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LITERATURE - OF A SORT


Five-digit number format: 30000-39999

30210 JAMES ROBERT PARISH Great Western Stars (photo montage cover; nd; non-fiction - film/TV)

An illustrated review of 25 cowboy (TV/movie) stars.

30225 MARGARET ERSKINE (aka MARGARET WETHERBY WILLIAMS) A Graveyard Plot (cover by Jerome Podwil; 1970; ACE Gothic Mystery)

Note that this is slightly"out of sequence" in the ACE letter-number series. It also has the same cover art as on ACE 30251-3, even though it is not listed as an Inspector Finch tale.

30241 GEORGETTE HEYER The Grand Sophy (c.1950; 1963; 1974; ACE Star edition; ACE Romance)

30241 (back cover)

The Grand Sophy was originally published as ACE K-174 (1963) and then later reprinted in ACE H-116 (nd).

30249 JAN ROFFMAN (aka MARGARET SUMMERTON) Grave of Green Water (c.1968; June 1973; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

30250 JAN ROFFMAN (aka MARGARET SUMMERTON) Grave of Green Water (c.1968; 1973; nd; 3rd ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

30251-3 MARGARET ERSKINE (aka MARGARET WETHERBY WILLIAMS) A Graveyard Plot (cover by Jerome Podwil; c.1970; 1971; ACE Gothic Mystery)

An Inspector Finch Gothic Mystery (#9). Same cover art as ACE 30225 (1970)

30252-1 HERBERT GOLD The Great American Jackpot (nd)

30254 PAUL BERNSTEIN Great Moments in Hysteria: the Hilarious Side of History in Cartoons and Gags (cover and illustrations by Warren Satter; nd; 1st ACE printing; humor)

30254 (back cover)

30255-4 JIM HARMON The Great Radio Heroes (1967; 1st ACE printing and PBO; non-fiction)

Nostalgic review of original scripts and stories dealing with radio serials such as "Jack Armstrong," "Tom Mix," "I Love A Mystery," "First Nighter," "Ma Perkins," and "Inner Sanctum."

30281 ANNE MAYBURY (aka ANNE BUXTON) Green Fire (c.1967; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

30281 (back cover)

30282-8 ANNE MAYBURY (aka ANNE BUXTON) Green Fire (c.1967; 1972; ACE Gothic Novel)

30283 ANNE MAYBURY (aka ANNE BUXTON) Green Fire (c.1967; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

30284-X ANNE MAYBURY (aka ANNE BUXTON) Green Fire (c.1967; 1972; 1980; ACE Gothic Novel)

Green Fire originally published as ACE K-227 (1967).

30309-7 D. E. STEVENSON Green Money (1977; 1st ACE printing; ACE Romance)

30310-3 D. E. STEVENSON Green Money (wrap-around cover art; c.1977; nd; ACE Romance)

30310-3 (back cover)

Headline banner proclaims "A D. E. Stevenson Romance." If any AIL user has additional information on this romance series, please drop me an e-gram.

30361 JOAN WINSLOW Griffin Towers (c.1966; ACE Gothic Novel)

30362-5 JOAN WINSLOW Griffin Towers (c.1966; May 1979; ACE Gothic Novel)

Griffin Towers was originally published as ACE K-228 (1966).

30483-4 LAURELL K. HAMILTON Anita Blake - Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures (1993; 1st ACE printing)

Another "Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter" story.


31586-0 DIK BROWN Hagar the Horrible (1980; new ACE Giant-size edition)

31745-6 MARGARET ERSKINE (aka MARGARET WETHERBY WILLIAMS) Harriet Farewell (1976; listed as "first paperback publication," ACE Gothic Novel)

31760 POPPY NOTTINGHAM Hatred's Web (1974; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

31781 LEAL HAYES Harlequin House (cover by Robert Maguire; c.1967; 1973; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

Harlequin House was originally published as ACE G-612 (1967).

31789 JANICE N. BENNETT The Haunted (1974; 1st ACE printing)

31789 (back cover)

31845-2 NICK CARTER Hawaii (nd; 1st ACE printing - Charter imprint)

31930 JANE BLACKMORE Hawkridge (cover by Walter Popp; September 1976; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

31940-8 JOHN SWENSON Headliners: Kiss: The Greatest Rock Show On Earth! (1978; 1st ACE printing and PBO; photo cover)

Includes numerous band and band member photographs.

31941-6 CHARLEY WALTERS Headliners: Fleetwood Mac (1979; published under Tempostar/ACE logo; 1st thus; photo cover)

Includes numerous band and band member photographs.

31977-7 PATRICIA WRIGHT Heart of the Storm (1981; 1st ACE printing; war fiction/romance)

Listed as "A Literary Guild Alternate."


32300 STANLEY WESTON The Heavyweight Champions (photo cover; 1970; 1st ACE printing; non-fiction - boxing)

32300 (back cover)

32335 WILLIAM JOHNSTON The Hedgerow Incident: The Young Rebels (Volume #1; 1970; 1st ACE printing and PBO; photo cover)

Another of the TV (ABC - Screen Gems) spin off novels. William Johnston is not given front page identification. The second volume is ACE 95051 (1970).

