ACE POTPOURRI

LITERATURE - OF A SORT


ACE SINGLE format D-SERIES

D-032 DOROTHY MALONE Cookbook For Beginners (original title: Cookbook For Brides; 1953)

D-032 (back cover)

D-043 GEORGE S. VIERECK and PAUL ELDRIDGE Salome, My First 2000 Years of Love (cover by George Geygan; 1953; listed as "abridged edition")

D-043 (back cover)

D-062 KEN MURRAY Ken Murray's Giant Joke Book (1954; listed as "An ACE Original Book - never before published," 1st ACE printing and PBO; humor)

Note that the ACE logo says "Double Size Books."

D-062 (back cover)

D-088 DEXTER DAVIS The 7-Day System For Gaining Self-Confidence, Popularity and Financial Success (1955; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

D-088 (back cover)


D-127 ROBERT PAYNE Alexander And The Camp Follower (original title: Alexander The God; c. 1954; 1955; listed as "complete and unabridged," historical fiction)

D-127 (back cover)

Original cover art (attributed to Lou Marchetti) for Alexander and the Camp Follower.  Medium is acrylic (underwent professional restoration). 38" x 29." Image courtesy of Mark  Corrinet (SeaDragonTreasures).


D-131 EUGENE WYBLE The Ripening (1955; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

D-154 SLOAN WILSON Voyage To Somewhere (1956; listed as "complete and unabridged," historical fiction)

D-163 RUSSELL BOLTAR Woman's Doctor (cover by Verne Tossey; 1956; listed as "complete novel," 1st ACE printing and PBO)

I consider this one of the early ACE "nurse-doctor romance" series. Interestingly, the copyright is given to Lurton Blassingame. So, is Boltar a pseudonym?

D-175 IRVING SETTEL (selected and edited) Best Television Humor Of The Year (1956; 1st ACE printing and PBO; photo montage cover art)

Includes TV comedy and humor from Jack Benny, Perry Como, Garry Moore, Steve Allen, Martha Raye, Jack Parr, Milton Berle, Willim Bendix, Ronald Coleman, "Ozzie & Harriet," "The Goldbergs," Danny Thomas, Bob Cummings, and Sam Levenson.

D-175 (back cover)

D-178 JEAN PARADISE The Savage City (cover by Lou Marchetti; 1956; listed as "complete and unabridged," 1st ACE printing and PBO; historical fiction)

This one is listed as a "Double Size Novel" on the top left hand of the cover - all for 35 cents.

D-184 JAMES McCAGUE The Big Ivy (wraparound cover by Walter Popp; 1956; listed as "complete and unabridged," historical fiction - turn-of-the-century railroad)

D-184 (back cover)

D-191 FRANK SLAUGHTER Apalachee Gold (1956; 1st thus; listed as "complete and unabridged," historical fiction)

D-194 THEODOR PLIEVIER (translated by STUARD HOOD) Moscow (wrap-around cover art; c.1953; 1956; listed as "complete and unabridged," non-fiction - Moscow campaign of WWII)

D-194 (back cover)


D-200 EDWARD J. RUPPELT Unidentified Flying Objects (1956; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Edward J. Ruppelt was the head of the United States Air Force Operation Blue Book project.

D-207 CHARLES GRAYSON Hollywood Doctor (original title: Venus Rising; c. 1954; 1957; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-210 STEPHEN LONGSTREET The Lion At Morning (1957; listed as "revised and abridged by the author")

Original cover art for The Lion At Morning. Oil on board (19" x 22"). Close-up of woman in portrait.

D-213 PETER J. STEINCROHN (M.D.) How To Stop Killing Yourself (1957; appears to be 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged," non-fiction - medical self-help)

D-214 MARTIN L. WEISS Hate Alley (1957; listed as "complete novel," 1st ACE printing and PBO)

Note that this volume is listed as an "ACE Double Size Novel."

D-218 SASHA SIEMEL Tigrero! (cover by John Leone; 1957; listed as "complete and unabridged," true adventure)

D-222 R. FRISON-ROCHE First On The Rope (cover by Verne Tossey; 1957; listed as "complete and unabridged," non-fiction - mountaineering)

D-224 SHELBY STEGER Desire In The Ozarks (1957; 1st ACE printing and PBO; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-228 DAVID HOWARTH We Die Alone (cover by Verne Tossey; 1957; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Non-fiction WWII prison camp escapees.

