Monday, July 22, 2019

Detective Stories

Tales of Murder, Romance, Suspense, Detection

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

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

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
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
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 (


Dell Publishing Company
November 1960


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- )

September 1980 Dodd Mead

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
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

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