy and a crazy bee-keeper, Hazel Woodus is happiest living in her forest cottage in the remote Shropshire hills, at one with the winds and seasons, protector and friend of the wild animals she loves. But Hazel's beauty and innocence prove irresistible to the men in her orbit. Both Jack Reddin, the local squire and Edward Marston, the gentle minister, offer her human love. Hazel's fate unfolds as simply and relentlessly as a Greek tragedy, as a child of nature is drawn into a world of mortal passion in which she must eternally be a stranger.

The Films

Gone to Earth (1950 UK)


The Wild Heart (1952 USA)


Jennifer Jones as Hazel Woodus
David Farrar as John "Jack" Reddin
Cyril Cusack as Edward Marston
Sybil Thorndike as Mrs. Marston
Edward Chapman as Mr. James
Esmond Knight as Abel Woodus
Hugh Griffith as Andrew Vessons
George Cole as Cousin Albert

Hazel Woodus (Jennifer Jones) is a child of nature in the Shropshire countryside in 1897. She loves and understands all the wild animals more than the people around her. Whenever she has problems, she turns to the book of spells and charms left to her by her gypsy mother.

Local squire Jack Reddin (David Farrar) sees Hazel and wants her, but she has already promised herself to the Baptist minister, Edward Marston (Cyril Cusack). A struggle for her body and soul ensues.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Lust Candidate by Russell Trainer

Lust Candidate
The truth about the nominees was revealed, not in smoke-filled rooms, but in sex-filled bedrooms.
Cover by Elaine Duillo
The Truth Behind The Phony Facade Of Politics

Carl Winter: Slick movie star cowboy hero. Constantly haunted by fear that the public will discover his lust for teenage girls.

Roger Shell: Handsome and idealistic enough to avoid the political sewers which threaten to engulf him.

Nora Tork: The torrid teen who'd do anything to get away from her lecherous stepfather.

Myra Winter: Voluptuous wife of one of the candidates. She upholds the family honor by luring a candidate for a rendezvous which initiated him politically and otherwise.

Silvia Banner: The perfect politicians woman, a loyal and sexy female

Printing History
Written by Russell Raymond Trainer (1921-1992)

Chevron Publications
#121
1967

Monday, July 22, 2019

Detective Stories

Tales of Murder, Romance, Suspense, Detection


Contents
The Body Beautiful by Hunt Collins (Evan Hunter 1926-2005)
Also appeared in Famous Detective Stories May 1952

Murder For Sale by Raoul Whitfield (Raoul Falconia Whitfield, 1896-1945) 

Homicide's Sweetheart by Murray Leinster (William Fitzgerald Jenkins 1896-1975)
Also appeared in Smashing Detective Stories March 1952

Spotlight On Crime by Harold Gluck



Printing History
Blue Diamond Publishing Company
No. 5
1953

Monday, July 15, 2019

The Janitor's Daughter by Amy Harris

Kathy caught on fast...real fast!


For A Girl of Seventeen She Was Sharp
Kathy was sharp enough to know that if she didn't want to go through life being known as the janitor's daughter she would have to do something about it.

Kathy was sharp enough to know that the thing to do was to cash in on her charms..on her considerable charms!

Kathy was sharp enough to know that the dark, mysterious older woman named Donna could be her ticket into the big time and big money.

Kathy was almost sharp enough to see the pitfalls that lay ahead of her with a woman like Donna as her tutor.

Kathy was almost sharp enough

Printing History
Written by Amy Harris

Midwood Books
32-807
1967

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Stable Boy by Adam Rebel

Their Lust Knew No Barrier
Their Passion No Wall

Cover by Walter Popp
Printing History
Written by Tom Roan (1894-1958)

Beacon Books
#107
Universal Publishing And Distributing Corp
November 1954

Friday, June 21, 2019

Crooked House by Agatha Christie

Who Filled The Hypo Poison?


In the sprawling, half-timbered mansion in the affluent suburb of Swinly Dean, Aristide Leonides lies dead from barbiturate poisoning. An accident? Not likely. In fact, suspicion has already fallen on his luscious widow, a cunning beauty fifty years his junior, set to inherit a sizeable fortune, and rumored to be carrying on with a strapping young tutor comfortably ensconced in the family estate. But criminologist Charles Hayward is casting his own doubts on the innocence of the entire Leonides brood. He knows them intimately. And he's certain that in a crooked house such as Three Gables, no one's on the level...

Printing History
Written by Agatha Christie Mallowan (1890-1976)

Dodd, Meade, and Company
March 1949

Pocket Books
#753
November 1950

Monday, June 17, 2019

One Night With Nora by Brett Halliday

A Mike Shayne Mystery

Cover by Robert Stanley
A naked intruder leads Mike Shayne to one of the strangest cases of his career. He is never surprised to wake up with a woman in his bedroom, unless she's a stranger. The private investigator is dozing when he hears someone creep through the door, undress, and slip into bed. She's not dead, but of course there's a corpse nearby and strong evidence implicates Shayne.


Printing History
Written by Davis Dresser (

Mead/Torquil
1953

Dell Publishing Company
D387
November 1960

#803
n/d

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Final Notice by Jonathan Valin


Harry Stoner #2


She was perfect. She smelled of toothpaste, talc, and something sweeter than lilacs. And in that crazy season of autumn, when Cincinnati was ablaze in the blood-red color of fall, Kate Davis made Harry Stoner feel old, and a little in love too. But for Harry Stoner those were only two more reasons that Kate shouldn't have anything more to do with this case. Because what had started with a twisted act of vandalism in the local library had led Kate and Harry, paired together, on a twisting path to a brutal, unsolved murder and to a pumped-up, speeded-up psycho.


Printing History
Written by Jonathan Valin (1947- )

Hardcover
September 1980 Dodd Mead

Softcover
Avon Books

November 1986