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LITERATURE - OF A SORT


Five-digit number format: 50000-59999

50501 KATHERINE WIGMORE EYRE The Lute and the Glove (c.1962; nd; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

50502  KATHERINE WIGMORE EYRE The Lute and the Glove (c.1962; nd; 3rd ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

Note that these two editions use the same cover art.  However, ACE 50502 cover art is reversed relative to the cover art of ACE 50501.  They also have different headers (ACE 50501 is "First in Gothics" witht the woman in the moon graphic, whereas ACE 50502 is "An ACE Gothic").

50503-1 KATHERINE WIGMORE EYRE Mistress of Fear (original title: The Lute and the Glove; 1962; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

The Lute and the Glove was originally published as ACE K-165 (1962).  New cover art.


51200 MIRIAM ALLEN deFORD The Real Ma Barker (nd; 1st ACE printing; non-fiction)

Contains 16 pages of photographs.

This true crime history and biography is not exactly what this page is about. So, I have also listed it under the ACE MYSTERY Singles.

51354-9 NICK CARTER Macao (nd; 1st ACE printing - Charter imprint)

51500 ANONYMOUS Madame Solario (c.1956; nd)

The header for this volume is "A Novel of Forbidden Love." Could be Gothic or soft-porn.

51550 ADELINE McELFRESH The Magic Of Dr. Farrar (1965; 1st ACE printing; ACE Nurse Romance Series)

51600 ROY GARN The Magic Power of Emotional Appeal (nd; ACE Star edition; self-help)

51625-4 RACHEL COSGROVE PAYES Malverne Hall (c.1970; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

51626 RACHEL COSGROVE PAYES Malverne Hall (1970; ACE Gothic Novel)

For the aging ACE Gothic Romance reader "Easy to Read - Large Print."

51633-5 NICK CARTER The Jamaican Exchange (cover by George Gross; ACE Charter imprint; listed as "First Time In Paperback")

51645-9 KATHLEEN A. SHOESMITH Mallory's Luck (c.1971; January 1974;1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

51841 JOY PACKER The Man in the Mews (c.1964; 1966; nd; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

51855-9 JOY PACKER The Man in the Mews (c.1964; 1966; nd; 3rd ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

The Man in the Mews was originally published as ACE G-572 (1966).

51903 LOIS PAXTON (aka LOIS DOROTHEA LOW) The Man Who Died Twice (cover by Elaine Duillo - signed as Elaine; 1968; ACE Gothic Mystery)

51921-0 NICK CARTER The Man Who Sold Death (cover by Charles Copeland; c.1974; nd)

The Man Who Sold Death was originally published by Award Books as AO1297 (1974). The Charter edition is reprinted with the same Charles Copeland cover art. The smaller "Nick Carter" cartouche portrait in the upper right is by a different artist.

51938 BRUCE CASSIDAY Marcus Welby MD: Rock A Cradle Empty (1970; 1st ACE printing and PBO; photo cover and rear cover photo inset)

Note that this original volume does not have the number of the story (i.e., #1) as the later volumes.

BRUCE CASSIDAY (who also wrote under the pseudonym Carson Bingham) wrote in a variety of genres (westerns, science fiction, crime, and juvenile delinquent) as well as producing novelizations of movies (such as Gorgo) and TV shows.

51939 BRUCE CASSIDAY Marcus Welby MD #2: The Acid Test (1970; 1st ACE printing and PBO; photo cover and rear cover photo inset)

51941 BRUCE CASSIDAY Marcus Welby MD #3: The Fire's Center (1971; 1st ACE printing and PBO; photo cover)

Novels based upon the Universal-ABC television series MARCUS WELBY, M.D., starring Robert Young as Marcus Welby, James Brolin as Steven Kiley and Elena Verdugo as Consuelo Lopez.

A very good reference (well-indexed and written) on TV Tie-In volumes such as Marcus Welby MD is by Kurt Peers (1999, 2nd edition) TV Tie-Ins: A bibliography of American TV tie-in paperbacks. TV Books, NY, 364 pp.

51960 MARGO FANTINI Margo (July 1975; 1st ACE printing; non-fiction)

51960 (back cover; photograph of Margo Fantini)

51965-2 ALLEN DRURY Mark Coffin, U. S. S. (c.1979; June 1980; 1st ACE printing)

Political fiction from the author of Advise and Consent.

