Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Nemesis Incorporated

Number 24

Front Cover
Call Him Killmaster by Will Murray
Pulpcon 15 Report by Albert Tonik
The Way West For Children and Authors by Michael Avallone
Incident At The Grand Canyon by Nick Carr
Hell's Madonna And The Voodoo Priestess by Rick Lai
In The Services Of the Tsar by Joseph Lewandowski

Editor and Publisher
Frank Lewandowski

 Number 24 Volume 3
March 1987

Back Cover

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Operation Sharkbite by Jack Canon

N3 confronts a mighty foe in a desperate bid to save the world from nuclear annihilation

George Gross Cover
 Nick Carter Killmaster #187
When a U.S. nuclear submarine is hijacked by terrorists, Nick Carter steps in. But as he tracks the sub on its course to Russia, mysterious brushes with death and dangerous bureaucratic meddling convince Nick there's more to this case than meets the eye. Commanded by an evil genius, the terrorists are hellbent on instigating World War III. It's up to Nick Carter Killmaster to stop them, before they set the world on an irreversible course to nuclear holocaust.

Printing History
Written by Jack Canon

Berkley Publishing Group
Charter Books
Published by arrangement with The Conde Nast Publications, Inc.
ISBN 441 63424
April 1984

Monday, May 28, 2012

Voyage To The Bottom of The Sea: Season One Volume Two

Season 1 Volume 2

Set A Course For Undersea Action And Excitement!

Admiral Nelson and Commander Crane are back in Volume 2 of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Irwin Allen's thrilling, groundbreaking science fiction adventure series. Join the crew of the Seaview aboard their super high-tech submarine, where no mission is too dangerous and no threat is too deadly, be it enemy agents, mad scientists, deadly sea creatures or impending nuclear disaster. Welcome aboard the Seaview. Destination: uncharted depths and unparalleled excitement. Permission to board..granted!

These episodes aired from January 4, 1965 to April 19, 1965.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Chinese Donavan by Carter Brown

Donavan was playing with cloaks and daggers, broads and bodies, in an international gambit where the payoff was millions, or a cold , cold grave....

Signet Photo Cover
Dead Donavans tell no tales!
International playboy Paul Donavan and his loyal butler-bodyguard Hicks were in Hong Kong because of an S.O.S. from an old friend, Pat Delaney. Then Pat turned up dead and his lovely mistress put herself in Donavan's protective roving hands, and suddenly Paul was involved in a game of hide-and-seek with three gun-toting, explosives-setting syndicates that would rather see him eliminated than taking up where Pat left off. At a time like that there was only one thing to do. Get out of town on a Chinese junk. But after a slow trip on a safe boat, complete with wine, women, and weapons, Donavan knew he had to quit philandering and come ashore firing, or risk one of the big three blowing up his future with one big boom....!

Horwitz Photo Cover
Printing History

Horwitz Group Books Pty. Limited
Hong Kong
Horwitz Publications
Numbered Series #179
ISBN 7255 0381 (1976)

New American Library
Signet Books
ISBN 451 Y7122
August 1976

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

An Extra Body by Richard Reinsmith

All the suspects were sexy women, 
but one had the kiss of death!

Bodyguard #3
Ray martin was having lunch with his friend, Brad Beaumont. Brad was saying that he was worried, he thought someone was trying to kill him, and would Ray guard his life. Ray went to answer a phone call and half the restaurant exploded, along with Brad. Ray soon discovered that Brad's love life has been all but dead, and his departed friend had several lovers. Two were kept as mistresses, others were a private secretary, a model, a cocktail waitress, and the wife of a prominent politician. As Ray weeded through Brad's bevy of beauties, he kept one eye over his shoulder for the lovely lass with a preference for plastic explosives, and a desire for Ray's death!

Printing History
Written by Richard Reinsmith

Tower Publications, Inc
Tower Books
ISBN 505 51597

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Intriguers by Donald Hamilton

Trouble has met its match when Matt Helm is on the job.

