Saturday, March 30, 2013

Tunnel For Traitors by Jack Canon

N3 breaks through the Berlin Wall to destroy a devastating new weapon!

George Gross Cover

Nick Carter Killmaster #214

The Soviets have perfected a new military device.

The weapon: A low-level particle beam laser gun.

 The target: American communication and military intelligence satellites.

The solution: An American tunnel beneath the Berlin Wall which taps into a terminus of telephone cables serving both East German and Soviet headquarters. If the tunnel lasts only a month, it will be a brilliant espionage coup.

But a security leak has been uncovered in West German Intelligence. A mole, an informant and he must be stopped. Enter Agent N3 Nick Carter....The Killmaster.

Print History
Written by Jack Canon

Berkley Publishing Group
Charter Books
Published by arrangement with The Conde Nast Publications, Inc.
ISBN 441 57283
June 1986

Friday, March 29, 2013

Death Defies The Doctor by Denis Muir

Green Dragon Presents

Printing History
Written by Denis Muir

1943 by Denis Muir
1944 by Phoenix Press (Hardcover)
1945 by Green Dragon Books #19

Published by William H Wise & Co

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Broad Jump by Glen Chase

With Cold Toes On Her Back
Or A Gun In Her Belly, 
You Ought A See That Broad Jump!

Tea & Strumpets
Cherry Delight take a broad jump across the Atlantic in pursuit of a Mafia capo whose contract on life has been cancelled by his rivals. In London, the super agent from N.Y.M.P.H.O. (New York Mafia Prosecution and Harassment Organization) tails the fleeing gangster to a house of ill-repute. Following the English custom everybody had tea and strumpets, but before he'd agree to spill the Mob's secrets, Cherry had to take him in hand personally. Just as things were coming along nicely, they were interrupted by a couple of hit men. And if there's one things that makes Cherry tart, it's three king-sized mobsters in a queen-size bed!

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

Cherry Delight #11
Nordon Publications, Inc
Leisure Books
LB165ZK (March 1974)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ride The Roller Coaster by Carter Brown

Rick Holman is on a wild trip through the world of pushers, 
call girls, and rock stars, where the payoff is money, sex, or 

Signet Photo Cover
Murder Marathon
Samantha Pike was queen of the rocking ballad, the kind of rare beauty who instantly reduced a man to a mass of quivering desire. So it had to Rick Holman's lucky day when Samantha's manager came battering down his door, screaming for help. Or was it? Samantha had spent a real 'lost weekend' and between call girls calling, gangsters threatening, crooked contracts, wild parties, and a cool corpse pointing its frozen finger straight at her, she was ready to be locked up. Maybe it wouldn't have been so bad if she could have remembered any of it. And that's what Rick had to do, find Samantha's memory or track down the days she'd lost. Because if he didn't, Samantha would be crooning her last tune, and Rick probably wouldn't even be around long enough to hear it.....!

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

copyright 1975 by
Horwitz  Group Books Pty Ltd
Hong Kong B.C.C.

New American Library
Signet Books
in association with Horwitz Publications
ISBN 451 Y6804
December 1975

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

Monday, March 25, 2013

Death Is My Lover by Stuart Brock

Death Is My Lover

Rourke peered into the lighted hall, and the sound came again. Louder this time, rising to a crescendo and breaking suddenly into nothingness. He was motionless for only an instant. The last shreds of sound still hung on the air as he raced up the stairs, taking them two at a time. Somewhere above Maudie had called his name. She careened into the hall as he reached the top, bursting through the door of a lighted bedroom. She fell against him and her face worked grotesquely. She began to sob and clung to Rourke with sudden fierceness. "In there," she gasped. She buried her face against his shoulder, her body shaking. After a moment she lifted her head. "She's dead," Maudie whispered dully.

Printing History
Written by Louis Trimble (1917-1988)

Peter Haddock Ltd
Bridlington, England
No Date

Produced in Israel by
Bridbooks Publishers

Originally published by
M. S. Mill Company.

Readers Choice Library

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Kill Her With Love by Rod Gray

While Eve Drum Is Ringing Out The Old Year
Murder Rings In The New

New Year's Eve
The fiancee of Peter Perrault, the fabulously wealthy Prince of Porn, is found dead under mysterious circumstances. When his second intended is murdered on New Year's Eve, the Lady from L.U.S.T. steps into high gear. Agent Oh Oh Sex, the sexiest spy in the business becomes the sexiest Mink at Perrault's Satyriasis clubs. Eve's adventures bring her into the bed of Perrault and eventually into the arms of the ruthless killer himself.

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

The New Lady From L.U.S.T.
Tower Publications, Inc
Belmont Tower Books
BT 50858 CDC

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Death Stalk In Spain by Don Smith

A High-Voltage Thriller That Has Everything

 A Nazi U-Boat with a killer torpedo,
a secret cargo of stolen gold,
the CIA on a vengeance mission!