51966-0 ANNE McCAFFREY The Mark of Merlin (January 1978; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE Gothic)

From the author of the Pern series, a gothic novel (gee, the things that I find).



52060 JAN ROFFMAN Mask of Words (original title: A Penny For The Guy; c.1965; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

52060 (back cover)

52090 EVA ZUMWALT (aka JOHN JACOB NILES) Masquerade of Evil (original title: Black is the Color; December 1975; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

ACE Cameo series - No. 21.

52091-X EVA ZUMWALT (aka JOHN JACOB NILES) Masquerade of Evil (original title: Black is the Color (c.1975; nd; copyright by G. Schirmer, Inc.) and DIANE LAPOINT Flames Over The Castle (c.1975; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

52091-X (back cover)

Headlined as "An ACE Double Cameo" with a cameo medallion in the banner caption. These are priced at $2.25. This is actually an ACE Double with a single cover. This appears to be the only "double" issue in the Cameo series and was not referenced in the source that I found concerning this series. I also find it annoying that they did not use the "came ring" motif that is found in the ACE Gothic Cameo series.

Note that Masquerade of Evil was originally published as ACE 52090 (December 1975) whilst Flames Over The Castle was originally published as ACE 24070 (January 1975).

52100 VIRGINIA COFFMAN Masque By Gaslight (1970; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Mystery)

52101 VIRGINIA COFFMAN Masque By Gaslight (1970; nd; ACE Gothic Mystery)

Masque By Gaslight was released under the pseudonym Virginia C. DuVaul.

52102-9 NATASHA PETERS The Masquers (September 1979; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE Romance Novel)

52102-9 (back cover)

52110 JENNIFER SILLS Massage Parlor (1973; 1st ACE printing; photo cover)

52121 ROHAN O'GRADY (aka JUNE O'GRADY SKINNER) The Master of Montrolfe Hall (original title: Pippin's Journal; c.1967; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

52151 (back cover)

52122 ROHAN O'GRADY (aka JUNE O'GRADY SKINNER) The Master of Montrolfe Hall (original title: Pippin's Journal; c.1967; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

The Master of Montrolfe Hall was originally published as ACE K-215 (1967).

52161 EDWINA MARLOW (aka T. E. HUFF) The Master of Phoenix Hall (cover by H. Barton; c.1968; 1972; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

Original cover art by H. Barton for The Master of Phoenix Hall. Gouache on board. 28" x 18." Signed "H. Barton" by right side of woman's dress.

This story was also released under the pseudonym Jennifer Wilde. The Master of Phoenix Hall was originally published as ACE G-707 (1968).

52276-9 NICK CARTER The Mayan Connection: Killmaster #194 (1984; 1st ACE Charter printing)

The Killmaster series appears to be another Nick Carter spy thriller variant.

52340 ESTELLE THOMPSON The Meadows of Tallon (August 1974; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

52440 FRED MACKENZIE The Men of Bastogne (c.1968; nd; 1st ACE printing; WWII)

52441 FRED MACKENZIE The Men of Bastogne (wrap around cover by Bruce Minney; c.1968; August 1972; 2nd ACE printing; WWII)

Forward by General A. C. McAuliffe, who uttered the classic reply "Nuts!"  Acknowledgements are by the author.

52410 RAY DORIEN Meet Nurse Lucinda (1969; 1st ACE printing; ACE Nurse Romance series)

53430 MARGARET SUMMERTON A Memory of Darkness (1967; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

52431 MARGARET SUMMERTON A Memory of Darkness (c.1967; 1973; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

52435 MARC LOVELL (aka MARK McSHANE) Memory of Megan (cover by George Ziel; original title: The Ghost of Megan; 1973; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

52437-0 MARC LOVELL (aka MARK McSHANE) Memory of Megan (original title: The Ghost of Megan; c.1973; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

52447-8 NICK CARTER (house pseudonym for ROBERT J. RANDISI) The Mendoza Manuscript: Killmaster #181  (1982; 1st ACE printing - Charter imprint)

52995 RONA RANDALL (aka RONA SHAMBROOK) The Midnight Walker (cover by Jerome Podwil; June 1973; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)


53485-6 JANE BLACKMORE The Missing Hour (c.1959; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

53485-6 (back cover)

53486-7 JANE BLACKMORE The Missing Hour (c.1959; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

53487-2 JANE BLACKMORE The Missing Hour (c.1959; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

53560 JOHN MARSH Monk's Hollow (c.1968; nd; ACE Star edition; ACE Gothic Novel)

53560 (back cover)

Note this volume is in the "First in Gothics" as well as the "Read Easy/Large Type" format.

