Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The March Hare Murders by E.X. Ferrars

The Murderer Shot Twice

The Case Was Too Simple
Afterwards it was easy to see how it had happened. Someone had fired through the open doorway. One shot had caught Mark Verinder between the eyes. The other had hit Deidre Masson and though she, too looked dead, she wasn't. And the testimony was clear enough, up to a point. Motive, time, the right gun. Everything seemingly was explained until Inspector Upjohn remembered the March Hare and the Mad Hatter, and that gave him the true solution.

Printing History
Written by Morna Doris McTaggart (1907-1995)

Collins Crime Club
September 1949 

Doubleday & Company
October 1949

Pocket Books
October and November 1950

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Stripper, You're Stuck by Carter Brown

She was a doll brain who thought she could heist a fortune in moola and mayhem:
Get wise baby, this game has no encores....

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

Novelette Series 
"Lovely" Mysteries

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Fit To Kill by Brett Halliday

Mike Shayne
The Suave Private Eye With Deadly Cool
Tackles A Treacherous Case Of Sudden Death
Intrigue And Pulse Pounding Mystery

Robert McGinnis Cover

Contraband Blonde
She was a foxy, fair haired American in distress whom Tim Rourke had chivalrously smuggled into the states. She was also hot copy for an underground revolution story Tim had been working on in Central America, and he wanted an exclusive, in all areas. Mike Shayne had no intention of cutting in on his friend's private territory. But when Rourke was kidnapped, the blonde disappeared and a bug eyed killer began spilling blood, and mike knew it was time to step from the sidelines, only once he did, he became the perfect target for murder.
Printing History
Written by Robert Terrell

Dell Publishing Company

January 1959

February 1966
May 1976

Bonus Cover

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Saint And Mr. Teal by Leslie Charteris

The Saint Outwits Scotland Yard

The Saint vs Scotland Yard
Trapped by murderers, thieves, and vice lords on one side and Scotland Yard on the other, the Saint battles his way out of a tight corner.

Contains three novellas
The Gold Standard
The Man from St. Louis
The Death Penalty

Printing History
Written by Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin (1907-1993)
Hodder and Stoughton (UK)
January 1933 

Doubleday& Company (USA)
May 1933

Avon Books

Original title was Once More For The Saint

Friday, November 3, 2017

Perfumed Poison by Carter Brown

Soft light and sweet music....
Sweet music and black lace...
Black lace and blackmail......
Blackmail and.......................

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

Transport Publishing Company
for and on behalf of Horwitz Publications

Novelette Series

Collectors' Series No 13 
w/ Murder She Says and Sin-Sation Sadie

Second Collector’s Series Vol 2 #9
w/Shamus Your Slip Is Showing
June 1960