Richard 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.
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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