ACE Double Mystery Series

At this time, I am compiling a more comprehensive listing of the D-series ACE Mystery doubles from my collection (yes, I have a lot of paperbacks). If you have any images for the poorer quality ones here, additional information on pseudonyms or publication dates, or have additional ACE Mystery doubles I have not listed, please contact me at

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D-01 SAMUEL W. TAYLOR The Grinning Gismo (1952; listed as "complete and unabridged") and KEITH VINING Too Hot For Hell (1952; listed as "ACE Original")

Cover art for both novels by Norman Saunders.

The listing "complete and unabridged" is a result of action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the post-WWII publishing industry. To counter the wide-spread belief by the book-buying public that paperback books were always shortened version of the original hardcover texts, publishers were required by the FTC to prominently indicate on the front cover if there was an original title (often shown in parentheses) and to state that the book was either an "abridgement" or identical to the original text (listed as "complete and unabridged"). Source: Thomas L. Bonn Undercover: The Illustrated History of the American Mass Market Paperback (1982; Penguin Books; pp. 56-57).

D-03 MEL COLTON (aka HAL BRAHAM) The Big Fix (1952; listed as "ACE Original") and KATE CLUGSTON Twist the Knife Slowly (original title: A Murderer in the House; 1952; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-05 EATON K. GOLDTHWAITE The Scarlet Spade (original title: Cut For Partners; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-05b HARRY WHITTINGTON Drawn To Evil (1952; listed as "ACE Original")

Cover art for both novels by Norman Saunders.

D-07 STEPHEN RANSOME (aka FREDERICK C. DAVIS) I, The Executioner (original title: False Bounty; listed as "complete and unabridged") and HARRY WHITTINGTON So Dead My Love! (cover by Rafael DeSoto; 1953; listed as "ACE Original")

The Art and Life of Rafael M. DeSoto has been published in Illustration #10 (June 2006) by pulp art historian David Saunders and provides an overview of his work as well as the pseudonyms that were often used on his paintings.

D-09 MICHAEL MORGAN (aka C. E. CARLE & DEAN M. DORN) Decoy (1953; listed as "ACE Original") and SHERWOOD KING If I Die Before I Wake (cover by Harry Barton; 1953; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-11 DAY KEENE Mrs. Homicide (1953; listed as "ACE Original") and D-11b WILLIAM L. STUART Dead Ahead (original title: The Dead Lie Still; cover by Norman Saunders; c. 1945;1953; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-15 WILLIAM LEE (aka WILLIAM BURROUGHS) Junkie (cover by Al Rossi; 1953; listed as "ACE Original") and MAURICE HELBRANT Narcotic Agent (c. 1941; 1953; listed as "abridged edition")

Junkie has the subtitle of "Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict." The Burroughs pseudonym, Lee, is actually his mother's maiden name.

D-16 EDMOND & JULES de GONCOURT Germinie ( listed as "complete and unabridged"; cover by Norman Saunders) and D-16b PAUL BOURGET Crime d'Amour (cover by Harry Barton; 1953; listed as "complete and unabridged")

First American publication of these stories.

D-17 RONEY SCOTT (aka WILLIAM CAMPBELL GAULT) Shakedown (cover by Norman Saunders; 1953; listed as "ACE Original") and D-17b WALTER ERICSON (aka E. V. CUNNINGHAM aka HOWARD FAST) The Darkness Within (original title: Fallen Angel; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Original cover art by Norman Saunders for Shakedown. The image (15"x18") was edited for the book cover. According to David Saunders (son), the model who posed for the painting, Ellene Politis, who later married his father.

D-19 MEL COLTON (aka HAL BRAHAM) Never Kill a Cop (1953; listed as "ACE Original") and LESLIE EDGLEY Fear No More (1953; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Cover art on both novels by Harry Barton.

D-21 JOHN N. MAKRIS Nightshade (cover by Norman Saunders; 1953; listed as "ACE Original") and LESTER DENT High Stakes (original title: Dead at the Take-Off; 1953; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Lester Dent is best known for his “Doc Savage” novels, which he wrote for Doc Savage magazine under the house name Kenneth Robeson. He wrote 165 of the 181 issues.

D-23 STUART BROCK (aka LOUIS TRIMBLE) Bring Back Her Body (1953; listed as "ACE Original") and RICHARD SALE Passing Strange (1953; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Note: Louis Trimble never uses the Stuart Brock pseudonym for any other ACE mystery or western after this title.

D-27 BRUNO FISCHER The Fingered Man (original title: Quoth the Raven; cover by Norman Saunders; listed as "specially edited edition") and D-27b MEL COLTON (aka HAL BRAHAM) Double Take (cover art signed as Paul; 1953; listed as "ACE Original")

D-29 ROSS LAURENCE The Fast Buck (1953; listed as "ACE Original") and D-29b J. F. HUTTON Dead Man Friday (original title: Too Good To Be True ; c. 1948; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-33 CARL G. HODGES Murder by the Pack (cover by Norman Saunders; 1953; listed as "ACE Original") and D-33b FRANK KANE About Face (listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-37 MARVIN CLAIRE The Drowning Wire (cover by Norman Saunders; 1953; listed as "ACE Original") and D-37b WILL OURSLER Departure Delayed (cover by Bernard Barton; 1953; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-40 WILLIAM IRISH (aka CORNELL WOOLRICH) Waltz Into Darkness (c. 1947; listed as "abridged edition") and D-40b MALDEN GRANGE BISHOP Scylla (1954; listed as "ACE Original")

Malden Grange Bishops' Scylla was produced as a film titled "La Sirene Du Mississippi."

