Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The Vanisher by Kenneth Robeson

The Vanisher

Doc Savage #52
                                                                    

The Dream Of The Deadly Gnome
Twenty convicts vanished without a trace from maximum security cells, and top businessmen suddenly disappeared. The tabloids trumpeted the reign of a small, deformed man — or woman — spotted at the scenes. Strangely, Doc Savage was framed for the disappearances — and then the murders … But the Horrible Hunchback hadn’t counted on the wrath of the mighty Man of Bronze!

Printing History
Written by Lester Dent (1904-1959)

The Conde Nast Publications, Inc
Doc Savage Magazine 
Street & Smith Publications Inc
December 1936

Bantam Books
ISBN 553-05536
September 1970

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

B Is For..............................................................

B Is For

Busted Wheeler


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

Horwitz Publications
Horwitz Group Books Pty Limited
Bucks Books
Published in Hong Kong 1979

Tower Publications Inc
Belmont Tower Books
ISBN 505-51414
1979

Friday, February 14, 2020

I Prefer Murder by Browning Norton & Charles A Landolf

Murder, Very Dry.....

Cover by Saul Levine
That's what the uninvited guest whispered, as Tim Fallon and his scared blonde ordered drinks. The service was fast. Minutes later the blonde lay dead. So began that night of horror, with Tim marked a killer and another girl, the lovely Alix Bentley, his prey! Desperately he eluded the police and as desperately she eluded him.  But her young beauty was just the kind to tempt a friend. At dawn, she saw her locked door opening.....

The guest was back...and he had a key!

Printing History
written by Frank Rowland & Charles A Landolf

Graphic Mystery
#132
1956

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Mum's The Word For Murder by Brett Halliday

The Killer Placed An Ad..........
It was incredible, but true. Terror gripped the waiting city. A murderer was publishing ads in the newspaper announcing the exact time of his scheduled killings, and was getting away with it!


For detective Jerry Burke it was a special challenge, because the scornful threats were addressed ti him personally.

The times the killer struck, as he had proclaimed he would. And three times Jerry Burke played the fool, until a startling climax in a Mexican cafe untangles the unbelievable web of suspense and horror....



Printing History
Written by Davis Dresser (1904-1977)

Dell Publishing Company
Dell Books
#743
1953

#5918
July 1964

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

A Is For..................................

A Is For

Amorous Captive



Printing History
Written by Stephen D Frances

Alexander Moring, LTD
London 
January 1959
Printed in Paris France

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Pollen's Action: The Art Of Samson Pollen

Pollen's Action: The Art Of Samson Pollen 
Edited by Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle

 

Samson Pollen (1931–2018) was one of the greatest illustration artists whose work appeared in vintage men's adventure magazines from the 1950s to the 1970s. Pollen's specialty was action: dynamic, explosive, outrageous action. Illustrating work from authors Mario Puzo, Martin Cruz Smith, Richard Stark, Norman Mailer, Ed McBain, Richard Wright, Don Pendleton, Erskine Caldwell, Walter Kaylin, Robert F. Dorr, Pollen's immersive illustrations transported adventure-hungry readers from tropical jungles to brutal battlefields to raging seas and mean city streets. Samson Pollen painted it all.

Printing History
Edited by Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle

New Texture
January 2019
ISBN 978-1-943444-20-5

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Unique Mistress by Mark Randolph

Unique Mistress 
by Mark Randolph


"How far are you willing to go in this thing?"

Printing History
Written by Mark Randolph

Camerarts Publishing Company, Inc
Merit Books
#685
1963

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Muzzle Blast by Bruno Rossi

Sharpshooter #6

They Couldn't Stop 
The Sharpshooter So 
They Brought Back 
The Most Brutal 
Killer In The 
History Of 
The Mafia


The Sharpshooter headed for Cape Cod looking for trouble. He found almost more than he could handle. A brutal Mafia capo held the entire Cape in his claws and he was raking in the millions from drugs, gambling, and prostitution. The local police were powerless to stop him. 

Rock had to use every trick in the book to topple this entrenched  and virtually omnipotent origination. But the Sharpshooter had sworn a blood oath to avenge his murdered parents and nothing, not even the entire Massachusetts Mafia could stop his bloody onslaught.

Printing History
Written by Peter McCurtin (1929-1997)

Nordon Publications, Inc
Leisure Books
170NK 
April 1974

Monday, December 30, 2019

Dead On The Level by Helen Nielsen

The night before was a beaut......But the morning after was murder!

Cover by Carl Bobertz
A gorgeous girl makes an incredible proposal, and ends when a would be fall guy unearths some low schemes in high society. While solving  a murder to save his own skin. The action is smooth, tough and colorful all the way......

The Film
Murder By Proxy (1954)


Cast
Dana Clark
Belinda Lee

Printing History
Written by Helen Nielsen (1918-2002)

Dell Publishing Company
#747
1951