ACE POTPOURRI

LITERATURE - OF A SORT


Five-digit number format: 20000-29999

20395-7 BILL ADLER Elizabeth Taylor: Triumphs & Tragedies (1982; 1st thus; photo cover; biography)

Includes a number of B/W and color photographs.

20451 JOAN AIKEN The Embroidered Sunset (1970; ACE Gothic Novel)

20501-3 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) Emergency Call (1968; nd; ACE Nurse Romance)

20502 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) Emergency Call (1968; ACE Nurse Romance)

This edition is headlined as “An Arlene Hale Nurse Romance." Emergency Call was originally published as ACE G-696 (1968).

20550-1 NOEL B. GERSON The Emperor's Ladies (1979; 1st ACE printing; historical fiction - Napoleonic period)

This is one of the "Hall of Fame Historical Novel" series developed by ACE in the 1970's. Notice that these were "produced" by Lyle Kenyon Engel - now I wonder what that means?

20560 LINDSAY WEST Empire of the Ants (1977; 1st thus; movie tie-in)

20560 (back cover)

Novelization of an H. G. Wells story and release by American International Pictures, starring Joan Collins. Note that the author is not listed on the front cover.

20681 BRAD STEIGER The Enigma of Reincarnation (1973; 2nd ACE printing)

20681 (back cover)


21850 HUGH B. CAVE The Evil (1981; 1st ACE printing; ACE Charter edition: horror)

21855 RUTH ABBEY Evil at Nunnery Manor (c.1972; 1st ACE printing 1973; ACE Gothic Novel)

Easy Read/Large Type (for those aging eyes)


22200-5 MARGARET ERSKINE (aka MARGARET WETHERBY WILLIAMS) The Ewe Lamb (c.1968; nd; ACE Gothic Mystery)

Headlined as "An Inspector Finch Gothic #8."

22201-8 MARGARET ERSKINE (aka MARGARET WETHERBY WILLIAMS) The Ewe Lamb (c.1968; nd; ACE Gothic Mystery)

22220-X RAYMOND BAYLESS The Exorcism Series - Book I: Possessed by the Devil (nd; 1st thus with respect to this series title; occult/paranormal)

22220-X (back cover)

22221-6 CHARLES Le FEBURE The Exorcism Series - Book II: Witness to Witchcraft (1970; 1st thus with respect to this series title; occult/paranormal)

22222-4 JOHN MACKLIN The Exorcism Series - Book III: Caravan of the Occult (c.1971; nd; 1st thus with respect to this series title; occult/paranormal)

Caravan of the Occult was originally published as ACE 09143 (1971).

22223-2 BERNHARDT J. HURWOOD The Exorcism Series - Book IV: Strange Talents (c.1967; nd; 1st thus with respect to this series title; occult/paranormal)

Strange Talents was originally published as ACE K-276 (1967).

22224-0 SUSY SMITH The Exorcism Series - Book V: Widespread Psychic Wonders (c.1970; nd; 1st thus with respect to this series title; occult/paranormal)

Widespread Psychic Wonders was originally published as ACE 88700 (1970).

22225-7 JOHN MACKLIN The Exorcism Series - Book VI: A Look Through Secret Doors (nd; 1st thus with respect to this series title; occult/paranormal)

22226-5 MICHAEL HERVEY The Exorcism Series - Book VII: Fraternity of the Weird (c.1969; nd; 1st thus with respect to this series title; occult/paranormal)

Fraternity of the Weird was originally published as ACE 25165 (1969).

22227-3 JOHN MACKLIN The Exorcism Series - Book VIII: Strange Encounters (c.1968; nd; 1st thus with respect to this series title; occult/paranormal)

Strange Encounters was originally published as ACE K-305 (1968).

The "The Exorcism Series" appears to group a variety of ACE paranormal and weirdness volumes as a new (to the reader) series.

22325-7 HANS HOLZER ESP and You (c.1966; nd; 2nd ACE printing; occult/paranormal)

22326-2 HANS HOLZER ESP and You (c.1966; nd; occult/paranormal)

ESP and You was originally published as ACE H-100 (1966).  Published in hardcover by Hawthorn Books, Inc. Publishers (New York) in 1967.  This suggests the ACE H-100 paperback is actually a PBO and 1st edition.

