Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The Weapon Of Night by Valerie Moolman

The Weapon Of Night
by Valerie Moolman

N3 Joins Forces With Three Foreign To Save America From Annihilation.


Blackouts!
The eight state blackout of November 1965 had provided a neat scenario for nasty minds. A nation that was totally electrified could be rendered totally helpless. A mere inconvenience could be intensified into a weapon....the weapon of night.


Now was the time for more blackouts, the flashing lights in the sky, the clouds of stinging fog, the public bewilderment rising to mass hysteria. While the destroyers crept from their holes and total annihilation of the people drew nearer and nearer......


Against this crawling espionage the man from AXE joined the three foreign agents to form a quartet of spies one will never forget. They were the only force between the American people and complete destruction. 

Bonus Covers


Printing History
Written by Valerie Moolman

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Award Books
1st Printing (A215F) 1967
2nd Printing (A 385X) 1968
3rd Printing (A 641X) 1970
4th & 5th Printing (AN 1094) 1972, 1974

Grenada Publishing Limited
Mayflower Books
ISBN 583 11327
1968, 1970, 1970, 1974

Charter Communications Inc
Charter Books
ISBN 441 87635
August 1979

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Danger Key by Lew Louderback

Danger Key
by Lew Louderback


The CIA Man Had Bungled Badly
Ralph Benson had made the mistake of contacting his agents openly. He had been on the job too long, and liquor and loss of nerve had caused him to take some incredibly foolish chances. He had been fingered for execution by CLAW, the Chinese Communist secret organization that was smuggling its top agents into Florida under the cover of an influx of Cuban refugees. But Ralph Benson was already dead. A fatal connection with a beautiful woman in a white convertible had taken care of that. Now Nick Carter had been ordered to replace Benson. And Nick would have to go on being a human target named Ralph Benson, a fumbling, bumbling, has been operative, too drunk, sodden and scared to be able to protect himself!


Printing History
Written by Lew Louderback

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Conde Nast Publications, Inc
Award/Tandem Books
1st Printing (A183F) 1966
2nd Printing (A383X) 1968
3rd Printing (A491X) 1969
4th Printing (A491X)  1970
5th Printing (AN1177) 1973

First Tandem Printing 1968
Tandem Reprint (4260 7034 8) 1973

Friday, May 7, 2021

Dragon Flame by Manning Lee Stokes

Dragon Flame
by Manning Lee Stokes


The Fine Art of General Smuggling
The situation was grave. The Chinese had the border sealed up so tight that a fly could not slip through. On the Hong Kong side the vicious group, Tiger Tong, waited and ready to kill anyone who attempted the Generals rescue. The General was badly wounded and was holed up in a temple not a mile from a thousand Chinese troops. Only a fool would try to cross the border and rescue the General. But the fool was none other than Nick Carter of AXE.


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

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Conde Nast Publications, Inc
Award/Tandem Books
1st Printing (A173F) May 1966
2nd Printing (A311X) January 1968
3rd Printing (A311X)1969
4th Printing (A311X) 1970

First Tandem Printing 1968
Tandem Reprint (4260 7026 7) 1973

Friday, April 30, 2021

The Terrible Ones by Valerie Moolman

The Terrible Ones
by Valerie Moolman

The Chicoms called it "Operation Blast" N3 knew it would boil the Caribbean into a sea of turbulent passions and international disaster.


The Master Spy
The Chinese Communists were not sunning themselves in beautiful Dominica. Not by a long shot! And "Operation Blast" was no cute name for a drinking contest. Trujillo's last diabolical joke had left a hundred million dollars in potential munitions money for the war mongers to snap at, a fortune in gold and jewels buried somewhere on the island, hidden right under everybody's nose!


The Chicoms knew their "Operation Blast" could ring the US with the worlds biggest funeral wreath. Voodoo drums throbbed in the Caribbean night. Weird Djuba cries were in the air. And if Nick Carter did not have his hands full with the Communist crape hangers and the fanatic Fidelistos, there were always those beautiful women called "The Terrible Ones" to keep him occupied.

