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

Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day 2019

Memorial Day 2019

Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. We spend time remembering those who lost their lives and could not come home, reflecting on their service and why we have the luxury and freedom that we enjoy today.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Barye's Babes: Day 8

Barye's Babes: Day 8

A tribute to illustrator Barye Phillips (1924-1969)

Today is the last day of this event, we will feature Carter Brown's The Dame


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

Signet Books
#1738
November 1959

Friday, May 24, 2019

Barye's Babes: Day 7

Barye's Babes: Day 7

A tribute to illustrator Barye Phillips (1924-1969)

Today we will feature Edward S. Aaron's Assignment- Lili Lamaris


Printing History
Written by Edward Sidney Aarons (September 11, 1916 - June 16, 1975)

Gold Medal Books
s911
1959

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Barye's Babes: Day 6

Barye's Babes: Day 6

A tribute to illustrator Barye Phillips (1924-1969)

Today we will show artwork from Sax Rohmer's Re-Enter Fu Manchu



Printing History
Written by Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward (1883-1959)

Gold Medal Books
s684
1957

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Barye's Babes: Day 5

Barye's Babes: Day 5

A tribute to illustrator Barye Phillips (1924-1969)

Today's artwork is from One For The Road by Fredric Brown


Printing History
Written by Fredric Brown (1906-1972)

Bantam Books
#1990
1959

Monday, May 20, 2019

Barye's Babes: Day 4

Barye's Babes: Day 4

A tribute to illustrator Barye Phillips (1924-1969)

Today's cover will be Murder For The Bride by John D MacDonald




Printing History
Written by John D MacDonald (1916-1986)

Fawcett Gold Medal Books
#164
1951

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Barye's Babes: Day 3

Barye's Babes: Day 3

A tribute to illustrator Barye Phillips (1924-1969)

Today we will feature Little Tramp by Gil Brewer


Printing History
Written by Gil Brewer (1922-1983)

Fawcett Crest Books
#173
1957

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Barye's Babes: Day 2

Barye's Babes: Day 2

A tribute to illustrator Barye Phillips (1924-1969)

Today we will feature Strangers In My Bed by Allen O'Quinn

Half wanton, half child, she kindled violence like a brush fire


Printing History
Written by Allen O'Quinn

Gold Medal Books
#871
Second Printing 1959

Friday, May 17, 2019

Barye's Babes: Day 1

Barye's Babes: Day 1

A tribute to illustrator Barye Phillips (1924-1969)

Today we start this off with the Carter Brown classic

Graves, I Dig! (1960)


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

Signet Books 
#1801
April 1960

Friday, May 10, 2019

A World Of McGinnis: Day 13

A World Of McGinnis enters its 13th day, and we will be in a different field. 
Today's cover is The Dangerous Games by Tereska Torres

A World Of McGinnis: Day 13

The Dangerous Games by Tereska Torres


Printing History
.Written by Tereska Torres (1920-2012)

Crest Books
S442
1961

Thursday, May 9, 2019

A World Of McGinnis: Day 12

We are moving right along on a fast moving train. This fast moving train is called A Wolrd Of McGinnis and we are on Day 12 of our journey in sampling of Robert McGinnis covers and posters. Today's stop is.......The Creative Murders by Carter Brown

A World Of McGinnis: Day 12

The Creative Murders
by Carter Brown


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

Signet Books
T4520
February 1971

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

A World Of McGinnis: Day 11

We are on Day 11 of A World Of McGinnis. This keeps rolling along with no end in sight. Today we will feature a James Bond poster...You Only Live Twice

A World Of McGinnis: Day 11

You Only Live Twice

Directed by Lewis Gilbert

Cast
Sean Connery
Akiko Wakabayashi
Tetsuro Tamba
Mie Hama
Teru Shimada
Karin Dor

Released 1967

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

A World Of McGinnis: Day 10

We are back for another installment of A World Of McGinnis. Today we will shift gears and instead of a book cover we will show off a poster......
The Assassination Bureau

