Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Vulture Is A Patient Bird by James Hadley Chase

Safari To Slaughter 

Cover by Beverly LeBarrow
  A brilliant but sadistic safe breaker
A beautiful professional seductress
An expert young white hunter
And an ace pilot with a shady past

This was the team undercover operator Armo Shalik assembled to steal the priceless Borgia ring from millionaire Max Kahlenberg's closely guarded fortress in the remote and deadly African bush. But Kahlenberg found out they were coming, and the gang's expedition turned into a strictly one way slaughter. 

Printing History
René Lodge Brabazon Raymond (1906-1985)

Robert Hale 1969

Granada Publishing
ISBN 586 03540 
copyright 1970

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Shankill Road Contract by Philip Atlee

Joe Gall Challenges A Bizarre Killer in Ireland

Gall’s assignment is to stop an assassin who was suspected of 50+ brutal eliminations in the political strife of Northern Ireland and was rumored to be upping the ante by killing a major official in the British government.  The assassin is an American. Worse, he is the son of a member of the U.S. Cabinet.

Printing History
Written by James Atlee Phillips (1915-1991)

Fawcett Gold Medal Books

Monday, November 2, 2015

Drum Beat:Madrid by Stephen Marlowe

In the city notorious for mystery and intrigue, 
Chester Drum tangles with a pair of flaming 
senoritas who have murder in their hearts.

Chester Drum accompanies a sometimes friend to Spain where the man was planning to get married. The fact that the man was Axel Spade, wanted in many countries including Spain just made it more interesting. And the fact that they learn about twenty million dollars in missing Spanish gold.

Printing History 
Written by Milton Lesser (1928-2008)

Fawcet Gold Medal