Monday, January 22, 2018

Amazing Stories November 1946

Cover Art by Arnold Kohn



Contents

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
1955

Second Collectors' Series
w/Maid For Murder
Volume  1  #6
1957

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 
1973

Corgi Books
ISBN 552 09648
1974

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
1959

John Long
1960

Dell Publishing 
 D374
September 1960 
Robert McGinnis Cover
February 1967
1664
Robert McGinnis Cover
July 1974
1664

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
F3340
March 1967


Friday, December 29, 2017

Living Death (1982 Edition) by Jon Messman

Near Fine Copy


 Printing History
Written by Jon Messman (1920-2004)

Award Books
1969

Charter Books
ISBN 441 48541
January 1982

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, And Real Cool Cats

Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, And Real Cool Cats


The first comprehensive account of how the rise of postwar youth culture was depicted in mass-market pulp fiction. As the young created new styles in music, fashion, and culture, pulp fiction shadowed their every move, hyping and exploiting their behavior, dress, and language for mass consumption and cheap thrills. With their lurid covers and wild, action-packed plots, these books reveal as much about society’s deepest desires and fears as they do about the subcultures themselves. Featuring approximately 400 full-color covers, many of them never before reprinted, along with 70 in-depth author interviews, illustrated biographies, and previously unpublished articles, the book goes behind the scenes to look at the authors and publishers, how they worked, where they drew their inspiration and, often overlooked, the actual words they wrote. It is a must read for anyone interested in pulp fiction, lost literary history, retro and sub-cultural style, and the history of postwar youth culture.

Printing History
edited by Andrew Nette and Iain McIntyre 

December 2017
PM Press
 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas

The Christmas Day Murder 
by Lee Harris


Christine Bennett #3
Former nun Christine Bennett is looking forward to the christening of her friend Maddie's baby. But when she goes to the church basement of the town that was flooded out thirty years before, Christine stumbles upon the skeletal remains of a body, the grim result of a thirty-year old murder. Trying to sort out the sordid puzzle from the past, Christine manages to unravel the dark secrets of the once close-knit community, and also reveals a killer who's not afraid to kill again....

Printing History
Written by Syrell Leahy (1935- )

Fawcett Books
ISBN 449 148718 
September 1993 

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Lancer Double Trouble

Lancer Double Trouble


Joy House
by Day Keene 

He Was Hunted By The Cops
The Mob
And A Man Hungry Woman


Man On The Run 
A hunted man has nowhere to run, but Mark had to run, into the arms of a man hungry woman who offered him a haven of lust and greed.

City Of Sin
Milton K. Ozaki
The Story Of What Women And Greed Can Do To An American Town

A Town On The Loose
Pete brought his bride home to a city run riot with every conceivable corruption. She had a  honeymoon no decent girl ever dreamed of, in a town no honest man ever lived in.

Printing History
Lancer Books 
72-628
February 1956

Joy House
by Day Keene
1954 by Day Keene

City Of Sin
(Murder Honeymoon)
by Milton K Ozaki
1913-1989
1952 by Hanro Corp