Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Keep It Up, Rod by Troy Conway

Was Counter-spy 
Rod Damon, The Coxman, 
big enough to compete with the Abominable snowman?

Coxman #8
The Coxman makes it on the back of a yak
into the dangerous interior of Red held Tibet to help a band of rebels overthrow their Chinese masters. Terrorizing the country is the Abominable Snowman. It is a monster the Reds use to frighten the natives into obedience? Rod thinks so and has to prove it. Somehow Rod must find this creature, expose it as a hoax and destroy it. But first he has to win the natives' confidence. He does it by teaching them his exotic Western sex techniques and by rescuing their most beautiful girls from slavery to a stag film producer. Is this a way to run an intelligence operation? You're damn right it is, if your the Coxman!

Printing History
Written by Michael Avallone (1924-1999)

Coronet Communications, Inc.
Paperback Library, Inc.

1st Printing October 1968
2nd Printing April 1970
3rd Printing August 1972

4th Printing  June 1973

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Negative In Blue by Carter Brown

Stand-In For Death

Horwitz Edition
Lindy Carter, the matinee idol, was a blonde bombshell who was big on the bottle and down on her luck. But when she screamed to Rick Holman for help, it was his own luck that run out. Rick's luscious lush introduced him to a way out cast of characters. A pair of dangerous hoods, a maladjusted millionaire, a double crossing director, a bevy of beautiful broads, and a real deadpan corpse. It was up to Rick to find out who was playing killer before somebody wrote him out of the script for good...!

Signet Edition

Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)

Horwitz Group Books Pty Limited
Horwitz Publications
Scripts Publications
Numbered Series #176 (1975)

New American Library
Signet Books
ISBN 451 Q6220
December 1974

Originally posted on September 14, 2011

Monday, January 28, 2013

South of the Bordello by Rod Gray

Gorgeous girls in mortal combat
Torture by aphrodisiac
Eve Drum survives life in a Tijuana brothel
In this sexy romp

Oh Oh Sex Does Her Thing
Eve Drum goes down to Mexico to infiltrate the weirdest bunch of drug taking terrorists ever bribed by Red Chinese gold. Know as the Walking Dead, and led by a sinister, sex crazed Cuban, El Aparecido, their aim is to change Uncle Sam's image from world leader to dirty old man. Eve's assignment is to stop them any way she can. Oh Oh Sex gets the job done in her own inimitable way. The Wold's Sexist Spy was never in better form, and what a form she has. As this merry, murderous caper races from Tijuana brothels to the final showdown in the Zombie HQ. This one has everything, gorgeous girls in mortal combat, torture by aphrodisiacs, human sacrifices, and supernatural horror. As usual, Eve handles everything that comes along, and man, what a way to go.

Printing History
written by Gardner F Fox (1911-1986)

United States Edition
First Series
The Lady From L.U.S.T. #8
Tower 44-171 (1969) 

Second Series
The Lady From L.U.S.T. #5
Belmont Tower 50582 (1973)

Australian Edition
The Lady From L.U.S.T. #6

Horwitz Publications Inc

Scripts Publications 
Pocket Book Series #36
ISBN 7252 0391

Printed in Hong Kong by Peninsula Press LTD

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Crack Shot by Glen Chase

Cherry had to stop a gang war.
She did it with a body block.

Deadlier Than The Male
Two underworld groups were battling for control of the billion dollar porn movie industry. Cherry's assignment was to put both of them out of business, so the curvy, red-haired special agent lost no time using her delightful and deadly skills to finish off the bad guys one by one.

Printing History
written by Gardner F Fox (1911-1986)

Cherry Delight #5
Nordon Publications, Inc
Leisure Books
LB125ZK (1973)
LB400ZK (1976)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Blood Ultimatum by Ron Felber

Agent N3 on a deadly hunt for stolen plutonium!
George Gross Cover

Killmaster #212
The blast that shattered the Comanche Point power station left fourteen dead. A band of terrorists had outwitted the most sophisticated security. And stolen enough plutonium to blow up New York, London, and Tel Aviv. The FBI and the NRC hushed things up, but a killer is still on the loose. With an atomic bomb had his disposal. It's up to Nick Carter to stalk the fanatic through the back alleys of La Paz and the mountains of Bolivia. The Killmaster dances with doom in a race against time. Where the stakes are staggering and the chances for survival are not exactly high.....

