66 Union Road, Liversedge, West Riding of Yorkshire WF15 7JF 01924 505 666 david.sheard@ntlworld.com.uk By appointment or 10 till 2 on Saturdays but check Facebook Page for extra days and hours

New (old) Stock – Random paperbacks.

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I don’t know why but one of my favourite covers.

misc
Aswell James There’s One in Every Town Signet 1314 vg £2.50
Bassett Ronald The Pompeians Pan X 638 1st 1967 anon vg+ £4.00
Braithwaite ER To Sir, With Love NEL 2667 1969 vg £2.50
Carter Nick Deadly Doubles Star 0 1988 vg £2.50
Carter Nick The Satan Trap Star 0 1962 vg £2.50
Christie Agatha Dead Man’s Folly Fontana 440 1st 1960 vg £2.50
Hunter Evan The Blackboard Jungle Panther 685 7th 1960 anon vg £3.00
Mackey Joe The Cruel City Belmont 207 1st vg £2.50
Milburn George All Over Town Dell 676 vg £2.50
Newby Ed. Time Off in the Lake District and the Yorkshire Da Hodder 855 1st 1967 vg £2.50
Stewart Desmond A Stranger in Eden Signet 1357 1st 1956 vg £2.50

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Erle Stanley Gardner

collage crime
tcot Crooked Candle Pocket Book 758 £2.50
tcot Curious Bride Pan 219 1st Sax vg £3.50
tcot Drowning Duck Pocket Book 0 £2.50
tcot Golddiggers Purse Pocket Book 812 £2.50
tcot Lame Canary Pocket Book 223 £2.50
tcot Musical Cow Pan G 326 3rd 1962 Peff f £2.50
tcot Smoking Chimney Pocket Book 667 £2.50
Bedrooms Have Windows Corgi SC 1264 1st photo vg £2.50
Beware the Crows Corgi SC 828 rep vg £2.50
Cats Prow at Night Corgi SC 973 1st Photo vg £3.50
Crows Can’t Count Corgi SC 827 rep photo vg £2.50
Double or Quits Guilds 435 1st 1951 anon vg £2.50
Murder Up My Sleeve Penguin 968 3rd 1961 Green vg £2.50
tcot Angry Mourner Pan G 417 1st Peff vg £3.50
tcot Backward Mule Pan 428 1st Peff vg- £3.50
tcot Baited Hook Penguin 1247 1st 1957 Fabian vg £2.50
tcot Calender Girl Pan X 564 1st vg £3.00
tcot Caretakers Cat Penguin 1074 4th 1963 Green vg £2.00
tcot Cautious Coquette Pan GP 96 1st Peff vg £4.00
tcot Cautious Coquette Pan X 541 2nd anon vg £2.00
tcot Counterfeit Eye Penguin 952 3rd 1962 Green vg £2.50
tcot Daring Decoy Pan X 455 1st g £2.50
tcot Deadly Toy Pan X 608 1st vg- £2.00
tcot Deadly Toy Pocket Book 55858 7th 1969 photo vg £2.50
tcot demure Defendant Pan X 330 2nd photo vg £2.00
tcot Drowning Duck Penguin 1246 3rd 1963 Green vg £2.50
tcot Drowning Duck Penguin 1246 1st 1957 Unger vg £2.00
tcot Drowsy Mosquito Penguin 965 1st Green vg £4.00
tcot Dubious Bridegroom Consul 942 1st 1964 anon vg £3.00
tcot Empty Tin Penguin 1869 1st Green vg £2.50
tcot Fiery Fingers Pan G 224 1st Peff vg £2.50
tcot Footloose Doll Pan X 531 1st vg- £2.50
tcot Fugative Nurse Pan G 555 1st 1962 anon vg £3.50
tcot Gilded lily Pan X 309 1st vg £3.50
tcot Glamerous Ghost Pan G 610 1st f £4.00
tcot Glamorous Ghost BAG 05 0 £2.50
tcot Gold-digger’s Purse Penguin 1376 1st 1959 Green vg- £2.50
tcot Green Eyed Sister Pan G 519 1st 1962 Sheldon vg+ £2.50
tcot Grinning Gorilla Pan G 450 4th Owen vg £2.50
tcot Hesitant Hostess Pan G 499 2nd Sheldon vg £2.50
tcot Lame Canary Penguin 912 1st 1953 Green vg £3.00
tcot Lazy Lover Pan 389 1st Fox vg £3.50
tcot Lazy Lover WDL M 930 1st Hodges vg £5.00
tcot Long Legged Models Pan X 479 3rd vg £1.50
tcot Lucky Legs Pan G 365 1st Peff vg+ £4.50
tcot Lucky Looser Pan X 367 1st f £3.00
tcot Moth eaten Mink Pan G 464 3rd vg £2.50
tcot Musical Cow Pan G 326 1st 1960 Peff vg £2.50
tcot Mythical Monkeys Pan X 648 1st photo vg £2.50
tcot Negligent Nymph Pan G 118 1st Peff vg- £3.00
tcot Negligent Nymph Pan X 575 2nd vg £2.50
tcot Nervous Accomplice Bag 18 0 £2.50
tcot Nervous Accomplice Pan X 219 1st Peff vg £2.50
tcot One Eyed Witness Pan G 157 1st Peff vg £4.50
tcot Perjured Parrot Pocket Book 378 8th 1950 vg £2.50
tcot Restless Redhead Pan X 491 4th vg £2.50
tcot Restless Redhead Pan G 594 1st 1962 Michel vg £3.00
tcot Runaway Corpse Pan G 582 1st f £3.50
tcot Screaming Woman Pan X 400 1st photo vg £3.00
tcot Singing Shirt Pan X 722 1st f £3.50
tcot Sleepwalkers Niece Penguin 966 1st 1954 Green vg £3.00
tcot Stuttering Bishop Penguin 939 3rd 1961 Green vg £2.50
tcot Sulky Girl Pan G 264 1st vg £2.50
tcot Sunbathers Diary Pan X 258 1st Sheldon vg £2.50
tcot Terrified Typist Pan X 291 1st 1964 Sheldon vg- £2.50
tcot Vagabond Virgin Bag 27 0 £2.50
tcot Vagabond Virgin Pan X 695 2nd 1968 photo f £3.50
tcot Velvet Claws Pan G 398 1st 1960 Peff vg+ £3.50
The DA Breaks a Seal Penguin 1372 1st anon vg £2.50
The DA Breaks an Egg Pan G 281 1st 1959 Peff f £3.00
The DA Takes a Chance Pan G 135 1st Peff vg £3.00
Top of the Heap Corgi S 548 1st 1958 g £1.00
Two Clues Penguin 1870 Green g £1.00

