Apr 172015

Paperback 870: Award Books A122F (PBO, 1964)

Title: Saigon
Author: Nick Carter [Michael Avallone & Valerie Moolman]
Cover artist: Uncredited

Estimated value: $7

Best things about this cover:

  • Nothing says “Saigon” like a white lady in lacy lingerie on a candy-striped couch. I always say.
  • Nick Carter is the Ellery Queen of spy “chillers.” Is he the author? The character? Both? Neither? The Smug Floating Head of Nick Carter says “Don’t overthink it, baby. Just chill on my couch and I’ll bring you a drink. [looks at her hand] OK, five drinks.”

Best things about this back cover:

  • Spy vs. Spy > this.
  • If you’re a big fan of torture / rape, then … “Saigon,” I guess. Jeez.
  • Nick Carter went on to make millions in the exercise equipment market, though sales didn’t really take off until he changed “Killmaster” to “Thighmaster.”

Page 123~

The blade flicked from the narrow haft without a whisper. Nick crouched. Sighted. And threw. The head turned slightly. Beautiful!

Nick Carter: Eroticizing Ice-Pick Death Scenes Since 1964


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Travelling The Globe Day #1

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Oct 012014
Welcome to October and Traveling The Globe.
All through the month of October we will go on a journey to new and exciting places.
The premier stop on this adventure will Brazil’s second largest city of Rio de Janeiro.

Today will are featuring three titles with Rio in the title
Checkmate In Rio
by Valerie Moolman
Award Books
May 1964
Charter Books
August 1979
The Rio Casino Intrigue
by F Van Wyck Mason
Reynal & Hitchcock

Rampage In Rio
by  Lionel Derrick

Pinnacle Books
September 1981

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The Weapon of Night (Revised) by Valerie Moolman

 Beverley Le Barrow, George Gross, Mr Judas, Valerie Moolman  Comments Off on The Weapon of Night (Revised) by Valerie Moolman
Jan 092014

N-3 Joins Forces With Three Foreign Agents To Save America From Annihilation
George Gross Cover

The Night Crawlers
The eight state blackout of November 1965 had provided a neat scenario for nasty minds. A nation that was totally electrified could be rendered totally helpless. A mere inconvenience could be intensified into a weapon….the weapon of night.
Beverley Le Barrow Cover

Now was the time for more blackouts, the flashing lights in the sky, the clouds of stinging fog, the public bewilderment rising to mass hysteria. While the destroyers crept from their holes and total annihilation of the people drew nearer and nearer……

Beverly Le Barrow Cover

Against this crawling espionage the man from AXE joined the three foreign agents to form a quartet of spies one will never forget. They were the only force between the American people and complete destruction.

 Printing History
Written by Valerie Moolman

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Award Books
 Produced by Lyle Kenyon Engel
  (A 215F ) 1967

 (A 385X) 1968
 (A 641X) 1970
 (AN 1094) 1972, 1974
Grenada Publishing Limited
 Mayflower Books
 ISBN 583 11327
1968, 1970, 1970, 1974

Charter Communications Inc
Charter Books
ISBN 441 87635
August 1979
Two other posts about this same title. 

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