Printing History
Written by Ron Felber

Berkley Publishing Group
Charter Books
Published by arrangement with The Conde Nast Publications, Inc.
ISBN 441 57281
April 1986

Ron Felber wrote a variation of this title (The Indian Point Conspiracy) around the time Award Books folded in early 1977. He changed Nick Carter to Mark Daimon (also N3 to S.C.I.) and peddled The Indian Point Conspiracy to Manor Books.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Partisan Patrol by Jim Kent

Col Cameron Cover

The five Aussie soldiers, 
cut off in enemy territory, 
set a daring trap to destroy 
the advancing Nazi convoy.

Only the hardiest survived the scourge of the swastika. and only a handful had the guts to risk their lives as partisan marauders after the rout of the Allies. Now, with arrival of the Aussie diggers, the group of partisans waited.

Waited to see if
the Nazis would
be trapped by the
daring plan.

Printing History
Written by Jim Kent

Horwitz Publications Inc. Pty. LTD
Commando/War Series #33 (1966)
Jim Kent Series #1

Monday, January 21, 2013

Operation Drumfire by Dan J Marlowe

Operation Drumfire

The minute Drake saw Karl Erikson coming towards him, he smelt trouble. Every time special agent Erikson had a job too dirty and dangerous for one of Uncle Sam's bona fide undercover men, he just naturally thought of Drake. Drake couldn't afford to say no to Uncle Sam. His past was all to present, in Erikson's files. This time though, Drake almost did say no. Because Uncle Sam wanted Hazel, too. And Drake preferred his women alive.

Printing History
Written by Dan J Marlowe (1917-1987)

copyright 1972
Hoddor Fawcett Ltd
Coronet Books
1972, 1973,1973
ISBN 340 16467

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Libyan Contract by Don Smith

Secret Mission Series #17

The Libyan Contract is about an assassination and his target. And the man who has to stop a cold-blooded political murder that could plunge America into war. A killer is a professional, highly trained, the best that half-a-million dollar can buy. The hunter is also a professional, a CIA agent named Phil Sherman, assigned to save the life of a fanatical dictator who deserved to die.

Printing History
Written by Don Smith

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Universal-Award House Inc
Award Books
AN1371 (1974)

Whomever manufactured this title done a horrible job. The book is not square.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

And The Undead Sing by Carter Brown

The Hit Parade

Mavis Seidlitz, blonde bombshell and detective extraordinaire, thought pretending to be Sophie Ventura, biggest singing sensation on the charts, would be a breeze. Especially when her fee was full partnership in a detective agency. But Sophie was popular with some of the deadliest weirdos, and after being kidnapped and rekidnapped, threatened, tattooed, and molested, Mavis decided being a superstar was not her dish. Even swinging with the rock group The Undead could not tempt her once she'd tangled with a creep like "The Zombie." Mavis wanted out. But was it already too late? Had she really become gangland's #1 target in their private "hit" parade?

Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)

New American Library
Signet Books
ISBN 451 T5864
April 1974

Mavis Seidlitz's last appearance. 
This title never appeared in Australia.

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Model Body by Richard Reinsmith

To Protect Her Beautiful Body,
He Had To Risk His Own

Bodyguard Ray Martin has a magnetic personality that often attracts maniacs. In this case, his client is a famous model, a nymphomaniac pursued by a maniac of the homicidal sort. Ray has his hands full in more ways than one as his beautiful client keeps trying to tumble him into bed, and the would-be killer won't stop until he tumbles then both into the grave!

Printing History
written Richard Reinsmith

copyright 1984
Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc
Leisure Books
ISBN 8439 2087
June 1984

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Silverfinger by Glen Chase

The deadliest don in the mafia gets a taste of Cherry, the sexiest crime fighter in the world.

Cherry Breaks The Back Of The Mafia
Cherry Delight is good at what she does. No boasting, just the fact. With a revolver or automatic, she can put six out of six in a bulls-eye, or a body. Her hair is a natural red, hence the name Cherry, and a Delight is what she is to people  she likes, or those she wants to destroy. Mostly she wants to destroy the Mafia, and that is why she is the top agent for N.Y.M.P.H.O. (New York Prosecution and Harassment Organization). She loves sex and hates the Mob. She can break the backs of old guys or break the hearts of young guys, usually with a bullet. She can speak six languages and kill without saying a word. This time she is off to southern Italy to go after the Mob's top executive. Silverfinger is his name and cruelty is his game. But two can play that game. And they don't call her Champ for nothing.

