Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Double Trouble

Two mystery titles with the same title by different authors

The Mistress
by H.C. Branner

Cover  by Robert Maguire
  A day in the life of three people.  A beautiful woman and the two men who are rivals for her affections. They're forced to face the truth of their relationships with one another as well as with a man for whose death each feels responsible. Suzanne cannot forget her love for the dead riding master whose tragic, fatal accident she witnessed. Clement, the gentle doctor who worships her, has his own guilty memories about the dead man, whom he betrayed. Herman, the new owner of the riding academy, so desires Suzanne that in a frenzied moment alone with her he reveals his secret hatred of the dead riding master that has poisoned his life

Printing History
Written by H. C. Banner

New American Library
Signet Books
1056 (1953)

The Mistress
by Carter Brown 

She's a stripper stacked for love at a gambling joint where the odds are stacked for murder

It was a plush Las Vegas gambling joint with dice tables at the rear and a well stacked stripper out front. The stripper's name was Gabrielle and she played taps for three corpses. When Al Wheeler came to the scene he figured he hit it lucky. Because there was nothing he enjoyed more than a murder case that gave him a chance to get down to facts. Bare facts that is. Free wheeling Al Wheeler, the unorthodox cop. matched wits with a stripper and the syndicate. The stakes are high as he bets his life that he can beat a killer at the game of murder.

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

Horwitz Editions
Numbered Series #73 1958
Long Story Magazine #1 July 1959
International Edition #4 1961
International Edition #61 1969

Signet Editions
US and Canada
1st (1594) February 1959
2nd (1594) March 1959 Canada
3rd (D2996) 1966

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