Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Slaughter In El Salvador by Joseph Rosenberger

Slaughter In El Salvador 
Death Merchant #55
by Joseph Rosenberger

Cover by Dean Cate

Revolutionary Rampage

The tiny Central American nation of El Salvador becomes a seething cauldron of blood as right wing death squads and leftist guerrillas engage in brutal warfare. Civilians die by the thousands and the fragile pro-Western government teeters on the brink of collapse.

The turmoil is an opportunity for Moscow - and a deadly challenge for the Death Merchant. Wanting neither a Moscow stooge or a bloody dictator in power, the US assigns Richard Camellion to terminate the crazed leaders of each extremist faction.

Luck won't be enough, the Death Merchant will need all the firepower he can get - because his mission will put him in the middle of a jungle holocaust.

Printing History
Written by Joseph Rosenberger (1916-1996)

Pinnacle Books, Inc
ISBN 553-41999-6
June 1983

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Dr Quake by Warren Murphy

 Destroyer #5

Can Remo Williams save California from a geological disaster?

Cover by Hector Garrido

Forber isn't a mad scientist, he's a tectonic technician with a touch for terror who goes by the name Dr. Quake. California's touchy San Andreas Fault is in danger of being professionally provoked. But it's not Dr. Quake's fault, for someone has split with his earthquake machine. If this dastardly deviant doesn't get a million dollars in cold hard cash he is going to shake down Southern California for a whole lot more. Luckily, shakedowns and natural disasters are just what the doctor ordered for Remo Williams, Korean death master Chiun's trained killing machine, because when it comes to finding weapons of mass destruction, it takes one to find one. After the Destroyer sifts through the blackmail and terror it's the pompous perpetrator who won't be left standing.

Printing History

Written by Richard Sapir (1936-1987)

Warren Murphy (1933-2015)

Pinnacle Books

September 1972

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Michael Shayne's Long Chance by Brett Halliday

 Michael Shayne's Long Chance 

by Brett Halliday

Cover by Robert McGinnis

She was a full blown brunette in a bandanna halter that just covered the essentials. The non-essentials were very impressive too. This was just the kind of case Shayne could enjoy. Keeping an eye on a dish like this and getting paid for it to boot.

Cover by Robert McGinnis

A search for a missing girl takes grief-stricken Mike Shayne to New Orleans

It was a knife that brought Mike and Phyllis Shayne together, the murder weapon that Mike had to prove Phyllis did not bury in her mother’s back. But years after they met, fell in love, and got married, Phyllis is dead, and the knife is just another blade. Grieving the loss of his wife, Mike decides he has had enough of Miami, where he and his beloved made a life together, and plans to move to New York and start again. But the South is not through with him yet. As Mike prepares to leave Miami for good, a worried father comes to him, begging him to help find his missing daughter. She is a depressive morphine addict who recently tried to take her own life. When that failed, she fled to New Orleans to throw herself into the arms of the drug. In order to help protect the girl from herself, Shayne musters up the strength to go to the Crescent City, but terrible dangers await him in French Quarter.

Printing History
Written by Davis Dresser (1904-1977)

Dodd, Mead, & Company, Inc 1944
Dell Publishing Company (D416) April 1961

Monday, December 14, 2020

Murder In Shinbone Alley by Helen Reilly

Murder In Shinbone Alley 
by Helen Reilly
Nobody cried at the beautiful model's funeral. 
Too many people had good reasons for wanting her dead

She was beautiful, bored and bound for trouble. She had had too much time on her hands, too much money, a passion for collecting men and no scruples at all about how she got them. Many people hated her, and one of them proved it by shoving her off a 14th floor terrace. The killer had struck in a sudden uncontrollably rage, but now he could see the trail of evidence he had left behind. So began a race between the police, confused by too many suspects, and a murdered who had nothing to lose by killing again.

Printing History
Written by Helen Kieran (1891-1962)

1st Printing June 1964
2nd Printing May 1968

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Blast From The Past (1980)

 Forty Years Ago This Month

Death Mission: Havana

by Ron Felber

Cover by George Gross

Charter Books

October 1980

Monday, October 5, 2020

E is For................................

E is for...............................
The Exotic
by Carter Brown

Horwitz Edition

Signet Edition

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

Horwitz Publications Inc.
Numbered Series #94 1961
International Edition Series #30 1963

New American Library
Signet Books
#S2009 October 1961

Monday, September 14, 2020

10th Anniversary

Today is the 10th Anniversary of this blog. Thanks for all the visitors and comments that took the time to stop by. Hope to see more of you in the future. Thanks again. The first three books that gave me the idea for this blog. 

Negative In Blue (1973) by Carter Brown (Alan G Yates: 1922-1985)

Chinese Donavan (1976) by Carter Brown (Alan G Yates: 1922-1985)

Pleasure Island by (1981) by Nick Carter (Robert Randisi: 1951- )

Monday, August 24, 2020

Run For Your Life! by Sterling Noel

by Sterling Noel

In the top-secret, heavily guarded files of the mysterious Baron de Lys rested a simple manila folder marked "McCarey." The folder held one ordinary sheet of paper with the following information:

NAME: Randall McCarey (formerly Alexis Bodine)


AGE: Undetermined; approximately 40

OCCUPATION: Banker (formerly-American counter-espionage agent)

PRESENT WHEREABOUTS: Eastmoreland, Virginia; currently at Cote d'Azur, France, on a secret mission for U.S. Intelligence

PERSONAL HABITS: Familiar and handy with small weapons, Scotch whiskey and women

ADDITIONAL REMARKS: This man is extremely dangerous to our plans. His death is most desirable and urgent!

Printing History
Written by Sterling Noel (1903-1984)

Avon Books

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

D is for.............................

D is for............................


Printing History
Written by Jerry Ahern (1946-2012)

Charter Books
March 1982