D-229 WALTER WHITNEY Take It Out In Trade (cover by Verne Tossey; 1957; 1st ACE printing and PBO; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-232 WILLARD MANUS The Fixers (1957; listed as "complete and unabridged," 1st ACE printing and PBO)

A novel of sports (basketball) corruption and game fixing. I have also placed this in the MYSTERY section.

D-234 ROBERT L. SCOTT Jr. Look Of The Eagle (cover by Verne Tossey; 1957;1st thus; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-238 CLELLON HOLMES Go (1957; listed as "specially revised and abridged by the author")

D-239 G. HARRY STINE Earth Satellite and the Race for Space Superiority (1957; 1st ACE printing and PBO; later went to a 2nd printing in 1958)

D-239 (back cover)

D-243 MICHAEL WELLS The Roving Eye (1957; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

This is probably one of the best of the ACE covers for this genre (at least in my opinion).

D-244 TERENCE ROBINSON Night Raider of the Atlantic: The Saga of the U-99 (cover by Verne Tossey; 1957; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-245 JULES VERNE Off On A Comet (cover by Emsh; 1957; listed as "newly abridged and modernized")

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

D-246 JOHN HARRIMAN The Magnate (cover by Rudy Nappi; 1957; listed as "specially revised and abridged by the author")

Information from an ACE IMAGE LIBRARY user (Lynn Munroe at Lynn Munroe Books) indicates that this cover art is by Rudy Nappi.

D-250 ARTHUR STEUER The Terrible Swift Sword (cover by Verne Tossey; 1957; listed as "complete and unabridged," historical fiction)

Another single volume with the ACE Double logo.

D-251 HAMILTON COCHRAN Windward Passage (c. 1954; 1957; listed as "complete and unabridged," historical fiction)

D-254 MARCOS SPINELLI The Lash of Desire (1957; listed as "complete and unabridged," 1st ACE printing and PBO; historical fiction)

D-257 LOUIS MALLEY Tiger in the Streets (cover by Verne Tossey; 1957; 1st ACE printing and PBO; juvenile delinquent)

Another juvenile delinquent novel

D-267 JIM BOSWORTH Speed Demon (1958; 1st ACE printing and PBO; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-267 (back cover)

D-268 BRANT HOUSE (ed.; aka DONALD WOLLHEIM) Lincoln's Wit, Humorous Tales and Anecdotes by and about our 16th President (1958; 1st ACE printing and PBO; non-fiction)

D-269 MICHAEL POWELL Death In The South Atlantic: The Last Voyage of the Graf Spee (1958; movie tie-in; non-fiction WWII)

D-270 BUD CLIFTON D For Delinquent (1958; listed as "complete and unabridged," 1st ACE printing and PBO; juvenile delinquent)

Original cover art for D For Delinquent. Gouache on board, 24.75" x 16." Image in frame.

This cover art appears to have been swiped for use in the British paperback The Big Rumble by Edward De Roo (Digit Books, R-360; 1960). It was then used by Michael Barson and Steven Heller as the cover art for their Teenage Confidental: An Illustrated History of the American Teen (Chonicle Books; 1998).

What is interesting is that there is no signature on this art and although it was in the Charles Martignette estate (and sold by Heritage Auction House), there is no knowledge of the artist identity.

D-271 CLIFF HOWE Lovers And Libertines (1958; 1st ACE printing and PBO; biography?)

D-278 DONALD BARR CHIDSEY This Bright Sword (cover by Verne Tossey; 1958; listed as "complete and unabridged," historical fiction)

D-280 JAMES P. S. DEVEREUX (Colonel) The Story of Wake Island (1958; listed as "complete and unabridged," WWII)

D-281 NORMAN VINCENT PEALE (ed.) Guideposts (1958; self-help)

D-282 CLIFF HOWE Scroundrels, Fiends and Monsters (1958; 1st ACE printing and PBO; nonfiction)

"A gallery of the world's most vicious criminals."

D-287 HOLLAND M. SMITH (General) Coral and Brass (c. 1949; 1958; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Story of the Marine battles in the Pacific from Guadalcanal to Iwo Jima.

Original painting for the cover of CORAL AND BRASS: The inside story of the Marine battles in the Pacific from Guadalcanal to Iwo Jima.