STOCK CHECK – SERANDIP

collage misc

Leo P Kelly – Mythmaster £2.50

Frank Belknap Long – Lest Earth be Conquered £4.00

Bruce Graeme – Public Enemy No. 1 – £5.00

Joseph Mitchell – McSorley’s Wonderful Saloon – £10.00

Murray Leinster – SOS from Three Worlds £2.50

Kartman & Brown – Disaster £2.00

DONT FORGET – I can search my database for that book you just have to own.

Badger Stock Check

If no price is shown it means that I should have a copy but can’t find it. It may have been sold (and I have not recorded the sale), or I may have misplaced it.

collage Badger 03
Liversedge Douglas White Horizon Badger Advent 1 vg £5.00
Vassiliev M Sputnik in Space Badger Science 1 1958 vg £10.00
Robertson Manning K The secret Enemy Badger SP 2 Fox vg £3.00
Jennings D K Emergency Call Badger RS 4 £2.50
Robertson Manning K Night Passage to Kano Badger SP 4 Fox vg £3.00
Von Braun & Ley Project Mars Badger SS 4 vg £10.00
Robertson Manning K Pattern for Survival Badger SP 5 Fox vg+ £3.00
Robertson Manning K Twelve Hours to Destiny Badger SP 6 Fox vg- £3.50
Barton JC The Corrupt Ones Badger CS 12 vg £4.00
Fanthorpe RL Alian from the Stars Badger SF 15 anon vg
Fanthorpe RL Hyper Space Badger SF 17 anon vg- £5.00
Sherwood John R The Searching Light Badger RS 19 Fox f £2.00
Sherwood John R The Constant Image Badger RS 26 Fox vg £2.50
Adams Chuck Hired Gun Badger LW 27 Anon vg £7.50
Merak AJ Barrier Unknown Badger SF 30 anon vg- £6.00
Easton LP Target Rome Badger WW 31 vg £3.00
Adams Chuck The Texan Badger LW 32 anon vg- £5.00
Powers JL Black Abyss Badger SF 32 anon vg- £5.00
Jennings D K The Long Days Badger RS 33 vg £2.50
Muller John E Space Void Badger SF 34 anon vg- £5.00
Fanthorpe RL Out of the Darkness Badger SN 35 Fox vg- £15.00
Fanthorpe RL Face of Evil Badger SN 36 Barton? vg £5.00
Merak AJ Hydroshere Badger SF 36 Bril vg- £5.00
Fanthorpe RL Werewolf at Large Badger SN 37 vg- £3.00
Roberts Lional The In-World Badger SF 37 Anon vg+ £5.00
Roberts Lional The In-World Badger SF 37 Anon vg-
Fanthorpe RL Whirlwind of Death Badger SN 38 vg £5.00
Thorpe Trebor Lightning World Badger SF 38 Emsh vg+ £5.00
Brett Leo Exit Humanity Badger SF 40 Anon vg+ £5.00
Roberts Lionel The Last Valkyrie Badger SN 40 vg £4.00
Fane Bron Juggernaut Badger SF 41 Anon vg- £3.00
Muller John E The Unpossessed Badger SN 42 vg £7.50
Brett Leo The Microscopic Ones Badger SF 43 Anon vg+
Brett Leo Black Infinity Badger SN 44 vg £4.00
Fanthorpe RL Hand of Doom Badger SF 44 Anon vg £5.00
Torro Pel World of Gods Badger SF 45 Anon vg- £3.50
Roberts Lionel Flame Goddess Badger SN 46 vg £7.50
Brett Leo Faceless Planet Badger SF 47 Anon vg- £4.00
Muus Flemming B The Spark and the Flame Badger WW 47 Fox vg £3.00
Adams Chuck Thunder at Abilene Badger BW 48 Fox vg+ £5.00
Muller John E Search the Dark Stars Badger SF 48 Anon vg £4.00
Adams Chuck Riverboat Revenge Badger LW 49 Dimmock vg+ £10.00
Fanthorpe RL Flame Mass Badger SF 49 Anon vg £7.50
Fanthorpe RL Centurion’s Revenge Badger SN 49 vg- £2.50
Fanthorpe RL The Grip of Fear Badger SN 51 vg+ £6.00
Muller John E Day of the Beasts Badger SF 51 Anon vg £10.00
Muller John E Day of the Beasts Badger SF 51 Anon vg