A Quiet Vacation
Turns Into The Trip Of Matt's Life

Matt is on vacation in Mexico with nothing on his mind bigger than a fish, when some joker tried to shot him in the back. Naturally it was no accident. When secret agents get shot at, it's never an accident. So Matt had to go back to work immediately. And for a bonus, he was given the boss's beautiful daughter as a playmate in peril. Martha Bordon, who has a peculiar conscience about killing, even if the culprit is a would be assassin. Together with fellow agent Lorna, the three of them are on the prowl for the guy who wants to take Matt out permanently.

Printing History
copyright 1972

Fawcett Gold Medal Books
January 1973
ISBN 449 13999

Ballantine Books
August 1988
ISBN 449 13999

Monday, May 21, 2012

Zero-Hour Strike Force by David Hagberg

Racing the clock, Nick Carter tracks a madman bent on nuclear destruction

George Gross Cover
When a nuclear device explodes on a Saudi Arabian oil field, fingers point to Israeli military forces. But American leaders are unconvinced and send in Nick Carter to discover who is really responsible. Pursued by ruthless killers, Nick runs a race against time to prevent the next act of international terrorism. And confront the man who would trigger World War III.

Printing History
Written by David Hagberg

Berkley Publishing Group
Charter Books 
ISBN 441 95935
March 1984

Published by arrangement with 
The Conde Nast Publications, Inc

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Jake Strait Bogeyman #1 by Frank Rich

Avenging Angel

Jake Strait is a professional bogeyman.
A licensed enforcer.
A modern-day bounty hunter in a future wold shot to hell.

Inner City Hell...A.D. 2031
The city rises like an evil vision from its surroundings, the heavy guarded suburbs, the garrisoned farmlands. Life is sweeter in the fortified elite Hill section where the privileged few live, but elsewhere the city makes its own rules for life and death. Even in this ruthless, anything-goes world, Jake Strait has his limits, a line that he won't cross willingly. He won't do political jobs. But when  a rich, pampered couple from the Hill sets him up, he is drawn into a plot that plans to drench the city in blood. Against his will, Jake Strait becomes the favorite son of a People's Revolution. and there will be hell to pay.

Printing History

World Wide Library 
Gold Eagle Books
May 1983
ISBN 373-63607

Friday, May 18, 2012

Remember Maybelle? by Carter Brown

Who's got those naughty photos?
The sexpot?
The blackmailer?
Or the murderer?

Rick Holman's got to find out, even if it kills him...!

Signet Photo Cover
Bullets, bodies, and blackmail
was the script that gave private eye Rick Holman a starring role in a Hollywood caper which set pistols and shutters clicking. Of course, Rick should have known better than to accept the job when his movie making client offered him a buxom and very willing brunette, just to sweeten the deal. And he should have called it quits the moment that other well-stacked babe showed up, with love in her eyes and nothing but murder and money on her mind. But Rick was determined to play his part to the end. At least, until he discovered the last scene finished a big finale. A real show stopper were Rick Holman would smile innocently at the camera while some big, bad thug filled him full of real live lead...!

Printing History

copyright 1976 by
Horwitz  Group Books Pty Ltd
Hong Kong B.C.C.

New American Library
Signet Books
in association with Horwitz Publications
ISBN 451 Y6995 
May 1976

Even though this title was in association with Horwitz, it was never published in Australia.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea: Season 1 Volume 1

Picked this up from a local Best Buy on sale

Welcome aboard the Seaview, the most extraordinary submarine in all the Seven Seas. From the outside, the ship appears to be high-tech research vessel, but it's actually the mightiest weapon in the Cold War arsenal of the U.S., sent on perilous, top-secret missions to battle the enemies of mankind. Join Admiral Harriman Nelson, Captain Lee Crane and the crew of the Seaview as they venture through a breathtaking undersea world in Irwin Allen's action-packed TV classic, where science fiction adventure meets espionage thriller.

