Hank Janson – Update

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


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
Baby, Don’t Dare SquealGaywood£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
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
Torment for TrixieGaywood£20.00vg
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
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
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-
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.

48 HoursMoring
Amerous Captive “Bygone Ages Vol 2HJ
Amerous Captive Vol. 3HJ
Angel AstrayCompact
Baby, Don’t Dare SquealGaywood
Beauty and the BeatHJ
Beloved TraitorR&V
Beloved TraitorR & V
Berlin BriefingCompact
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
Cool SugarMoring
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
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
HellcatBAG 09
Hell’s AngelHJ
Hell’s AngelMoring
Hillary’s TermsCompact
Honey For MeHJ
Hotsy-You’ll be ChilledGaywood
I for IntrigueCompact
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
Nerve CentreCompact
Passionate WaifMoring
Passionate WaifeBAG 09
Pattern of RapeCompact
Persian PrideMoring
Quiet Waits the GraveR & V
Reluctant HostessHJ
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
Square 1Compact
Strange DestinyMoring
Strange RitualCompact
Sultry AvengerHJ
Sweet FuryMoring
Sweetie, Hold Me TightGaywood
Tail StingCompact
Take This SweetieHJ
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
Torment for TrixieGaywood
Twilight TigressCompact
Twist for TwoHJ
Ultimate DeterrentCompact
Uncover AgentHJ
V for VitalityCompact
Villon of the PeaceCompact
Visit from a BroadCompact
Voodoo ViolenceCompact
Why Should SylviaCompact
Wild GirlMoring
Zero Takes AllCompact

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


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

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

collage HJ
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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