53561 JOHN MARSH Monk's Hollow (c.1968; June 1973; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)


54000 LESLIE H. WHITTEN Moon of the Wolf (original title: Death of a Nurse; 1968; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic/Mystery)

This novel might also fit into the genre of the ACE Nurse Romance/Mystery with a Gothic overtone. Not exactly sure if it is correctly placed in this section, I have also listed it under the ACE MYSTERY Singles.

The other volume by this author is Progeny of the Adder (ACE H-053).

54231 JAN HILLIARD (aka HILDA KAY GRANT) Morgan's Castle (c.1964; nd; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

Morgan's Castle was originally published as ACE K-203 (1964).

54325 RONA RANDALL (aka RONA SHAMBROOK) Mountain Of Fear (original title: Silent Thunder; 1971; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

54326 RONA RANDALL (aka RONA SHAMBROOK) Mountain Of Fear (original title: Silent Thunder; c.1971; nd; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel) - same cover art - but used in mirror image of ACE 54325

54326 (back cover)

54332-4 anonymous Leo: Total Horoscope, 1980 (1979; horoscope)

Note: this volume is seriously out of sequence with the ACE Letter-Number series ordering.

54378 VIRGINIA COFFMAN Moura (cover by Robert Maguire; c.1959; 1963; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

54379-3 VIRGINIA COFFMAN Moura (c.1959; 1963; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

54380 VIRGINIA COFFMAN Moura (cover by Lou Marchetti; c.1959; 1963; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

Moura was originally published as ACE K-175 (1963).

54560 JANE T CAIRD Murder Scholastic (1967; ACE Star edition; ACE Gothic Mystery)

54725-7 D. E. STEVENSON Music in the Hills (nd; ACE Romance)


55150 MEYER LEVIN My Father's House (1969; historical fiction)

55270 JANE BLACKMORE My Sister Erica (May 1975; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)





57100 NANCY WOOD The New Adventures of the Nurses (1973; 1st ACE printing; ACE Nurse Romance Series)

57161 CHARLES FORT New Lands (c.1968; nd; occult/paranormal)

New Lands was originally published as ACE H-74 (1968).

57205 ADELINE McELFRESH New Nurse at Dorn Memorial (1969; 1st ACE printing; ACE Nurse Romance Series)

57250 FRANK HERBERT (ed.) New World or No World (nd; 1st ACE printing; non-fiction)

Forward by Senator Edmund S. Muskie and Preface by Walter J. Hickel (Secretary of the Interior). This appears to be the written summary of an "Earth Week" documentary on Ecology analyzed during interviews and commentary on the"Today Show" on NBC television.

57282-0 NICK CARTER (house pseudonym for JACK CANON) The Cyclops Conspiracy: Killmaster #213  (1986; 1st ACE printing - Charter imprint)

57286-3 NICK CARTER (house pseudonym for DAVID HAGBERG) The Death Orbit: Killmaster #217  (1986; 1st ACE printing - Charter imprint)

57287-1 NICK CARTER (house pseudonym for JACK CANON) Slaughter Day: Killmaster #218  (1986; 1st ACE printing - Charter imprint)

57290-1 NICK CARTER Crossfire Red: Killmaster #221  (January 1987; 1st ACE printing - Charter imprint)

57291-X NICK CARTER Blood of the Falcon: Killmaster #222  (cover by George Gross; 1987; 1st ACE printing - Charter imprint)

57293-6 NICK CARTER (house pseudonym for JACK CANON) The Terror Code: Killmaster #224 (1987; 1st ACE printing - Charter imprint)

57295-2 NICK CARTER Blood Raid: Killmaster #226  (June 1987; 1st ACE printing - Charter imprint)

57305 DOROTHY FLETCHER New Yorker Nurse (1969; 1st ACE printing; ACE Nurse Romance Series)

57306-1 DOROTHY FLETCHER New Yorker Nurse (c.1969; 1972; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Nurse Romance Series)

Different cover art from ACE 57305.