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.

Please note that the title for this volume (with its location in the 32000 series of the ACE letter-number scheme) is this format. When you examine the ACE 95051 volume, you will observe that it is in the reverse format (argh). I wish ACE Books would have followed their own numbering rules.

32815-6 ROBERT E. HOWARD Heroes of Bear Creek (1983; 1st thus)

Although Robert E. Howard is better known for the Conan adventures, it appears he had his hand in the western genre. This volume is listed as "First Time in One Volume!" I am going to put this title also in the Western Singles section until I get some control on this story.


33000-1 (unknown) Hidden Words #1 (nd)

33001-9 (unknown) Hidden Words #2 (nd)

33440-7 ROBERT H. PILPEL High Anxiety (1977; 1st ACE printing; movie tie-in)

Novelization of High Anxiety by Robert H. Pilpel. However, his name is under the other "authors" listed - Mel Brooks, Ron Clark, Rudy DeLuca, and Barry Levinson. Movie poster for the tie-in of this novelization (courtesy of eMoviePoster.com).

33480-6 ANNE WORBOYS High Hostage (1976; ACE Romance/Suspense Novel)


34130 DONALD STAHL Hokey (nd; 1st ACE printing)

34249 JOHN AUSTIN Hollywood's Unsolved Mysteries (nd; 1st ACE printing; non-fiction)

This is more "true crime and mystery" than fiction, so not exactly sure if it is correctly placed in this section, I have also listed it under the ACE MYSTERY Singles.

34250 NATALIE FREDRIK Hollywood And The Academy Awards (1970)

Includes Oscar winner data through 1968. Photo-illustrated.

34251 NATALIE FREDRIK The New Hollywood And The Academy Awards (1971)

Note that there is no author listed on the cover. Includes Oscar winner data through 1971. Forward by Bob Hope. Photo-illustrated.

34252-7 NATALIE FREDRIK The New Hollywood & The Academy Awards (1972; 1st ACE printing; photo image cover and back cover art)

34252 (back cover)

Listed as "1972 edition." History of Academy Awards from 1927 and includes a Charlie Chapin retrospective. Note that the cover does not indicate the author name on this volume. Photo-illustrated. Foreword by Bob Hope.

34253 NATALIE FREDRIK and AURIEL DOUGLAS The History of the Academy Award Winners (1973; 1st ACE printing; photo image cover and back cover art)

34253 (back cover)

Listed as "1973 edition." History of Academy Awards from 1927. Note that the cover does not indicate the authors names on this volume. Photo-illustrated. Foreword by Bob Hope.

34260 MAIR UNSWORTH Home to My Love (c.1967; June 1973; 1st ACE printing; ACE Regency Romance)

34301-2 RONA RANDALL (aka RONA SHAMBROOK) Hotel DeLuxe (nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

34301-2 (back cover)

Hotel DeLuxe is marketed as "A Silhoutte Romance." "An Adult Romance for the Modern Woman." It is also interesting to note that the ACE logo is not to be found on the front cover.

34355 FRANCES COWEN The Hounds of Carvello (c.1970; 1973; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

34355 (back cover)

A great Gothic cover, although it is also listed as "Easy Read Large Type."

34356 FRANCES COWEN The Hounds of Carvello (c.1970; 1973; nd; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

34361 NANCY BUCKINGHAM The Hour Before Moonrise (nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

34380 LESLIE LANCE The House in the Woods (1969; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

34380 (back cover)

34390 JANICE M. BENNETT House of Athena (1970; ACE Gothic Novel)

34391 JANICE M. BENNETT House of Athena (c.1970; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

34405 ANNE MAYBURY (aka ANNE BUXTON) The House of Fand (c. 1967; 1972; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

34406-9 ANNE MAYBURY (aka ANNE BUXTON) The House of Fand (c.1967; 1972; June 1973; 3rd ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

34407-0 ANNE MAYBURY (aka ANNE BUXTON) The House of Fand (c.1967; 1972; 1973; nd; 4th ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

34407-0 (back cover)

34408-9 ANNE MAYBURY (aka ANNE BUXTON) The House of Fand (c.1967; 1972; 1973; 1980; 5th ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

This story was also released under the pseudonym Katherine Troy. The House of Fand was originally published as ACE K-232 (1967).