This was one of my favorite TV shows growing up. The show ran from 1964 to 1968.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hyde And Seek by Benjamin Wolff

Karate was his profession.
But playing private eye plunged him into L.A.'s underworld
of drugs, big bucks, and a deadly game of....

Hyde And Seek

California Sun, Snow, and Murder
She was the kind of beautiful women men fight for, with eyes the color of blue skies and legs that reached all the way to heaven. John Hyde was no exception, even with all his rigorous karate discipline, So he showed off that day in dojo, strutting out all his impressive black-belt skills.

He did not know it would lead to murder.

And when she asked him to play detective to find her missing brother, he said yes much too quickly. Because as good as he was, the guys with the guns followed him down the dark side of L.A.'s streets were better at killing. And because this case of rich boy lost would put him knee-deep in mob secrets, cocaine, and blood-chilling terror.

Printing History

The Hearst Corporation
Avon Books
ISBN 380-88757
October 1984

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Algrave Affair by Jack Canon

Agent N3 takes on a Soviet dope ring!

George Gross Cover
The Algrave Affair

When alarming numbers of American soldiers begin turning up hooked on heroin, agent N3 goes undercover to track down the source of the dope. Eliminating the weakest link in the dope chain is easy, but getting to the heart of the mater is another thing entirely. As Nick Carter delves more deeply into the tangles web of international treachery, he discovers a plot more chilling than the Cold War itself!

Printing History
Written by  Jack Canon

Berkley Publishing Group
Charter Books
ISBN 441 01276
February 1984

Monday, May 14, 2012

Turned On To L.U.S.T. by Rod Gray

"Enchanting, Delightful, Wonderful.......
Exciting, Tragic, Comic........
Wild, Sexy, And Beautiful!

And the book's not bad either!"
Eve Drum's mother

Eve's the hottest spy west of the Bamboo Curtain. When she can't karate her way out of trouble, she uses her magnificent body to squeeze out of, or into, tight spots. The Lady From L.U.S.T. has bedded some of the baddest guys around, but she never ran into anyone like the Mafia Don who controlled a huge chunk of the drug trade. He was tougher than a regiment of Marines and nastier than a deranged bear. But bear or bare, Eve can handle anything that's dealt her and she's determined to shoot up the pushers and give them a dose of their own drugs.

Printing History
written by Gardner F Fox

Belmont Productions, Inc.
First Set #17 
B95-2170 (1971)
Belmont Tower Books
Second Set #15
50692 (June 1974)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Tailwind To Danger by C.H. Wallace

There was no limit to what he could do with any plane, 
but can a dead man fly?

Flight To The End
At first he thought it would be a routine South American run in the Aero Commander but he did not count on a few things: a lovely girl called Caroline, a country called Cuba, and some very tough, efficient Communists who wanted only one thing from Steve Ramsey...his life.

Printing History
Written by Rosaylmer Burger

Belmont Productions, Inc.
Belmont Books
October 1966

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lead Astray by Carter Brown

Lead Astray

His favorite daydream features a beautiful dame who can't resist him any longer. So when it happens in reality, Charles Rain jumps to the obvious conclusion. Yeah, he is wrong. She wants Mr Rain to find a bunch of screwballs, a bunch of cadavers and trouble. Topaz is the jewel of the piece. He might have got somewhere with her if those gunshots had not kept interrupting. So Charles looks for privacy and finish up wearing an aqualung a hundred feet underwater. Even there hes got company. He decided the only way to get privacy is to catch the killer.

Printing History

Horwitz Publications Inc. 
Numbered Series #10 (1955)
Reprint By Demand Series #2 (1958)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Caribbean Coup by Robert Randisi

An island's civil war becomes an international power struggle!

