Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Vengeance Is Mine by Mickey Spilliane

Mike Hammer Thriller

Chester Wheeler was a nice guy. Now he's dead. That's all Hammer knows about the stiff in the hotel room. But that isn't enough because Hammer suspects murder while the cops are calling it a suicide. Without a license or a gun, Hammer is pushing his way through a swirl of sex-and-game clubs, high priced models and not just a little blackmail. Someone is working hard to frame Hammer and he's working hard to find out why. Everywhere he turns, he keeps coming up against a blonde beauty named Juno. She holds the key to the crime wave that could unlock the mystery behind the nice guy's murder.

Printing History
Written by Frank Morrison Spillane (1918-2006)

  E.P Dutton

Signet Books

August 1962

Monday, February 26, 2018

High Tide Temptress by Marc Brody

She's Floating A Racket To Land Brody In A Crime Wave.........

She had the whole male clientele yelling their heads off and screaming for more, all except Brody. He was trying to figure out why a lush thrush like Gina Crespi was singing in a city as small and drawing a tenth of the pay she'd rate in New York....

Maybe she was looking for something....

Back in her dressing room after the show Marc began to get the idea was looking at him had the hottest espionage story to hit the headlines for ten years, and she wanted to trade it to Uncle Sam for entry to the U.S. for her lover, Tony Esposito, who was lammed out of the States to the Far East a while back when the FBI closed in on his pals in the Defense Department..... 

Gina figured Brody was just the guy to sell Washington on the story, and the payoff, the press scoop of the century.......

But it was the third one that had Marc figuring that he wouldn't live long enough to make those front page banner headlines....

Printing History
Written by W.H. (Bill) Williams

 Horwitz Publication, Inc
Numbered Series 
September 1958


Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Needle by Sloane Britain

Man Or Woman, Sister Or Brother: Her Lust Knew No Bounds! 

Pitilessly exposes the depravity 
of the true addict, who takes lovers 
without number, performers every 
heinous vice, in order to embrace her 
one true love.........the needle!

Printing History
Written by Elaine Williams (1932-1963)

Universal Publishing And Distributing Corp
Beacon Book

Friday, February 23, 2018

Silhouette by Larry Kent

I Hate Crime

Murder Has a Shape....
..................All Curves!

Printing History
Written by Don Haring

Cleveland Publishing Company

Monday, February 19, 2018

Lust Shop by John Dexter

Passion Wrecks Were Sin-fixed In This....

Imported Sin!
Sports cars! Pete was a wiz at making them purr like a kitten...Even whizzier with their owners if they happen to be delightful vixens like Chris, the blond who wants Pete to preform a special service for her. Or like  Rhoda, with her elusive husband and lonely house. Like Angel Child who takes Pete to his first orgy and revels with him in all the shame and degradation. Like Thelma, who unwittingly preforms so very close...until the police close in with sirens and damnation screaming loudly....

Printing History
Written by John Dexter

Evening Reader
ER 731
April 1964

Friday, February 16, 2018

Soft In The Middle by Michael Storey

The Ultimate Spy Caper!

Michael Dove, superstud, down on his luck mystery writer who likes sex and sadism mixed with reality, has gotten into something big. A tempting twenty year old has turned up naked in his bathtub with an offer he finds hard to refuse. If he protects her while she blackmails her husband for a million, Dove with get a piece of the money, too. It all looks good, until he is almost killed by a car and two powerful espionage forces try to slice him to ribbons. Then Dove realizes he's smack in the center of a bone chilling intrigue, and suddenly finds himself going.....

Soft In The Middle

Printing History
written by Michael Storey

Alfred A Knopf, Inc
May 1972

Dell Publishing Company
May 1975

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Midwood Double Play

Two Girls Come Of Age

Already Taken
by Joan Ellis
The story of a beautiful girl who goes to New York to find happiness and a husband, but she picked a man who was already married.

First Try
by Dorothy Worden
The story of Jinnie Zane, innocent and beautiful, who found that the road to success takes many unexpected turns and often brings one back to the starting point.

Printing History

A Midwood Book
copyright 1966

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Today I celebrate my 500,00th visitor
Here's to the next 500,000


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Toll For The Brave by Jack Higgins

Toll For The Brave

Ellis Jackson woke up hugging a twelve-bore shotgun. In the next room, his mistress and his best friend lay naked on the bed, their heads blown to pulp. Back in England at last, Ellis Jackson had finally cracked. Active combat, a Viet Cong prison camp and the callous treachery of his lover and interrogator, Madam Ny, had taken their toll. Ellis Jackson was out of his mind. Or was he?
Maybe it would all have been easier to take if he really had been mad

Surviving a helicopter crash, Ellis Jackson is taken prisoner in Vietnam and placed in a special camp designed for brainwashing. His beautiful captor, Madame Ny, seduces him into confusion, but fellow prisoner Brigadier General James Maxwell St. Clair, provides him his only link to sanity and his only link to escape. What happens 20 years later brings him full circle.

 Printing History
Written by Henry Patterson (1929- )

1971 by Jack Higgins

Fawcett Gold Medal Books
February 1976