On a dark night during the last bloody months of World War II, a Nazi U-boat torpedoed an enemy ship, killing all those aboard. Only a small, select group knew that the cargo ship secretly carried ten tons of gold. When it sank, a fortune was hidden beneath the waves. Decades after World War II ended, the men came to collect the gold. The first victim of the hunt was a U.S. Navy officer named Taylor. Spanish fisherman found his bloated body in the sea. If Taylor had merely drowned, the CIA might never have taken notice. But there was a neat bullet hole to show otherwise. So Phil Sherman was put on the job. To hunt down Taylor's killer, and anyone else who might be involved.

Printing History
Written by Don Smith

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Universal-Award House Inc
Award Books
First Printing AN 1040 (November 1972)
Second Printing AN 1040 ( September 1974)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Cyclops Conspiracy by Dennis Lynds

Agent N3 in the crossfire of a military takeover!

George Gross Cover
 Nick Carter Killmaster #213
A savage military takeover is threatening the small African nation of Togo. Inside connections say it's the dirty work of the KGB. AXE intelligence says it's a job for Nick Carter. En route to the African coast, Nick is not alone as armed troops are poised on the Togo frontier. Are the Soviets actually involved? Washington thinks not. But temperatures are rising, the military is reaching the boiling point and Nick Carter is in for a few deadly surprises....

Print History
Written by Dennis Lynds (1924-2005)

Berkley Publishing Group
Charter Books
Published by arrangement with The Conde Nast Publications, Inc.
ISBN 441 57282
May 1986

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Made In Japan by Glen Chase

The Tokyo Mob thought they could get 
rid of Cherry Delight. That was the 
biggest mistake they ever.............

Cherry Invades Tokyo's Red Light District And Gets....

Wind Up This Doll She'll Kill You
Organized crime was stinking up the land of cherry blossoms so your girl Cherry Delight was sent to Japan to squash the bad guys. in no time at all  they were more concerned with saving their necks than saving face because Cherry isn't just any special crimefighter. She's a real doll, but she'll kill you if you get her wound up. Out there in Tokyo the oriental goons took their best shots at her, but it didn't do them any good. Before Cherry got through with them their whole organization dissolved like rice paper in a rainstorm.

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

Cherry Delight #10
Nordon Publications, Inc
Leisure Books
LB157ZK (Febuary1974)
LB 423ZK (1976)

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Three Stooges Collection Volume Two

The Three Stooges Collection 
Volume Two

Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Curly Howard

24 Digitally Remastered Shorts
Presented in Their
Original Release Order

Grips, Grunts and Groans
Dizzy Doctors
Three Dumb Clucks
Back to the Woods
Goots and Saddles
Cash and Carry
Playing the Ponies
The Sitter-Downers

Termites of 1938
Wee Wee Monsieur
Tassels in the Air
Healthy, Wealth and Dumb
Violent is the Word for Curly
Three Missing Links
Mutts to You
Flat Foot Stooges

Three Little Sew and Sews
We Want Your Mummy
A Ducking They Did Go
Yes, We Have No Bonanza
Saved By the Belle
Calling All Curs
Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise
Three Sappy People

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sans violes by Carter Brown

French Edition of The Bump And Grind Murders

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

La Poche Noire
Editions Gallimard
July 1968
32 4048

The original post from September 18, 2011
 The Bump and Grind Murders

Friday, March 15, 2013

I'd Rather Fight Than Swish by Troy Conway

Coxeman #15

Adventurer Rod Damon 
The Coxeman 
Sets out to save the free world

The Coxeman finds himself in a new posistion the leader of a team of young men and women  from his League for Sexual Dynamics whose mission is to discover how and why masses of enemy agents are infiltrating America.Despite the team's brains, brawn and erotic skills, they fail. One by one they are killed off in the most violent and sadist ways. Rod realizes that the enemy knows too much too soon. But who? And  how can Rod uncover the traitor before America is overrun by spies? Rod lays his plan accordingly and discover that rescuing victory from the jaws of defeat all depends on how you snatch it!

Coxeman #15
Printing History
Written by Michael Avallone (1924-1999)

Coronet Communications, Inc.
Paperback Library, Inc.
1st Printing  September 1969
2nd Printing March 1971

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Shakedown by Paul Malone

In the DEA, 
Sudden Death is the Price of Failure

Jack Fowler puts the squeeze on the streets and picks up the first link in a heavy new cocaine network. Unable to secure solid evidence to make the stateside connection stick, Fowler follows the thin white line to Jamaica's tourist paradise. Posing as a dealer, he links up with the ranking supplier and his army of cutthroats. But the mission explodes in his face when his cover is blown, and he becomes that cartel's "most wanted." Alone in a jungle of cops on the take, Fowler is doing a slow burn in the deadly heat of enemy fire.

Printing History
Written by Mike Newton

Agents #3
Worldwide Library
Gold Eagle Books
ISBN 373-63803
January 1992

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Woman Detective by Kathleen Gregory Klein

Gender & Genre

Kathleen Gregory Klein traces female paid, professional private investigators in British, Canadian, and American novels, revealing that the detective novel is both a reflection of and potential barrier to social change for women.

