“Hard Boiled” English Editions and stuff

Elimination Syndicate – J Allan Dunn
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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.

£42.50

Paul Renin – The Street of Many Shadows

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.

£20.00

Maria Monk

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.

£11.50

Deep South Slave, I Mobster and Nobody knows the dead all SOLD

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.

£55.00

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.

£27.00

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

£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

£25.00

Don’t Cry, Beloved – Edward Ronns (Edward S Aarons)

Another Gaywood offering would have been vg+ but for the Staple Stains bleeding through the front cover. To a UK address £17.50

£17.50

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

£50.00

So Rich, So dead – Gil Brewer

Another Gaywood title in vg Posted to UK £20

£20.00

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

£50.00

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)

Richard S. Prather

Richard S Prather

Stock

AutherTitlePublisherPriceConditionDateEdition
Prather Richard SBodies in BedlamGold Medal£2.50vg
Prather Richard SBodies in BedlamGold Medal UK£3.00vgrep
Prather Richard SCase of the Vanishing BeatyGold Medal UK£4.00vg2nd
Prather Richard SDance with the DeadGold Medalvg19621st
Prather Richard SDance With the DeadGold Medal UK£3.00vg
Prather Richard SDarling it’s DeathGold Medal UK£2.50vg-1963r
Prather Richard SFind This WomanGold Medal UK£3.00vg2nd
Prather Richard SJoker in the DeckGold Medal UK£3.50vg1st
Prather Richard SKill the ClownGold Medal UK£3.00vg19631st
Prather Richard SLie Down KillerGold Medal UK£3.00vg19632nd
Prather Richard SLie Down KillerGold Medal US£5.00vg1st
Prather Richard SPattern for PanicGold Medal UK£3.00vg-19621st
Prather Richard SPattern for PanicGold Medal US£3.00vg19621st
Prather Richard SShell Scott – Kill Him TwicePocket Books£2.50vg19686th
Prather Richard SShell Scott’s Seven SlaughtersGold Medal UK£3.00vg1st
Prather Richard SShell Scott’s Seven SlaughtersGold Medal UK£2.50vg1963r
Prather Richard SStrip for MurderFive Star£5.00
Prather Richard SStrip for MurderGold Medal UK£3.00vg2nd
Prather Richard SStrip for MurderGold Medal US£2.50vg1st
Prather Richard STake a Murder DarlingCoronet£2.00vg19671st
Prather Richard STake a Murder DarlingGold Medal UK£3.00vg
Prather Richard Stcot Vanishing BeautyGold Medal US£2.50vg
Prather Richard SThe Cockeyed CorpseGold Medal£2.50vg-1st
Prather Richard SThe Comfortable CoffinGold Medal UK£3.00vg1st
Prather Richard SThe Kubla Khan CaperFour Square£2.50vg19671st
Prather Richard SThe Meandering CorpseFour Square£3.50vg+1st
Prather Richard SThe Scrambled YeggsFive Star£2.501974
Prather Richard SThe Wailing FrailGold Medal US£4.00vg-19561st
Prather Richard SThe Wailing FrailGold Medal UK£3.00vg1963r
Prather Richard SToo Many CrooksGold Medal UK£3.00vg19632nd

If you are interested in any of the above titles and want more information please let me know and I can either answer your questions, send a PayPal invoice or make any other arrangement. Note that the price shown above does not include shipping.

PETER CHEYNEY

Peter Cheyney Lady Behave

Peter Cheyney – Lady Behave

Collins Hard Back 1950 1st edition in unclipped vg dj book also vg with no stamps or dedications. Posted to any UK address

£7.50

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Lady Behave – Peter Cheyney

The Book Club 1950 dj vg book ffep missing Posted to UK address

£5.00

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Dark Wanton – Peter Cheyney

The Book Club 1949 vg/vg Posted to UK

£5.00

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Dance Without Music – Peter Cheyney

Book Club 1948 vg/vg Posted to UK

£5.00

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You can call it a day – Peter Cheyney

Collins 1949 1st edition dj vg unclipped book vg no stamps or inscriptions Posted to UK

£5.00

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Dark Bahama – Peter Cheyney

Collins 1950 1st edition vg/vg Posted to UK

£5.00

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Ladies Won’t Wait – Peter Cheyney