This content was previously posted on October 11th 20178 here. The Assassination Bureau

Monday, May 6, 2019

Red-Hot and Dangerous by Michael Geller

Bud Dugan #4

Red-Hot and Dangerous

More Precious Than Blood
Detective Bud Dugan was relaxing in the Florida sunshine, taking a break from his daily hassles with punks, creeps, and psychos in the Big Apple,. But he couldn't escape his police identity, even on vacation. Bud's crony, Red Morrissey, phoned to ask a simple favor. He needed some routine information on a beautiful you runaway, Nina Wong. Nothing, however, was simple in Bud Duggan's life. When he returned to New York he faced a chain of killings and an international smuggling operation. 

Printing History
Written by Michael Geller

Tower Books
51773
February 1982

Horwitz Publications, Inc
Bucks Books
7255 1253
1983

A World Of McGinnis: Day 9

We are strolling along on day  nine of A World Of Robert McGinnis. How long can this last? Stay tuned to find out. 

A World Of McGinnis: Day 9
The Girl From Easy Street by Richard Foster


Printing History
Written by Kendell Foster Crossen (1910-1981)

Popular Giant (Popular Library/Eagle Books)
D479
1960

Sunday, May 5, 2019

A World Of McGinnis: Day 8

We are still going strong with our journey of Robert McGinnis book covers. We are on day 8 and there is no end in sight. We turn our heads to The Velvet Knife by Irving Shulman. 

A World Of McGinnis Day 8


Printing History
Written by Irving Shulman (1913-1996)

Popular Giant 
G436
1960

Saturday, May 4, 2019

A World Of McGinnis: Day 7

Welcome along in our journey of Robert McGinnis paperback book covers. Today is our seventh day and we are going to highlight Lee Roberts' If The Shoe Fits


Printing History
Written by Robert Martin (1908-1976)

Crest Books
#415
1960

Friday, May 3, 2019

A World Of McGinnis: Day 6

Hope everyone is enjoying our journey of some of Robert McGinnis' book covers. Did you know he is best known for painting provocative pulp and detective novel covers which often depict women seductively posed in various states of undress. We are on day six and our cover for today is............. 

The Unorthodox Corpse by Carter Brown


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

Signet Books
#4197
March 1970 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

A World Of McGinnis: Day 5

Robert McGinns book covers are some of the best works of art. Join us on a journey to find out some of the most intriguing ones.

A World Of McGinnis: Day 5

Today's cover is Built For Trouble by Al Fray

July in L.A...when any man could get burned, especially if he got too close to a starlet named Nola


Printing History
Written by Ralph W Salaway (1913-1991)

Dell Publishing Company
A167
1958

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

A World Of McGinnis: Day 4

Robert McGinnis has been painting paperback book covers since 1958 when he was introduced to Dell Publishing Company. We are continuing on our journey. 

A World Of McGinnis: Day 4

Today we are still in the private eye field. Kiss An Kill by Ellery Queen

The lady was luscious.....and death followed wherever she went....


Printing History
Written by Charles Runyon (1928-2015)

Dell Publishing Company
#4567
1969

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

A World Of McGinnis: Day 3

Robert McGinnis has painted some of the best paperback covers and posters of anyone and we will see them in the wild at every location we go to. Come join us on that journey and be sure to check for your favorites.

A World Of McGinnis: Day 3

Next up on our journey is Some Like It Cool by Robert Kyle


Printing History
Written by Robert Terrall (1914-2009)

Dell Publishing Co
8100 
1962

Monday, April 29, 2019

A World Of McGinnis: Day 2

Robert McGinnis has painted some of the best paperback covers and posters of anyone and we will see them in the wild at every location we go to. Come join us on that journey and be sure to check for your favorites.

A World of McGinnis: Day 2

Today we will be continuing to visit the Private Eye field. Exit Dying by Harry Olesker

When two luscious blondes share one man´s apartment... one of them´s got to be dead.