Roberts Lional The Synthetic Ones Badger SF 52 Anon vg £3.50
Fanthorpe RL Chariot of Apollo Badger SN 53 vg £5.00
Fane Bron Rodent Mutation Badger SF 55 Anon vg
Fane Bron Storm God’s Fury Badger SN 55 g £1.50
Adams Chuck Day of Violence Badger LW 57 Fox f £7.50
Fanthorpe RL Hell Has Wings Badger SN 57 vg+ £5.00
Muller John E The Uninvited Badger SF 57 Anon vg £5.00
Brett Leo Face in the Night Badger SN 58 vg £5.00
Muller John E The Mind Makers Badger SF 58 Anon vg £5.00
Fanthorpe RL Graveyard of the Damned Badger SN 59 vg £4.50
Wise Robert A 12 to the Moon Badger SF 59 Anon vg+ £8.00
Bradley Tex Thunderfire Badger LW 61 anon f £10.00
Fanthorpe RL The Darker Drink Badger SN 61 vg £5.00
Muller John E Alien Badger SF 61 Anon vg £5.00
Brett Leo The Immortals Badger SN 62 vg £4.50
Muller John E The Venus Venture Badger SF 62 Anon vg- £1.50
Adams Chuck Badlands Feud Badger LW 63 anon f £10.00
Fanthorpe RL Curse of the Totem Badger SN 65 vg £2.50
Muller John E Edge of Eternity Badger SF 65 Anon vg- £4.00
Muller John E Perilous Galaxy Badger SF 66 Anon vg £4.00
Torro Pel Legion of the Lost Badger SN 66 Fox vg+ £10.00
Brett Leo The Frozen Tomb Badger SN 67 anon vg+ £5.00
Muller John E Uranium 235 Badger SF 67 Anon vg £5.00
Muller John E Uranium 235 Badger SF 67 Anon vg-
Adams Chuck Who Rides with Vengeance Badger LW 68 Fox f £10.00
Brett Leo They Never Come Back Badger SN 68 vg £7.50
Muller John E The Man Who Conquered Time Badger SF 68 Anon vg £5.00
Fanthorpe RL Goddess of Night Badger SN 69 vg £5.00
Muller John E Orbit One Badger SF 69 Fox vg £4.00
Muller John E Micro Infinity Badger SF 70 Fox vg £5.00
Torro Pel The Strange Ones Badger SN 70 vg £7.50
Muller John E Beyond Time Badger SF 71 Fox vg £5.00
Brett Leo The Forbidden Badger SN 72 vg £5.00
Brett Leo From Realms Beyond Badger SN 74 vg £7.50
Muller John E The X-Machine Badger SF 74 Fox vg £5.00
Muller John E Night of the Big Fire Badger SF 75 Anon vg £4.00
Muller John E In the Beginning Badger SF 76 Anon vg+ £8.00
Torro Pel The Timeless Ones Badger SN 76 vg £7.50
Fanthorpe RL Space Fury Badger SF 77 Fox vg £8.00
Moss W Stanley Gold is Where You Hide It Badger WW 77 1st 1959 anon vg £3.00
Zeigfried Karl Walk Through To-morrow Badger SF 78 Fox vg- £3.50
Merak AJ Howl at the Moon Badger SN 79 vg £3.50
Zeigfried Karl Android Badger SF 79 Anon vg £6.00
Fane Bron Softly by Moonlight Badger SN 80 vg £7.50
Fane Bron The thing from Sheol Badger SN 81 vg £5.00
Zeigfried Karl Zero Minus X Badger SF 81 Anon vg £5.00
Zeigfreid Karl Escape to Infinity Badger SF 82 Fox f £6.00
Trent Olaf Roman Twilight Badger SN 83 vg £5.00
Zeigfried Karl Radar Alert Badger SF 83 Fox vg £5.00
Fane Bron Unknown Destiny Badger SN 84 vg £10.00
Zeigfried Karl World of Tomorrow Badger SF 84 Anon vg £5.00
Zeigfried Karl World of Tomorrow Badger SF 84 Anon vg- £3.50
Fanthorpe RL Avenging Goddess Badger SN 85 vg £5.00
Zeigfried Karl The World that Never Was Badger SF 85 Anon vg £3.50
Drayton LS For Their Tomorrow Badger WW 86 Foster vg+ £4.00
Fane Bron The Intruders Badger SF 89 Fox f £6.00
Richler Anton Sky Command Badger WW 89 vg- £2.50
Fane Bron The Macabre Ones Badger SN 90 Fox vg+ £10.00
Torro Pel Through the Barrier Badger SF 91 Anon vg £5.00