GENERAL HOLLAND M. SMITH was the wartime commander of the United States Marine Corps in the Central Pacific. The book is dated with a 1949 copyright date but the ACE edition was actually published in 1958. The art is painted on a 22" x 30" thick piece of SUPERIOR illustration board. Actual size of image is 19.25" x 23". The rest of the board is painted a flat yellow which matchs the background color of the painting. The artist blocked off the image area with masking tape. Close-up image of characters.

D-290 P. A. HOOVER A Woman Called Trouble (1958; 1st ACE printing and PBO; listed as "complete novel")

D-292 BOOTH MOONEY The Insiders (cover by Verne Tossey; 1958; 1st ACE printing and PBO; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Original cover art by Verne Tossey for The Insiders. Oil on canvas board, 28.75" x 19" with details on verso and signed lower right.

D-293 VAINO LINNA The Unknown Soldier (cover by Verne Tossey;1954, 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

A Finnish novel about the Winter War (the war between Finland and the USSR during World War II).

D-296 JOHN CLAGETT Run the River Gauntlet (1958; 1st ACE printing and PBO; historical fiction - American Revolution)


D-300 J. WALTER SMALL The Dance Merchants (1958; 1st ACE printing and PBO; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-302 MAURICE DRUON The Iron King (1958; listed as "complete and unabridged," historical fiction)

Translated from the French by Humphrey Hare.

D-306 PEYSON ANTHOLZ All Shook Up (1958; 1st ACE printing and PBO; listed as "complete and unabridged," juvenile delinquent)

D-307 BRANT HOUSE (ed.; aka DONALD WOLLHEIM) From Eve On: Wit And Wisdom about Women (cover and interior illustrations by Lloyd Birmingham; c.1954; 1958)

Note that Holroyd (2003) has this listed as a PBO, but my references give an earlier publication date (that may be for a hardbound edition). 26 April 2011: More data - yes, looks like this is the 1st ACE printing but still trying to track down the c. 1954 volume.

D-310 MARCOS SPINELLI Mocambu (1958; listed as "complete and unabridged," 1st ACE printing and PBO; historical fiction)

Note that this single has an "ACE Double Size Novel" logo.

D-314 BLAIR ASHTON Deeds Of Darkness (1958; listed as "complete and unabridged," historical fiction)

Note that this volume is listed as an "ACE Double Size Novel."

D-318 DONALD BARR CHIDSEY Captain Crossbones (1958; 1st ACE printing and PBO; historical fiction)

D-319 HANS-OTTO MEISSNER The Man With Three Faces (cover by Rudy Nappi;1958; listed as "complete and unabridged," non-fiction - WWII - spy)

D-319 (back cover)

D-323 BRANT HOUSE (ed.; aka DONALD WOLLHEIM) The Violent Ones (1958; 1st ACE printing and PBO; listed as "complete and unabridged")

The Violent Ones is a juvenile delinquency/teenage gangs anthology edited by Brant House (aka Donald Wollheim). Stories by Hal Ellson, Evan Hunter, Jonathan Craig, Robert Turner, Gil Brewer, Robert Bowen, Murray Wolf, Robert Brown, and Robert Silverberg.

D-325 IRVING WERSTEIN July 1863 (1958; listed as "complete and unabridged")

For almost a week after the battle of Gettysburg (July, 1863), New York City was victimized by mob rule all because of the July 11, Civil War Draft!

D-326 WILHEM JOHNEN Battling The Bombers (cover by Verne Tossey; 1958; 1st thus; listed as "complete and unabridged," nonfiction - WWII German airwar)

D-330 BUD CLIFTON (aka DAVID DEREK STACTON) Muscle Boy (cover by Robert Maguire; 1958; 1st ACE printing and PBO; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-334 STANLEY JOHNSTON Queen of the Flat-Tops (1958; listed as "abridged," photo cover)

Last hours of the Lexington in the Battle of the Solomon Islands

D-337 JACK GERSTINE Play It Cool (1959; 1st ACE printing and PBO; listed as "complete and unabridged," juvenile delinquent)

D-338 EDWARD DE ROO The Fires Of Youth (c.1955; 1959; 2nd ACE printing; juvenile delinquent)

The Fires of Youth was originally published as ACE S-105 (1955).