Book Club undated vg/vg Posted to UK

£5.00

Stock

AutherTitlePublisherPriceConditionDateEdition
Cheyney PeterAnother Little DrinkPan£5.00vg19581st
Cheyney PeterAnother Little DrinkPan£3.50m2nd
Cheyney PeterAnother Little DrinkWhite Circle£2.50vg
Cheyney PeterCan Ladies KillFontana£2.50vg
Cheyney PeterCan Ladies KillPenguin£3.001st
Cheyney PeterDames Don’t CountPan£4.50f1st
Cheyney PeterDangerous CurvesWhite Circle£2.50vg
Cheyney PeterDangerous CurvesPenguin£2.5019502nd
Cheyney PeterDark BahamaBAG 09£2.50
Cheyney PeterDark BahamaPan£2.50vg-1st
Cheyney PeterDark BahamaPan£2.50vg2nd
Cheyney PeterDark BahamaPan£3.00vg3rd
Cheyney PeterDark BahamaFontana£2.50vg-19601st
Cheyney PeterDark DuetWhite Circle£2.50vg
Cheyney PeterDark HeroWhite Circle£2.50vg
Cheyney PeterDark InterludeWhite Circle£2.50vg
Cheyney PeterDark InterludePan£3.00vg+2nd
Cheyney PeterDark InterludePan£4.00vg1st
Cheyney PeterDark WantonBag 23£2.50
Cheyney PeterDark WantonPan£3.50vg3rd
Cheyney PeterDark WantonWhite Circle£2.50vg
Cheyney PeterDark WantonPan£3.50f1st
Cheyney PeterDark WantonFontana£3.00f1st
Cheyney PeterDon’t Get me WrongFontana£2.50vg-2nd
Cheyney PeterDon’t Get Me WrongPan£3.50vg1st
Cheyney PeterG-Man at the YardAce UK£2.5019601st
Cheyney PeterHe Walked in Her SleepNEL£2.50vg
Cheyney PeterI’ll Say she DoesWhite Circle£5.00f
Cheyney PeterI’ll Say She DoesPan£3.50vg19641st
Cheyney PeterIt Couldn’t Matter LessWhite Circle£2.50vg
Cheyney PeterLadie Won’t waitPan£3.50vg-1st
Cheyney PeterLadie Won’t waitPan£2.50vg3rd
Cheyney PeterMister Caution Mister CallighanFontana£5.00vg+19611st
Cheyney PeterMister Caution, Mister CallaghanWhite Circle£2.50vg
Cheyney PeterNever a Dull MomentCollins CC£5.001951
Cheyney PeterNever a Dull MomentCollins CC£5.001952
Cheyney PeterOne of those ThingsPan£3.50vg1st
Cheyney PeterPoison IvyWhite Circle£2.50vg1952
Cheyney PeterPoison IvyPenguin£2.50vg19502nd
Cheyney PeterSinister ErrandWhite Circle£5.00f
Cheyney PeterSorry You’ve Been troubledFontana£5.00vg19611st
Cheyney PeterThe Curiosity of Etienne MacGregorCorgi£5.00
Cheyney PeterThe Dark StreetPan£2.50vg1st
Cheyney PeterThe Stars Are DarkPan£3.00g+1st
Cheyney PeterThe Stars Are DarkPan£2.00vg2nd
Cheyney PeterThe Stars are DarkPan£2.50vg6th
Cheyney PeterThe Urgent HangmanBag 27£2.50
Cheyney PeterThe Urgent HangmanFontana£2.50vg19613rd
Cheyney PeterThe Urgent HangmanPan£2.50vg1st
Cheyney PeterThis Man is DangerousFontana£10.00vg+19541st
Cheyney PeterUneasy TermsPan£3.00vg1st
Cheyney PeterUneasy TermsPan£3.00vg2nd
Cheyney PeterVelvet Johnnie etcFontana£3.00f1st
Cheyney PeterYou Can Always DuckWhite Circle£2.50vg
Cheyney PeterYou Can Call it a DayPan£3.00f1st
Cheyney PeterYou Can’t Hit a WomanPan£4.00vg1st
Cheyney PeterYou Can’t Hit a WomanPan£2.50vg-3rd
Cheyney PeterYou Can’t Keep the ChangePan£3.50vg1st
Cheyney PeterYou’d be SurprisedAce UK£2.50vg19591st
Cheyney PeterYou’d be SurprisedPan£2.50vg2nd
Cheyney PeterYour Deal My LovelyCollins CC£5.00
Cheyney PeterYour Deal, My LovelyCollins CC£2.50

James Hadley Chase

Lay her among the lilies – James Hadley Chase

1953 Robert Hale reprint ex-library dj vg unclipped book 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

Shock Treatment – James Hadley Chase

1959 Robert Hale 1st edition dj vg unclipped book vg- (foxing on fore edge and on a number of pages) I 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

you’ve got it coming – James Hadley Chase

Robert Hale 1st edition 1955 vg-/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

Just Another Sucker – James Hadley Chase

Thriller Book Club Edition 1961 1st edition. vg/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

Tiger by the Tail – James Hadley Chase

Thriller Book Club edition 1955 vg/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

Knock Knock who’s there – James Hadley Chase

Robert Hale ex-library Copy (reading Copy) 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

