Dec 092014
He could have quit when he met the sleep walker stripper.
Now it was too late.
He was wanted for murder!

It was sucker bait and he took it!
Floyd Jackson, private investigator and sometime blackmailer, was out of a license and out of dough. So, when he was offered ten crisp hundred dollar bills, he decided to take them. Even though the assignment was robbery. All he had to do was get past some man hungry dogs, break into a millionaire's castle and steal a gold compact. Jackson was smart enough to know it was a phoney proposition. But he didn't figure he'd run into a murder that could be pinned on him.

Printing History
Written by René Lodge Brabazon Raymond (1906-1985)

Jarrolds Publishers Ltd.
January 1949

Simon & Shuster Inc
Pocket Books
ISBN 671 75716
August 1972
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Dec 052014
Banned in the UK
Author and Publisher Fined

Not of any particular Miss Callaghan, but of the hundreds of Miss Callaghans who have disappeared from their homes suddenly and mysteriously and are seen no more by those who knew and loved them. This is also the story of Raven, who played with clockwork trains, the leader of the White Slave Ring in East St. Louis, who was responsible for the keeping to full strength the army of women for the service of men.

Printing History
Written by René Lodge Brabazon Raymond (1906-1985)

copyright 1941

Black Curtain Press 
May 2013

Bonus Covers

France (1996) (2010)

Kindle (2013)
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Nov 292014
Her Kisses Were A Prelude To Death

"Don't you ever play?"
Anita Pitts voice was low and husky "Sure," said Malloy, "but not with the wives of my clients." Anita smiled mockingly. She moved close to him and put her arms around his neck. "My husband doesn't care a fig for me." she purred. Before Malloy could stop her she was kissing him with cool, experienced lips. Vic Malloy, private cop, had been hired by millionaire John Pitt to watch his wife, Anita. So far it seemed like a routine case of a doting husband trying to keep his kleptomaniac wife out of trouble Suddenly Anita vanished, and one of Vic's aides was brutally killed And Pitt denied that he ever hired Malloy. Then Malloy found that his case of wife spying had all at once become a deadly tangle of blackmail, blonde dynamite, and Murder!

Printing History
Written by René Lodge Brabazon Raymond (1906-1985)

copyright 1950
Duel Sloan, and Pearce

Popular Library
October 1951

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Oct 062014
Fresh from our rest in Paris, our party is off to visit Venice. Situated on the end of the Adriatic Sea, Venice s famous for it's canals and the 118 islands that make up the city.

Mission To Venice
by James Hadley Chase

When the wife of a disappeared British agent appeals to Don Micklem for help in locating him, the majority of British Intelligence go out of their way to discourage him. Nevertheless, Micklem gets immersed in the hunt for a coded book containing the names of numerous foreign agents at work in Europe.

Mission To Venice
by Manning Lee Stokes

Somewhere in the Adriatic, a missing H-bomb triggers a game of global blackmail that Nick Carter alone must win. Everything is riding on Nick's mission to Venice, he has no help but a notorious courtesan.

Vengeance In  Venice
by Kenneth Benton

Peter Craig and Jane Grayshott were successful in smuggling a Soviet scientist out of Yugoslavia and felt some well-earned break time was in order. Heading to the romantic city of Venice, they are unaware that the KGB has become annoyed with them and sent an assassin to pay his respects.
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Jan 192014
He had nine days to turn a gun shy boy into an expert killer. Or else........

Jay Benson had been one of the U.S. Army's top snipers. In Vietnam he'd killed eighty-two Vietcong. But making the School of Shooting he'd taken over outside Paradise City pay was a tougher proposition than the Vietnamese jungle. So when the sinister Augusto Savanto turned up with an offer of fifty thousand dollars if Jay turned his gun shy son into an expert shot in just nine days, he accepted. Then he discovered the horrific reason why Savanto wanted his son made into a marksman. But there was no backing out now for Jay. Savanto was holding his beautiful young wife Lucy as a hostage for his cooperation.
Printing History
Written by René Lodge Brabazon Raymond (1906-1985)

copyright 1970
International Authors N.V.

Robert Hale 1970

Granada Publishing Limited
Panther Books Ltd 1972
ISBN 58603781
Reprinted 1974, 1975, 1976
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Jan 122014
An Ace Up My Sleeve

This is a story of blackmail. It is a story of three people, all out for one thing. All determined to do anything to get it. It is a story of bluff and counter-bluff, a game which develops into a deadly battle of violence and extortion. From the moment Helga Rolfe, the elegant wife of one of the richest of tycoons, picks up a gum chewing boy, young enough to be her son, events jump, bank and skid through a series of 180 degree turns and hair raising gambits, racing to a climax of shattering impact for both winners and losers......

Printing History
Written by René Lodge Brabazon Raymond (1906-1985)

copyright 1971
International Authors N.V.

Robert Hale 1971
Robert Hale reprint 1971

Transworld Publishers Ltd
Corgi 1973
ISBN 552 09424
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Jan 032014
A Lotus For Miss Quon

By James Hadley Chase

He found the diamonds by accident. Just one little tap and the wall had split open, revealing a million dollars worth of glittering gems. Gems which Steve Jaffe had no intention of giving up. So when his houseboy threatened to run and tell the police, Jaffe had no alternative but to stop him. And that's when the second accident occurred, the accident of murder. Jaffe had to get out of Saigon, quick. And the only person who could help him was Nhan Lee Quon. beautiful, trusting Nhan, the woman he'd used before, but never so cruelly or so selfishly............

Printing History
Written by René Lodge Brabazon Raymond (1906-1985)

copyright 1960 and 1961

Robert Hale 1960
Corgi 1975
ISBN 552 09743
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Dec 212013

Farrell Brannigan, President of the National Californian Bank, is an extremely successful man. So when he builds another bank in an up-and-coming town on the Pacific coast, he is given worldwide publicity, and this new bank is hailed as 'the safest bank in the world'. But Brannigan's success came at a price and he made many enemies on his way up the ladder. It seems that one of them is now set on revenge and determined to destroy both the bank and Brannigan himself.

Printing History
Written by René Lodge Brabazon Raymond (1906-1985)

copyright 1977

Robert Hale 1977
Corgi 1978
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Aug 042013
She came out of his past to threaten his future......

Out of Jefferson Halliday's past comes Rima Marshall. She's got nothing to lose, she's sunk just about as far as a women can go. But she still knows enough to put Jefferson in the hot-seat. And he knows that she knows. Will the deck stacked this way, blackmail becomes a deadly dangerous weapon to fool around with..........

Printing History
Written by René Lodge Brabazon Raymond (1906-1985)

copyright 1959
James Hadley Chase

Robert Hale Ltd, London

Granada Publishing Limited
Panther Books
1962, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981

ISBN 586 02444
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Jul 232013
One Bright Summer Morning

Cover by Beverley Le Barrow
 Successful dramatist Victor Dermott rents an isolated ranch house in the Nevada desert. For two months all is ideal, then one bright summer morning he wakes to find his dog, his guns, his servants vanished, the telephone dead, and the plugs gone from his car.

The terror has begun.................

Printing History
Written by René Lodge Brabazon Raymond (1906-1985)

copyright 1963
International Authors N.V.

Robert Hale Ltd, London

Granada Publishing Limited
Panther Books
1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981

ISBN 586 02544
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