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

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