NO KICKBACKS FOR KILLERS – A Johnny Dekker Story
Published by Martin & Reid – London 1948 1st 32 pages vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.
My Life with Diana – Paul Renin
Published by BEACON PUBLISHING Co. Leicester undated but about 1949. This copy, though very rare, has the rear cover missing. This is what Beacon says about their copy that they are asking £40.00 for ” Beacon Publishing Co., [ca.1949]. First edition. “Diana Wilton looked extremely attractive that afternoon sitting on the lounge in the smart sitting-room of her Chelsea flat and smiling across at me through the drifting smoke of her cigarette”. According to his publishers, Paul Rénin “knows women better than they know themselves” – suspicious wife, glamorous widow, famous actress, etc. Crown 8vo (19cm). 112pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some wear to spine; some internal creasing; a reasonable copy of an uncommon title. Exchange stamp of the “Modern Book Stall’s” [sic] of Leicester, Loughborough and Coalville Market, on upper wrapper and final leaf. No copy traced in any major library worldwide.” Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.
Elimination Syndicate – J Allan Dunn
An undated “Pemberton” publication somewhere near 1950 I would guess. A vg copy of a rare book. 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.
Paul Renin – The Street of Many Shadows
This is an undated Phoenix Press edition. I have been unable to find a copy of this edition on line, unfortunately it only just is a 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.
Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk
“Maria Monk was a Canadian woman whose book Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk, or, The Hidden Secrets of a Nun’s Life in a Convent Exposed claimed to expose systematic sexual abuse of nuns and infanticide of the resulting children by Catholic priests in her convent in Montreal.” I didn’t know where to put this, but as it was published by Pemberton (undated) I have assumed it is not a book about divination. This copy is a bit knocked about but still vg to 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.
Darcy Glinto – You took me….keep me…
Only one on offer on ABE for £175 though I have found one elsewhere for only £100. Published in 1950 by Robin Hood Press cover art by Terry. Internally the staples look dark but the paper is free of foxing and discolouring, in fact in much better condition then many much newer publications.
The Brute – Paul Renin
This edition was published by R & L Locker in 1946 in Stoke on Trent. Though I can’t find this edition for sale anywhere, a few other titles by this author are on offer. This is clean tight copy This price includes UK Postage.
Manhunt Detective Story Monthly November 1953 Vol 1 no. 4
Not in the same league as the rest of these offerings but the cover was worth inclusion and the contributing authors are impressive ; Mickey Spillane (serial), Henry Kane, David Goodis, Patrick Wilmot. Richard Ellington, Richard Deming, Evan Hunter, Robert Turner, Kris Neville and Roy Carroll. I am offering this to any UK location for £7.00
A lot of these titles were produced when it was difficult to get American Paperbacks in the UK and saw the opportunity to cash in on the popularity of Hank Janson. You can check out my Hank Janson page.
Passage to Terror by Edward Ronns (Edward S Aarons)
Published by Gaywood Press undated but around 1952 this is a very good plus (near fine) copy. Posted to a UK address for £25
Don’t Cry, Beloved – Edward Ronns (Edward S Aarons)
The Gaywood copy illustrated above has been sold, so I am offering this Gold Medal version with scuffed up hair. To a UK address £7.5
Too Good for the Poor – Nat Karta
A rare title from a rare author. Published by Muir-Watson about 1952. A book in VG condition Sent to any UK Destination £50
So Rich, So dead – Gil Brewer
Another Gaywood title in vg Posted to UK £20
Satan is a Woman – Gil Brewer
The Gaywood Press edition of this rare book. The spine has been repaired with magic tape otherwise vg To UK address £50
I have many other titles that should be labelled Hard Boiled but I have listed most just as crime, I will rectify that on stock checking (if I ever get round to it)