Monday, December 31, 2018

Top 5 Posts Of 2018

The Top 5 Posts of 2018
 A look back to the 5 most popular posts of the past year

May 14th

September 4th

September 14th

April 30th 

March 21st

See you next year

Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Sin And The Flesh by Lloyd S Thompson

His Twisted Hatred Ripped Apart The Whole City

Original Title: Hear Not My Step

In the dead of the night the girl came hurrying out of the hotel. The man in the shadows watched her, thinking, it's too bad she can't mind her own business. It's too bad she knows what she does. It's too bad for her. He could have liked this girl, this soft, yielding woman with the ripe mouth, the hungry eyes. But he couldn't let that stop him, not when he'd spent years building his plan. He had destroyed others when they got in his way, and now this girl.....she was coming closer....she was almost within arm's reach....she.....

Printing History
Written by Lloyd S Thompson

Abelard Press
(Hear Not My Step)

Lion Books
Lion Library
September 1954

Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Case Of The Vanishing Beauty by Richard S Prather

Meet Shell Scott
Fast With The Gun Or Gal
Fast With The Answer For Murder, Too....

Cover by Barye Phillips

One Beauty vanished from sight. Another dead in a hail of bullets. Would the lovely Lina be next? Even here in the drizzly rain outside the El Cuchillo, she was hotter than a welder's torch. Here's your chance to meet Shell Scott, the sharpest Private Eye you've ever known -- the darling of all dames, the envy of all guys.

Printing History
Written by  Richard Scott Prather (1921-2007)

Gold Medal Books
#127: First Printing October 1950
#425: Second Printing August 1954

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Broken Doll by Arthur Kent

She Lived In Danger And Died In Fear.....

"Christopher," the girl said angrily, "stop fooling about!. We are wasting time! I'm fool proof where you are concerned! It's over! Finished!" He did not answer. He pushed the door to without closing it. Then he moved into the darkness towards the rear of the car. The girl, resigned, lifted her handbag onto her knees and rummaged in it. Taking out her compact and opening it, she looked at her features in the oval shaped mirror it contained, bent towards the dashboard to take advantage of its small light. She didn't know it, but she was looking at herself for the last time......

Printing History
Written by Arthur Kent (1925- )

Brown, Watson LTD
Digit Books

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas (2018)

Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays to all 

Don't for get to check out a holiday caper

Have a safe holiday

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Your Money And Your Wife by Ritchie Perry

The KGB Kidnapped The Wife Of The Best Operative In British Intelligence.
Now, They Wanted Him....

Cover by Anthony Loew
A Smuggler Turned Secret Agent
Whether Courting Danger or Women, He's as villainous as he is seductive
Philis had been married less than a week when he heard is wife's screams coming from the honeymoon cottage. Three brutal men in a white Saab were making a hasty getaway as Olga struggled in vain to get free. It didn't take British Intelligence long to realize who was behind the kidnapping after a KGB colonel made Philis an offer that he didn't want but couldn't refuse. Now Philis had to find a way to get his wife back, without betraying everything he's ever worked for...

Printing History
Written by Ritchie Perry (1942- ) 

Harper Collins (UK)
May 1975

Houghton Mifflin Co

ISBN 345-29060
November 1981

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Flashman At The Charge by George MacDonald Fraser

Flashman Papers #4

Flashman is trying to avoid a transfer to the Crimea but failing miserably. He is made guardian of one of Queen Victoria's cousins and is sent to the midst of the Crimean War. Flashman witnesses and participates in the most notable offensive and defensive actions of that war, and eventually finds himself trekking across Asia in an effort to save the British Raj. 

Printing History
Written by George MacDonald Fraser (1925-2008)

Random House
January 1973

Signet Books

Pan Books
330 24202