Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Red Guard (Dutch Edition) by Manning Lee Stokes

De Rode Wacht

Dutch Edition of The Red Guard

Printing History
Written by Manny Lee Stokes (1911-1976)

Born NV
Nick Carter #34
D 175
ISBN 90 283 0299

Monday, January 22, 2018

Amazing Stories November 1946

Cover Art by Arnold Kohn


The Return Of The Sathanas
by Richard S Shaver (1907-1975) and Bob McKenna

Haunted Metropolis 
by Chester S Geier (1921-1990)

The Secret Of Lord Fennel
by Frank G Heiner

The Man Who Went Nowhere
by John de Courcy and Dorothy de Courcy

Side Street 
by Leroy Yerxa (1915-1946)

Atala Rim 
by J. S. Harrison

Command Performance
by Berkeley Livingston (1909-1975)

Printing History
Published by 
Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, November 1946
Volume 20 No 8

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Sob Sister Cries Murder by Carter Brown

Her Story Scared 
A Gangster's Moll 
Right Into 
The Killer's Arms.....

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

Transport Publishing Co
Horwitz Publications, Inc

Unnumbered Series

Second Collectors' Series
w/Maid For Murder
Volume  1  #6

Reprinted by Demand Series #27
September 1960

Bonus Covers

Bernard Backburn Cover

Monday, January 15, 2018

Have A Change Of Scene by James Hadley Chase

Have A Change Of Scene

It isn't often a diamond expert from Paradise City becomes an unpaid welfare worker in a poor, industrial town like Luceville. But Larry Carr had gone there for a purely selfish reason, to help him forget the terrible tragedy which had ruined his life and career. At first the dirt and dishonesty of the town appalled him, but them slowly, he became a part of it. He found himself enjoying the violence and the terror of like in the slums. But most of all he enjoyed being the slave of red haired Rhea Morgan, a sensual beauty whose profession was crime. Obsessed by Rhea, Larry agreed to steal a diamond necklace for her worth 1.5 million dollars, but he hadn't bargained on committing murder too......

Printing History
Written by René Brabazon Raymond (1906-1985)

Robert Hale 

Corgi Books
ISBN 552 09648

Bonus Covers

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Date With A Dead Man by Brett Halliday

Mike Shayne
The Private Eye With  Top Form
Dives In A Case Of Mysteriously Missing Persons
And A Couple Of Million Bucks

The Nifty Nympho
She was rich but not rich enough, married but hungry for lovers, and would happily liquefy herself into oblivion at the pop of a cork. Mike Shayne was the solution to all her problems if she mixed her business and pleasure tight. A simple concoction of bribery and bed. But Shayne wouldn't buy it. All he wanted were some fast answers to some easy questions, not the least important of which was why a not so nice girl like that had made a date with a dead man.

Printing History
Written by Davis Dresser (1904-1977)

Dodd, Mead & Co

John Long

Dell Publishing 
September 1960 
Robert McGinnis Cover
February 1967
Robert McGinnis Cover
July 1974

Friday, January 5, 2018

Alias The Saint by Leslie Charteris

The Saint

Professor Ramses Smith-Smyth-Smythe of Timbuctoo was a firm believer in the cheerful hospitality of the English countryside, until he registered for the night at the Beacon Inn, where: first his waiter fed him knock out drops, and then the chauffeur wrecked his car, and then the porter ransacked his bags.

Of course, the fact that Professor Smythe was 
Alias The Saint
Might have had some effect on the temperature of his welcome

And before the night was over, Simon Templar managed to put just a little more tarnish on his notorious halo. All in the cause of Truth and Justice of course!

Printing History
Written by Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin (1907-1993)

Hodder and Stoughton 
May 1931
Includes the short stories:
The Story of a Dead Man
The Impossible Crime
The National Debt

Ace Charter Books 
January 1980
ISBN 441 01350
Includes the short stories:
The National Debt
The Man Who Could Not Die

Bonus Cover

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Spook Legion by Kenneth Robeson

Doc Savage #16

The entire city of New York is a swept up in a wave of terror, as an evil international conspiracy devises a crime so sinister that only Doc Savage and his five mighty cohorts can halt its fiendish plot. Led by a phantom master criminal that stultifying  supernatural powers, the conspiracy sets trap after trap for Doc. Finally, in a fantastic underground empire, the fearless bronze giant and his courageous crew must fight for their lives against a diabolical enemy that can not even be seen.

Printing History
Written by Lester Dent (1904-1959)

Doc Savage Magazine
Volume 5 No 2
April 1935

Bantam Books
Bantam Fifty
March 1967