Monday, April 19, 2021

Web Of Spies by Manning Lee Stokes

Web Of Spies
by Manning Lee Stokes

Killmaster's most perilous assignment-smash Spain's notorious espionage ring...The Spiders


Somewhere in Spain's Costa Brava a beautiful Englishwoman was being seduced. Alicia Todd was one of the world's scientific brains. She was being persuaded to defect to the East. Nick Carter was somewhere in the area. His orders were the same as the Soviets, win Alicia Todd over or kill her. But there was a third group in the Costa Brava. Die Spinne..The Spinners. They were notorious for smuggling ex-Nazis out of Germany. Alicia Todd was the bait.


Bonus Cover


Publishing History
Written by Manning Lee Stokes (1911-1976)

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Conde Nast Publications, Inc
Award Books
First Printing (A163F) January 1966
Second Printing (A288X) September 1967

Mayflower-Dell 
First Printing (9441-8) 1967
Second Mayflower Printing 1968
Third Mayflower Printing (583 11393 1 2)1969
Fourth Mayflower Printing (583 11393 1 2) 1970
Fifth Mayflower Printing (583 11393 1 2) 1974

Friday, April 16, 2021

Man's Adventure January 1963

 Man's Adventure


Selected Contents

Part-Time Prostitute 
by Wanda Young

The Skin Of A Living Legend
by Tom Marlboro

A Nympho For The Nazis
by Raoul Chambrun

Race For Her Body
by Luke Prubaker

Printing History

Stanley Publications, Inc
Volume 4 #4
January 1963

Thursday, April 15, 2021

I Know My Love by Fan Nichols

I Know My Love
by Fan Nichols

They were two of a kind...and
Their kind didn't play by any rules


Margo was many things to many men.....

To Harley, the chauffer, she was a tantalizing prize that he intended to win, no matter what he had to do.

To Curtis Frayne, she was a luscious stepdaughter whom he'd initiated into the pleasures of sex. Now she  needed his guidance in more complicated affairs.

To Jim, the private eye, she was a tempting antagonist. His job was to keep his eyes on her, but he couldn't keep his hands off her.

Was any of them man enough to handle that strange mixture of beauty and bitchiness called  Margo Leeds?



Printing History
Written by Fan Nichols

as Double Murder On The Rocks, Please
Bachelor Magazine
August 1957 

Popular Library
Popular Giant Eagle Books (G231)
April 1958

MacFadden-Bartell Corporation
MacFadden Books (411)
1971

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Only The Very Rich by Carter Brown

Only The Very Rich
by Carter Brown

Private eye Danny Boyd like his women wealthy and willing
but the price tag on this one was $M-U-R-D-E-R!



Jet Set Sex
When the love rites of the very rich are interrupted by a corpse impaled on a tree, a forty million dollar widow hires Danny Boyd to clean up the mess, or shove it out of sight. But a missing fortune in jewels complicate matters, especially when Danny finds out the widow only wore them to bed!. The plot explodes at an English country manor during a weekend of sex and sadism that climaxes with...murder!


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

Signet Books
April 1969 (P3842)
1977 (Y7464)

Horwitz Publications, Inc
Numbered Series #146
1969

Monday, April 12, 2021

Istanbul by Manning Lee Stokes

Istanbul
by Manning Lee Stokes

Poppies the color of blood make a trail of intrigue and destruction

George Gross Cover

If it had been only opium smuggling across the Turkish Border or the savage murder of a girl named Mija at the notorious Cinema Blue. AXE would had never been involved. But the stakes were very high. Nothing less than the total destruction of the world in World War III. Nick's mission was to kill four men. These men were part of a local murder for hire for the largest drug syndicate in the world. The men, Maurice Defarge, Dr Joseph Six, Carlos Gonzalaz, and Johnny Ruthless.



Printing History
Written by Manning Lee Stokes (1911-1976)

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Conde Nast Publications, Inc
Award Books
First Printing Oct 1965 (A152F)
Second Printing Aug 1966 (A152)
Third Printing 1968 (A384F)
Fourth Printing 1970 (A640X) 
Fifth Award 1972 (AN1095) 
Sixth Award 1974 (AN1095) 

Tandem Books
First Printing 1968 
(T244)
Second Printing 1971 
ISBN 426 5792

Charter Books
First Printing January 1981 
ISBN 441 37483

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Sinner, You Slay Me! by Carter Brown

Sinner, You Slay Me!
Carter Brown

Always knock before entering your own flat. I didn't and found a wife I hadn't married and the murder I hadn't committed.


Squeak it was called. The hottest of the scandal mags. And Marcus Mouse had just got a job with them. Maybe it was an unfortunate coincidence that his name happened to be Mouse. Isobel, the girl he loved, thought he was more Mouse than Man. His first assignment was in Hollywood. His editor, Herman J. Herman, thought of everything. He even supplied him with a wife. One would expect a star like Lola Monterey who was currently disposing of her fourth and gazing starry-eyed at her fifth to be murdered, wouldn't you? Well she wasn't. But the murder centered around her. Of course there were other girlfriends, and just to make it cost, Isobel arrived on the scene. Mouse had told her he was not really married to Virginia, it wouldn't have helped, but then there was the second murder, with Marcus set up as the fall guy for it. He did not have time for dames any more, well, almost!


