Monday, May 14, 2018

Midwood Double Trouble

Midwood Double Trouble


Nymph In Nylons
by Amanda Moore

Diana knew she had not been asked to attend the out of town convention just to take dictation and type letters but she hadn't expected the kind of special services her boss demanded of her.

A Willing Worker
by Leslie Roote

Linda was trying her hardest to lead a respectable life and keep her secretarial job but her past kept returning to haunt her, a past filled with lustful men and back alley sex.

Printing History

A Midwood Book
Midwood Enterprises, Inc
34-648
March 1966

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Campus Jungle by Joan Ellis

Coeds Led To Sin By A Faculty Of Wolves

Paul Rader Cover


Faculty Love Nest Uncovered

Ravenwood College Found To  Be Sin School

Dean's Private Classroom A Sex Trap 

Ravenwood Coeds Seduced By Faculty

Paul Rader Cover
Printing History
Written by Julie Ellis

Tower Publications, Inc
Midwood Books
No 182
1962

32-554
1965

Monday, April 30, 2018

Smashing Detective Stories

Smashing Detective 
Editor Robert W. Lowndes



Contents

The Wrong Killer · William F. Schwartz
Death of a Pampered Pigeon  · Dennis Wiegand
The Squeeze · Matt Christopher
Doublecross Time · Saul Anthony
Death Is Invisible · Jim Harmon
The Big Squawk · Thomas Thursday
The Face of Nemesis · Reuben Jenner

Columbia Publications, Inc
Volume 5 #1
July 1956

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Kill Me In Yoshiwara by Earl Norman

Burns Bannion On The Loose In The Vice Corner Of Tokyo
 

Burns Bannion In Yoshiwara
Burns Bannion is back on another assignment: the fleshpots of Yoshiwara, the age old home of prostitution in the middle of Tokyo........The young and voluptuous Hiroko puts Bannion on the tracks of her older sister, who has been savagely beaten to death by Bannion's own weapon.

Karate, the deadly method of Japanese fighting in which the human hand can be as lethal as a knife blade. Before he's finished in Yoshiwara, Bannion has more corpses lying around than one would care to count.

Printing History
Written by Norman Thompson (1915-2000)

Berkley Medallion Books 
February 1961

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Nice Fillies Finish Last by Brett Halliday

Mike Shayne, the fastest moving private eye of all, 
bets his life he can beat a murderous mastermind to the finish lane.


Daily Double
The first luscious lady Mike Shayne ran into was a sweet young thing named Win who had the tiniest bikinis, the fewest of inhibitions, and the roughest, toughest of husbands. The second siren who put herself in his path was a blonde beauty named Claire, who had more money than morals, and whose loving husband gave her free rein. The big, red headed detective would have liked to spend more time with both of them, but he was in a race against death, on a track littered with corpses, and a vicious killer held the whip hand.......


Printing History
Written by Robert Tarrell

Dell Publishing Company
#6361
February 1966
 1970
December 1976
Bonus Cover

Robert McGinnis Cover


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Crimson In The Purple by Holly Roth

A Beautiful Victim In A Mansion Of Murder

Cover by Robert Maguire
Fear
The brakes on her cr failed, almost catapulting her to death. Yet two hours later a mechanic could fin nothing wrong with them. The agonies of  "ptomaine" gripped her three times in eight days. Yet the rest of her family was unaffected by the same food. And twice someone had come into her room in the dead of night. They had not attacked, not spoken. They had just stood there, breathing. It could have been  meant that someone wanted to murder her. Or she could have imagined it all.....

But that would mean she was going mad.


Printing History
Written by Holly Roth (1916-1964)

1959 
by Simon and Schuster, Inc

1959
by Pyramid Books
G372

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hell's Angels by Hank Janson

Her life was a paradise of sex and drugs, but she lied one hell of a death

Cover by Robert Maguire

There's really nothing wrong with carrying a lady's suitcase, except when the "lady" is playing one for a sucker and the suitcase is loaded with sweet dreams for ten thousand junkies. But that's exactly what happens when Hank Janson's very chivalrous instincts backfire and a couple of casual dates explode into a deadly international affair.

Printing History
Written by Stephen D Frances (1917-1989)

The New International Library, Inc
Gold Star Books
IL7-16
1964

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Amazing Stories June 1946

Amazing Stories

Arnold Kohn
Contents

Luder Valley
by Richard S Shaver (1907-1975)

Agharti
by Heinrich Hauser (1901-1955)

The Brothers Shenanigan 
by David V. Reed (1914-1994)

To Whom It May Concern
 by Millicent Holmberg

Printing History

June 1946
Volume 20 No 3

Saturday, April 7, 2018

This Kill Is Mine by Dean Evans

 This Kill Is Mine

Cover by Oliver Brabbins

If A Body Meets a Body....!

When you hire out to a crooked million, you can expect your pay in mayhem! But there were compensations, Arnold Weir figured. A couple prime blondes, a coupe prime emeralds...And what did he have to lose, except somebody else's life? 

Of course, the thing he could not lose produced all the trouble! Like  the cop named John Doe. The homicide trail leading straight to his own door. The girls, and the goons, and the weirdest murderer ever to stalk the city.....

A Kill-Crazy Corpse!

Printing History
Written by Dean Evans

Abelard-Schuman, Inc
1955

Graphics Publishing Company
Graphic Books
#131
1956
 
Trivia
Original title was
No Slight Whisper


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Underground Cities Contract by Philip Atlee

Joe Gall Tracks Down Double-Dealing Turkish Terrorists



There was a large sealed envelope awaiting for Joe. Just when I need, he thought. Another contract. Another errand for the murderous butcher's boy.

But that's the way it went for Joe Gall, top secret nullifier, the governments ace hit man and blue ribbon executioner. Joe was tired of playing the bad Good Guy. But he was so good at being bad, or vice versa, they wouldn't let him cop out. Which is why the very dirty and dangerous job of liberating three American agents captured by Turkish terrorists became Joe Gall's baby. Bastard might be more accurate. Because nothing about this deal was legitimate. Except Joe. He was the real thing.

Printing History
Written by James Atlee Phillips (1915-1991)

Fawcett Gold Medal
M2925
February 1974