Bonus Covers


Publishing History
Written by Valerie Moolman

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Conde Nast Publications, Inc
Award Books
1st Printing May 1966 (A172)
2nd Printing January 1968 (A310X)
3rd Printing 1969 (A310X)
4th Printing 1970 (A310X)

Mayflower Dell
1st Printing 1968 (8619-8)
2nd Printing 1970 (583-11175)
3rd Printing 1970 (583-11175)
4th Printing 1974 (583-11175)

WH Allen & Co, Ltd
Star Books
1st Printing 1979 (352-30421)

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Flesh Baron by John Dexter

Lust And Money Bought Anything For The

Flesh Baron
by John Dexter


A Gang Boss...
like John Crico can have anything he wants ….man, woman, or what have you. As often as he wants. And when he finds Brian McDermott he wants him to protect his redheaded vixen of a wife, Bobby. A position Brian is only too happy to fill, as repeatedly as he can. As long as the assorted thugs and their girls that constituted Crico's empire of degradation and narcotics...of delights of the flesh...permit him a little extra time on his trip through shame in a sin word his wildest thoughts has never conceived...

Printing History
Written by John Dexter

Evening Reader
ER 711
December 1963

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

2 From Greece

Carter Brown Double Feature From Greece

The Witches (Had I But Groaned)


Angyra Publishing House
#170
1973 Athens Greece

The Coven


Angyra Publishing House
#176
August 1973 Athens Greece


Sunday, April 25, 2021

Spy Castle by Manning Lee Stokes

Spy Castle
by Manning Lee Stokes

Britain's top secret group, infiltrated and subvert for world conquests!


A 50 megaton nuclear missile is launched from Scotland and detonates over the North Pole. A terrorist named Pendragon delivers an ultimatum to heads of state in London, Paris, Rome and Bonn. Russia and United States are excluded. The British secret service contacts AXE for assistance.


The missile launch is traced to Blackscape, an island in the Orkney archipelago controlled by Lord Hardesty, the richest man in the world. His objective is to provoke the destruction of Russia. Nick Carter heads to the north coast of Scotland to begin his investigation. He meets Gwen Leith one of two British Special Branch agents assigned to the mission and under his command. 

Publishing History
Written by Manning Lee Stokes (1911-1976)

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Conde Nast Publications, Inc
First Award Printing (A166F) January 1966
Second Award Printing (A289X) September 1967
First Tandem Printing  1966
Second Tandem Printing (T174) September 1967
Third Tandem Printing 1973
Fourth Tandem Printing 1975

Friday, April 23, 2021

Leftover Lust by John Dexter

Leftover Lust
by John Dexter

Sin-Sated Wantons Still Passion-Mad With......



Torture Master
Anton Lupescu steps from the depraved past of war torn Europe to reconstruct his evil practices in America. His first victim is former helper, Magda, the lovely blonde wife of Frank Dane. Lupescu had more than enough photographic evidence of her European orgies to force her to perform any evil bidding he could desire. So, at Lupescu's instructions, Magda departs on a wildly seductive tour that leaves Jerry Parker, Bill Adams, Lupescu himself, and many more panting on the sidelines. Until death itself cancels a past due bill for Lupescu and leaves Magda searching the love hungry Village for a shameless murderer...

Printing History
Written by John Dexter

Evening Reader
ER 715
December 1963

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Lust Camp by Kevin North

Lust Camp
by Kevin North

Wild passions boil over in the blazing sun of the vast Midwest fruit orchards where men and women worked half naked and sex knew no restraints!


Wanton Harvest!
Cole Parrish was assigned to get the lowdown on the lives and loves of America's lusty migrant fruit pickers. When the sex hungry girls spotted the handsome stranger in the fields, he soon found himself with a harem on his hands! Cole had to fight off a small army of passionate women before he smashed the lecherous, greedy racket boss who was fattening on their misery.

Printing History
Written by Keven North

Art Enterprises, Inc
Epic Books
No 147
1962

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The Lustful Three by Tom Harland

The Lustful Three
by Tom Harland

Their morals were flimsy and weak...and when the barriers gave way, these three fiery women were plunged headlong into a swift undertow of sex, money and intrigue that drew them into one man's bed.


In this balmy cove a fishing fleet calls home, three woman are pros at catching men. And they all want Mike, for one reason or another. There's Holly, a newlywed fleeing her drunken husband and the control of his rich father. Is she looking for escape in his arms? There's Carla, a woman hired to seduce him...but doesn't know by whom or why. And there's Mig, an unhappily married waitress who wants to get out of town...and so much more. Finally, there's brawny Mike, targeted by all three women...what drives them to risk everything to be in his arms? And what's his secret...and what will happen when it is revealed?