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

Horwitz Publications Inc
Numbered Series #42 (1957)
Reprinted By Demand Series #11 (Sept 1959)

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The Eyes Of The Tiger by Manning Lee Stokes

The Eyes Of The Tiger
by Manning Lee Stokes


The little room, buried deep in the living rock of the old Schloss, reeked of evil and pain. Rader and his men did not wear black hoods and masks, but the effect was the same, they were torturers...

The young baroness' feet were already anchored to the rack. She was screaming in terror. The curse of the golden statue with the ruby eyes was about to claim another victim.


Nick Carter is given the task of recovering some Nazi loot. This loot is from a Japanese temple that was presented to Adolph Hitler as a token of Axis partnership. As the story goes, the loot lay in a a Swiss bank account protected by a kill on sight order by two hand picked elite SS guards.


Bonus Cover



Printing History
Written by Manning Lee Stokes (1911-1976)

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Conde Nast Publications, Inc
Award Books
1st Printing: September 1965 (A152)
2nd Printing: August 1966 (A152)
3rd Printing: 1969 (A315)
4th Printing: 1970 (A315)
5th Printing 1973 (AN1132)

Charter Books
January 1981
ISBN 441-22407

Mayflower/Dell 
2437
1967

Mayflower Books
113737
1968,1969
ISBN 583 11028
1970,1970,1974

Sunday, April 4, 2021

The 13th Spy by Valerie Moolman

The 13th Spy
by Valerie Moolman

Moscow is the hotspot for the "AXE" group's most explosive action


When an American CIA agent posted in Moscow is killed in an accident in Russia, and American Embassy records are in his briefcase disclosing top-secret recordings of Russian conversations, it looks like the American agent was spying on Russia. But when hallucinating drugs are found in his system, they are not so sure it’s an American plot, but decide to use it to force America to prove that it wasn’t; just in case it’s their pals the Red Chinese. Nick Carter is sent to Russia in a complicated maneuver disguised first as another agent Russia knows about, and then assumes the guise of a mole. When he first arrives he’s saddled with one of their top agents, to keep an eye on him. A woman, of course, but she is gargantuan, and has a sense of humor. Nick instantly takes a liking to her; he does find a Russian ballerina to have an affair with on the side. There is a secret Brotherhood of 12, consisting of Chinese agents, seeking to cause problems between Russia and America, while obtaining Russian secrets for themselves.

Bonus Covers


Printing History
Written by Valerie Moolman

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Conde Nast Publications, Inc
Award Books
1st Printing: May 1965 (A139)
2nd Printing: July 1966 (A139)
3rd Printing: August 1966 (A139)
4th Printing: 1970 (A626)
5th Printing 1972 (A942)
6th Printing 1974 (AN1100)

Tandem Books
ISBN 426-3906
1969,1970

Brown Watson Ltd
Digit House
1965, April 1966
R924

Saturday, April 3, 2021

A Bullet For Fidel by Valerie Moolman

A Bullet For Fidel
by Valerie Moolman


The Doomsday weapon in Cuban hands threaten to explode World War III


Cuba.....International spy-nest festering 90 mile from America's shore. The eyes of Nick Carter had pierce the camouflage covering the Doomsday missiles. But the eyes had pierced Nick's disguise, too. He was in Carmella's arms when the man with the sword cane arrived, planning to neutralize two traitors with a single stroke.


They found the first agent dead, his corpse mutilated and bloody. Before dying he left one clue. The word "star" written in his own blood on the filthy floor. So began Nick Carter's mission, a hunt and destroy mission for a doomsday weapon in Fidel Castro's hands!

Bonus Cover



Printing History
Written by Valerie Moolman

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Conde Nast Publications, Inc
Award Books
1st Printing: March 1965 (A130)
2nd Printing: July 1966 (A130)
3rd Printing: August 1966 (A130)
4th Printing: 1973 (AN1271)

Tandem Books
ISBN 426-3914
1969
ISBN 426-12562
1975

Star Books
ISBN 352-30468
1979

Brown Watson Ltd
Digit House
1965
R927

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Saigon by Michael Avallone and Valerie Moolman

Saigon
by Michael Avallone and Valerie Moolman

"Little Paris" where love talk is wire tapped and each caress can lead to sudden death.


Claire La Farge, a widow of a French intelligence officer, lives in a large rice and tea plantation in North Vietnam. She receives a coded message in the form of a knotted belt (quipu) from a former associate of her husband. She sends her trusted servant, Saito, to Saigon to place an advert in the personal column of the Times of Vietnam hoping to contact former colleagues of her late husband who can decode the message. Raoul Dupre, a former French intelligence officer and businessman in Saigon, reads the ad and makes contact with AXE. Nick Carter is sent to Saigon with orders to help Raoul Dupre contact Claire La Farge.

Bonus Covers


Printing History
Written by Michael Avallone and Valerie Moolman

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Conde Nast Publications, Inc
Award Books
1st Printing: December 1964 (A122)
2nd Printing: July 1965 (A122)
3rd Printing: April 1966 (A122)
4th Printing: August 1966 (A122)
5th Printing: 1970 (A625)

Tandem Books
ISBN 426-3885
1969, 1970
ISBN 426-12597
1973

Brown Watson Ltd
Digit House
1965, April 1966
R926