Printing History
Written by Harry Olesker (1923-1969)

Dell Publishing Co
D376
1959


Sunday, April 28, 2019

A World Of McGinnis: Day 1

Today we will start a journey and travel around to exciting destinations. Robert McGinnis has painted some of the best paperback covers and posters of anyone and we will see them in the wild at every location we go to. Come join us on that journey

A World of McGinnis
Day 1

We will start this journey off with the Mike Shayne's Never Kill A Client by Brett Halliday


Thursday, April 25, 2019

Night Haunts Of Paris by Roland Vane

Night Haunts Of Paris
by Roland Vane

These exposures may shock you

The most daring exposure ever written of the world’s wickedest city, the lure of Montmartre, among the Apaches, black women and white men, gambling dens, tempting English girlhood, and more. 


Printing History
Written by Ernest Lionel McKeag (1896-1974)

Federation Press
1926

The Archer Press LTD
Archer Books
1949

Kaywin Publishers, Inc
1951

Monday, April 8, 2019

3 Carter Brown Classics

Al Wheeler Mysteries #7-9
No Law Against Angels
Doll For The Big House
Chorine Makes A Killing

Introduction by Jeremy Yates


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

Stark House Press
March 2019

Originally published as separate volumes by Horwitz Publication, Inc 

No Law Against Angels (US title The Body): July 1957
Doll For The Big House (US title The Bombshell): August 1957
Chorine Makes A Killing: September 1957


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The Medusa Kiss by Michael Woodman

Sent to Thailand to infiltrate a female crime lord's estate to retrieve a document, Paul soon learns of a plan to destroy the US by flooding it with free drugs.


Kiss Medusa ... and die!
For Medusa is a double agent, the deadliest operative in the Far East.
And the loveliest ... a sleek package of sudden death as willing to kill as she is to make love.
Paul Gane finds out. The hard way. Assigned to infiltrate Medusa's narcotics ring, he finds himself caught in her murderous web ... the middleman in a vicious cross-fire of intrigue and counter-stroke.

Printing History
Written by Michael Woodman

Sphere Books
March 1970

Beagle Boxer
1971

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Thrills Incorporated #17

Thrills Incorporated #17

Amazons of the Asteroids



Amazons of the Asteroids - by N. K. Hemming (Norma Kathleen Hemming 1927-1960)

Insectant Invasion - by G. C. Bleeck (1907-1971)

Planet of the Lost - by Alan Yates (1923-1985)

Printing History
Transport Publishing company
November 1951

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A Gross A Day #12

A Gross A Day #12

The last day of tributes to artist George Gross (1909-2003)

Trouble In Paradise
by Robert Derek Steeley
November 1978 Charter Books




Tuesday, March 26, 2019

A Gross A Day #11

A Gross A Day #11
A tribute to artist George Gross (1909-2003)

Slaughter At Broken Bow
by Gordon D Shirreffs

Avon Books
F-185


Monday, March 25, 2019

A Gross A Day #10

A Gross A Day #10

A tribute to artist George Gross (1909-2003)

Fight Stories
Volume 9 No 6

Fiction House Magazines
Fall 1949



Sunday, March 24, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

A Gross A Day #8

A Gross A Day #8

The Death Star Affair
by Jack Canon
October 1982
Charter Books


Friday, March 22, 2019

A Gross A Day #7

A Gross A Day #7

A Tribute to artist George Gross (1909-2003)

The Avenger #22
by Kenneth Robeson


Thursday, March 21, 2019

A Gross A Day #6

A Gross A Day #6

A George Gross Cover Showcase
Bluebook For Men
February 1962




Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A Gross A Day #5

A Gross A Day #5

A George Gross Cover Showcase 
Detective Book Magazine 
Spring 1950


A Million-Dollar scar on her hip… if the lady lived to collect…

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A Gross A Day #4

A Gross A Day #4

Special Detective
June 1949

Sex Drives Men To Murder!

The Glamorous Beauty Sat Up In Her Bed With A Start! 
The Monster Who Terrorized the Entire City Was Breaking Into Her Boudoir!
 