D-341 RAE LOOMIS The Marina Street Girls (c.1953; 1959; listed as "complete and unabridged")

The Marina Street Girls was originally published in ACE Double D-035 (1953) bound with Jack Houston's Open All Night. This edition uses the same cover art as D-035.

D-342 NICHOLAS GORHAM Queen's Blade (cover by George Geygan; 1959; listed as "complete and unabridged," historical fiction)

D-343 EDWARD DE ROO The Young Wolves (1959; 1st ACE printing and PBO; listed as "complete and unabridged," juvenile deliquent)

D-343 (back cover)

D-344 GORDON LANDSBOROUGH Desert Fury (1959; 1st U.S. publication; illustrated and indexed; listed as "complete novel")

A novel of the War in Africa against Rommel. Gordon Lansborough also wrote a series of Western novels under the name of Mike M'Cracken and was the editor of the British Sci-Fi magazine Authentic Science Fiction.

D-353 DONALD A. WOLLHEIM (ed.) The Macabre Reader (cover by Emsh; 1959; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

Collection of horror and macabre stories including H. P. LOVECRAFT The Thing on the Doorstep; ROBERT BLOCH The Opener of the Way; and ROBERT E. HOWARD The Cairn on the Headland.

This is also listed on the ACE D-singles science fiction page.

D-355 BILL STRUTTON and MICHAEL PEARSON The Beachhead Spies (1959; nonfiction WWII)

"The never before told story of the small band of men who paved the way for the WWll invasions."

D-359 JOHN C. COOPER (aka JOHN CROYDON) The Haunted Strangler (1959; 1st ACE printing)

This is listed as the "Complete novel from the movie featuring Boris Karloff." Movie photograph of Boris Karloff on back cover. The cover art for The Haunted Strangler was 'borrowed' by Panther for its printing of TOM OWEN Circus of Horrors (Panther 1041; 1960, 2nd). This story was also released under the title The Grip of the Strangler.

D-363 SAMUEL A. KRASNEY The Rapist (1959; 1st ACE printing and PBO; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-364 DONALD BARR CHIDSEY The Pipes Are Calling (cover by George Geygan; 1959; listed as "first book publication," historical fiction)

D-365 ROBERT EUNSON MIG Alley (cover by Verne Tossey; 1959; listed as "first book publication," historical fiction)

D-374 BURGESS LEONARD The Thoroughbred and the Tramp (cover by John Leone; 1959; listed as "first book publication")

D-377 JEFF SUTTON Bombs in Orbit (1959; listed as "first book publication")

I have this listed in both the Science Fiction singles as well as here. My reason is that it is not quite SF but very close to current possibilities when it was written.

D-378 WILENE SHAW (aka VIRGINIA M. HARRISON) Out For Kicks (1959; listed as "first book publication")

D-389 MANNING COLE (aka CYRIL HENRY COLES and ADELAIDE MANNING) No Entry (1959; first thus; listed as "complete and unabridged")

A novel of intrigue and suspense surrounding the East German underground.

Original cover art for D-389. Gouache on board. Image size is 17" x 12". Artist is unknown. Note that on this cover art, the image of the man and woman has been "squared off" with black tape and they have used the photographer's register tape along the outer borders of the image.

D-394 DONALD BARR CHIDSEY The Flaming Island (1959; listed as "first book publication," historical fiction)

A novel of the Cuban Revolution.

D-395 ALLAN KELLER Thunder At Harper's Ferry (cover by Verne Tossey; 1959; historical fiction)

An historical account of John Brown's Raid

D-396 RAE LOOMIS Luisita (cover by Robert Maguire; c.1954; 1959; 2nd ACE printing)

Luisita was originally published as ACE S-070 (1954) with the same Robert Maguire cover art.

D-398 NOLAND MILLER Why Am I So Beat (c.1954; 1959; 2nd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Why Am I So Beat was originally published as ACE S-087 (1954) and this volumes uses the same cover art illustration.

D-399 EDWARD ADLER Living It Up (cover by Verne Tossey; c.1955; 1959; 2nd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Living It Up was originally published as ACE S-114 (1955) and this edition uses the same cover art.