Bell Thornton Chaos Badger SN 92 vg £10.00
Fane Bron Somewhere Out There Badger SF 92 Fox vg £7.50
Fane Bron The Walking Shadow Badger SN 93 vg £4.00
Torro Pel The Last Astronought Badger SF 93 Fox vg £4.00
Brett Leo The Alien Ones Badger SF 94 Fox vg £5.00
Martin LF Hell Command Badger WW 94 Fox vg £2.50
Muller John E The Exorcists Badger SN 94 vg £10.00
Brett Leo Power Sphere Badger SF 95 Fox vg £4.00
Fanthorpe RL The Triple Man Badger SN 96 Fox vg £5.00
Muller John E Reactor SK9 Badger SF 96 Fox vg £5.00
Bell Thornton Space Trap Badger SF 98 Fox vg £5.00
Muller John E Spectre of Darkness Badger SN 98 Fox vg £10.00
Barton Erle The Planet Seekers Badger SF 99 Fox vg £3.00
Fane Bron Nemasis Badger SF 100 Fox vg £5.00
Muller John E Out of the Night Badger SN 100 vg £10.00
Raymond DJ Prelude to Glory Badger WW 100 vg £5.00
Fanthorpe RL The Sealed Sarcophagus Badger SN 101 anon vg- £2.50
Torro Pel The Return Badger SF 101 Fox vg £4.00
Fane Bron Suspension Badger SF 102 Fox vg+ £7.50
Fanthorpe RL The Unconfined Badger SN 102 vg+ £5.00
Fanthorpe RL Stranger in the Shadow Badger SN 103 vg £5.00
Zeigfreid Karl Projection Infinity Badger SF 103 Anon vg £5.00
Barton Lee The Shadow Man Badger SN 104 vg £5.00
Muller John E Dark Continuum Badger SF 104 Anon vg £5.00
Fanthorpe RL Curse of the Khan Badger SN 105 Fox vg £5.00
Crawford John Dark Legion Badger SN 106 Fox vg £5.00
Fuller Robert L Passport for the Damned Badger WW 106 vg £2.50
Torro Pel Space No Barrier Badger SF 106 Anon vg £5.00
Conway Randall Body and Soul – Supernatural Stories 107 Badger SN 107 Fox vg £5.00
Zeigfried Karl No Way Back Badger SF 107 Anon vg £8.00
Fanthorpe RL Neuron Word Badger SF 108 Anon vg £3.00
Johnson RK Desert Break-Through Badger WW 108 Rainey vg £2.50
Chatair Max The Thing in the Mist – Supernatural 109 Badger SN 109 Fox vg £5.00
Torro Pel Force 97X Badger SF 110 Fox vg £3.50
Martin Frank In Action this Day Badger WW 111 vg £2.50
Muller John E The Man From Behind Badger SF 111 Anon vg £5.00
Carson BR Storm Over Korea Badger WW 112 Gross vg £2.50
Muller John E Beyond the Void Badger SF 112 Anon vg £10.00
Zeigfried Karl Barrier 346 Badger SF 113 Anon vg £4.00
Fane Bron U.F.O. 517 Badger SF 115 Anon vg- £2.50
Muller John E Phenomena X Badger SF 116 Anon vg+ £5.00
Muller John E Survival Project Badger SF 117 Anon vg £4.00
Dexter John K The Patriots Badger WW 118 vg £3.00
Fanthorpe RL The Watching World Badger SF 118 vg £5.00
Roland John Dawn Decent Badger WW 119 £2.50
Richler Anton Prelude to the Storm Badger WW 122 vg
Richler Anton The Wondering Years Badger WW 123 Dimmock f £5.00
Baxter LD Testament to Fury Badger WW 129 vg £2.50
Bradley James L Sky Devils Badger WW 130 vg £3.00
Enfield RL Unseen Enemy Badger WW 136 vg+ £3.00
Bradley James L No Man Divided Badger WW 142 Dimmock vg £3.00
Jackson LK Operation Singapore Badger WW 144 Michel? vg £2.56
Johnson FK Escape Badger WW 145 Fox vg £3.00
Martin Frank For Such as We Badger WW 147 vg- £2.00
Fuller John Final Epitaph Badger WW 151 Fox vg £4.00
Andrews John C Such are the Valiant Badger WW 152 vg £2.50
Andrews John C Strike Silent Badger WW 159 vg £2.50
Partridge JD Objective Burma Badger WW 163 Fox vg £2.50

