ACE POTPOURRI

LITERATURE - OF A SORT


ACE SINGLE format G-SERIES

G-352 FRANCIS LEARY Fire And Morning (cover by Geygan; 1959; ACE Giant edition; listed as "complete and unabridged," historical fiction)

G-371 THEODOR PLIEVIER Berlin (c.1959; ACE Giant edition; listed as "abridged," non-fiction - WWII)

G-371 (back cover)

G-376 J. HARVEY HOWELLS The Big Company Look (1959; ACE Giant edition; listed as "complete and unabridged")

G-382 C. T. RITCHIE The Willing Maid (cover by Geygan; 1959; ACE Giant edition; listed as "complete and unabridged," historical fiction)

Cicero T. Ritchie is the complete author name (used initals on cover).

G-386 RICHARD O'CONNOR The Sulu Sword (original title: Officers and Ladies; cover by Verne Tossey; 1959; ACE Giant edition; listed as "complete and unabridged," historical fiction)

G-390 RUSSELL FOREMAN Long Pig (cover by Ray Johnson; 1959; ACE Giant edition; listed as "complete and unabridged," historical fiction)

Original cover art by Ray Johnson for Long Pig. Gouache and watercolor on board (15" x 22"). Signed lower right. Numbered and titled on verso.


G-402 DANIEL P. MANNIX Kiboko (1959; ACE Giant edition; listed as "abridged," historical fiction)

G-414 ALEXANDRE DUMAS The Companions of Jehu (cover by Geygan; 1960; 1st ACE printing; ACE Giant edition; listed as "abridged and edited for the modern reader," historical fiction - Napoleon)

G-440 ANDREW HEPBURN Letter of Marque (1960; 1st ACE printing; historical fiction)

G-454 ANNE POWERS Ride East! Ride West! (1960; ACE Giant edition; listed as "complete and unabridged;" historical fiction)

G-474 LELAND LOVELACE Lost Mines and Hidden Treasure (1960; 1st ACE printing; ACE Giant edition; listed as "complete and unabridged," nonfiction)

G-474 (back cover)

G-480 JOHN BRICK The Strong Men (1960; ACE Giant edition; listed as "abridged," historical fiction)


G-500 GEORGE D. HENDRICKS The Bad Man of the West (1961; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged," non-fiction)

G-500 (back cover)

This non-fiction account of the 'bad man' of the West is also listed in the ACE western Singles section.

G-502 RICHARD O'CONNOR Pat Garrett (c.1960; 1963; ACE Giant edition; biography)

G-502 (back cover)

The story of the famous marshal who killed Billy the Kid

G-504 THEODOR PLIEVIER (translated by STUARD HOOD) Moscow (c.1953; 1956; 1959; listed as "complete and unabridged"; non-fiction - Moscow campaign of WWII)

Same wrap-around cover art as D-194 (1956). This appears to be another re-numbered volume.

G-505 KEN MURRAY Ken Murray's Giant Joke Book (1963; nd; humor). 

Ken Murray's Giant Joke Book was originally published as ACE D-062 (1963). Illustrated by Ernest Marquez, Bill Wenzel, Martin Filehock and Reyol Art.

G-507 JOHN M. FOSTER (Captain, USMCR) Hell in the Heavens (1961; ACE Giant edition; listed as "complete and unabridged," non-fiction - WWII)

South Pacific airwar in WWII

G-515 SLAVOMIR RAWICZ The Long Walk (1963; listed as "complete and unabridged," non-fiction)

Slavomir Rawicz was a 24 year old Cavalry officer in the Polish army through 1939. The Russians arrested him immediately after they conquered Eastern Poland, and convicted him of espionage because he spoke Russian He was sent to Siberia to Labor Camp 303 with a 25 year sentence. He and six (6) other prisoners escaped and walked 3000 miles south to India with no maps, equipped only with handmade fur clothing a knife and an axe. Miraculously four (4) of them survived even though they crossed the Gobi Desert and the Himalayas with NO other tools. (S'posedly while crossing Nepal, it appears that they encountered the Yeti!)