D-404 CLIFFORD ANDERSON The Hollow Hero (1959; listed as "first book publication")

D-406 EDWARD De ROO Go, Man, Go! (1959; listed as "first book publication")

D-410 DONALD BARR CHIDSEY Buccaneer's Blade (1959; listed as "first book publication," historical fiction)

D-411 BOB McKNIGHT Swamp Sanctuary (cover by Robert Maguire; 1959; listed as "first book publication")

D-416 JOHN KENNETH The Big Question (1960; listed as "first book publication")

TV quiz shows

D-420 JOHN A. WILLIAMS The Angry Ones (cover by Copeland; 1960; listed as "first book publication")

First book by this important African American author. This book is now included in a modern series featuring the pulp and noir fiction of African-American authors

D-423 BROWNING NORTON Tidal Wave (1960; listed as "first book publication")

D-426 ROBERT S. CLOSE Penal Colony (original title: Eliza Callaghan; 1960; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-428 P. A. HOOVER Scowtown Woman (1960; listed as "first book publication")

D-432 DONN BROWARD Convention Queen (1960; listed as "first book publication")

D-432 (back cover)

D-435 C. T. RITCHIE Lady In Bondage (original title: Black Angels; 1960; listed as "complete and unabridged," historical fiction)

D-438 CHARLES FOGG The Panic Button (1960; listed as "first book publication")

D-441 LLOYD E. OLSON Skip Bomber (1960; listed as "first book publication")

D-441 (back cover)

D-444 SHEPARD RIFKIN Desire Island (1960; listed as "first book publication")

D-446 EDWARD MOORE Flight 685 Is Overdue (1960; listed as "first book publication")

D-452 JOE L. HENSLEY The Color of Hate (1960; listed as "first book publication")

D-460 JAMES MacGREGOR When The Ship Sank (1960; listed as "complete and unabridged," historical fiction)

JAMES MacGREGOR also writes as Science Fiction author J. T. McINTOSH

D-464 WILENE SHAW (aka VIRGINIA M. HARRISON) Tame The Wild Flesh (1960; listed as "first book publication")

D-466 RICHARD O'CONNOR Wild Bill Hickok (cover by Verne Tossey; 1960; 1st ACE printing; biography; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-467 WILLIAM C. ANDERSON Five, Four,Three,Two,One-Pfftt or 12,000 Men and One Bikini (cover by Costanza; 1960; listed as "first book publication")

D-467 (back cover)

D-481 JOSEPH F. DINNEEN The Biggest Holdup (original title: The Alternate Case; 1960; listed as "complete and unabridged")

The Brinks Bank robbery

D-486 EDWARD De ROO The Little Caesars (1961; listed as "first book publication," juvenile delinquents)

D-487 LEONARD SANDERS Four-Year Hitch (1961; listed as "first book publication," war fiction)

D-488 DAN BRENNAN Third Time Down (1961; listed as "first book publication," war fiction)

D-494 LESLIE TURNER WHITE Log Jam (1961; listed as "complete and unabridged," historical fiction)

D-495 SAMUEL A. KRASNEY A Mania For Blondes (cover by Rader; 1961; listed as "first book publication")

Another of the covers that really depict the ACE artist stable.


D-501 BUD CLIFTON (aka DAVID DEREK STACTON) Let Him Go Hang (1961; listed as "first book publication")

Another of the covers that really depict the ACE artist stable.

D-506 HARRY HARRISON KROLL The Brazen Dream (1961; listed as "first book publication")

D-508 DONALD A. WOLLHEIM (ed.) More Macabre (1961; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

Collection of horror and macabre stories including CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN The Yellow Wall Paper; RICHARD MATHESON Mother By Protest; and THEODORE ROSCOE The Curse Kiss.

D-512 DONALD BARR CHIDSEY Marooned (1961; listed as "first book publication," historical fiction)

D-512 (back cover)

D-513 HARLAN ELLISON The Juvies (1961; listed as "first book publication")

More Juvenile Delinquent stories by the wunderkin of science fiction and fantasy

D-519 CARROLL V. GLINES and WENDELL F. MOSELEY (both Lt. Colonels - USAF) Air Rescue! (1961; listed as "first book publication," photo cover; nonfiction)

Exploits of the Air Force's Air Rescue Service

D-520 WILENE SHAW (aka VIRGINIA M. HARRISON) One Foot In Hell (1961; listed as "first book publication")