Printing History
written by Gardner F Fox (1911-1986)

Cherry Delight #3
Nordon Publications, Inc
Leisure Books
copyright 1972
LB116ZK (1973)

Horwitz Publications Inc
Scripts Publications
Adults Only Series #121 (1974)
ISBN 7252 0309
Printed by Peninsula Press
Hong Kong

Monday, January 14, 2013

Dead Fall by Philip Kirk

Butler #8
Dead Fall

Butler's Assignment: The Impossible
Butler was the Institute's most reliable agent. But when his first contact plummeted to a hard death on a concrete sidewalk, he knew the only way he would get information would be to join forces with the Mafia itself. then two beautiful women fell for Butler and his mission took a different kind of tumble.

Printing History
Written by by Barbara Anson

Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc
copyright 1982
Leisure Books
(June 1983)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Five & Dime Murders by Richard Reinsmith

During the war he was paid to kill,
now he did it for pleasure

He fought the urge to kill and lost!

For Warren Pollinger the war had been a nightmare, and he has spent some of it as a combat fatigue patient. Following the war, he tried to pick up the pieces and live his life. Now, on the surface, he appeared to be a devoted husband and a well-respected member of his community. But inside, he was been torn apart by the past and the present. The horrors of the war often came back to haunt him driving him to the brink of insanity. But when these spells subside, something else plagued him. The urge to kill. He fought this urge until the battle was lost. He found it very easy to murder his wife's lover. Soon Pollinger was the helpless victim of his own warped logic. When he was asked to kill, he did!

Printing History
Written by Richard Reinsmith

Tower Publications, Inc
Tower Books
ISBN 505 51604

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Mercenary Mountain by Dennis Lynds

Agent N3 battles the 5000 deadliest killers in the world!

George Gross Cover
Killmaster #211
Operation: Black Mamba
What was it? 
And why was Nick Carter the target?

The situation: Financial aid and donations of food were not reaching destinations in Africa. And there were rumors of an elite mercenary force based in Zaire who would work for anyone who paid high enough, attack anyone and anything. And they had been recently hired for an attack so deadly that it could destroy American security in the Third World.....

Print History
Written by Dennis Lynds

Berkley Publishing Group
Charter Books
Published by arrangement with The Conde Nast Publications, Inc.
ISBN 441 52510
March 1986

Friday, January 11, 2013

Come One, Come All by Troy Conway

Coxeman #6

Will adventurer Rod Damon, the Coxeman, make the all girl Olympic team?

Counterspy Rod Damon must rise to the challenge of an Olympic love in

The great Rod Damon, champion sex athlete, must protect America's honor and security when the Red Bloc introduces the world's most popular indoor sport as an Olympic event. For what sinister purpose the Communists scheduled the games?What is the secret of the Red star's incredible stamina? Will America have the chance to pursude the Red team of lovers, many of whom are brilliant scientists and scholars, to defect to the West? Questions. Questions. But only Rod Damon has what it takes to get the answers. How? By probing the mystery of the beautiful women provided to test the athletes' powers. Danger? Intrigue? Fun? Just wait until you see some of the tight squeezes Rod gets into!

Printing History
Written by Michael Avallone (1924-1999)

Coronet Communications, Inc.
Paperback Library, Inc.

1st Printing August 1968
2nd Printing November 1969

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hunter And The Ikon by Eric Sauter

Hunter's back for a lethal lesson in Russian art from connoisseurs in the murder trade.

Hot Ikon
Cold Murder

The snowy January howling across Hunter's private island in the Delaware River was as frigid as a Russian night. Hunter was keeping warm with a lovely lady lawyer in his arms, but a case blowing out of Moscow was about to dump ice-cold murder right in his lap. Someone was stealing priceless Russian ikon from American churches, Hunter doesn't know much about religious art, but he was starting to see a nasty picture. A beautiful thief with a love of foreign affairs. An exiled Russian writer with a dark and deadly soul. A millionaire with an open checkbook and a loaded gun. Hunter was definitely painting himself into a bad scene. And it was going to take a stroke of real finesse to survive a killer cult and the KGB.

Printing History
Written by Eric Sauter

The Hearst Corporation
Avon Books
ISBN 380-86546
February 1984

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Dirty Money by Milton Bass

Root of Evil

Benny Freedman liked having six million bucks in the bank. But there was one hitch. The Mafia claimed it was theirs, and were willing to write out their claim in Benny's blood. Which left Benny in the clutches of some very cool killers, while an overheated lady of the family decided that Benny could also be used to make her sexual fantasies come true. Benny Freedman had six million dollars worth of tsouris, and his life wasn't worth two cents.........