G-520 JAY SCOTLAND (aka JOHN JAKES) Arena (cover by Robert Maguire;1963; 1st ACE printing and PBO; "swords and sandals," historical fiction)

G-522 GEORGE CHALLIS (aka MAX BRAND - pseudonym of FREDERICK FAUST) The Firebrand (1963; listed as "complete and unabridged," "Christians and Saracens," historical fiction)

G-527 GEORGE CHALLIS (aka MAX BRAND - pseudonym of FREDERICK FAUST) The Bait and The Trap (c.1935; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged," historical fiction)

G-532 JAY SCOTLAND (aka JOHN JAKES) Traitors’ Legion (cover by Robert Maguire; 1963; listed as "first book publication," historical fiction)

G-537 EDWARD J. RUPPELT Unidentified Flying Objects (c.1956; 1963; 2nd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Edward J. Ruppelt was the head of the United States Air Force Operation Blue Book project. Note: this is the same cover as for the ACE single D-200 (1956).

G-538 ANDRE NORTON Shadow Hawk (1963; 1st ACE printing; historical fiction)

G-538 (back cover)

This edition has a frontspiece map of Egypt and the surrounding region to allow the reader follow this historical tale of ancient Egyptians fighting for freedom against the Hyksos in 1590 BC.

Historical fiction by the grand dame of science fiction.

G-541 JEAN POTTS The Evil Wish (1964; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Gothic/Mystery Novel)

Original cover art for G-541. Gouache on board with an image size of 19" x 13.5". Close-up detail. There is some minor markings and discoloration to the extreme edges of the white background. Publisher notations as well as ACE number and title on verso.

G-542 MARTHA ALBRAND (aka KATRIN HOLLAND) Meet Me Tonight (original title: Return To Terror; c.1960; 1964; 1st thus; ACE Gothic mystery)

G-548 ROHAN O'GRADY Let's Kill Uncle (frontspiece illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1964; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged," mystery/horror)

This novel is the basis for a film, but do not know the title at this time (or whether it made it out of production).

G-550 THEODORA DU BOIS The Listener (1964; 1st printing; ACE Gothic/Mystery Novel; listed as "complete and unabridged")

G-552 THEODORA DuBOIS Shannon Terror (1964; ACE Gothic/Mystery Novel)

G-554 GENEVIEVE HOLDEN (aka GENEVIEVE LONG POU) The Velvet Target (c.1956; 1965; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Gothic Suspense/MysteryNovel)

G-555 URSULA CURTIS The Wasp (cover by Bob Schinella; 1963)

G-556 LEONIE St. JOHN Love With A Harvard Accent (c.1962; nd; listed as "first book publication")

Love With A Harvard Accent was originally published as ACE F-140 (1962).  This edition appears to be a renumbering and reuse of the earlier edition (see the letter-number block in upper left corner).  Thus, this would be the 2nd ACE printing.

G-558 GENEVIEVE HOLDEN (aka GENEVIEVE LONG POU) Something's Happened to Kate (c.1958; 1965; 1st thus; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Gothic Suspense/Mystery Novel)

GENEVIEVE HOLDEN is the penname of Genevieve Long Pou. The author of seven mystery novels between 1953 and 1976, she died Sunday, April 22nd, 2005 in Atlanta GA at the age of 87 (born in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1919). She attended the University of Mississippi for two years before transferring to the University of Georgia. After college, Pou worked on the Birmingham Post and the Idaho Statesman before writing her first mystery in 1953. As a mystery (or more appropriately Gothic suspense/mystery) writer born and raised in Mississippi, she is one of the many authors honored by being included in the University of Mississippi's online archive exhibit entitled Murder With Southern Hospitality: An Exhibition of Mississippi Mysteries.

G-565 URSULA CURTIS The Deadly Climate (1965; ACE Gothic/Mystery Novel)

Original cover art for the ACE Gothic / Mystery novel The Deadly Climate by Ursula Curtis. Detail of woman. Gouache on board with an image size of 18.5" x 12.5".

G-566 THERESA CHARLES (aka IRENE MAUDE SWATRIDGE and CHARLES JOHN SWATRIDGE) Lady In The Mist (alternate title: Nurse Alice in Love; c.1964; 1965; ACE Gothic/Romance Novel)

Original cover art for the 1965 ACE edition of the Gothic/Romance novel entitled Lady in the Mist. Artist is unknown. Oil on board and image size is 18" x 11." There is some very minor surface scuffing. Lady in the Mist was originally published under the title of Nurse Alice in Love in UK by Hale (hard cover) in 1964.