Printing History
Written by Tom Harland

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Beacon Signet Books
B556F
1962

Monday, April 19, 2021

Web Of Spies by Manning Lee Stokes

Web Of Spies
by Manning Lee Stokes

Killmaster's most perilous assignment-smash Spain's notorious espionage ring...The Spiders


Somewhere in Spain's Costa Brava a beautiful Englishwoman was being seduced. Alicia Todd was one of the world's scientific brains. She was being persuaded to defect to the East. Nick Carter was somewhere in the area. His orders were the same as the Soviets, win Alicia Todd over or kill her. But there was a third group in the Costa Brava. Die Spinne..The Spinners. They were notorious for smuggling ex-Nazis out of Germany. Alicia Todd was the bait.


Bonus Cover


Publishing History
Written by Manning Lee Stokes (1911-1976)

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Conde Nast Publications, Inc
Award Books
First Printing (A163F) January 1966
Second Printing (A288X) September 1967

Mayflower-Dell 
First Printing (9441-8) 1967
Second Mayflower Printing 1968
Third Mayflower Printing (583 11393 1 2)1969
Fourth Mayflower Printing (583 11393 1 2) 1970
Fifth Mayflower Printing (583 11393 1 2) 1974

Friday, April 16, 2021

Man's Adventure January 1963

 Man's Adventure


Selected Contents

Part-Time Prostitute 
by Wanda Young

The Skin Of A Living Legend
by Tom Marlboro

A Nympho For The Nazis
by Raoul Chambrun

Race For Her Body
by Luke Prubaker

Printing History

Stanley Publications, Inc
Volume 4 #4
January 1963

Thursday, April 15, 2021

I Know My Love by Fan Nichols

I Know My Love
by Fan Nichols

They were two of a kind...and
Their kind didn't play by any rules


Margo was many things to many men.....

To Harley, the chauffer, she was a tantalizing prize that he intended to win, no matter what he had to do.

To Curtis Frayne, she was a luscious stepdaughter whom he'd initiated into the pleasures of sex. Now she  needed his guidance in more complicated affairs.

To Jim, the private eye, she was a tempting antagonist. His job was to keep his eyes on her, but he couldn't keep his hands off her.

Was any of them man enough to handle that strange mixture of beauty and bitchiness called  Margo Leeds?



Printing History
Written by Fan Nichols

as Double Murder On The Rocks, Please
Bachelor Magazine
August 1957 

Popular Library
Popular Giant Eagle Books (G231)
April 1958

MacFadden-Bartell Corporation
MacFadden Books (411)
1971

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Only The Very Rich by Carter Brown

Only The Very Rich
by Carter Brown

Private eye Danny Boyd like his women wealthy and willing
but the price tag on this one was $M-U-R-D-E-R!



Jet Set Sex
When the love rites of the very rich are interrupted by a corpse impaled on a tree, a forty million dollar widow hires Danny Boyd to clean up the mess, or shove it out of sight. But a missing fortune in jewels complicate matters, especially when Danny finds out the widow only wore them to bed!. The plot explodes at an English country manor during a weekend of sex and sadism that climaxes with...murder!


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

Signet Books
April 1969 (P3842)
1977 (Y7464)

Horwitz Publications, Inc
Numbered Series #146
1969

Monday, April 12, 2021

Istanbul by Manning Lee Stokes

Istanbul
by Manning Lee Stokes

Poppies the color of blood make a trail of intrigue and destruction

George Gross Cover

If it had been only opium smuggling across the Turkish Border or the savage murder of a girl named Mija at the notorious Cinema Blue. AXE would had never been involved. But the stakes were very high. Nothing less than the total destruction of the world in World War III. Nick's mission was to kill four men. These men were part of a local murder for hire for the largest drug syndicate in the world. The men, Maurice Defarge, Dr Joseph Six, Carlos Gonzalaz, and Johnny Ruthless.



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

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Conde Nast Publications, Inc
Award Books
First Printing Oct 1965 (A152F)
Second Printing Aug 1966 (A152)
Third Printing 1968 (A384F)
Fourth Printing 1970 (A640X) 
Fifth Award 1972 (AN1095) 
Sixth Award 1974 (AN1095) 

Tandem Books
First Printing 1968 
(T244)
Second Printing 1971 
ISBN 426 5792

Charter Books
First Printing January 1981 
ISBN 441 37483

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Sinner, You Slay Me! by Carter Brown

Sinner, You Slay Me!
Carter Brown

Always knock before entering your own flat. I didn't and found a wife I hadn't married and the murder I hadn't committed.