Badger – Medical, Spy, Cowboy & Crime

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MEDICAL

Jennings D K Emergency Call Badger RS 4 £2.50
Jennings D K The Long Days Badger RS 33 vg £2.50
Sherwood John R The Constant Image Badger RS 26 Fox vg £2.50
Sherwood John R The Searching Light Badger RS 19 Fox f £2.00

SPY
Robertson Manning K Night Passage to Kano Badger SP 4 Fox vg £3.00
Robertson Manning K Pattern for Survival Badger SP 5 Fox vg+ £3.00
Robertson Manning K The secret Enemy Badger SP 2 Fox vg £3.00
Robertson Manning K Twelve Hours to Destiny Badger SP 6 Fox vg- £3.50

COWBOY
Adams Chuck Badlands Feud Badger LW 63 anon f £10.00
Adams Chuck Day of Violence Badger LW 57 Fox f £7.50
Adams Chuck Hired Gun Badger LW 27 Anon vg £7.50
Adams Chuck Riverboat Revenge Badger LW 49 Dimmock vg+ £10.00
Adams Chuck The Texan Badger LW 32 anon vg- £5.00
Adams Chuck Thunder at Abilene Badger BW 48 Fox vg+ £5.00
Adams Chuck Who Rides with Vengeance Badger LW 68 Fox f £10.00
Bradley Tex Thunderfire Badger LW 61 anon f £10.00

CRIME
Barton JC The Corrupt Ones Badger CS 12 vg £4.00

Sherwood - The Constant Image (2)

 

 

 

Arthur Upfield

It must be at least 40 years since I read the “Bony” books of Arthur Upfield, I did enjoy them and searched out all the copies I could find. The books portray “outback” life in Australia. Upfield created the character of Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, based on a man known as “Tracker Leon”, whom he said he had met in his travels. Leon was supposedly a half-caste employed as a tracker by the Queensland Police.He was also said to have read Shakespeare and a biography of Napoleon, and to have received a university education. However, there is no evidence that any such person ever existed. The novels featuring Bony, as the detective was also known, were far more successful than any other writings by Upfield.