Stock

AutherTitlePublisherPriceConditionDateEdition
Chase James HadleyAn Ear to the GroundPanther£2.50
Chase James HadleyBelieved ViolentPanther£2.50
Chase James HadleyCome Easy-Go EaseyPanther£2.50vgrep
Chase James HadleyGoldfish Have no Hiding PlaceCorgi£2.50
Chase James HadleyHit and RunRobert Hale£2.50vg
Chase James HadleyLady Here’s Your WreathJarrods£6.00vg
Chase James HadleyLady-Here’s your WreathPanther£2.50vg-19611st
Chase James HadleyLay Her Among the LiliesPanther£2.50vg+1st
Chase James HadleyMiss hemingway Waves a HandPanther£4.00f
Chase James HadleyMiss Shumway Waves a HandPanther£2.50vg
Chase James HadleyMy Laugh Comes LastCorgi£2.50
Chase James HadleyNo Orchids for Miss BlandishPanther£2.50vg1st
Chase James HadleyNo Orchids for Miss BlandishPanther£2.50vg19611st
Chase James HadleySafer DeadRobert Hale£10.00vg1956
Chase James HadleyStrictly for CashPanther£5.00vg+1st
Chase James HadleyThe Dead Stay DumbPanther£2.50vg
Chase James HadleyThe Doll’s Bad NewsPanther£2.00
Chase James HadleyThe Doll’s Bad NewsPanther£2.50
Chase James HadleyThe Soft CentreCorgi£2.50
Chase James HadleyThe Vulture is a Patient BirdPanther£2.50
Chase James HadleyThe wary TransgressorPanther£5.00f19694th
Chase James HadleyThe World in my PocketPanther£2.50vg
Chase James HadleyTiger by the TailPanther£2.50
Chase James HadleyTrusted Like a FoxCorgi£2.50
Chase James HadleyWe’ll Share a Doule FuneralCorgi£2.50
Chase James HadleyWhat’s Better than Money?Panther£2.50vg1st
Chase James HadleyYou’ve Got it ComingPanther£2.50

I have not found a way to include a PayPal block that allows choice so unfortunately you will have to contact me by phone or e-mail to purchase any of the above, postage and package for a single paperback in UK is £2.00, it obviously gets cheaper (per copy) if you make multiple purchases.

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James Hadley Chase – Safer Dead

Robert Hale 1956 (pb) 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.

£10.00

Fifty-Two Pickup – Elmore Leonard

Porno sex, ruthless blackmail, savage murder – just openers in a game of big money and brutal betrayal….. “Excitement…an armtwisting pageturner”

What a “blurb” and Soon to be a major movie!

Fifty Two Pickup – Elmore Leonard

I am not usually a fan of photographic covers but I can make an exception for this one.

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Fifty-Two Pickup – Elmore Leonard

Dell first printing, 1975. I can’t find this cover illustrated elsewhere, a pity because it is far better than the covers I have seen. Posted to any UK address

£21.50

MICKEY SPILLANE

Stock I have not stock checked all these titles but am pretty confident I know where they are – when I get time I will add the hard backs I have. ( I think the Arthur Barker title is a hard back)

TitlePublisherPriceConditionDate
Day Of the GunsBAG 04£2.50
Day of the GunsCorgi£2.50vg1966
I. The JuryArthur Barker£20.00vg1952
Killer MineCorgi£2.50vg1967
Killer MineCorgi£1.50vg1969
Killer MineCorgi£1.50vg1973
Kiss Me, DeadlyBarker Dragon£5.00vg
Me HoodCorgi£2.50vg
My Gun is QuickCorgi£2.501960
One Lonely NightBarker Dragon£4.00vg
One Lonely NightCorgi£3.00vg1960
The Big KillBarker Dragon£5.00vg
The Big KillCorgi£3.50vg
The Delta FactorCorgi£2.50vg1971
The FlyerCorgi£2.50vg1967
The Girl HuntersCorgi£2.50
The Girl HuntersCorgi£2.50
The Long WaitSignet£4.00vg1952
The Long WaitCorgi£1.00g
The Long WaitBarker Dragon£5.00vg
Vengeance is MineSignet£2.50vg1955
Vengeance is MineCorgi£1.00vg-

Hank Janson – Stephen Daniel Frances -aka – 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.

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


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.

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Satan is a Woman – Gil Brewer / Gaywood Press

Gil Brewer - Satan is a Woman 118

Gaywood Press, undated but has a 1952 copyright date Fawcett USA. The cover seems to be identical (or very similar) but different colours to the Gold Medal edition published in 1951 in the USA. This copy has parts of spine missing and has been repaired with “magic tape, otherwise a very compact and tidy copy.

Available for £25.00 (free p&p in UK)

Hard Boiled or Private Detective

Not sure what to call this genre. Is Hard Boiled still in use?

 

Peter Cheyney; Dangerous Curves, White Circle are not exactly in the first division of cover design. I have too many Cheyney in stock to list, so if you are looking for something please contact me. I do try to check my email from time to time.

Carter Brown;

Carter BrownJohn P Marquand;

John P Marquand

James Hadley Chase;

James Hadley Chase

Brett Halliday;

Brett Halliday

 

 

 

 

 

 

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