G-567 THERESA CHARLES (aka IRENE MAUDE SWATRIDGE and CHARLES JOHN SWATRIDGE) The Shrouded Tower (alternate title: The Man For Me; c.1965; 1965; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Gothic/Romance Novel)

The Shrouded Tower was originally published under the title of The Man For Me by Hale (hard cover) in UK in 1965.

G-568 MELBA MARLETT Escape While I Can (c.1944; 1965; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Gothic/Romance Novel)

G-572 JOY PETERSEN PACKER The Man In The Mews (c.1964; 1965; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

G-575 MARGARET SUMMERTON Quin's Hide (1966; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Gothic Novel)

G-578 MARY PARADISE (aka DOROTHY EDEN) Shadow Of A Witch (c.1962; 1966; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Gothic Novel)

Shadow of a Witch was also published under Dorothy Eden.

G-583 MARIE GARRATT Festival of Darkness (1966; 1st thus; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Gothic Novel)

The British edition title of this story is Where No Fire Burns. A tag-line on the cover indicates that this is a "prize-winning novel of romantic suspense."

Original cover art for Festival of Darkness. Gouache on board (20" x 15") and unsigned. Publisher notations in the lower left of painting.

G-589 MARGARET SUMMERTON Ring Of Mischief (c.1965; 1966; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE Gothic Novel)

G-593 MARY PARADISE (aka DOROTHY EDEN) Face Of An Angel (c.1960; 1966; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Gothic Novel)

G-594 CHARLES W. RUNYON The Bloody Jungle (cover by Gerald McConnell; c.1966; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

A novel of the Green Berets in Vietnam.

G-598 BARBARA JAMES Bright Deadly Summer (cover by Lou Marchetti; 1966; ACE Gothic Novel)

Original cover art by Lou Marchetti for Bright Deadly Summer. Gouache on illustration board. 18.5" x 14.5."


G-603 CAROLYN WILSON The Scent of Lilacs (1966; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Gothic Novel)

G-604 JESS SHELTON Daktari (1966; first thus; photo cover)

Another cross-over TV series paperback edition with16 pages of photos from the television series.

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

G-604 (back cover)

G-612 LEAL HAYES Harlequin House (1967; ACE Gothic Mystery)

G-616 MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY Souvenir Of Monique (1967; 1st ACE printing; listed as "first book publication," ACE Gothic Novel)

One of the few ACE non-fantasy or non-science fiction novels of Marion Zimmer Bradley under her own name and not a pseudonym. MZB also wrote a number of lesbiana stories for other publishers.

Note the banner headline for "first in gothics" with the gothic icon that appears on a number of these ACE volumes.

G-621 ELIZABETH KELLIER (aka ELIZABETH KELLY) Matravers Hall (original title: The Return of Nurse Maine; c.1962; 1967; ACE Gothic Novel)

G-624 FRANCINE DAVENPORT (aka VELMA TATE) The Secret of the Bayou (1967; listed as "first book publication," ACE Gothic Novel)

G-629 ELIZABETH KELLIER (aka ELIZABETH KELLY) Nurse Missing (original title: Nurse to a Stranger; c.1961; 1967; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Nurse Romance/Mystery)

G-635 LENA BROOKE McNAMARA Pilgrim's End (1967; probably 1st thus; ACE Gothic Novel)

Note the white block on which the letter-number series is placed. This is why I am cautious about the printing attribution.

G-643 JEAN VICARY Saverstall (1967; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

G-643 (back cover)

G-651 ELIZABETH SALTER Once Upon A Tombstone (c.1965; 1967; 1st thus; ACE Gothic Novel)

G-653 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) Doctor's Daughter (1967; listed as “first book publication,” ACE Nurse Romance)

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

G-658 RONA RANDALL (aka RONA SHAMBROOK) Leap In The Dark (cover by Lou Marchetti; 1967; ACE Nurse Romance)

Original cover art for Leap in the Dark. Artist was Lou Marchetti (1920-1992) and is rendered on a thick piece of illustration board (image area 11.5" x 18.5").