Squeak it was called. The hottest of the scandal mags. And Marcus Mouse had just got a job with them. Maybe it was an unfortunate coincidence that his name happened to be Mouse. Isobel, the girl he loved, thought he was more Mouse than Man. His first assignment was in Hollywood. His editor, Herman J. Herman, thought of everything. He even supplied him with a wife. One would expect a star like Lola Monterey who was currently disposing of her fourth and gazing starry-eyed at her fifth to be murdered, wouldn't you? Well she wasn't. But the murder centered around her. Of course there were other girlfriends, and just to make it cost, Isobel arrived on the scene. Mouse had told her he was not really married to Virginia, it wouldn't have helped, but then there was the second murder, with Marcus set up as the fall guy for it. He did not have time for dames any more, well, almost!


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

Horwitz Publications Inc
Numbered Series #42 (1957)
Reprinted By Demand Series #11 (Sept 1959)

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The Eyes Of The Tiger by Manning Lee Stokes

The Eyes Of The Tiger
by Manning Lee Stokes


The little room, buried deep in the living rock of the old Schloss, reeked of evil and pain. Rader and his men did not wear black hoods and masks, but the effect was the same, they were torturers...

The young baroness' feet were already anchored to the rack. She was screaming in terror. The curse of the golden statue with the ruby eyes was about to claim another victim.


Nick Carter is given the task of recovering some Nazi loot. This loot is from a Japanese temple that was presented to Adolph Hitler as a token of Axis partnership. As the story goes, the loot lay in a a Swiss bank account protected by a kill on sight order by two hand picked elite SS guards.


Bonus Cover



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

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Conde Nast Publications, Inc
Award Books
1st Printing: September 1965 (A152)
2nd Printing: August 1966 (A152)
3rd Printing: 1969 (A315)
4th Printing: 1970 (A315)
5th Printing 1973 (AN1132)

Charter Books
January 1981
ISBN 441-22407

Mayflower/Dell 
2437
1967

Mayflower Books
113737
1968,1969
ISBN 583 11028
1970,1970,1974

Sunday, April 4, 2021

The 13th Spy by Valerie Moolman

The 13th Spy
by Valerie Moolman

Moscow is the hotspot for the "AXE" group's most explosive action


When an American CIA agent posted in Moscow is killed in an accident in Russia, and American Embassy records are in his briefcase disclosing top-secret recordings of Russian conversations, it looks like the American agent was spying on Russia. But when hallucinating drugs are found in his system, they are not so sure it’s an American plot, but decide to use it to force America to prove that it wasn’t; just in case it’s their pals the Red Chinese. Nick Carter is sent to Russia in a complicated maneuver disguised first as another agent Russia knows about, and then assumes the guise of a mole. When he first arrives he’s saddled with one of their top agents, to keep an eye on him. A woman, of course, but she is gargantuan, and has a sense of humor. Nick instantly takes a liking to her; he does find a Russian ballerina to have an affair with on the side. There is a secret Brotherhood of 12, consisting of Chinese agents, seeking to cause problems between Russia and America, while obtaining Russian secrets for themselves.

Bonus Covers


Printing History
Written by Valerie Moolman

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Conde Nast Publications, Inc
Award Books
1st Printing: May 1965 (A139)
2nd Printing: July 1966 (A139)
3rd Printing: August 1966 (A139)
4th Printing: 1970 (A626)
5th Printing 1972 (A942)
6th Printing 1974 (AN1100)

Tandem Books
ISBN 426-3906
1969,1970

Brown Watson Ltd
Digit House
1965, April 1966
R924

Saturday, April 3, 2021

A Bullet For Fidel by Valerie Moolman

A Bullet For Fidel
by Valerie Moolman


The Doomsday weapon in Cuban hands threaten to explode World War III


Cuba.....International spy-nest festering 90 mile from America's shore. The eyes of Nick Carter had pierce the camouflage covering the Doomsday missiles. But the eyes had pierced Nick's disguise, too. He was in Carmella's arms when the man with the sword cane arrived, planning to neutralize two traitors with a single stroke.