D-521 MARGARET HOWE The Girl In The White Cap (1961; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-523 JAY SCOTLAND (aka JOHN JAKES) Strike The Black Flag (cover by Chuck Smith; 1961; listed as "first book publication," historical fiction)

D-523 (back cover)

D-524 JENNIFER AMES (aka MAYSIE COUCHER GREIG SMITH) Overseas Nurse (original title: After Tomorrow; c. 1951; 1961; 1st thus; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Nurse Romance)

MAYSIE COUCHER GREIG SMITH (1901-1971) was a prolific Australian-born writer of numerous romance and romance/thriller novels. She was married to Delano Ames (1906-1987) who was a writer of detective fiction (he divorced her in 1937 and remarried). The 1951 edition of Overseas Nurse (under the title After Tomorrow) was published by Bouregy & Curl, Inc. (New York) in hardcover. There is additional biographic information on her available at this URL.

D-526 KIM DARIEN Obsession (cover by Elaine Duillo - signed as Elaine; 1961; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE Gothic Novel)

D-529 LESLIE TURNER WHITE The Pirate And The Lady (cover by Chuck Smith; 1961; listed as "first book publication," historical fiction)

D-532 ISABEL CABOT (aka ISABEL CAPETO) Nurse Craig ( cover by Martin Koenig; c.1957; 1961; 1st thus; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-532 (back cover)

Original cover art by Martin Koenig for Nurse Craig. Gouache on board. 15.5" x 11.5" with details on verso. Signed in lower right.

D-533 H. T. ELMO Mad. Ave. (cover by H. T. Elmo; 1961; 1st ACE printing and PBO; humor)

Risque humour about Madison Avenue

D-536 PEGGY GADDIS (aka EROLIE PEARL GADDIS DERN) The Nurse And The Pirate (January 1961; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Nurse Romance/Mystery)

EROLIE PEARL GADDIS DERN (1895-1966) also wrote under the names of Peggy Dern and Peggy Gaddis.

D-539 MARY MANN FLETCHER Psychiatric Nurse (cover by Rudy Nappi; 1962; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-539 (back cover)

Original cover art painted by Rudy Nappi for D-539. Gouache on illustration board, Signed lower left. The full image size is approximately 18.75 x 11.75 with the overall (unframed) size being 23 x 16. The image area was "squared off" on the board in production with 3/4 inch black tape (partially shown in the first photo). However, the image area shown in the first photo is slightly more than what appears on the paperback cover. As was common, part of the image was cropped by the publisher when it was transferred to the cover. Close-up image of characters.

D-540 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) School Nurse (cover by Rudy Nappi; 1962; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Nurse Romance)

MARY ARLENE HALE (1924-1982) also wrote under the names Tracy Adams, Gail Everett, Arlene Hale, Mary Hale, and Lynn Williams.

D-543 HARRIET KATHRYN MYERS (aka HARRY WHITTINGTON) Small Town Nurse (1962; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-543 (back cover)

HARRY BENJAMIN WHITTINGTON Harry (1915-1989) was a native Floridian and a prolific writer. Besides writing over 150 novels in mystery, western, and the romance genres, he also wrote screenplays, television scripts, and short stories. A collection of Whittington's manuscripts can be found at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

D-545 SUZANNE ROBERTS Emergency Nurse (1962; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-548 DEAN OWEN (aka DUDLEY DEAN McGAUGHTY) End Of The World (1962; 1st ACE printing and PBO; photo cover)

Movie tie-in novelized from the screenplay by John Morton and Jay Simms. Filmed as "Panic In Year Zero." Starred Ray Milland (in cover photo), Jean Hagen, and Frankie Avalon.

D-549 TRACY ADAMS (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) Spotlight On Nurse Thorne (1962; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE Nurse Romance)

D-549 (back cover)

D-552 PATRICIA LIBBY Hollywood Nurse (1962; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE Nurse Romance)

Original cover art by Rudy Nappi for Hollywood Nurse. Tempera and gouache on board. Image area 22" x 18" (board 26.5" x 18"). Note that the area bounded by the tape is for the ACE cover, but Rudy Nappi had an entire theme worked out for this art, with the black siloulette of the film cameras, lights and boom mike setup.  Verso has title ("Hollywood Nurse"), Rudy Nappi's name as artist, and letter-number series.

D-553 WILLIAM HOPE HODGSON The House on the Borderland (1962; listed as "complete and unabridged")

This story, listed also in the science fiction section, is fantasy and horror and strangeness.

