Sunday, November 12, 2017

Fit To Kill by Brett Halliday

Mike Shayne
The Suave Private Eye With Deadly Cool
Tackles A Treacherous Case Of Sudden Death
Intrigue And Pulse Pounding Mystery

Robert McGinnis Cover

Contraband Blonde
She was a foxy, fair haired American in distress whom Tim Rourke had chivalrously smuggled into the states. She was also hot copy for an underground revolution story Tim had been working on in Central America, and he wanted an exclusive, in all areas. Mike Shayne had no intention of cutting in on his friend's private territory. But when Rourke was kidnapped, the blonde disappeared and a bug eyed killer began spilling blood, and mike knew it was time to step from the sidelines, only once he did, he became the perfect target for murder.
Printing History
Written by Robert Terrell

Dell Publishing Company

D#314
January 1959

#2562
February 1966
May 1976

Bonus Cover


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Saint And Mr. Teal by Leslie Charteris

The Saint Outwits Scotland Yard


The Saint vs Scotland Yard
Trapped by murderers, thieves, and vice lords on one side and Scotland Yard on the other, the Saint battles his way out of a tight corner.


Contains three novellas
The Gold Standard
The Man from St. Louis
The Death Penalty


Printing History
Written by Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin (1907-1993)
 
Hodder and Stoughton (UK)
January 1933 

Doubleday& Company (USA)
May 1933

Avon Books
#629 
1955

Trivia
Original title was Once More For The Saint

Friday, November 3, 2017

Perfumed Poison by Carter Brown


Soft light and sweet music....
Sweet music and black lace...
Black lace and blackmail......
Blackmail and.......................


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

Transport Publishing Company
for and on behalf of Horwitz Publications

Novelette Series
1954

Collectors' Series No 13 
1955
w/ Murder She Says and Sin-Sation Sadie

Second Collector’s Series Vol 2 #9
w/Shamus Your Slip Is Showing
June 1960