22435 ANDREA DELMONICO (aka EULA ATWOOD MORRISON) Eyrie of an Eagle (1969; ACE Gothic Novel)

22436 ANDREA DELMONICO (aka EULA ATWOOD MORRISON) Eyrie of an Eagle (c.1969; nd; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

22541 MARY PARADISE ( (aka DOROTHY ENID EDEN) Face of an Angel (c.1960; 1966; nd; listed as "complete and unabridged"; ACE Gothic Novel)

This edition uses Dorothy Eden's pseudonym (Mary Paradise) and has the white block renumber that suggests the re-use of old stock. This suggests that this is the 2nd ACE printing. The headline banner is also "ACE * First In Gothics" with the woman backed by the full moon graphic.

22542 DOROTHY EDEN (aka DOROTHY ENID EDEN) Face of an Angel (c.1960; 1966; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

Different cover art. 

22542 (back cover)

22543 DOROTHY EDEN (aka DOROTHY ENID EDEN) Face of an Angel (c.1960; 1966; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

Face of an Angel was originally published (under Mary Paradise) as ACE G-593 (1966).

DOROTHY ENID EDEN (1912-1982) was a novelist and short story writer. Born in New Zealand, she later moved to England in 1954. She wrote under the pseudonyms Dorothy Eden and Mary Paradise, often in the historical, suspense, and Gothic genres as well as contributions to magazines such as Redbook and Good Housekeeping.

22560 JOACHIM C. FEST The Face of the Third Reich: Portraits of the Nazi Leadership (1970; 1st ACE printing and PBO; non-fiction - WWII)

22570 EDWINA MARLOW (aka T. E. HUFF) Falconridge (c.1969; ACE Gothic Novel)

22571 EDWINA MARLOW (aka T. E. HUFF) Falconridge (c.1969; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

Note this edition has a 'blacked out' five digit Letter-Number series and looks like a reuse of a previous edition.

22572-1 EDWINA MARLOW (aka T. E. HUFF) Falconridge (c.1969; nd; ACE Gothic Novel) Different cover art.

Falconridge was also released under the pseudonym Jennifer Wilde.

22579-7 ANNE MAYBURY (aka ANNE BUXTON) Falcon's Shadow (c.1967; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

22580 ANNE MAYBURY (aka ANNE BUXTON) Falcon's Shadow (c.1967; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

22581 ANNE MAYBURY (aka ANNE BUXTON) Falcon's Shadow (c.1967; 1972; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

This story was also released under the pseudonym Katherine Troy. Falcon's Shadow was originally published as ACE K-271 (1967).

22665-5 REAGAN O'NEAL The Fallon Blood (1980; 1st thus; historical fiction)

This cover art is what would be called a "bodice-ripper" and looks to have been done by someone who has spent a lot of time working on Harlequin Romances or Gothic Novels.

22680 RICHARD L. HERSHATTER Fallout For a Spy (1970; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

This appears to be both a spy- and mystery-story. I have cross-listed this with the ACE Mystery singles.

22689-3 MAX EHRLICH Reincarnation in Venice (1979; 1st thus)

A novel by the author of The Reincarnation of Peter Proud. Not exactly certain where to classify this, thus its placement in the ACE POTPOURRI section.

22696-5 BETTINA MONTGOMERY Familiar Strangers (photo cover; 1981; ACE Romance)

22741 MARGARET ERSKINE (aka MARGARET WETHERBY WILLIAMS) The Family At Tammerton (c.1966; nd; ACE star edition; ACE Gothic mystery)

This story was released under the title Take A Dark Journey. It was originally published as ACE K-304 (1966). This is an "Inspector Finch" gothic mystery; listed as #5 in the series.

22742 MARGARET ERSKINE (aka MARGARET WETHERBY WILLIAMS) The Family At Tammerton (cover by Robert Maguire; c.1966; nd; ACE Gothic mystery)

Different cover art.

22744-9 GRAHAM MASTERTON Famine (1981; 1st ACE Charter printing)

22850 TED KLEIN The Father's Book (1968; non-fiction)

22860 SHEILA BISHOP The Favorite Sister (1967; ACE Star edition; ACE Regency Romance)


23060 LOUISE HOFFMAN Fear Among The Shadows (c.1969; September 1974; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Mystery)

ACE Cameo series - No. 2.

Original cover art for Fear Among The Shadows. Note that the cover art on the volume is inverted relative to the original art.

23121 RAE FOLEY Fear of A Stranger (c.1967; 1973; ACE Gothic Novel)

23121 (back cover)

Fear of A Stranger was originally published as ACE K-299 (1967).