Arthur Upfield was born in Gosport, Hampshire, England, on 1 September 1890. His father was a draper. In 1911, after he did poorly in examinations towards becoming a real estate agent, Upfield’s father sent him to Australia.
With the outbreak of World War I, he joined the First Australian Imperial Force on August 1914. He sailed from Brisbane on 24 September 1914 to Melbourne. At the time of sailing he had the rank of Driver and was with the 1st Light horse Brigade Train (5 Company ASC [Army Service Corps]). In Melbourne he was at a camp for several weeks before sailing to Egypt.He fought at Gallipoli and in France and married an Australian nurse, Ann Douglass, in Egypt in 1915. He was discharged in England on 15 October 1919. Before returning to Australia, Ann gave birth to their only child, James Arthur, norn 8th February 1920.
For most of the next 20 years he travelled throughout the outback, working at a number of jobs and learning about Aboriginal cultures. A contributor of an article ‘Coming Down with Cattle’ to the first edition of Walkabout magazine, he later used the knowledge and material he had gathered in his books.

Bony
Upfield Arthur The Clue of the New Shoe Pan 355 1st Brabbins f £4.00
Upfield Arthur Bony Buys a Woman Pan G 272 1st Boldero vg+ £3.50
Upfield Arthur The Batchelors of Broken Hill Pan G 424 1st Boldero f £4.00
Upfield Arthur The Bone is Pointed Pan G 360 1st Boldero vg+ £4.00
Upfield Arthur Boney and the Black Virgin Pan G 574 1st vg £3.50
Upfield Arthur Boney and the Mouse Pan G 495 1st Boldero vg £4.00
Upfield Arthur Bony and the Kelly Gang Pan G 609 1st vg £3.50
Upfield Arthur Bony and the White Savage Pan X 294 1st 1964 anon vg £3.50
Upfield Arthur Bony and the Mouse Pan X 588 3rd anon vg £2.00
Upfield Arthur Cake in the Hat Box Pan X 584 2nd 1966 anon vg £2.00
Upfield Arthur Madman’s Bend Pan X 492 1st 1966 anon vg £3.50
Upfield Arthur Murder Must Wait Pan X 585 2nd 1966 anon vg £2.50
Upfield Arthur The Bachelors of Broken Hill Pan X 587 2nd vg- £1.50

Richard S Prather

220px-RichardSPratherRichard Scott Prather was an American mystery novelist, best known for creating the “Shell Scott” series. He also wrote under the pseudonyms David Knight and Douglas Ring.

Born in California in 1921 he died in 2007. Not quite as prolific as John Creasey, but a respectable output never the less.

Most of the copies I have were published by Gold Medal some covers more interesting than others.

 

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Strip for Murder Five Star 0 £5.00
The Scrambled Yeggs Five Star 0 1974 £2.50
Dance with the Dead Gold Medal 554 1st 1962 anon vg
Take a Murder Darling Coronet F 127 1st 1967 Photo vg £2.00
tcot Vanishing Beauty Gold Medal US s 1249 B? vg
The Kubla Khan Caper Four Square 1933 1st 1967 anon vg £2.50
The Meandering Corpse Four Square 1935 1st anon vg+ £3.50
The Wailing Frail BAG 1 0 £2.50
Lie Down Killer Gold Medal US d 1637 1st Berys? vg
Strip for Murder Gold Medal US d 1604 1st anon vg
Bodies in Bedlam Gold Medal UK 668 rep vg £3.00
Case of the Vanishing Beaty Gold Medal UK 663 2nd vg £4.00
Dance With the Dead Gold Medal UK 554 vg £3.00
Darling it’s Death Gold Medal UK 661 r 1963 anon vg- £2.50
Find This Woman Gold Medal UK 665 2nd anon vg £3.00
Joker in the Deck Gold Medal 718 1st vg £3.50
Kill the Clown Gold Medal UK 613 1st 1963 Hooks vg £3.00
Lie Down Killer Gold Medal UK 669 2nd 1963 vg £3.00
Pattern for Panic Gold Medal UK 0 1st 1962 vg- £3.00
Pattern for Panic Gold Medal US 573 1st 1962 anon vg £3.00
Shell Scott’s Seven Slaughters Gold Medal UK 548 1st anon vg £3.00
Shell Scott’s Seven Slaughters Gold Medal UK 672 r 1963 anon vg £2.50
Strip for Murder Gold Medal UK 667 2nd vg £3.00
Take a Murder Darling Gold Medal UK 671 vg £3.00
The Comfortable Coffin Gold Medal UK 0 1st vg £3.00
The Wailing Frail Gold Medal US 592 1st 1956 vg- £4.00
The Wailing Frail Gold Medal UK 664 r 1963 anon vg £3.00
Too Many Crooks Gold Medal UK 666 2nd 1963 Kays vg £3.00

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If there is no price shown it means I couldn’t find it at my last stock check.