G-662 ELISABETH KYLE The Second Mally Lee (original title: Mally Lee; cover by Sergio Leone; c.1947; nd; ACE Gothic Novel)

G-666 ELIZABETH KELLIER (aka ELIZABETH KELLY) Wayneston Hospital (cover by Lou Marchetti; 1967; ACE Star edition; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Nurse Romance)

G-672 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) University Nurse (cover by Lou Marchetti; 1967; listed as  "first book publication;" ACE Nurse Romance)

G-676 NANCY BUCKINGHAM (aka JOHN SAWYER and NANCY BUCKINGHAM SAWYER) Storm in the Mountains (alternate title: Heart of Marble; cover by Bob Schinella; 1967; listed as "first book publication;" ACE Gothic Mystery Novel)

This is actually a "nurse romance" packaged with gothic suspense/mystery overtones.

G-679 WILLO DAVIS ROBERTS Nurse At Mystery Villa (1967; ACE Nurse Romance)

G-684 BARBARA JAMES Beauty That Must Die (c.1961; 1968; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

Beauty That Must Die was originally published by Hodder & Stoughton (London) in 1961.

G-686 RAY DORIEN The Odds Against Nurse Pat (original title: Red-Head Nurse; c.1958; 1967; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged," ACE Nurse Romance)

G-696 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) Emergency Call (cover by Earl Mayan and title page illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1968; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE Nurse Romance)

Original cover art by Earl Mayan for Emergency Call. Mixed media on board, 21.5" x 14.5" and signed and dated (1967) center left with details on verso.


G-700 ELIZABETH SALTER Will To Survive (frontspiece by Jack Gaughan; c.1958; 1968; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Novel)

G-702 WILLIAM JOHNSTON The Flying Nun: Miracle At San Tanco (1968; photo cover; rear plate also has photo from TV show)

G-702 (back cover)

Another TV (Screen Gems - ABC 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.

G-707 EDWINA MARLOW (aka T. E. HUFF) The Master of Phoenix Hall (1968; ACE Gothic Novel)

The Master of Phoenix Hall was also published under the same title using the pseudonym Jennifer Wilde.

G-711 RONA RANDALL (aka RONA SHAMBROOK) Nurse Stacey Comes Aboard (cover by Martin Koeing; c.1958; 1968; ACE Nurse Romance)

Original cover art by Martin Koeing for Nurse Stacey Comes Aboard. Mixed media on board. 20" x 15." Not signed. Verso has title.

G-722 GAIL EVERETT (aka MARY ARELENE HALE) My Favorite Nurse (1968; ACE Nurse Romance)

G-725 WILLIAM JOHNSTON The Flying Nun #2: The Littlest Rebels (1968;1st thus; photo cover)

G-725 (back cover)

Another TV (Screen Gems - ABC 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.

G-743 Sharon Heath Nurse on Castle Island (1968; ACE Nurse Romance Series)

G-744 ANDREA DELMONICO (aka EULA ATWOOD MORRISON) Chateau Chaumand (1968; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE Gothic Novel)

G-749 NANCY BUCKINGHAM (aka JOHN SAWYER and NANCY BUCKINGHAM SAWYER) Call Of Glengarron (1968; ACE Gothic Novel)

G-750 ARLENE HALE (aka MARY ARLENE HALE) Dr. Barry's Nurse (1968; listed as "first book publication;" ACE Nurse Romance)

Frontspiece illustration by Jack Gaughan (see initials to lower left).

G-751 MILDRED DAVIS The Dark Place (cover by Jerome Podwil; 1968)

Original cover art for The Dark Place by Jerome Podwil. Signed lower right.

Note that this volume is listed as "first in gothics" on the headline banner and has a stylized woman in a full moon graphic symbol.

G-757 HELEN ARVONEN Remember With Tears (1968: ACE Gothic Novel)

G-765 VIRGINIA K(KESTER) SMILEY Nurse Kate's Mercy Flight (cover by Maurice Thomas; 1968; ACE Nurse Romance Series)

For a view of the original cover art and a discussion on the artist, please go to Susannah Clark's Vintage Romance Covers blog site at this URL.

Last Update: 09 September 2017

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