23321 MARIE GARRATT Festival of Darkness (cover by Charles Copeland; c.1966; 1974; ACE Gothic Novel)

This is a reprint of the ACE G-583 (1966) release. Original cover art for this edition by Charles Copeland. Oil on board, 15" x 20" with image size of 9.25" x 15." Closeup of woman. Signed in lower right corner and publication information on verso.

23813 MARGARET CHITTENDEN Findlay's Landing (September 1975; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

ACE Cameo Series, No. 17.

23870 CHRIS WAYNAR Fire On The Cliffs (April 1975; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

ACE Cameo Series, No. 10.


24070 DIANE LAPOINT Flames Over the Castle (January 1975; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

ACE Cameo series - No. 6.

24300 WILLIAM JOHNSTON The Flying Nun #3: Mother of Invention (1969; 1st thus; photo cover)

24300 (back cover)

24301 WILLIAM JOHNSTON The Flying Nun #4: The Little Green Men (1970; 1st thus; photo cover)

24301 (back cover)

24302 WILLIAM JOHNSTON The Flying Nun #5: The Underground Picnic (1970; 1st thus; photo cover)

24302 (back cover)

Still yet another TV spin-off series. A very good reference (well-indexed and written) on TV Tie-In volumes such as The Flying Nun is by Kurt Peers (1999, 2nd edition) TV Tie-Ins: A bibliography of American TV tie-in paperbacks. TV Books, NY, 364 pp.

24415 JOHN MICHELL The Flying Saucer Vision (1967; 1st ACE printing; extraterrestrials)

Listed as "illustrated."

24515-3 WILLIAM JOHNSTON Fonzie Drops In (1974; Tempo Star edition; 1st thus and PBO; photo cover)

24515-3 (back cover)

Novelization of a script by Bob Brunner and William S. Bickley from the Paramount Television series "Happy Days" created by Garry Marshall.

Still yet another TV spin-off series. There is s'posedly seven (7) more of this series from "Happy Days," but this is the only volume I have seen. If any AIL users have these, let me know the specifics. Thanks.

24685-0 NOEL B. GERSON The Forest Lord (nd; historical fiction - American colonial history)

This is one of the "Hall of Fame Historical Novel" series developed by ACE in the 1970's. Notice that these were "produced" by Lyle Kenyon Engel - now I wonder what that means?

24825 GEORGETTE HEYER The Foundling (c.1948; nd; ACE Romance)

24826 GEORGETTE HEYER The Foundling (c.1948; nd; ACE Romance)

24851 WILLY LEY For Your Information: On Earth and In The Sky (c.1957-1967; 1968; 1st thus under this title; non-fiction)

This is a collection of science articles written for the general public ranging from "The Early Days of the Metric System" to "Names in the Sky." This was originally published as ACE H-055 (1968) with the title On Earth and In The Sky.

24912-4 D. E. STEVENSON The Four Graces (1979; 1st ACE printing; listed as a "A D. E. Stevenson Romance," ACE Romance)

24970 (Mrs.) MEDGAR EVERS (with WILLIAM PETERS) For Us, The Living (c.1967; 1970; non-fiction - Civil Rights movement; biography)

The widow of civil rights leader Medgar Evers tells the story of their life together in Mississippi and of his assassination.


25130 FORREST J. ACKERMAN (ed.) Boris Karloff: The Frankenscience Monster (cover by Verne Tossey; 1969; 1st ACE printing; biography)

A biography of Boris Karloff with observations and commentary by Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, Lon Chaney, Christopher Lee, and Vincent Price. This is cross-listed in the ACE Science Fiction Singles pages.

FORREST J. ACKERMAN (1916-2008) was a long-time science fiction fan, editor, and agent who was uniquely famous for being a fan and collector. "Forry" received the first Hugo presented, as '#1 Fan Personality' in 1953. In addition, he coined and popularized (alas) the term 'sci-fi' from 1954; edited Famous Monsters of Filmland for 25 years from 1958; popularized the "Perry Rhodan" series in the United States, and was lavishly supportive to generations of fans in both America and Britain.

25165 MICHAEL HERVEY Fraternity Of The Weird (1969; 1st thus; occult/paranormal)

Fraternity of the Weird was also published as Book VII of “The Exorcism Series” in ACE 22226-5 (nd).