They found the first agent dead, his corpse mutilated and bloody. Before dying he left one clue. The word "star" written in his own blood on the filthy floor. So began Nick Carter's mission, a hunt and destroy mission for a doomsday weapon in Fidel Castro's hands!

Bonus Cover



Printing History
Written by Valerie Moolman

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Conde Nast Publications, Inc
Award Books
1st Printing: March 1965 (A130)
2nd Printing: July 1966 (A130)
3rd Printing: August 1966 (A130)
4th Printing: 1973 (AN1271)

Tandem Books
ISBN 426-3914
1969
ISBN 426-12562
1975

Star Books
ISBN 352-30468
1979

Brown Watson Ltd
Digit House
1965
R927

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Saigon by Michael Avallone and Valerie Moolman

Saigon
by Michael Avallone and Valerie Moolman

"Little Paris" where love talk is wire tapped and each caress can lead to sudden death.


Claire La Farge, a widow of a French intelligence officer, lives in a large rice and tea plantation in North Vietnam. She receives a coded message in the form of a knotted belt (quipu) from a former associate of her husband. She sends her trusted servant, Saito, to Saigon to place an advert in the personal column of the Times of Vietnam hoping to contact former colleagues of her late husband who can decode the message. Raoul Dupre, a former French intelligence officer and businessman in Saigon, reads the ad and makes contact with AXE. Nick Carter is sent to Saigon with orders to help Raoul Dupre contact Claire La Farge.

Bonus Covers


Printing History
Written by Michael Avallone and Valerie Moolman

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Conde Nast Publications, Inc
Award Books
1st Printing: December 1964 (A122)
2nd Printing: July 1965 (A122)
3rd Printing: April 1966 (A122)
4th Printing: August 1966 (A122)
5th Printing: 1970 (A625)

Tandem Books
ISBN 426-3885
1969, 1970
ISBN 426-12597
1973

Brown Watson Ltd
Digit House
1965, April 1966
R926

Monday, March 22, 2021

Fraulein Spy by Valerie Moolman

Fraulein Spy
by Valerie Moolman

Sex, espionage, and sadism mark the deadly struggle against a master plan for world conquest.


The Spy Who Mixed Love and Duty
Nick Carter is on the trail of Judas, the master spy first encountered in Run, Spy, Run. Posing as an investigative journalist for a West German tabloid newspaper, Nick tracks Judas to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he is living among the expatriate German community under the alias Hugo Bronson. Nick Carter meets an informant at his home who reveals that Bronson is actually Martin Bormann, one of Adolf Hitler's closest aides and who was thought to have escaped from Germany at the end of World War II.


Printing History
Written by Valerie Moolman

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Conde Nast Publications, Inc
Award Books
1st Printing: October 1964 (A118)
2nd Printing: July 1965 (A118)
3rd Printing: April 1966 (A118)
4th Printing: August 1966 (A118)
5th Printing: 1970 (A624)
6th Printing 1971 (A937)
7th Printing 1972 (AN1101)
8th Printing 1974 (AN1101

Tandem Books
ISBN 426-3922
1969, 1970
ISBN 426-12650
1973

Brown Watson Ltd
Digit House
1965, April 1966
R903

Presses De La Cite (Paris)
#763 May 1966
Translated by Paul Grabette
Bussiera a Saint-Amand France

Friday, March 19, 2021

Safari For Spies by Valerie Moolman

Safari For Spies
by Valerie Moolman

Casablanca.....International crossroads of sex and espionage and a death trap for Nick Carter!



Nick Carter, taking on the role of a concerned diplomat, arrives in the American embassy of a new African country to find out who obliterated a tiny village, killing innocent women and children. It's clear that whoever is responsible is also behind the terrorism in the streets of the new capital. The evidence points to American supported guerillas. N3's mission id\to find the real perpetrators, before the Soviets take full advantage of another stepping stone in Africa!



Printing History
Written by Valerie Moolman

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Conde Nast Publications, Inc
Award Books
1st Printing: August 1964 (A114)
2nd Printing: July 1965 (A114)
3rd Printing: April 1966 (A114)
4th Printing: August 1966 (A114)
5th Printing: 1970 (A623)

Tandem Books
ISBN 426-3893
1969, 1970
ISBN 426-12642
June 1975

Star Books
ISBN 352-30584
1979

Charter Books
ISBN 441-10325-1
January 1981

Brown Watson Ltd
Digit House
1965, April 1966
R915