57502-1 NICK CARTER (house pseudonym for JACK CANON) Night of the Warheads: Killmaster #189  (cover by George Gross; 1984; 1st ACE printing - Charter imprint)

57502-1 (back cover)

57554-4 JANE BLACKMORE Night of the Bonfire (1974; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

57701 ANNE MAYBURY (aka ANNE BUXTON) The Night My Enemy (c.1962; 1966; nd; ACE Romance)

Note: this volume does not have an ACE logo, just the five digit letter-number and the price.

57703-2 ANNE MAYBURY (aka ANNE BUXTON) The Night My Enemy (c.1962; 1966; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

The Night My Enemy was originally published as ACE K-263 (c. 1962; 1966). This is also one of the "Adult Romances for the Modern Woman" series. 

57725 FRANCES COWEN The Nightmare Ends (1970; ACE Gothic Novel)

For this volume, the cover has FRANCES COWAN rather than FRANCES COWEN.

57800 DOROTHY EDEN (aka DOROTHY ENID EDEN) The Night of the Letter (original title: Darling Clementine; interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; c.1955; 1967; nd; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Star edition; ACE Gothic Mystery)

57800 (back cover)

Note:  this edition has the white block with the five digit Letter-Number series.  Thus, this could be the reuse of old stock and makes this the 2nd ACE printing.

57802 DOROTHY EDEN (aka DOROTHY ENID EDEN) The Night of the Letter (original title: Darling Clementine; interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; c.1955; 1967; nd; ACE Star edition; ACE Gothic Mystery)

57802 (back cover)

57803-9 DOROTHY EDEN (aka DOROTHY ENID EDEN) The Night of the Letter (original title: Darling Clementine; c.1955; 1967; nd; ACE Gothic Mystery)

57804 DOROTHY EDEN (aka DOROTHY ENID EDEN) The Night of the Letter (original title: Darling Clementine; c.1955; 1967; nd; ACE Gothic Mystery)

57805-5 DOROTHY EDEN (aka DOROTHY ENID EDEN) The Night of the Letter (original title: Darling Clementine; c.1955; 1967; nd; ACE Gothic Mystery)

The Night of the Letter was originally published as ACE K-261 (1967)

57852-7 JANE BLACKMORE Night of the Stranger (cover by R. Hieinbothem; c.1961; 1967; 1973; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

Night of the Stranger was originally published as ACE K-289 (1967).

57901 RUTH WILLOCK The Night of the Visitor (c.1965; nd; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

The Night of the Visitor was originally published as ACE K-205 (1965).

57925-3 ALAN DEAN FOSTER Maori (1988; 1st ACE printing)

57975 MARGARET SUMMERTON Nightingale at Noon (c.1962; 1967; nd, 2nd ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

Nightingale at Noon was originally published as ACE K-194 (1967).


58014 ETHEL BOWYER MARTIN Nightmare House (June 1975; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

58335-9 SHEILA BISHOP No Hint of Scandal (1971; ACE Star edition; ACE Regency Romance)

58612-0 NICK CARTER (house pseudonym for JACK CANON) The Normandy Code: Killmaster #202  (1985; 1st ACE printing - Charter imprint)

58701-4 STEWART ROBB Prophecies on World Events by Nostradamus (c.1968; 1972; 2nd ACE printing; occult/paranormal)

Prophecies on World Events by Nostradamus was originally published as ACE H-99 (1968). Stewart Robb is listed as translator and intergrator (interesting title).

58866-2 NICK CARTER (house pseudonym for ROBERT E. VARDEMAN) Norwegian Typhoon (cover by George Gross; 1982; 1st ACE printing - Charter imprint)

58866-2 (back cover)

Robert E. Vardeman also writes in the fantasy and science fiction genres.

58875 JESSE KORNBLUTH Notes From The New Underground (1968; 1st ACE printing)

58875 (back cover)

An anthology of essays from underground newspapers pre-1968. Diggers, hippies, mutants, love, Haight Ashbury, the Beatles & much more. Essays by Burroughs, Ginsberg, Kupferberg, Leary, Watts, Paul Goodman, and McCartney.


59301-1 MARGARET ERSKINE (aka MARGARET WETHERBY WILLIAMS) No. 9 Belmont Square (original title: The House in Belmont Square; c.1963; 1967; nd; ACE Gothic Mystery)

59310-2 MARGARET ERSKINE (aka MARGARET WETHERBY WILLIAMS) No. 9 Belmont Square (original title: The House in Belmont Square; c.1963; 1967; nd; ACE Gothic Mystery)

No. 9 Belmont Square was originally published as ACE K-281 (1967), but published in hardback by Doubleday in 1963.  An "Inspector Finch Gothic Mystery."