25300 GEORGETTE HEYER Friday's Child (c.1944; nd; ACE Romance)

25301-3 GEORGETTE HEYER Friday's Child (c.1944; nd; ACE Romance)

25310-5 ADELAIDE BRY Friendship: How To Have A Friend And Be A Friend (1980; 1st ACE printing; self-help)


27246-0 CLARE ROSSITER Galliard's Hay (1981; 1st thus; historical fiction)

27305 MARIANNE RUUTH Game of Shadows (ACE Gothic Novel)

27348 HELEN ARVONEN Garden Of Grief (1974; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

27365 BRAD STEIGER Judy Garland (1969; 1st ACE printing; ACE Star edition; photo cover; biography)

Special introduction by Joe Cohen. This biography was released after Garland had died from an overdose.  Includes biographic material and an index of Garland's movies and record albums. Photographs feature Judy growing up, Vincente Minnelli, Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft, Sid Luft, Mark Herron, Mickey Deans, Jacqueline Susann, Ray Bolger, James Mason, Mickey Rooney, and her funeral.

27366 BRAD STEIGER Judy Garland (c.1969; 1975; 2nd ACE printing; photo cover; biography)

This edition has a different photo cover that ACE 27365. Cover photograph is credited to John Loengard, Time-Life Picture Agency. Includes 16 pages of photographs, as well as listing of all movies, Judy's horoscope, and handwriting analysis.

Although Brad Steiger is better known for his writings on "fringe science," he is an accomplished biographer with works on movie greats such as Valentino and Greta Garbo and the Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe (Thorpe's Gold).

27425 GUSTAVO SAINZ Gazapo (1968; first thus)

27875 CHARLOTTE HUNT (aka DORIS MARJORIE HODGES) Gemini Revenged (1973; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

27938-4 HARLAN ELLISON Gentleman Junkie and Other Stories of the Hung-up Generation (cover by Barclay Shaw; 1983; 1st thus)

27985 ELIZABETH RENIER The Generous Vine (c.1962; 1970; ACE Star edition; ACE Romance)

27985 (back cover)


28550 ALBERTO MORAVIA A Ghost At Noon (c.1955; nd)

This tale was also published the British ACE Books (with the 'spade' logo; H-246) under the same title in 1959. In 1964, this novel was released as a motion picture, by Joseph E. Levine and released by Embassy Pictures, titled "Contempt" starring Brigette Bardot and Jack Palance.

28560 HANS HOLZER The Ghost Hunter's Strangest Cases (nd; listed as "First Time in Paperback"; occult/paranormal)

28570 HANS HOLZER Ghost Hunter (c.1967, nd; 2nd ACE printing; occult/paranormal)

Ghost Hunter was originally published as ACE K-210 (1967). Note that the numbering is in white block - suggesting reuse of prior volume with new number scheme. In addition, this edition uses the same cover art as K-210.

28573-4 HANS HOLZER Ghost Hunter (c.1967, nd; 3rd ACE printing; occult/paranormal)

28590 RICHARD KLEINER “The Ghost Who Danced With Kim Novak” And Other True Tales of the Supernatural (1969; 1st ACE printing; occult/paranormal)

Celebrities and paranormal experiences include Lucille Ball, Peter Ustinov, Sir Alec Guinness, Ed Ames, Irving Wallace, Peter Sellers, Kim Novak, Jane Morgan, Dick Clark and many others.

28596 DENNIS BARDENS Ghosts and Hauntings (c.1965; 1969; 1st ACE printing; ACE Star edition; occult/paranormal)

28597 DENNIS BARDENS Ghosts and Hauntings (c.1965; 1969; July 1973; 2nd ACE printing; occult/paranormal)

28605 HANS HOLZER Ghost I've Met (cover by Cosimo Scianna; c.1966; nd; 2nd ACE printing; occult/paranormal)

28605 (back cover)

Note:  This edition uses the same cover set up as H-16, but the Letter-Number is on a white block that indicates this is a reuse of an earlier copy. Thus this is the 2nd ACE printing.

28606-2 HANS HOLZER Ghost I've Met (c.1965; nd; occult/paranormal)

Ghosts I've Met was originally published as ACE H-16 (1966) and in hardcover by Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc. in 1965.

28620 HANS HOLZER Ghosts of the Golden West (1968; 1st ACE printing; ACE Star edition; occult/paranormal)

28620 (back cover)

Includes B/W "eye witnesses" illustrations by Catherine Buxhoeveden.

28621-1 HANS HOLZER Ghosts of the Golden West (1968; nd; occult/paranormal)

28622 HANS HOLZER Ghosts of the Golden West (1968; nd; occult/paranormal)

28622 (back cover)

28851-0 CHARLOTTE HUNT (aka DORIS MARJORIE HODGES) The Gilded Sarcophagus (cover by H. Barton; c.1968; nd; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

The Gilded Sarcophagus was originally published as ACE H-37 (1968).