Prather

Peter James – Dead if you Don’t

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Brighton this time with Roy Grace. Demonstrating all the requirements to fit the “modern” detective genre. A boss who speaks gobbledygook is an idiot and has a name to suit (apologies to anyone named Caspian or Pewe), a set of detectives with confused relationship problems, a set of criminals devising twisted and evil ways to torture and kill and a set of victims that have many faults of their own.

Added together though, with a quick moving engaging plot, all it needs to challenge Nordic Noir is for the hero to go to the toilet now and again. All in all though this is a great series that I would recommend. I can’t say I have copies of every one of them in the shop, and can’t go up to check, but as I have read nearly all of them, I must have a fair number.

Just pondering, would it be OK under current rules to offer free delivery of books purchased on-line (just in the Spen Valley).

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Stephen Daniel Francis a.k.a. HANK JANSON

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.

Apparently all the Hank Janson novels from 46 to 53 were written by Stephen Francis and a number of the later novels.

 


Naked City -The Fault in our Stars Consul 790 1st anon vg £3.00
Naked City -Panic in the City Consul 791 1st anon vg £3.00
Naked City -The Day the Island Almost sank Consul 792 1st anon vg £3.00
Twilight People Consul 1291 1st photo vg £6.50
Pattern of Life Consul 1341 1st anon vg £10.00

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Janson Hank Bid for Beauty BAG 09
Janson Hank Delicious Danger BAG 09
Janson Hank Fame and Fortune BAG 09
Janson Hank Hellcat BAG 09
Janson Hank Passionate Waife BAG 09
Janson Hank Frails Can Be So Tough Gaywood
Janson Hank Hotsy-You’ll be Chilled Gaywood
Janson Hank “Amerous Captive “”Bygone Ages Vol 2” HJ
Janson Hank Amerous Captive Vol. 3 HJ
Janson Hank Devil’s Highways HJ
Janson Hank Hell’s Angel HJ
Janson Hank Slaves for Seduction HJ
Janson Hank Sultry Avenger HJ
Janson Hank 48 Hours Moring
Janson Hank Bewitched Moring
Janson Hank Bring me Sorrow Moring
Janson Hank Desert Fury Moring
Janson Hank Don’t Scare Easy Moring
Janson Hank Flight from Fear Moring
Janson Hank Hellcat Moring
Janson Hank Hell’s Angel Moring
Janson Hank Invasion Moring
Janson Hank Jack Spot Moring
Janson Hank Kill This Man Moring
Janson Hank Murder Moring
Janson Hank Persian Pride Moring
Janson Hank Revolt Moring
Janson Hank Sinister Rapture Moring
Janson Hank Situation Grave Moring
Janson Hank Strange Destiny Moring
Janson Hank Sweet Fury Moring
Janson Hank Tension Moring
Janson Hank Tomorrow and a Day Moring
Janson Hank Untamed Moring
Janson Hank Whiplash Moring
Janson Hank Wild Girl Moring
Janson Hank Obsession UPC
Janson Hank Brazen Seductress Gold Star
Janson Hank Fanny Gold Star
Janson Hank Expectant Nymph Gold Star
Janson Hank Quiet Waits the Grave R & V
Janson Hank Ripe for Rapture R & V
Janson Hank Sentence for Sin HJ
Janson Hank This Hood for Hire R & V
Janson Hank Break For a Lovely HJ
Janson Hank This Hood For Hire HJ
Janson Hank Beloved Traitor R & V
Janson Hank Beloved Traitor R&V
Janson Hank Come Quick Honey R&V
Janson Hank Passionate Waif Moring
Janson Hank Cool Sugar Moring
Janson Hank Deicious Danger HJ
Janson Hank Janson Go Home! HJ
Janson Hank Crowns Can Kill HJ
Janson Hank Don’t Scare Easy Moring
Janson Hank Reluctant Hostess HJ
Janson Hank Short-Term Wife HJ
Janson Hank Break For A Lovely HJ
Janson Hank Beauty and the Beat HJ
Janson Hank Chicago Chick HJ
Janson Hank Crime on my Hands HJ
Janson Hank Uncover Agent HJ
Janson Hank Take This Sweetie HJ
Janson Hank Honey For Me HJ
Janson Hank Mistress of Fear HJ
Janson Hank Too Soon to Die HJ
Janson Hank Kill Me For Kicks HJ
Janson Hank Twist for Two HJ
Janson Hank Angel Astray Compact
Janson Hank Dateline Diane Compact
Janson Hank Go With a Jerk HJ
Janson Hank I for Intrigue Compact
Janson Hank Brand Image Compact
Janson Hank Heartache Compact
Janson Hank The Love Makers Compact
Janson Hank Strange Ritual Compact
Janson Hank Hillary’s Terms Compact
Janson Hank Nerve Centre Compact
Janson Hank Fast Buck Compact
Janson Hank V for Vitality Compact
Janson Hank Visit from a Broad Compact
Janson Hank Lake Loot Compact
Janson Hank Fan Fare Compact
Janson Hank Voodoo Violence Compact
Janson Hank Will-Power Compact
Janson Hank Doctor Fix Compact
Janson Hank Pattern of Rape Compact
Janson Hank Square 1 Compact
Janson Hank The Last Lady Compact
Janson Hank Double Take Compact
Janson Hank Limbo Lover Compact
Janson Hank Model in Mayham Compact
Janson Hank Berlin Briefing Compact
Janson Hank Junk Market Compact
Janson Hank Tail Sting Compact
Janson Hank Why Should Sylvia Compact
Janson Hank Mayfair Slayride Compact
Janson Hank Bid for Beauty Compact
Janson Hank F.E.U.D. Compact
Janson Hank Make Mine Mink Compact
Janson Hank Zero Takes All Compact
Janson Hank The Young Wolves Compact
Janson Hank Love – In and Lamentation Compact
Janson Hank Sprung Compact
Janson Hank Globe Probe Compact
Janson Hank The Spy in my Bed Compact
Janson Hank Frame and Fortune Compact
Janson Hank Lament for a Lover Compact
Janson Hank Ultimate Deterrent Compact
Janson Hank Twilight Tigress Compact
Janson Hank Villon of the Peace Compact
Janson Hank The Long Arm Compact