Monday, March 18, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

A Gross A Day #2

A Gross A Day #2

The Snake Flag Conspiracy
by David Hagberg
1976 by Award Books
1981 by Charter Books


Saturday, March 16, 2019

A Gross A Day #1

A George Gross (1909-2003) Cover A Day

The Golden Serpent
by Manning Lee Stokes (1911-1976)
August 1979
 

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Silken Nightmare (Revised) by Carter Brown

Midnight, a silken sultry 
siren who sang a song of 
murder as she used sex to 
bait a deadly trap for 
Danny Boyd


Her name was Midnight.
She was dangerous, delicious, just like a dream.
The kind where you wake up screaming.
 
Grant Roberts Cover
 "If you can resist me, you are a free man."
Midnight was as deadly as a black widow with the mating urge. Her raven hair danced over her bare white shoulders as her body twisted and taunted in sinuous invitation. Danny Boyd, toughest private eye in the business, nearly lost the dare. A split second before be belted her in the jaw. The reigning queen of the hoods plans a big crime, and in big time. When she takes Danny prisoner.
Robert McGinnis Cover
 Originally posted on August 21st 2011

Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)
Horwitz Publications, Inc
Main Series 
#115 January 1964
 
International Edition 
#47 May 1965 

New American Library
Signet Books
G2400 December 1963
T5277 1972
 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Thrills Incorporated #16

Adventures In Space And The World Of Tomorrow
Planet Of Fury

Contents
Planet of Fury
by Ace Carter (G.C. Bleeck 1907-1971)

Death Ray for Roma
by N. K. Heming (Norma Kathleen Hemming 1927-1960)

A Space Ship Is Missing  
by Alan Yates (Alan G Yates 1923-1985)

Printing History
Transport Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd
October 1951

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Women Under The Samurai by John Slater

Their Ultimate Task Was To Get The Women Out Of This Island
This Island Of Rape And Torture

Cover by Col Cameron

The Australians knew that the renegade Japs would use every evil torture to make the girls confess. They knew how to get the truth in a crude and brutal way


Every Evil Torture
 would be used to make the nurses divulge the location off the others. The nurses had to be saved from the renegade Japs...

Printing History
Written by Ray Slattery

Horwitz Publications, Inc
#15
1964

Scripts Publications
1971
ISBN 7252 0079

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Frame For The Front Page by Marc Brody

Frame For The Front Page 
by Marc Brody
The cops don't like characters who manhandle women in this town
So you'll be in with us or I'll scream..you hear me
All the way up the river!!

When that beautiful dance hostess, Senga Tarpova, called Marc up from the flat she didn't tell him she was sharing it with a dead man neatly packed into a traveling trunk! And when he found out she was tied in with two other guys, and one was found on a bed with his head smashed in and the other was lying dead in a quarry, Marc guessed Senga was being modeled for a frame up. And she was framed, by a guy who had plans for disposing of the guy who had chosen a different frame for her, on a front page, namely, Marc Brody! But Marc was not going to be sent up the river on his own, honey blonde Loren Norris was along for the ride, and brother, was she company! The French countess didn't like the idea of that think of company, she wanted to see Brody a cadaver, first....and did she nearly got her wish, cold!

Printing History
Written by W.H. (Bill) Williams

Horwitz Publications, Inc
September 1957

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Thrills Incorporated No 22

Adventures In Space And The World Of Tomorrow
Peril Of The Sea Planet


Contents
Peril Of The Sea Planet
by N.K. Heming (Norma K Hemming 1928-1960)
Stranded on an unknown planet with a wrecked spaceship....Would search parties reach them before the atmosphere took its dreadful toll.

No Pixies On Pluto
by Alan Yates (Alan G Yates 1923-1985)
Ivan Livesy didn't believe in pixies....until he saw one. And from that time on he was a lost man.

Fungus Fantasia
by Ace Carter (Gordon Clive Bleeck 1907-1971)
Three tiny , but dangerous planetoids had to be destroyed..Only two men could do it.

Printing History
Transport Publishing Co. Pty Ltd
Horwitz Publications, Inc
May 1952