Dec 132014
 
Death's Head


It looked like a plain brown package, but what it contained was more explosive than a bomb. Either someone had a bizarre sense of humor, or they just liked to send Paul Donavan, international playboy and meddler in revolutions, the gruesomely grimacing heads of hired terrorists. But Paul was not going to sit around waiting for the next shipment of corpses. Especially when a wealthy brunette beauty volunteered to help him dispose of the terrorists, heads and all. So Donavan, along with two buxom babes and a well trained muscle man, decided to pay the kingpin of killers a surprise visit. be he didn't know who the real kingpin was. And if he did not find out fast, Paul could really lose his head....!

 Printing History
Written by  Alan G Yates (1922-1985)

copyright 1975
Horwitz Group Books Pty Ltd
Hong Kong 

Horwitz Publications Inc
1976

New American Library
Signet Books
ISBN 451 Y6716
 October 1975
 Posted by at 12:39 am
Dec 062014
 
A film star, a corpse, 
and a swimming pool make trouble for Al Wheeler


Police Lt Al Wheeler is out to stop the curvy blonde movie queen being cast in a fatal part. She is Hollywood's hottest property but somebody's cast her as a cold corpse.

Barye Phillips Cover
Stand in for Death
The flaxen haired blonde was very beautiful and very naked, except for the knife she wore in her back. She made a honey of a corpse even though she was the wrong girl for the part. And when the killer discovered the mistake and realized the scene needed to be shot again. California cop Al Wheeler was already on the killer's trail, ready to ring down the curtain on this lethal killer before the killer made some other beauty take her final bow.


Murder in the Cast
The husband: He's a philandering mate, a ham actor, a handsome heel.
The husband's mistress: She's a volcanic brunette in the suggestion of a bikini.
The would be producer: He;s a small man with big, big plans.
The wealthy financier: He was devoted his life to the mad pursuit of money.

Each of these four people had his or her own special reason for wanting to see Judy Manner dead. One of them tried once and will try again, in his or her own sweet time. In this fast paced scorcher, Police Lieutenant Al Wheeler plans a murder to catch a murderer.
 
Grant Roberts/Robert McGinnis Cover
 Printing History
Written by  Alan G Yates (1922-1985)

Horwitz Publications Inc
Numbered Series #82 Oct 1959
Long Story Magazine #8 March 1960
International Edition #13 Feb 1962
International Edition #66 1970, June 1977

New American Library
Signet Books
1st (1738) November 1959
2nd December 1959(Canada)
3rd (D2827) 1965
4th (Q6402) 1974

Four Square Books
1st (1614) September 1966
 Bonus Covers

Australia (February 1962)

UK (September 1966)

 Australia (June 1977)


Russia (1992)

Mexico (1963)

Finland (1961)

Netherlands (1962)


 Posted by at 4:43 am
Nov 282014
 
Mavis Seidlitz Story

Cover by Bernard Blackburn
She's slaying them in the aisles for peanuts 
till death swings from a high wire to change her tactics......


Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1922-1985)

Transport Publishing Company
for and on behalf of Horwitz Publications, Inc

Novel Series
July 1955

Second Collectors' Series
Volume 1 Number 4
July 1957
w/The Two-Timing Blonde



 Posted by at 7:43 pm
Nov 272014
 
I don't want to play "Murder" with a

Cover by Bernard Blackburn
5 million bucks and her taking ways got this dame everything but a murder rap.
She figured Scott Denton could take that....

Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1922-1985)

Transport Publishing Company
for and on behalf of Horwitz Publications, Inc

Novel Series
1955

Second Collectors' Series
Volume 1 No 3
w/Curtain For A Chorine
July 1957


Reprint By Demand Series
#28
1960
 Posted by at 5:25 am
Nov 082014
 
The beautiful blonde named Pandora has a box full of murderous tricks that could make a killer .......yell cop.

Grant Roberts Cover
Enterprising Danny Boyd tangles with an enterprising blonde model and an extortion racket that means murder

Barye Phillips Cover

 Blondes can be murder. The ex boss of a narcotics syndicate hires P.I. Danny Boyd to find his wandering brunette daughter. And Danny sets off on a public search that leads him straight to a cold water pad in the Village complete with a red-hot corpse and a sizzling blonde named Pandora. The blond has some torrid ideas about men. When Danny tries to get back on the case, she uses everything she's got to stop him....including lethal kiss this side of murder.


Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1922-1985)

Horwitz Publications
Numbered Series #80 (September 1959)
Long Story Magazine #7 (February 1960)
International Edition Series #12 1961, (January 1962)
International Edition Series #65 (May 1970)
ISBN 7255 0005

New American Library
Signet Books #1722 (October 1959)

Bonus Covers

Australia

Australia

Brazil

Japan

 Posted by at 8:30 am
Nov 022014
 
Everything she did was clouded in mystery, 
but she only had to give the word and I was the shooting star the for.......

She was beautiful. she looked like an angel and she wanted Leo Cordova to find her twin sister who was brunette, instead of blonde and had a mole where she did not. There was only one thing wrong with the twin sister, she was doing a confidential job of hostessing for Johnny Ralmus, the big shot racketeer. And Johnny didn't want a private eye around. So Cordova is the fall guy for a felon angel. Will you take that gun out of his back.....?

Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1922-1985)

Transport Publishing Company
for and on behalf of Horwitz Publications, Inc

Novelette Series
as
A Genuine "Lovely" Mystery
1954

 First Collectors' Series
Volume 11
1955
w/ Yogi Shrouds Yolande & Floozie Out Of Focus

Second Collectors' Series
Volume 1 #13
1958
w/ Miss Called Murder

Vintage Series
Volume 2
February 1966 (copyright 1965)
w/ Homicide Harem

Note
Featured on January 15, 2011
 Homicide Harem and Felon Angel by Carter Brown


 Posted by at 2:18 pm
Oct 032014
 
We leave Cairo on our journey to Travel The Globe. 
The next stop will be the City of Light, or better known as Paris

Night Train To Paris
by Manning Coles

After the assassins had strangled and thrown Logan under the wheels of a train, they were stunned when he showed up in Paris. That's when Tommy Hambledon got involved.

Murder Paris Fashion
by Carter Brown

The Paris Kill-Ground
by Joseph R Rosenberger

A lethal covert crew that are mastercraftsmen in the fine art of death and destruction...
 Posted by at 7:30 am
Sep 222014
 
She can show you plenty
If you can keep her alive....


Johnny Storm is a private eye from NYC. He is sent to England to investigate the disappearance of one Miss Estelle Vaughan. Estelle has been missing for over a monthwhen she was to visit a Mr Corvo.  Her car was found a hundred yards from the house and Scotland Yard had ther first crack on the case a month earlier, but never found traces of her. It looks as if she vanished off the face of the earth. Mr Corvo shows Storm a crystal ball and sees a very beautiful blonde girl coming forward to take his hand. Corvo tells our hero a story of a murder that happened over 60 years ago of a Vicompte Guy de Falais. The prevouis night Guy de Falais had challenged Sir Jeremy Trent to a duel over accusations of Trent's wife getting around around so to speak. Estelle's father, Sir Howard Vaughan in 1893, he has a wife and three kids: Ruth, James, Polly, and Estelle. A few years passed by and a Frenchman, de Falais, appears and has an interest in Polly. Polly was engaged to Trent at the time. Fast forward to the present time,  1955 in this case. Mr Corvo uses magic to transport Storm back to 1894 as an American cousin by the name of Jonathan Storm. Mr Storm is to follow Estelle back in time to clear her name. Find the answer would not be easy. Did the original Estelle murder Vicompte or not. In the end, he can not get back. In 1907, Jonathan is referenced as a distance cousin residing in America.


Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1922-1985)

Horwitz Publications, Inc

Novel Series
July 1955

Second Collectors' Series
Volume 1 #4
w/Honey, Here's Your Hearse 
July 1957

as Two-Timing Blonde
Reprint By Demand Series
#26
August 1960

 Bonus Cover

 

Note
This title was originally posted on January 13, 2011
The Two-Timing Blonde
 Posted by at 1:33 pm
Sep 122014
 
An Al Wheeler Mystery


 Police Lieutenant Al Wheeler is assigned to a case involving a murder of a guy strangled by a nylon girdle in a safe. Maybe the murderer wanted him there for safekeeping? Commissioner Lavers needs an unorthodox cop to solve this loony case. The idea was to assign the case to Wheeler to solve it, but three murders later Al would like to call the cops but he would look silly doing that. The only thing that made sense were the dames all over the place, at Al's place, at their place. But who wants to talk to a beautiful blonde, brunette, or redhead?
 
Cover by Moria Bertram
Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1922-1985)

Horwitz Publications, Inc

Numbered Series #22
August 1956

Second Collector's Series
Volume 1 #25
May 1959
w/ Meet Miss Mayhem

Note
This title was originally posted on November 29, 2010
Delilah Was Deadly by Carter Brown 
 Posted by at 1:44 pm