Mike Shayne #3: The Uncomplaining Corpses (Dell, 1963)

Title: The Uncomplaining Corpses Author: Brett Halliday (pseudonym of Davis Dresser) Imprint & Number: Dell 9216 Cover price: .40 Publication date: 1963 Cover artist: Robert McGinnis From the back cover: Home Sweet Homicide “You’re okay, sweetheart,” Shayne said as he … Continue reading

Mike Shayne #38: Killers From The Keys by Brett Halliday (Dell, 1962)

Title: Killers From The Keys Author: Brett Halliday (pseudonym of Ryerson Johnson) Imprint & Number: Dell 4476 Cover price: .40 Publication date: 1962 Cover artist: Robert McGinnis From the back cover: The man in cabin three at the Pink Flamingo … Continue reading

Mike Shayne #36: Dolls Are Deadly by Brett Halliday (Dell, 1961)

Title: Dolls Are Deadly Author: Brett Halliday (house name used in this case by Ryerson Johnson) Imprint & Number: Dell D424 Cover price: 35¢ Publication date: 1961 Cover artist: Robert McGinnis From the back cover: WHO had sent mobster Henry … Continue reading

American Ballads: Naughty, Ribald And Classic (Red Seal, 1952)

Title: American Ballads: Naughty, Ribald And Classic Compiled by Charles O’Brien Kennedy & David Jordan Imprint & Number: Red Seal 22 Cover price: 35¢ Publication date: 1952 Cover artist: Barye Phillips A paperback original first edition. 285 pages of classic … Continue reading

Mike Farrel #2: The Million Dollar Babe by Carter Brown (Signet, 1961)

Title: The Million Dollar Babe (originally published as Cutie Cashed His Chips) Author: Carter Brown (pseudonym of Alan Yates) Imprint & Number: Signet D3636 Cover price: 50¢ Publication date: 1961 Cover artist: Ronnie Lesser From the back cover: Sultry Sizzling … Continue reading

Mike Shayne #6: The Corpse Came Calling by Brett Halliday (Dell, 1955)

Title: The Corpse Came Calling Author: Brett Halliday (pseudonym of Davis Dresser) Imprint & Number: Dell 842 Cover price: 25¢ Publication date: 1955 Cover artist: Robert Schulz From the back cover: “Slug him,” the thug said. “But easy, so he … Continue reading