Hank Janson – Stephen Daniel Frances -aka – HANK JANSON aka Hilary Brand

Hilary Brand (Hank Janson, Stephen Francis) News Girl
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NEWS GIRL – Hilary Brand (aka Stephen Francis, Hank Janson)

Compact Books 1963 1st vg+ (near fine) Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£12.50

Hilary Brand PEAK OF FRENZY (Hank Janson, Stephen Francis)

PEAK OF FRENZY – Hilary Brand (Hank Janson, Stephen Francis

Compact1964 vg- Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.50

I am posting this text from home and have been more than surprised about how little Google or Wikipedia have on this author, not only because he was so prolific, but also the pivotal roll he had in the UK censorship fiasco that culminated in the stage managed Lady Chatterley Show Trial.

The persecution he faced in the UK that saw him move to Spain to avoid arrest, Reginald Head (the illustrator of many Hank Janson titles) changing his name to Cy Webb and the publishers ending up in jail. All of these “facts” may not be true as I am relying on my memory, though I am sure I have a full account of the trials and tribulations somewhere in the shop.

The list below have been stock checked this year, so theoretically I know where they are

Stock

TitlePublisherPriceConditionDate
Angel AstrayCompact£3.00vg
Dateline DianeCompact£3.00vg
Go With a JerkHJ£5.00vg
I for IntrigueCompact£2.50vg-
Reluctant HostessHJ£2.50vg
Sentence for SinHJ£3.50vg1960
AmokGaywood£50.00vg+
AuctionedGaywood£50.00vg+
Baby, Don’t Dare SquealGaywood£50.00vg
BewitchedMoring£7.00vg+
ConflictGaywood£40.00vg
CorruptionGaywood£50.00vg+
Death Wore a PetticoatGaywood£50.00vg
Desert FuryGaywood£55.00f
Don’t Dare me, SugarGaywood£40.00vg
Frails Can Be so ToughGaywood£20.00vg
Hotsy-You’ll be ChilledGaywood£40.00vg
Jack SpotMoring£50.00vg+
Janson Go HomeR & V£20.00vg+1961
Kill Her if you CanGaywood£40.00vg+
Lola Brought Her WreathGaywood£40.00vg
Milady Took the RapGaywood£15.00vg
Sadie don’t cry nowGaywood£40.00vg
Sister Don’t Hate MeGaywood£15.00vg
SuspenseGaywood£40.00vg+
Sweetie, Hold Me TightGaywood£25.00vg-
The Bride Wore WeedsGaywood£35.00vg
The Exotic Seductress #13Gold Star£2.50vg-1964
The Lady Has a ScarGaywood£20.00vg
They Die AloneMoring£10.00vg
TormentGaywood£40.00vg+
Torment for TrixieGaywood£20.00vg
WhiplashGaywood£25.00vg
Berlin BriefingCompact£2.50vg-
Bid for BeautyCompact£2.50vg-
Brand ImageCompact£4.00vg
Doctor FixCompact£4.00vg
Fan FareCompact£2.50vg
Fast BuckCompact£5.00vg
Frame and FortuneCompact£4.00vg
Globe ProbeCompact£2.50vg-1969
HeartacheCompact£4.00vg
Hillary’s TermsCompact£2.50vg
Junk MarketCompact£2.50vg-
Lake LootCompact£2.50vg
Lament for a LoverCompact£5.00vg
Limbo LoverCompact£2.50vg
Make Mine MinkCompact£2.50vg-1966
Mayfair SlayrideCompact£2.50vg-
Model in MayhamCompact£5.00vg
Nerve CentreCompact£2.50vg-1963
Pattern of RapeCompact£2.50vg
SprungCompact£2.50vg
Square 1Compact£5.00vg1964
Strange RitualCompact£4.00vg+
Tail StingCompact£2.50vg
The Last LadyCompact£5.00vg
The Long ArmCompact£3.00vg
The Love MakersCompact£2.50vg
The Spy in my BedCompact£5.00vg
The Young WolvesCompact£3.00vg
Twilight TigressCompact£5.00vg
Ultimate DeterrentCompact£5.00f1970
V for VitalityCompact£5.00vg1963
Villon of the PeaceCompact£4.00vg
Visit from a BroadCompact£5.00vg-
Voodoo ViolenceCompact£5.00vg
Why Should SylviaCompact£2.50vg-
Will-PowerCompact£4.00vg1964
Zero Takes AllCompact£2.50vg-1967
Hank Janson

Today the vast majority of people will not even have heard of Hank Janson but the number of books he sold in the 50’s and 60’s far outstrips the number sold by Booker Prize winners, yet the “inteligencia” look down their privileged noses at “Popular fiction” or in this case “Hard Boiled Fiction”.

