Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Seven Seas Monthly Magazine No3

Seven Seas Monthly Magazine No3

New Stories From Every Corner Of The Globe

There's more than "hanging space" in your wardrobe when you travel.

Queen Of The Bahamas
by Richard Maddock

Steamer Down The Nile
by Eric Simmons

Flight From The Tangier
by Oscar Veitch

Jungle Executioner
by Alan Yates

Destination China
by Colin Thompson

Printing History
Transport Publishing Company

Monday, February 14, 2022

The Man In The Brown Suit by Agatha Christie

The Man In The Brown Suit
by Agatha Christie

She matched wits with a master crook.....

Pretty, young Anne Beddingfeld has come to London looking for adventure. But adventure finds her when a strange-smelling man falls off an Underground platform and is electrocuted on the rails. The police verdict is accidental death. But who was the man in the brown suit who examined the body before running away? Armed with only one cryptic clue, Anne is determined to track him down and bring the mysterious killer to justice.

Bonus cover

Printing History
Written by Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie (1890-1976)

1924 Dodd Mead and Company
1949 Dell Books (#319)

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Time To Prey by Frank Kane

Time To Prey
by Frank Kane

"This isn't the place to talk," the Chinese girl murmured.
Liddel smiled "Then let's think of better things to do."

It wasn’t his case…his girl…or his problem…but Johnny Liddell had a personal interest in this little caper.

He didn’t ask to be the Feds’ “receiver” on a pass of inside info on the smuggling racket, but he was. He didn’t ask to have a couple of hoods beat the living daylights out of him to get the info back, but they did. As a matter of fact, for the first time in his life, Johnny Liddell wasn’t asking for trouble.

But when a lovely doll invited him to see her later, and murder turned later into never again, Johnny asked in—in to the bloody end.

Printing History
Written by Frank Kane (1912-1968)

Dell Publishing Co


March 1966

Monday, January 17, 2022

The Cheyenne Payoff by Chet Cunningham

The Cheyenne Payoff
by Chet Cunningham

Cheyenne is a rough and tumble town, grown up from a hell on wheels intercontinental railroad berg full of hustlers, con men, and ladies of the night. And if you want to stay alive, it's a sharp eye and a fast draw.

Brad Spear came to Cheyenne to find a missing man. Instead, he discovered a burned-out saloon, a dry gulch where men staggered to their death in the scorching sun. A defrocked priest, a killer and rapist whose private hell led him to torture and deception. And an evil so intense it gnawed at the lives of men and women throughout the territory.

But in Cheyenne he also found Lady Jane. Beautiful, sensuous, a woman who could destroy a man or make him love her. Her methods were learned on the streets of London and perfected in the frontier town of Cheyenne. With the help of this remarkable woman, Brad Spear must overturn one of the most powerful conspiracies of the Old West

Printing History
Written by Chet Cunningham (1928-2017)

Dell/Branbury Books
February 1981

Monday, January 3, 2022

Expectant Nymph by Hank Janson

Expectant Nymph
by Hank Janson

Why should a world famous stripper suddenly want to avoid being seen?

When Hank Jason is given a routine assignment to interview a retired gangster, he doesn't expect to be de-panted by a mysterious young woman. And neither does he expect to go swimming in the raw with a beautiful international stripper who has been seen au naturel by an estimated 10 million men. But it's all in a day's and night's work to the Chicago Chronicle's ace reporter.

Printing History
Written by Stephen D Francis
New International Library
Gold Star Books IL7-32
August 1964

Friday, December 24, 2021

Christmas 2021

 Merry Christmas 2021

A Carter Brown Christmas tale

Monday, October 18, 2021

Time Clock Of Death by George Snyder

Time Clock Of Death
by George Snyder

Nick's mission was to find the jet before the ultimatum runs out!

This was the ultimate in hijacking. Russia's super-secret jet, stolen from a New York airport, whisked from under the noses of guards. Hidden, but where? Nobody knew who had master-minded the plan, but Russia knew who had to be blamed, and if they didn't get a satisfactory answer from the United States, the missiles would take off. Nick Carter's only clue were a few garbled words from a dying man.

Time was running out. Russian missiles were programmed to attack. Their target, the United States. The Soviet's super-spy plane had been hijacked and the Kremlin blamed the Americans. But nobody knew who was really behind the plot, or how the hijackers got away with their fantastic feat. Nick Carter only had a few hours to find the missing plane. All he had to go on were a few garbled words from a dying man's lips and a beautiful women with an expensive taste for the bizarre.

Bonus Cover

Printing History 
Written by George Snyder

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Award Books
1st Printing (A656X) June 1970
2nd Printing (AN1092) Oct 1972
3rd Printing (AQ1370) Nov 1974

Tandem Books
1st Printing (426 5581) 1971
Reprint (426 7421) Dec 1972
Reprint (426 17419) 

Charter Communications Inc
Charter Books

Star Books
Reprint (352 30587) 1979,1981

Saturday, October 16, 2021

The Arab Plague/The Slavemaster by Jon Messman

The Arab Plague/The Slavemaster
by Jon Messman

A mind-altering drug used to blackmail the world
A terrifying new twist on the slave trade
An assignment for Nick Carter that can't succeed, but dare not fail

A primitive Arab town tormented by a merciless sun.
A stinking hellhole call the salve market.
A merchant of human flesh who doubles as a spy.
An American agent grown soft on the job.

Strange pieces in an espionage puzzle that Nick Carter must solve. It begins with the suspected sellout of intelligence information. And it climaxes with a nightmare struggle for power that must, but can't, be won.

A diabolical clever espionage plot is behind the bizarre behavior of the world's leaders. there are sudden defections, incredible policy reversals, and shattered diplomatic relations. All heading toward mass hysteria and worldwide disaster. AXE agent Nick Carter's assignment is to find the mastermind playing the global death game before the world explodes. His hunt leads him to the desert stronghold of a satanic Arab. A macabre madman who uses cunning brutality and mind altering drugs on beautiful women for a new twist on the old slave trade.

Bonus Cover

Printing History
Written by Jon Messman (1920-2004)

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Award Series
1st (A583X) February 1970
2nd (AQ1513) January 1976

Tandem Series
As The Slavemaster
1st Printing 1970
Reprint 1971
Reprint (426 12765) May 1973

Universal Edition
Reprint (426 12765)

Star Edition
Reprint (426 19078) 1979
As The Arab Plague

Friday, October 15, 2021

China Coaster by Don Smith

China Coaster
by Don Smith

When rough, tough Mike O'Connor smashes his way into Red China's sinister underworld in search of a brutal killer, the twisted trail leads him through opium dens, "flower houses", and slave markets - to a lushly beautiful white adventuress and a blood-chilling climax.

Printing History
Written by Don Smith

Henry Holt and Company
January 1953

Popular Library
September 1953

January 1960

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Lady Killer by Rod Gray

The Lady Killer
by Rod Gray

When L.U.S.T. and H.A.T.E. indulge in horseplay, the game smacks of death

Dope Death Dike & Drum
The drug market is threatened when a tam of doctors discover Terathon, the miracle cure for heroin addiction. To protect its investment H.A.T.E. orders the deaths of four scientists and the kidnapping of Eve Drum. The man they hire for the job is a lady. But when the beautiful lesbian tangles with the worlds sexiest spy, Oh Oh Sex comes out on top

Printing History
Written by Jim Conway

Tower Publications Inc
Belmont Tower Books
August 1975