59325 ADELINE McELFRESH Nurse Anne (c.1971; nd; might be 1st thus; ACE Nurse Romance Series)

59390-5 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) Nurse Marcie's Island (c.1964; nd; 2nd ACE printing)

Nurse Marcie's Island was originally published as ACE D-585 (1964).  Headlined as “An Arlene Hale Nurse Romance.”

59401 SHARON HEATH Nurse at Moorcroft Manor (c.1967; nd; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Nurse Romance Series)

Nurse at Moorcroft Manor was originally published as ACE M-161 (1967).

59410 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) Nurse Nicole's Decision (original title: Private Duty for Nurse Scott; c.1965; nd)

Headlined as “An Arlene Hale Nurse Romance.”

59425 SHARON HEATH Heath Nurse at Cliff End (nd; ACE Nurse Romance Series)

59457 WILLO DAVIS ROBERTS Nurse in Danger (1972; 1st ACE printing; ACE Nurse Romance Series)

59461 TERESA HOLLOWAY Nurse Karen's Secret (nd)

Headlined as “A Teresa Holloway Nurse Romance."

59501 SHARON HEATH Nurse at Shadow Manor (c.1966; nd; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Nurse Romance Series)

Nurse at Shadow Manor was originally published as ACE F-381 (1966).

59533 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) The Nurse From Mulberry Square (1972)

Headlined as “An Arlene Hale Nurse Romance."

Another copy - listed as "ACE Nurse Romance Series" and using the same 59533 letter-number code with different cover art in a format similar to that of ACE 59535. This suggests that this edition may be around 1970.

59534 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) Nurse Jean's Strange Case (c.1970; nd; 2nd ACE printing)

Headlined as “An Arlene Hale Nurse Romance."

59535 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) Nurse Jean's Strange Case (1970; 1st ACE printing; ACE Nurse Romance Series)

Note this ACE Nurse Romance series is in the "Read Easy/Large Type" format. Hmmm..... does that suggest its audience is a bit older?

59537 SHARON HEATH Heath Nurse Elaine and the Sapphire Star (1973; 1st ACE printing; ACE Nurse Romance Series)

59551-2 WILLO DAVIS ROBERTS Nurse Kay's Conquest (nd; 2nd ACE  printing; ACE Nurse Romance Series)

59676 TERESA HOLLOWAY The Nurse on Dark Island (1972; 1st thus; ACE Nurse Romance Series)

59751 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) Nurse on the Beach (c.1967; nd; 2nd ACE printing)

Nurse on the Beach was originally published as ACE F-430 (1967).  Headlined as “an Arlene Hale Nurse Romance."

59760-2 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) A Nurse's New Love (original title: Chicago Nurse; c.1965; nd; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Nurse Romance)

A Nurse's New Love was originally published as ACE F-368 (1965).

59776 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) Nurse on the Run (original title: Chicago Nurse; c.1965; nd; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Nurse Romance Series)

59777 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) Nurse on the Run (original title: Chicago Nurse; c.1965; nd; 3rd ACE printing)

Headlined as “An Arlene Hale Nurse Romance."

59790 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) Nurse From the Shadows (1975; listed as “first paperback publication)

Headlined as “An Arlene Hale Nurse Romance."

59825 TERESA HOLLOWAY Nurse to Remember (nd; ACE Nurse Romance Series)

Nurse to Remember reuses the same cover art from Arlene Hale's Nurse on the Beach (ACE 59751).

59860 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) A Nurse's Strange Romance (nd)

Headlined as “An Arlene Hale Nurse Romance."

59960-5 TERESA HOLLOWAY Nurse Transplanted (cover by Martin Koeing; February 1971; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE Nurse Romance Series)

Original cover art by Martin Koeing for Nurse Transplanted. Gouache on board. 19.25" x 16.25." Not signed. Verso has title, ACE letter-number series, and artist name.

59961 TERESA HOLLOWAY Nurse Karen’s Secrets (original title: Nurse Transplanted; c.1971; nd; 2nd ACE printing)

Headlined as “A Teresa Holloway Nurse Romance."

Last Update: 13 September 2017

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