Granted the covers on these 60’s example are not a patch on the covers Reginald Head was driven out of the country for painting. The persecution and trials of the 50’s is a fascinating story in itself culminating as it did in the fake, arranged Lady Chatterley Trial that voiced the now notorious test of respectability “Would you let your servant read that”

However I digress, as a great lover of the 50’s art work, and not totally unmoved by later covers, I have over the years assembled significant examples of the genre, Hank Janson in particular. I realise that the market for this important contribution to literature is rapidly declining, a pity in many ways, not least my ability to sell copies.

Stock This is a list (probably not complete) that I think I have.

TitlePublisher
48 HoursMoring
Amerous Captive “Bygone Ages Vol 2HJ
Amerous Captive Vol. 3HJ
AmokGaywood
Angel AstrayCompact
AuctionedGaywood
Baby, Don’t Dare SquealGaywood
Beauty and the BeatHJ
Beloved TraitorR&V
Beloved TraitorR & V
Berlin BriefingCompact
BewitchedMoring
Bid for BeautyBAG 09
Bid for BeautyCompact
Brand ImageCompact
Brazen SeductressGold Star
Break For a LovelyHJ
Break For A LovelyHJ
Bring me SorrowMoring
Chicago ChickHJ
Come Quick HoneyR&V
ConflictGaywood
Cool SugarMoring
CorruptionGaywood
Crime on my HandsHJ
Crowns Can KillHJ
Dateline DianeCompact
Death Wore a PetticoatGaywood
Deicious DangerHJ
Delicious DangerBAG 09
Desert FuryMoring
Desert FuryGaywood
Devil’s HighwaysHJ
Doctor FixCompact
Don’t Dare me, SugarGaywood
Don’t Scare EasyMoring
Don’t Scare EasyMoring
Double TakeCompact
Expectant NymphGold Star
F.E.U.D.Compact
Fame and FortuneBAG 09
Fan FareCompact
FannyGold Star
Fast BuckCompact
Flight from FearMoring
Frails Can Be so ToughGaywood
Frame and FortuneCompact
Globe ProbeCompact
Go With a JerkHJ
HeartacheCompact
HellcatBAG 09
HellcatMoring
Hell’s AngelHJ
Hell’s AngelMoring
Hillary’s TermsCompact
Honey For MeHJ
Hotsy-You’ll be ChilledGaywood
I for IntrigueCompact
InvasionMoring
Jack SpotMoring
Janson Go HomeR & V
Janson Go Home!HJ
Junk MarketCompact
Kill Her if you CanGaywood
Kill Me For KicksHJ
Kill This ManMoring
Lake LootCompact
Lament for a LoverCompact
Limbo LoverCompact
Lola Brought Her WreathGaywood
Love – In and LamentationCompact
Make Mine MinkCompact
Mayfair SlayrideCompact
Milady Took the RapGaywood
Mistress of FearHJ
Model in MayhamCompact
MurderMoring
Nerve CentreCompact
ObsessionUPC
Passionate WaifMoring
Passionate WaifeBAG 09
Pattern of RapeCompact
Persian PrideMoring
Quiet Waits the GraveR & V
Reluctant HostessHJ
RevoltMoring
Ripe for RaptureR & V
Sadie don’t cry nowGaywood
Sentence for SinHJ
Short-Term WifeHJ
Sinister RaptureMoring
Sister Don’t Hate MeGaywood
Situation GraveMoring
Slaves for SeductionHJ
SprungCompact
Square 1Compact
Strange DestinyMoring
Strange RitualCompact
Sultry AvengerHJ
SuspenseGaywood
Sweet FuryMoring
Sweetie, Hold Me TightGaywood
Tail StingCompact
Take This SweetieHJ
TensionMoring
The Bride Wore WeedsGaywood
The Exotic Seductress #13Gold Star
The Lady Has a ScarGaywood
The Last LadyCompact
The Long ArmCompact
The Love MakersCompact
The Spy in my BedCompact
The Young WolvesCompact
They Die AloneMoring
This Hood For HireHJ
This Hood for HireR & V
Tomorrow and a DayMoring
Too Soon to DieHJ
TormentGaywood
Torment for TrixieGaywood
Twilight TigressCompact
Twist for TwoHJ
Ultimate DeterrentCompact
Uncover AgentHJ
UntamedMoring
V for VitalityCompact
Villon of the PeaceCompact
Visit from a BroadCompact
Voodoo ViolenceCompact
WhiplashMoring
WhiplashGaywood
Why Should SylviaCompact
Wild GirlMoring
Will-PowerCompact
Zero Takes AllCompact

Again I have not stock checked these below and I am not that confident that I know where they are.

Stock

AutherTitlePublisherPriceCondition
Frances StephenNaked City -Panic in the CityConsul£3.00vg
Frances StephenNaked City -The Day the Island Almost sankConsul£3.00vg
Frances StephenNaked City -The Fault in our StarsConsul£3.00vg
Frances StephenPattern of LifeConsul£10.00vg
Frances StephenTwilight PeopleConsul£6.50vg

collage HJ

This Woman is Death
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Stephen Frances – This Woman is Death

Mayflower Dell 1965 1st vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£6.50


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