George Gross Cover

When the U.S. and Russia become locked in a deadly power struggle over a small Caribbean island, AXE sends in agent Nick Carter to tip the scales. But this will be easy win. Valuable ore beneath the island's surface makes it a crucial possession, and the Russian sympathizers are close to winning a bloody civil war. Agent N3 must do battle with the Soviet's most dangerous agent, and prevent Russian control of one of the world's richest resource.

Printing History
Written by Robert J Randisi

Berkley Publishing Group
Charter Books
ISBN 441 09157
January 1984

George Gross returns to paint the covers.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Secret Mission: North Korea by Don Smith

Assignment #8
Sherman to command crew of thieves, perverts, murderers on lethal mission of reprisal. Men are to blow up North Korean harbor, if Sherman can keep them from killing each other!

The CIA knew the mission was impossible. Phil Sherman had to sail the unmarked ship, bearing a fortune in espionage equipment as bait, through deadly enemy waters, from Japan to Wonson, North Korea. Then set the time bomb and escape. The ship was a rusty old lady dolled up for one last fling. Phil's crew could have been the devil's disciples, and his mistress was a Communist spy.

Printing History

Universal Publishing And Distributing Corp.
Award Books
A616X (1970)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Desired (2nd Edition) by Carter Brown

She went joy-riding with a corpse and collided with tough cop Al Wheeler.

International Edition #15
Joy-riding with a corpse, a reckless blonde crashed her convertible and clashes with ruthless cop Al Wheeler. It's the start of a dangerous mystery which involves Al in unorthodox Union Politics when he joins forces with a labor leader's luscious daughter. And uncovers a party policy that is vicious murder.

Printing History

Horwitz Publications Inc
International Edition #15 (1962)

Read more here
and here

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Wary Transgressor by Jame Hadley Chase

The Wary Transgressor

He met her when he was down and out, guiding tourists around the sights of Milan. She was rich, beautiful and self-assured. He was a down at heel drifter on the run from the police. So when she suggested having lunch with him, David could not believe his luck. But it was not really luck that had arranged their meeting. It was just a small part of the plan. Laura's plan, in which David stood to inherit over six thousand lire. All he had to do was help commit a murder.....

Printing History
written by Rene Brabazon Raymond (1906-1985)

Jarrolds Publishing (1952)
Panther Books (1963)
Corgi Books (1975)
ISBN 552 09876

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Madame Espion by Valerie Moolman

French Edition of Fraulein Spy

Printing History
Presses De La Cite (Paris)
#763 May 1966
Translated by Paul Grabette
Bussiera a Saint-Amand France

Read more here from October 2010.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Blonde Target by Richard Reinsmith

She was a beautiful starlet.
And someone wanted to put her lights out!

Bodyguard #2
Ray Martin carries a Schmeisser submachine gun in an attache case and two first fulls of knuckles on each hand. As for women, he takes them when he wants, and leaves them wanting. His latest client is April Harris, a beautiful blonde starlet, whom someone is trying to knock off. Martin finds out in short order that April is hard to handle, but he handles her anyway. He keeps trying to pump her for more information about the guy who is supposed to be after her, but her answers come slow and empty. But Ray finds out the hard way that the killer is alive and well, when he tries to give Martin some impromptu heart surgery in a crowded airport. 

Printing History

Tower Publications, Inc
Tower Books
ISBN 505-51565

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Budapest Run by Jack Canon

A gorgeous scientist with top-secret talents becomes a walking time bomb.
And only Nick Carter "Killmaster" can rescue her!

Unknown Cover Artist
Nick Carter Killmaster #183

A beautiful model vanishes on the eve of her international debut and Nick carter receives orders to track her down. A routine assignment turns into a desperate search when Nick learns that the model's sister is a high-level scientist, and an international ring of terrorist would love to get their dirty hands on her. But what looks like a simple kidnapping is actually a deadly scheme that could imperil the future of the free world!

Printing History
Written by Jack Canon

Berkley Publishing Group
Charter Books
ISBN 441 08374
December 1983