Printing History
Written by Kathleen Gregory Klein (1946-)

Illini Books Edition 1995
University of Illinois Press
copyright 1988
Second Edition

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Midas Kill by Philip Kirk

A Touch Of Alchemy

A process to turn base metal into gold? Ridiculous, or is it? A brilliant scientist, formerly on the Institute's staff, has come up with an invention that seems to be capable of doing just that. And naturally, Hydra is in on the ground floor, with a scheme that will destroy economy of the entire world. Once again, it's Butler to the rescue, as he sets out to prove that all that glitters.......

Butler #12
Printing History
Written by by Leonard Levinson

Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc
Leisure Books
(July 1984)

Monday, March 11, 2013

The 13th Spy (French Edition) by Valerie Moolman

Le 13eme Espion
by Valerie Moolman

Comic from France

Cover by M. Gourdon
 Printing History
Written by Valerie Moolman

Presses De La Cite (Paris)
Artima #4

Original post from October 2010
The 13th Spy by Valerie Moolman

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Crime Fiction 1800-2000 by Stephen Knight


Printing History
Written by Stephen Knight

Palgrave McMillan
ISBN 333 79179

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Target For Tonight by Rod Gray

Eve Drum
Agent Oh Oh Sex
Is called into find 
the killer of America's 
most powerful pornographers

Dirty Death
The Abrxas brothers, the four men who control all the smut in the country, are being mysteriously stilettoed. One is done on on a drying out dude ranch. Another is disposed of on the desert outside of Las Vegas. And the third is dispatched in Disneyland. Is the fourth brother, handsome, virile Xenos, the killer or the next victim? Eve Drum The Lady From LUST is called in to see what's behind the killings. As usual she solves the case, but not before she gives her all for her country.

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

The New Lady From L.U.S.T.

Belmont Tower Books
Tower Publications, Inc.
ISBN 505 50805 CDC


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Busted Wheeler by Carter Brown

Homicide and broads were Al's bag.
This case had plenty of both!

Cop on the skids
Al Wheeler had a reputation s a tough cop who always got his man, dead or alive. Then suddenly one day he found himself accused of rape, assault and battery, and kicked off the force. 

Who had framed him, and why?
Wheeler's search for the answers led him straight to a beautiful brunette, a luscious blonde, and the most dangerous assignment he had ever known.

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

Horwitz Publications
Horwitz Group Books Pty Limited
Bucks Books
Published in Hong Kong 1979

Tower Publications Inc
Belmont Tower Books
ISBN 505-51414

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Jersey Bounce by Glen Chase

 The Mafia had a contract on Cherry but she hit them first.

Mafia Manhandler
Cherry went to the New Jersey shore but instead of swimming she found herself up to her pretty neck in a savage power plan between an ailing Godfather and a rebel Mafia thug who swore to leave bodies all over the place. Working with a handsome cop named Rusty, N.Y.M.P.H.O.'s top agent goes topless as a waitress in a Mob nightclub, and after that the Jersey Mafia doesn't have a chance. Coming on like gangbusters, she hits the wise guys with everything she's got. Bombs, bullets, and her fantastic body.

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

Cherry Delight #9
Nordon Publications, Inc
Leisure Books
LB151ZK (1974)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Encyclopedia of Pulp Fiction Writers by Lee Server

The essential guide to more than 200 pulp pioneers and mass-market masters

Cover by Semadar Megged
Edgar Rice Burroughs and Jacqueline Susann. Raymond Chandler and V.C. Andrews. Ian Fleming and Mario Puzo. Over the past 100 years, such writers have developed the genre of popular, or pulp fiction. From the early dime novels to contemporary mass-market paperbacks, pulp fiction has become a vital part of popular culture. Covering the spectrum of pop literature's greatest entertainers and artists, the multimillion best sellers and brand name authors, the inventors of modern genres (westerns, science fiction, romance, horror, private detectives, and erotica). Modern masters as well as overlooked fictioneers. 

  • Hal Ellison: King of paperbacks portraying juvenile delinquency
  • Rafael Sabatini: Swashbuckling specialist
  • Jim Thompson: Master of Noir
  • Gaston Leroux: Forgotten author of the original Phantom of the Opera 
  • Don Pendleton: Groundbreaking author of the Mafia battling Executioner
  • Leigh Brackett. The woman behind interplanetary adventure tales.
  • Carter Brown: The prolific works of Australian author Alan Geoffrey Yates
Printing History
by Lee Server 

Checkmark Books
imprint of Facts On File
ISBN 8160 4578

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Treason Game (French Edition) by Joseph L Gilmore

Gerard De Villiers

Nick Carter 

Haute trahison

Cover by Loris
Printing History
written by Joseph L Gilmore (1929-2005)

 Presses de la Cite
Montrouge France
ISBN 2 258 01141
January 1983

You can read the original post here from January 2012.
The Treason Game by Joseph L Gilmore 

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Big Book of Noir by Ed Gorman, Lee Server, and Martin H Greenberg

The Big Book of Noir

Printing History
Edited by 
Ed Gorman (1941-)
Lee Server
Martin H. Greenberg (1941-2011)

Carroll & Graff Publishers, Inc
Distributed by Publishers Group West
ISBN 7867 0574