Saturday, December 8, 2018

Your Money And Your Wife by Ritchie Perry

The KGB Kidnapped The Wife Of The Best Operative In British Intelligence.
Now, They Wanted Him....

Cover by Anthony Loew
A Smuggler Turned Secret Agent
Whether Courting Danger or Women, He's as villainous as he is seductive
Philis had been married less than a week when he heard is wife's screams coming from the honeymoon cottage. Three brutal men in a white Saab were making a hasty getaway as Olga struggled in vain to get free. It didn't take British Intelligence long to realize who was behind the kidnapping after a KGB colonel made Philis an offer that he didn't want but couldn't refuse. Now Philis had to find a way to get his wife back, without betraying everything he's ever worked for...

Printing History
Written by Ritchie Perry (1942- ) 

Harper Collins (UK)
May 1975

Houghton Mifflin Co

ISBN 345-29060
November 1981

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Flashman At The Charge by George MacDonald Fraser

Flashman Papers #4

Flashman is trying to avoid a transfer to the Crimea but failing miserably. He is made guardian of one of Queen Victoria's cousins and is sent to the midst of the Crimean War. Flashman witnesses and participates in the most notable offensive and defensive actions of that war, and eventually finds himself trekking across Asia in an effort to save the British Raj. 

Printing History
Written by George MacDonald Fraser (1925-2008)

Random House
January 1973

Signet Books

Pan Books
330 24202

Monday, November 19, 2018

Dame On the Death Round by Marc Brody

Dame On the Death Round
by Marc Brody

Sure, the sheriff had it all worked out! The blonde had killed Hilory Kendall for his five million bucks and thrown the gun into the river. The story sounded simple enough, until Marc met Francine and trouble! That night club date he had with Lola Clarke had to be broken. They visited a night club all the same, but somehow it wasn't the same because Marc met up with Babs, then lingered with Julia while trying to work out how Francine...say, just how complicated can life get when one is working for The Review? The prizefighter, the mobster and his two hoods didn't give a hang about Brody's life, anyway, they were too busy trying to end it!

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

Horwitz Publications Inc
November 1957

Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Terrorists (1975)

The Terrorists (Ransom) 1975

A small group of terrorists have seized the British ambassador to the fictitious country of "Scandinavia", and are holding him hostage in his residence. Scandinavia's head of security, Colonel. Nils Tahlvik wants to take an uncompromising position, but he is overruled by the governments of both Scandinavia and Britain, who insist that all of the terrorists' demands be met. 

Sean Connery as Col. Nils Tahlvik
Ian McShane as Ray Petrie
Jeffry Wickham as Capt. Frank Barnes
Isabel Dean as Mrs. Palmer
John Quentin as Martin Shepherd
Robert Harris as Ambassador Palmer

Directed by 
Caspar Wrede

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Thrills Incorporated #11

Thrills Incorporated #11
Adventures In Space and The World Of Tomorrow

Fugitive From The Flame World
by Paul Valdez (Alan G Yates 1923-1985)
A tough assignment put Rod out of the fire and into a frying pan, though his discovery of a treachery was too late to help anyone.

Martian Men
by Rick Hart (Durham Keys Garton 1925-?)
They fought for people's amusement, and then for lust and blood, the horned giants from Red Mars. From the lights of the sports arean to the steaming jungles came the same roar of anger in battle.

A Gift From Gorla
by Ace Carter (Gordon Clive Bleeck 1907 -1971)
One after another Earth's leaders were blown to atomic dust, and science could not find the answer. The Space Spy broke the mystery in a rush of death and deviltry.

Mota's Travel
by Roy Kendall
They sought friends on other planets. They found grim silence, foul clinging slime, green men and implacable hatred.

by G. C. Bleeck (Gordon Clive Bleeck 1907 -1971)
Even a trained space pilot can be afraid of the dark.....darkness which is strange, which he can not recognize........lost and alone with dead instruments.

Printing History
Associated General Publications Pty. Ltd
Edited Alister Innes
April 1951

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Veterans Day 2018

Veterans Day 2018

Honoring the men and women of our armed forces as well as past members 

Monday, October 29, 2018

The Homicidal Virgin by Brett Halliday

A desperate want ad draws Mike Shayne into a tangled murder plot

Robert McGinnis Cover
Lost Innocence
It started with a post in the classifieds. A woman calls for a red-blooded American, a soldier-of-fortune type willing to do anything if the price is right...even commit murder. This catches the eye of Tim Rourke, hotshot reporter, who passes it on to Mike Shayne, the legendary Miami detective. Rourke believes the ad was placed by a lonely housewife hoping to pay someone to knock off her husband, and he thinks the story could be front-page news. He just needs someone willing to answer the call.....and Shayne has the reddest blood in Miami.

Shayne responds to the ad, and finds the situation far stranger than anything he and Rourke could have dreamed up. His new employer is sweet, young, and scared for her life. Plus, there’s $50,000 at stake—and a life on the line.

Printing History
 Davis Dresser (1904-1977)

Dell Publishing Company


November 1967
May 1972 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Mayhem In B Flat by Elliot Paul

A Sizzling, Rip-Roaring Murder Mystery 

Set in Paris of the 1930s, thriller featuring Homer Evans involving him, his friend Miriam, and a stolen Guarnerius violin

Vacationing in Normandy, suave sleuth Homer Evans and his stylish, pistol-packing friend Miriam Leonard catch sight of a familiar member of the notorious gang, the St. Julian Rollers. As Homer and Miriam depart for Paris, that gang member called the Singe is also at the Rouen train station and covertly signals to their compartment as the train pulls from the station.

Printing History
Written by Elliot Paul (1891-1958)

Random House Edition: May 1940
World Edition: 1st Printing April 1943 2nd May 1943
Bantam Edition: November 1950

Friday, October 12, 2018

Hell To Eternity by Edward S Aarons

The powerful story of the slum bred kid whose raw courage in the caves 
of Saipan will live forever as one of the glories of the U.S. Marine Corps

Cover by Barye Phillips
In love and war..... 
These were the quiet hours, the last uneasy clam before the storm of battle. These were the final hours, when a man could forget his fear and a woman her inhibitions.
Printing History
Written by Edward S Aarons (1916-1975)

Fawcett Gold Medal
#1023, k1455
August 1960