D-554 ETHEL HAMILL (aka JEAN FRANCIS WEBB) Runaway Nurse (cover by Rudy Nappi; 1962; listed as "complete novel," ACE Nurse Romance)

Original cover art by Rudy Nappi for Runaway Nurse. Tempera and gouache on board. Image area 17" x 13" (board 26.5" x 18"). Signed center right

D-556 RUTH MacLEOD A Nurse For Dr. Sterling (1962; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-557 FLORENCE STUART Hope Wears White (cover by Martin Koenig; 1962; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Nurse Romance)

Original cover art by Martin Koenig for Hope Wears White. Gouache on board, 16 x 13.5" and signed lower left. Details on verso.

D-558 SUZANNE ROBERTS Campus Nurse (1962; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-559 JANE L. SEARS Ski Resort Nurse (1962; ACE Nurse Romance)

D-560 ROWENA BOYLAN Medic In Love (1962; listed as "first book publication,"ACE Nurse Romance)

D-561 ANN RUSH Nell Shannon R. N. (1962; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-562 PATRICIA LIBBY Cover Girl Nurse (1962; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-563 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) Leave it To Nurse Kathy (1962; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-564 HARRIET KATHRYN MYERS (aka HARRY WHITTINGTON) Prodigal Nurse (1963; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-565 RAY DORIEN The Heart Of Dr. Hilary (1963; listed as "complete novel," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-566 SUZANNE ROBERTS Julie Jones, Cape Canaveral Nurse (1963; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

Original cover art for Julie Jones, Cape Canaveral Nurse. On verso is the ACE letter-number series, a shortened part of the title and a date (4/23/63).

D-567 ISABEL MOORE A Challenge For Nurse Melanie (cover by Bob Schinella; 1963; 1st ACE printing; ACE Nurse Romance)

Original cover illustration for the medical adventure / romance novel A Challenge for Nurse Melanie. The artist is Bob Schinella (signed lower right). The cover art is gouache on board with an image size of 20" x 13."

D-569 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) Dude Ranch Nurse (1963; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-571 KATHERINE McCOMB Princess Of White Starch (1963; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-575 PEGGY DERN (aka EROLIE PEARL GADDIS DERN) A Nurse Called Hope (original title: Holiday Nurse; cover by Bob Schinella; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-576 DOROTHY KARNS DOWDELL Border Nurse (1963; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-577 FRANCES SARAH MOORE Legacy Of Love (cover by Bob Schinella; c.1957; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Nurse Romance)

Original cover art by Bob Schinella for Legacy of Love. Gouache and watercolor on board, 17" x 12" and signed lower right.

D-579 SUZANNE ROBERTS Hootenanny Nurse (1963; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-579 (back cover)

D-580 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) Symptoms of Love (1964; 1st ACE printing; ACE Nurse Romance)

D-581 SUZANNE ROBERTS Co-Ed In White (cover by Bob Schinella; 1964; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-582 JOAN SARGENT My Love An Altar (c.1963;1964; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-583 TRACY ADAMS (aka MARY ARELENE HALE) Hotel Nurse (1964; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-584 MONICA EDWARDS Airport Nurse (1964; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-585 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) Nurse Marcie's Island (1964; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-586 BARBARA GRABENDIKE San Francisco Nurse (1964; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

Original cover art for San Francisco Nurse. Gouache and tempera on board. Image size 19.75" x 13.5."

D-587 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) Nurse Connor Comes Home (1964; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-589 VIRGINIA B. McDONNELL The Nurse With The Silver Skates (1964; 1st ACE printing; ACE Nurse Romance)

D-591 ARLENE J. FITZGERALD (aka MONICA HEATH) Northwest Nurse (1964; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-593 SUZANNE ROBERTS Sisters In White (1964; listed as "first book publication"; ACE Nurse Romance)

D-595 RUTH MacLEOD Nurse Ann In Surgery (cover by Bob Schinella; 1965; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-596 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) Nurses On The Run (1965; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-598 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) Disaster Area Nurse (1965; listed as "first book publication," ACE Nurse Romance)

D-599 PATRICIA LIBBY Winged Victory For Nurse Kelly (1965; 1st ACE printing; ACE Nurse Romance)

Last Update: 20 July 2013

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