Monday, November 21, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016

“Mistress of Horror House,”
by William Woody (Ace, 1959)

Packaged in a two-for-one paperback opposite Drink with the Dead, by J.M. Flynn. I can’t quite make out the artist’s signature at the bottom of this cover. Any ideas?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

“The Jealous and the Free,” by March
Hastings (1961)

This novel's Paul Rader-painted cover can be enjoyed here.

“The Guilty Bystander,” by Mike Brett (1959)

This paperback original, published by Ace Books, was half of a double-novel release. Turn the novel over, and you found Kill Me with Kindness, by J. Harvey Boyd. The Guilty Bystander was one of two novels Mike (or Michael) Brett wrote starring “bald-headed bookie”-cum-private eye Sam Dakkers; the other was Scream Street, also published in 1959. In addition to the Dakkers tales, Brett produced a longer-running series of novels led by Manhattan P.I. Pete McGrath (Kill Him Quickly, It’s Raining).