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Barker Dragon – Stock Take

Not a publisher that lasted a long time, but they did publish some authors  other publishes didn’t. What they did though is spend time choosing some great covers. Unusually I have included a large number in this blog. I did choose one of their covers for my title page.

Spillane Mickey - One Lonely Night - Barker Dragon 174
Anderson Oliver Grit and Polish Barker Dragon 1 vg £15.00
Anderson Oliver Painless Extractions Barker Dragon 13 vg £4.00
Bull RC ed. Perturbed Spirits Barker Dragon 20 vg £5.00
Burton Richard Tales From the Thousand and One Nights Barker Dragon 2 1st 1956 anon vg £3.00
Chegaray Jacques Going My way round the World Barker Dragon 14 1st 1957 anon vg £2.50
Dodge David How Lost was my Weekend Barker Dragon 12 vg £5.00
Downing Rupert If I Laugh Barker Dragon 33 vg £10.00
Goodwin RB HongKong Escape Barker Dragon 2 vg £3.00
Green John The First Enemy Barker Dragon 21 vg £4.00
Halliday Brett Murder is My Business Barker Dragon 10 vg- £4.00
Halliday Brett When Dorinda Dances Barker Dragon 16 vg £4.00
Hartley L P The Travelling Grave and other stories Barker Dragon 40 vg £15.00
Johnston J Patrol of the Dead Barker Dragon 8 vg £15.00
Langley Noel The Cabbage Patch Barker Dragon 4 vg £3.00
Mankowitz Wolf My Old Man’s a Dustman Barker Dragon 23 vg £4.00
Quentin Patrick Puzzle for Wantons Barker Dragon 34 vg £10.00
Sandstrom Flora The Dancing Giant Barker Dragon 5 vg £10.00
Spillane Micey One Lonely Night Barker Dragon 6 vg £4.00
Spillane Mickey The Big Kill Barker Dragon 18 vg £5.00
Spillane Mickey The Long Wait Barker Dragon 29 vg £5.00
Spillane Mickey Kiss Me, Deadly Barker Dragon 42 vg £5.00
Various The Girls from Esquire Barker Dragon 11 vg £5.00

Even the less than inspiring subjects have great illustrators.

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