34410-1 ELIZABETH RENIER House of Granite (nd; ACE Regency Romance)

34415-1 LANORA MILLER The House on Wolf Trail (1976; ACE Gothic Novel)

34425 NICOLA DEVON (aka REX DOLPHIN) House of Illusion (1969; ACE Gothic Novel)

34435 PHYLLIS BENTLEY House of Moreys (c.1953; 1967; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

34435 (back cover)

34440 BARBARA LANE (as exposed by STEPHEN LEWIS) Housewife Hookers (1973; photo cover)

34441 BARBARA LANE (as exposed by STEPHEN LEWIS) Housewife Hookers, Part II (1974; 1st thus; photo cover)

34451 JAN TEMPEST (aka IRENE MAUDE SWATRIDGE) House of the Pines (nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

34454 ELIZABETH RENIER The House of Water (1963; ACE Star novel; ACE Regency Romance)

34461 EVELYN BOURNE How Come A Nice Girl Like You Isn't Married? (1969; revised and enlarged; self-help)

34532-8 anonymous 1979: The Total Horoscope: Aries (1978; 1st thus; astrology)

34543-3 anonymous 1979: The Total Horoscope: Pisces (1978; 1st thus; astrology)

As you can see, these volumes are either seriously out of sequence, or there is some title notation that escapes me (or at least escaped ACE Books when assigning this to a Letter-Number series). If any AIL user has insight on this, please let me know.

34808-4 ROBERT HERRING Hub (October 1982; 1st ACE printing; thriller)

34808-4b (back cover)


35535 ARLENE HALE (aka Mary Arlene Hale) Nurse Jean's Strange Case (1970; ACE Nurse Romance series)

35831 ANNE MAYBURY (aka ANNE BUXTON) I Am Gabriella (c.1967; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

Same cover art as ACE K-257 (1966).

35832 ANNE MAYBURY (aka ANNE BUXTON) I Am Gabriella (c.1967; October 1972; 4th ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

35833 ANNE MAYBURY (aka ANNE BUXTON) I Am Gabriella (c.1967; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

I Am Gabriella! was also released as Gabreilla. In addition, this story was originally published as ACE K-257 (1966). Note that ACE 35831 uses the same cover art as ACE K-257 and that the number-letter series and price are in a white-based block. This appears to be further evidence for relabelling of unsold stock. All three of these have different cover art.

35865 CLAE WALTHAM I Ching: The Chinese Book of Changes (c.1969)

35865 (back cover)

Listed as being "arranged from the work of James Legge."

35868-3 NICK CARTER The Inca Death Squad (cover by George Gross; nd; 1st ACE printing - Charter imprint)


36335 ELIZABETH RENIER If This Be Love (1965; ACE Star edition; 1st ACE printing; ACE Regency Romance)

36514-0 W. A. HARBINSON The Illustrated Elvis (1977; listed as "abridged edition" and "memorial edition," photo cover)

36514-0 (back cover)

This is also listed as "A Tempo Star Book Distributed by Ace Books."

36711 R. DeWITT MILLER Impossible - Yet It Happened (original title: Forgotten Mysteries; c.1962; 1966; nd; 3rd ACE printing; occult/paranormal)

Impossible - Yet It Happened was originally published as ACE F-137 (1962) and later as ACE K-229 (1966).

36990 WALTER BRYAN The Improbable Irish (c.1969; nd; non-fiction)


37070-1 RON GOULARD An Informal History of the Pulp Magazine (original title: Cheap Thrills; 1973)

Listed as containing original illustrations.

37360 MAURICE DRUON The Iron King (c.1956; nd; historical fiction)

37360 (back cover)

The Iron King was originally published as ACE D-302 (1956). Translated from the French by Humphrey Hare.

37374-7 MARGARET CAMPBELL BARNES Isabel The Fair (1981; 1st thus; historical fiction - Edward II)

37381 PATRICK AGAN Is That Who I Think It Is? Vol. 1 (1975; 1st ACE printing)

200 photographs with brief biographic information - primarily television actors but also includes some newsmakers.

37382 PATRICK AGAN Is That Who I Think It Is? Volume 3 (1976; 1st ACE printing)

37415 ISAAC ASIMOV Is Anyone There? (c.1967; nd; non-fiction)

37415 (back cover)

Is Anyone There? was originally published as ACE N-4 (1967). Speculative essays on time travel, flying saucers, life on other worlds, and other topics. Note that it uses the same cover art as ACE N-4 and suggests this is another re-number volume.

37421 JOSEPH SILVA (aka RON GOULART) The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977; 1st thus; movie tie-in volume with photo covers and photo inserts)

Film novelization based upon the work of H. G. Wells. This edition is the screen play for the motion picture from American International Pictures. This is the second movie version of the H. G. Wells science fiction novel. Stars Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Barbara Carrera, and Richard Basehart and filmed in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Lancaster perfectly matches Wells' description of Moreau's physical appearance, unlike the other two actors to play the role on screen, Charles Laughton in Island of Lost Souls (1933) and Marlon Brando in The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996).

Sixteen pages of black and white photos from the movie.

This volume is also listed in the ACE Science Fiction Singles section.

38219-3 MICHAEL UPCHURCH Jamboree (nd; ACE Charter edition)


39160 BENJAMIN EINHORN Jewish Curses For All Occasions (cover and interior illustrations by Benjamin Einhorn; 1970; 1st thus; humor?)

Last Update: 04 February 2017

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