28865-4 RONA RANDALL (aka RONA SHAMBROOK) A Girl Called Ann (ACE Romance)

This is the "Adult Romances for the Modern Woman" series.

28875 NATALIE WEST The Girls in Fashion (1974; 1st ACE printing)

28885 ZOA SHERBURNE Girl in the Shadows (November 1975; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

ACE Cameo Series, no. 20.

28888 NATALIE WEST The Girls in Advertising (May 1974; 1st ACE printing)

28911 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Girl From Hollywood ( cover by Boris Vallejo; January 1977; listed as "first time in paperback")

28914 MICHAEL AVALLONE The Girls in Television (April 1974; 1st ACE printing; photo cover)

28940 MARGARET ERSKINE (aka MARGARET WETHERBY WILLIAMS) Give Up The Ghost (c.1949; nd; ACE Gothic Mystery)

An "Inspector Septimus Finch" Gothic #11.

28941-3 MARGARET ERSKINE (aka MARGARET WETHERBY WILLIAMS) Give Up The Ghost (c.1949; nd; ACE Gothic Mystery)

28941-3 (back cover)


29290 MARILYN & HY GARDNER Glad You Asked That! (May 1976; 1st ACE printing and PBO; social gossip)

29290 (back cover)

29350 HARLAN ELLISON The Glass Teat (cover by Leo and Diane Dillon; 1970; 1st ACE printing - as a collection; )

29350 (back cover; with a photograph of a 'young' Harlan Ellison)

This book was recalled by ACE Books and the remaining copies were destroyed. The book is a collection of a year's worth of Harlan Ellison's critiques that were originally published in the Los Angeles Free Press. The 'story' has it that President Richard Nixon pressured ACE Books into recalling it due to the critiques of Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, and Spiro Agnew.

29375-3 TEDD THOMEY The Glorious Decade (cover by Contreras; 1971; 1st ACE printing; non-fiction)

29375-3 (back cover)

The story of television in the 1950's. Includes 32 pages of photographs.

29725 NANCY TAYLOR SMITH The Golden Fig (August 1974; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

The cover has "No. 1 An ACE Gothic" prior to the title. The second title in this series is ACE 23060. This is the ACE Cameo Gothic series (note the cameo ring motif), more romance and less supernatural suspense. The back cover has a blurb describing the series and some of authors chosen. Based upon my information, there are 26 volumes in this series and I will put up a separate NET page for these once I have researched them further.

29732-3 NOEL B. GERSON The Golden Lyre (nd; historical fiction - Alexander the Great)

This is one of the "Hall of Fame Historical Novel" series developed by ACE in the 1970's. Notice that these were "produced" by Lyle Kenyon Engel - now I wonder what that means?

29736-6 NICK CARTER The Golden Serpent (nd; 1st ACE printing - Charter imprint)

29741 TODHUNTER BALLARD Gold in California (c.1965; historical fiction)

29743 TODHUNTER BALLARD Gold in California (c.1965; historical fiction)

Gold in California was originally published as ACE A-9 (1965).

29748-8 CHARLOTTE PAUL Gold Mountain (nd; 3rd ACE printing; historical fiction)

29786 PETER BOURNE (aka GRAHAM MONTAQUE JEFFRIES) The Golden Pagens (original title: When God Slept; c.1967; nd; historical fiction)

The Golden Pagens was originally published as ACE K-172 (1967). This edition has different cover art than K-172.

29802-8 CHARLOTTE PAUL Gold Mountain (1977; historical fiction/romance)

29813-3 SHEILA BISHOP Goldsmiths' Row (cover by J. Griffin; c.1969; May 1980; ACE Interlude Romance)

Note the new banner header for "ACE Interlude Romance." So how is this different from the Regency Romances?

29815-X JONATHON BURKE (aka JONATHON "John" FREDERICK BURKE) Goodbye, Gillian (original title: The Weekend Girls; 1972; listed as "complete and unabridged")

This title was also released under the authors true name (JOHN BURKE) under the title Goodbye, Gillian.

29825 ALICE ABBOTT (aka KATHRYN KILBY BORLAND and HELEN ROSS SMITH SPEICHER) Good-Bye, Julie Scott (1975; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

The other pseudonym used by this duo is JANE LAND. 

Last Update: 09 September 2017

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