Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Pollen's Action: The Art Of Samson Pollen

Pollen's Action: The Art Of Samson Pollen 
Edited by Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle

 

Samson Pollen (1931–2018) was one of the greatest illustration artists whose work appeared in vintage men's adventure magazines from the 1950s to the 1970s. Pollen's specialty was action: dynamic, explosive, outrageous action. Illustrating work from authors Mario Puzo, Martin Cruz Smith, Richard Stark, Norman Mailer, Ed McBain, Richard Wright, Don Pendleton, Erskine Caldwell, Walter Kaylin, Robert F. Dorr, Pollen's immersive illustrations transported adventure-hungry readers from tropical jungles to brutal battlefields to raging seas and mean city streets. Samson Pollen painted it all.

Printing History
Edited by Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle

New Texture
January 2019
ISBN 978-1-943444-20-5

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Unique Mistress by Mark Randolph

Unique Mistress 
by Mark Randolph


"How far are you willing to go in this thing?"

Printing History
Written by Mark Randolph

Camerarts Publishing Company, Inc
Merit Books
#685
1963

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Muzzle Blast by Bruno Rossi

Sharpshooter #6

They Couldn't Stop 
The Sharpshooter So 
They Brought Back 
The Most Brutal 
Killer In The 
History Of 
The Mafia


The Sharpshooter headed for Cape Cod looking for trouble. He found almost more than he could handle. A brutal Mafia capo held the entire Cape in his claws and he was raking in the millions from drugs, gambling, and prostitution. The local police were powerless to stop him. 

Rock had to use every trick in the book to topple this entrenched  and virtually omnipotent origination. But the Sharpshooter had sworn a blood oath to avenge his murdered parents and nothing, not even the entire Massachusetts Mafia could stop his bloody onslaught.

Printing History
Written by Peter McCurtin (1929-1997)

Nordon Publications, Inc
Leisure Books
170NK 
April 1974

Monday, December 30, 2019

Dead On The Level by Helen Nielsen

The night before was a beaut......But the morning after was murder!

Cover by Carl Bobertz
A gorgeous girl makes an incredible proposal, and ends when a would be fall guy unearths some low schemes in high society. While solving  a murder to save his own skin. The action is smooth, tough and colorful all the way......

The Film
Murder By Proxy (1954)


Cast
Dana Clark
Belinda Lee

Printing History
Written by Helen Nielsen (1918-2002)

Dell Publishing Company
#747
1951

Friday, December 27, 2019

Seductive Nymph by Jerry M Goff, Jr

"I had met a few hot-blooded beauties before, but never a nudist nympho!"


"I like to tease you...for a little while. Understand? I really like it. It's more fun!"

Printing History
Written by Jerry M Goff, Jr

Merit Books 
#609
1962

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas 2019


Wishing you love, our warmest Christmas wishes and glad tiding in our family to yours. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Murder For Christmas by Francis Duncan

Murder For Christmas by Francis Duncan

A classic mystery for the festive season: mulled wine, mince pies...and murder.


Mordecai Tremaine, former tobacconist and perennial lover of romance novels, has been invited to spend Christmas in the sleepy village of Sherbroome at the country retreat of one Benedict Grame.

Arriving on Christmas Eve, he finds that the revelries are in full flow - but so too are tensions amongst the assortment of guests.

Midnight strikes and the party-goers discover that it's not just presents nestling under the tree...there's a dead body too. A dead body that bears a striking resemblance to Father Christmas.

With the snow falling and the suspicions flying, it's up to Mordecai to sniff out the culprit - and prevent someone else from getting murder for Christmas.

Printing History
Written by William Walter Frank Underhill (1914-1988)

1949 by John Lang

Monday, December 23, 2019

The Obituary Club by Hugh Pentecost

Where does a man with a face known to every movie fan in America go to hide from a killer?

Cover by Robert Maguire
"The best gag of my life is coming up the day after I die."
Charles Seely was one of the greatest comic talents of our age. The list ran: Chaplin, Fields, Seely.

Charley had spent his life perpetrating cruel, giant-size practical jokes on the famous. His final one, included in his will, was a sample of his monstrous sense of humor.

There were seven people named in the will. All big names in show business, all the public butt of Charley's last horrible joke.

Columnist Grant Simon tagged the group, "The Obituary Club." It was a fitting title, for as the will was set up, only after the first of the seven died, would one of the remaining six become Charley's heir.

It was a waiting game; someone had to kick the bucket to set up the payoff.

But the payoff came when Hollywood's biggest star became a target for a killer who wanted to turn the macabre lottery into cold-blooded murder.

Printing History
Written by Judson Philips (1903-1989)

Dodd, Meade & Company
1958

Dell Publishing Co
D375
August 1960

Monday, December 16, 2019

Racket Broads by Del Rio

A breathtaking shocker about the twisted hungers of over erotic women forced to enjoy the perversions of their hoodlum lovers!!!


Sophie: Became a willing passion slave when she saw the photographs of herself in bed with two....

Gwen: It was more than her voluptuous body that made Danny Cardone risk $500 to spend one evening with her!

Michelle: Wife of an ex-racket boss, she became the passion pawn of his youthful replacement!

Rita: Her upbringing in high society only made her bored with the usual bedtime play!

Printing History
Written by Del Rio

Camerart Publishing Co, Inc
Merit Mook
7M800
1964