Monday, June 19, 2017

Donna Died Laughing (II) by Carter Brown

Donna Died Laughing
 

Drew Summers had a quiet, uncluttered life as a theatrical producer and he wondered  it to stay that way. Then The Mostest alias Angela Angelic, hit him with a typhoon. Then somebody got murdered and a couple of thugs beat him up. So Drew bought a gun to be ready for the next time. Drew then bought himself a psychiatrist because his personality changes. 

"Yeah ,I'll say! I am the toughest private eye that ever spat in anybody's eye. When I move in they bury 'em standing up!"

His personality changed and changed......

"As secret agent working for Department X, my mission is quite clear, my dear girl! The solving of the murders is incidental to the unmasking of the beautiful Soviet spy, Olga Pulovsky!"

If it was not for one guy, Drew was another and if he was not him, he was somebody else? The murders? Heck! The three of Drew should not have any trouble solving them, should he?
 

Printing History
written by Allan G Yates (1923-1985)

Horwitz Publications Inc
Numbered Series #29 (1956)
Reprinted by Demand Series #8 (June 1959)

 as Naurava kuolema
Valpas-Mainos  
Alavus Finland (1959)

as Trois Tetes Sous Le Meme Bonnet
Gallimard  
Paris France (1959, 1975)


Bonus Cover


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Terror In Paradise by Jim Kent

 Terror In Paradise by Jim Kent

Cover by Col Cameron

Wilms screamed as blood trickled from his legs

He had killed a Jap and that was punishable by a slow and cruel death. Their bayonets pierced his legs and shoulders. The Chinese knife torture was kid's stuff compared to this. Wilms was left hanging as a reminder to the others. Such atrocities were committed on the beautiful island of Paradise.

Printing History
written by Jim Kent
copyright 1970
Scripts Publications 
 ISBN 7252 0072
1971 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Winner Take All by Mark Clements

The inside story of the beauty contest racket and the star-struck young girls it corrupts!!!

Paul Rader Cover
  The Finalists

Jeanne....the day she received the telegram, she was in a hotel room, sprawled nakedly across a mussed bed beside a snoring man whose name she couldn't recall.

Louise....the evening she received her telegram, she was in the midst of teaching her youthful boyfriend exactly how she expected him to treat her ...and please her.

Patti...the afternoon she received the telegram, she was throwing a very special cocktail party for a small group of very intimate friends...all of them very attractive and very feminine. 

Printing History
Written by Mark Clements

A Midwood Book
Tower Publications, Inc
32-522
1965

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Greek Fire by Glen Chase

Cherry was menaced by a monster and an ex-Gestapo officer!



Beauty and the Beast
Cherry Delight, female agent of D.U.E. (Department of Unusual Events) is sent to Greece to investigate the sighting of an ex-Nazi and mythological creatures... And Cherry would get her man...or beast!

Printing History
Written by Glen Chase

Nordon Publications, Inc
Leisure Books
LB462DK
January 1977
 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Lust at Leisure by Michael Avallone

Everyone Knew Betty
The Sexpot Of The Suburbs!


An explosive story of a frigid woman who turned into a suburban menace!

Printing History
Written by Micheal Avallone (1924-1999)

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corporation
Beacon Signal Books 
B611F
1963

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Carter Brown Collectors' Series Volume 2 No 7

2nd Collectors' Series Volume 2 Number 7

Murder Paris Fashion and The Lady Is A Killer


 Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1922-1985)

Murder Paris Fashion
1st Edition 1954
2nd Edition 1957
3rd Edition 1960

The Lady Is A Killer
1st Edition 1951
2nd Edition 1955
3rd Edition 1958
4th Edition 1960
 (Originally Titled The Lady Is Murder)

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Nice Girls Finish Last by Alex Carter

A Shocker!
The novel about kids who bargain their souls to win beauty contests

That's what they told Norma........
A sweet teenager until she entered the beauty contest game
And entered it to win!

 Paging 
Beautiful girls
Ambitious Girls
Willing Girls

Come and get it! Fame, Fortune, A Rich Husband

Name it and it's yours!

All You Have To Do Is Win
This is the cry of the panderer, the promoter, the flesh peddler, the shady kind of beauty contest operator, as he hawks his wares on the college campus, in the high school lunchroom, wherever beautiful young girls are ready to learn how to play the bathing beauty game and play it as Norma did...to win.

Printing History
Written by Alex Carter

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corporation
Beacon Signal Sixty
B703X
1964

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Roger Moore (1927-2017)

  Sir Roger Moore (1927-2017)


Sir Roger George Moore was an English actor. He was the third actor to play the British secret agent James Bond in seven  films between 1973 and 1985. He also portrayed Simon Templar in The Saint between 1962 and 1969. His early work saw him on the television with such series as Ivanhoe, The Alaskans, The Saint, Maverick, and The Persuaders! before going on to the big screen with James Bond in Live and Let Die. Moore would be also be remembered for his humanitarian work. Sir Roger was honored with the advancement to Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) June 14th, 2003. 

The Bond Films

Live and Let Die (1973)
 The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
 The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)
 For Your Eyes Only (1981)
 Octopussy (1983)
and A View to a Kill (1985) 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Star Hawk by Mack Maloney

Star Hawk #1


7200 AD. Earth is the center of a vast galactic empire. A militaristic state governed by stern repression. The Specials, an extended family that has wielded power for nearly two thousand years, control the galaxy with iron fisted zeal. After generations of genetic manipulation they are virtually immortal, as is their rule.

On an isolated planet, on the very fringe of the galaxy, lives a pilot named Hawk Hunter. He designs his own ships, using strange technology-but he cannot explain his abilities or his knowledge. His past is a mystery, even to himself. But now Hawk's talents have been discovered.

And in the Earth Race, a state sponsored gladiatorial contest that pits pilot against pilot, and earns both winner and sponsor unimaginable wealth. He will not only test the limits of his endurance, but begin to learn the truth of his identity.

Printing History
Written by Mack Maloney

 Ace Books
Berkley Publishing Group
Penguin Putnam Inc

ISBN 441 00868
June 2001