Saturday, July 21, 2018

60 Years Ago

60 Years Ago

In July of 1958 an Australian author by the name of Carter Brown arrived in the United States. He was the creation of Horwitz Publications, Alan G Yates (1923-1985) was his real name. Yates started writing for them in 1951. He was very successful and Horwitz decided to pitch him to the USA. His first novel was published by Signet imprint of New American Library in July of 1958. Here we have the very first of his books, The Body, which was a rewritten from the earlier title, No Law Against Angels, from 1957.

The Body
July 1958
Signet Books
#1527


Monday, July 9, 2018

Frenzied by R. Van Taylor

The Many Desperate Faces Of Passion

Cover by Lou Marchetti
Meet Duke Cannon, fast talking wonder boy of Consolidated Mobile Homes. He was after success and he didn't care how he got it....He drove his wife, Marie, into another man's arms because her demands took too much time....He pushed his secretary, Donna, into bed of a sadistic client to help him close a deal....Then he met Lilly Edmonds, luscious, fast loving boss lady of Consolidated, and he learned that success could be won or lost in the bedrooms of demanding executives.

Printing History
Written by R. Van Taylor

Monarch Books
#255
May 1962


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July or Independence Day


Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire. The Congress actually voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Murder-Very Dry by Samm Sinclair Baker

Three Little Sisters
Burning Bright.....

Cover by Oliver Brabbins
Pretty Polli was a king size conflagration.
Dolli any man's trial by flame
Molli an irresistible little hotpoint.

And all three were dying to make a killing. But why would Clark Clark Clark stop them ? Wasn't the hundred grand quiz his baby, the only TV riddle show featuring bullet riddled guests? After all, between Clark and the sisters stood only his own lovely wife, some unlovely cops, and a phantom slayer whose motto was...Keep 'Em Dying!

Printing History
Written by Samm Sinclair Baker (1909-1997)

A Graphic Mystery 
#135
January 1956