Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Thrills Incorporated #3

 Adventures in Space and the World of Tomorrow 

Cover by T Brand

Through Venusian Mists · Ace Carter 
Time’s Permutation · Ron Conway 
Conqueror’s from Below · Rick Harte 
Rogue Robot · Belli Luigi (by G. C. Bleeck 1907-1971)

Printing History
Transport Publishing Company
May 1950

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Slaughter In El Salvador by Joseph Rosenberger

Slaughter In El Salvador 
Death Merchant #55
by Joseph Rosenberger

Cover by Dean Cate

Revolutionary Rampage

The tiny Central American nation of El Salvador becomes a seething cauldron of blood as right wing death squads and leftist guerrillas engage in brutal warfare. Civilians die by the thousands and the fragile pro-Western government teeters on the brink of collapse.

The turmoil is an opportunity for Moscow - and a deadly challenge for the Death Merchant. Wanting neither a Moscow stooge or a bloody dictator in power, the US assigns Richard Camellion to terminate the crazed leaders of each extremist faction.

Luck won't be enough, the Death Merchant will need all the firepower he can get - because his mission will put him in the middle of a jungle holocaust.

Printing History
Written by Joseph Rosenberger (1916-1996)

Pinnacle Books, Inc
ISBN 553-41999-6
June 1983

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Dr Quake by Warren Murphy

 Destroyer #5

Can Remo Williams save California from a geological disaster?

Cover by Hector Garrido

Forber isn't a mad scientist, he's a tectonic technician with a touch for terror who goes by the name Dr. Quake. California's touchy San Andreas Fault is in danger of being professionally provoked. But it's not Dr. Quake's fault, for someone has split with his earthquake machine. If this dastardly deviant doesn't get a million dollars in cold hard cash he is going to shake down Southern California for a whole lot more. Luckily, shakedowns and natural disasters are just what the doctor ordered for Remo Williams, Korean death master Chiun's trained killing machine, because when it comes to finding weapons of mass destruction, it takes one to find one. After the Destroyer sifts through the blackmail and terror it's the pompous perpetrator who won't be left standing.

Printing History

Written by Richard Sapir (1936-1987)

Warren Murphy (1933-2015)

Pinnacle Books

September 1972

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Michael Shayne's Long Chance by Brett Halliday

 Michael Shayne's Long Chance 

by Brett Halliday

Cover by Robert McGinnis

She was a full blown brunette in a bandanna halter that just covered the essentials. The non-essentials were very impressive too. This was just the kind of case Shayne could enjoy. Keeping an eye on a dish like this and getting paid for it to boot.

Cover by Robert McGinnis

A search for a missing girl takes grief-stricken Mike Shayne to New Orleans

It was a knife that brought Mike and Phyllis Shayne together, the murder weapon that Mike had to prove Phyllis did not bury in her mother’s back. But years after they met, fell in love, and got married, Phyllis is dead, and the knife is just another blade. Grieving the loss of his wife, Mike decides he has had enough of Miami, where he and his beloved made a life together, and plans to move to New York and start again. But the South is not through with him yet. As Mike prepares to leave Miami for good, a worried father comes to him, begging him to help find his missing daughter. She is a depressive morphine addict who recently tried to take her own life. When that failed, she fled to New Orleans to throw herself into the arms of the drug. In order to help protect the girl from herself, Shayne musters up the strength to go to the Crescent City, but terrible dangers await him in French Quarter.

Printing History
Written by Davis Dresser (1904-1977)

Dodd, Mead, & Company, Inc 1944
Dell Publishing Company (D416) April 1961