Printing History
Written by Milton Bass (1923-)

New American Library
Signet Books
ISBN 451-14480
September 1986

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Iron Maiden by Carter Brown

Hold That Corpse

US Edition
Larry Baker was sure he was dreaming, and he didn't want to wake up. An English castle full of willing maidens, a big fat advance, and all expenses paid. All he had to do was write a grade B movie script, starring Desiree Dawn, the lord of the manor's luscious wife, and using the ancestral home as his setting. Larry was on Easy Street, and enjoying every minute of it until things got out of hand. His script started writing itself, but Larry didn't like the way the plot was going. First the family ghost was seen walking the dungeons. Then Larry found himself chasing missing bodies and falling into secret passages. His dream job was now a nightmare, and Larry wanted to write the movie off as a total loss. It was either that or let someone else finish the story with a big bang that had "the end" of Larry Baker written all over it......

Horwitz Edition
Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)

Horwitz Publications 
Horwitz Group Books Pty. Limited
(Hong Kong Branch)
Numbered Series #178
ISBN 7255 291

New American Library
Signet Books
ISBN 451 Y6425
April 1975

Larry Baker's last appearance. 

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Berlin Target by Jack Canon

 Agent N3 plunges into the bulls-eye of professional killer!

George Gross Cover
 Killmaster #210
The Target: Stephan Conway, an American, founder of Protec International, the government's chief supplier of missile guidance systems. At first, Conway was the victim of blackmail. But then he was marked for murder. Nick Carter was at hand in Berlin when Conway's wife was killed by a cyanide-tipped bullet. It looked like a failed assassination attempt. But Nick knew the plot was more complicated than it appeared. Experience had taught him one important thing, a professional never misses...........

Print History
Written by Jack Canon

Berkley Publishing Group
Charter Books
Published by arrangement with The Conde Nast Publications, Inc.
ISBN 441 05386
February 1986

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Tong In Cheek by Glen Chase

Where the Mafia goes the world's sexiest crime fighter follows, even China! 
And when Cherry shoots, they die happy.

Cherry Delight #2

One From Column A!
One From Column B!
Cherry Delight, the girl from N.Y.M.P.H.O. (New York Mafia Prosecution And Harassment Organization) concocts a Chinese menu uniquely her own. Mix a lovely, red-headed sex pot with an arsenal of deadly weapons. Stir the three members of the Mafia who try to hide in China. And like any good Chinese meal, you'll be hungry for more right after you've finished.

The Girl From N.Y.M.P.H.O. loves sex and hates the Mafia.

Printing History
written by Gardner F Fox (1911-1986)

Cherry Delight #2
Nordon Publications, Inc
Leisure Books
copyright 1972
LB112ZK (1973)

Horwitz Publications Inc
Scripts Publications
Adults Only Series #113 (1974)
ISBN 7252 0236
Printed by Peninsula Press
Hong Kong

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Deadline For Murder by Valerie Frankel

She's a hard-boiled P.I. staling a soft-core killer!

Wanda's a clotheshorse,
a flirt, nobody's fool, 
and the slickest private eye on New York's mean streets!

Wanda Mallory, P.I., is a tough-talking chain-smoking, funky-chic owner of the Do It Right Detective Agency in Times Square, New York City. Wanda's heart belongs to "Mama" her pearl handled .22 and to her cat Otis. But she's always ready for a good time, and a good cause. Like finding out who strangled her friend and former employer Belle Beatrice, the bitchy, gorgeous publisher of the women's soft-porn magazine Midnight. According to Belle's prophetic will, Wanda has a week to catch the killer. With half a million dollars for motivation if she meets the deadline. From trendy Soho restaurants to the gritty bars of Times Square where Belle's Swedish stud fiance finds consolation. Wanda and her photographer-sidekick Alex Beaudine heat up the city, looking for an X-rated murderer who's leaving hare-core clues. Clues such as obscene black balloons and erotic poems that are terrorizing the staff at Midnight. Wanda and Alex are one step ahead of the police in a race for time and money, to catch a killer before he strikes again!

Wanda Mallory Mystery #1

Printing History
Written by Valerie Frankel

Simon & Shuster, Inc
Pocket Books
ISBN 671 73021
February 1991