D-41 DAY KEENE Death House Doll (cover by Harry Barton; 1953; listed as "ACE Original") and D-41b THOMAS B. DEWEY Mourning After (cover by Victor Olson; 1953; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-45 MARTIN L. WEISS Dead Hitches a Ride (cover by Victor Olson; 1954; listed as "ACE Original"; ) and D-45b LESLIE EDGELY Tracked Down (original title: The Angry Heart; cover by Harry Barton; 1954; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Original cover art by Harry Barton for Tracked Down. Gouache on board (18.5" x 12.5") and signed in lower center.

D-47 JOE BARRY Kiss and Kill (cover by Lou Marchetti; 1954; listed as "ACE Original") and D-47b RICHARD POWELL On the Hook (original title: Shark River; cover by Harry Barton; 1954; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-49 DAN CUSHMAN Tongking! (cover by Rafael deSoto; 1954; listed as "ACE Original") and D-49b CHARLES GRAYSON Golden Temptress (original title: The Broken Gate; listed as "abridged edition")

D-51 EMMETT McDOWELL Switcheroo (cover by Victor Olson; 1954; listed as "ACE Original") and LAWRENCE TREAT Over the Edge (cover by Lou Marchetti; c. 1948; listed as "specially edited edition" for 1954)

D-55 ROBERT TURNER The Tobacco Auction Murders (original title: Swamp Murders; 1954; listed as "ACE Original") and D-55b MICHAEL STARK Kill-Box (original title: Run For Your Life; 1954; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-57 A. S. FLEISCHMAN Counterspy Express (c. 1951; 1954; listed as an "ACE Original) and CHARLES L. LEONARD (aka M. V. HEBERDEN) Treachery in Trieste (cover by Victor Olson; 1954; listed as "revised edition")

Although this volume is not included in Jaffery's Double Trouble guide to the ACE DOUBLE mystery series, I have included it here because of its mystery-thriller stories. This volume is also located in the POTPOURRI section.

D-59 ROBERT BLOCH Spiderweb (1954; listed as "ACE Original") and D-59b DAVID ALEXANDER The Corpse in My Bed (original title: Most Men Don't Kill; listed as "revised edition"; c. 1951; 1954)

D-63 HARRY WHITTINGTON You'll Die Next! (1954; listed as "ACE Original") and FREDERICK C. DAVIS Drag the Dark (cover by Rafael deSoto; listed as "complete and unabridged"; 1954)

D-71 GORDON ASHE (aka JOHN CREASEY) Drop Dead! (cover by Bernard Barton; 1954) and D-71b MARGARET SCHERF The Case of the Hated Senator (original title: Dead: Senate Office Building; 1954; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-77 GEORGE SANDERS (aka LEIGH BRACKETT) Stranger at Home (1954; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-77b STEPHEN MARLOWE (previously Milton Lesser) Catch the Brass Ring (1954; listed as "complete and unabridged")

My information (BAE, v. 1, no. 3, 1988) suggests that Leigh Brackett ghost-wrote Stranger at Home.

LEIGH DOUGLAS BRACKETT (1915-1978) was one of the earliest of the women science fiction (and fantasy) writers. Her first published science fiction story, Martian Quest, appeared in Astounding in 1940. She was a prolific writer in the genres of science fiction (her most recognized story is probably The Long Tomorrow, c. 1955 - ACE F-132), mystery, and western as well as television and movie scripts ("The Big Sleep" - 1946 and "Rio Bravo" -1958).

MILTON LESSER (1928-2008) appears to have legally changed his name to STEPHEN MARLOWE around 1958. He then switched to writing mysteries , several of which were published as ACE Doubles. A good summary of his writing career can be found in Graham Andrews' In Memorian: Stephen Marlowe (Paperback Parade, vol. 71, December 2008, pp. 103-107.

D-81 JOHN A. SAXON Liability Limited (1954; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-81b SHELDON STARK Too Many Sinners (1954; listed as "complete novel")

D-89 STEPHEN MARLOWE (previously Milton Lesser) Turn Left for Murder (1955; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-89b RUTH & ALEXANDER WILSON Death Watch (original title: The Town Is Full Of Rumors; cover by Harry Barton; c. 1941;1955; listed as "complete and unabridged")


D-101 JACK KARNEY Knock 'Em Dead (1955; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-101b MEL COLTON (aka HAL BRAHAM) Point of No Escape (1955; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-109 DALE CLARK Mambo to Murder (cover by Harry Barton; 1955; listed as "complete and unabridged") and STERLING NOEL I See Red (1955)

D-115 HARRY WHITTINGTON One Got Away (cover by Robert Schulz; 1955; listed as "complete novel") and D-115b CLEVE F. ADAMS Shady Lady (cover by Harry Barton; 1955; listed as "complete novel")

D-123 GIL BREWER The Squeeze (cover by Harry Barton; 1955; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-123b FRANK DIAMOND Love Me to Death (cover by Verne Tossey; 1955; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Original cover art for The Squeeze by Harry Barton. Tempera on board. Image area 20" x 14." Signed under the bar stool.

D-129 DAY KEENE The Dangling Carrot (1955; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-129b NORMAN C. ROSENTHAL Silenced Witnesses (1955; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-135 MILTON K. OZAKI Maid for Murder (1955; listed as "complete and unabridged") and JAMES HADLEY CHASE (aka RENE BRABAZON RAYMOND) Dead Ringer (cover by Harry Barton; 1955)

D-147 GREGORY JONES Prowl Cop 1956; (listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-147b NORMAN HERRIES My Private Hangman (1956; listed as "complete novel")

D-149 DALE CLARK (aka RONALD KAYSER) A Run for the Money (1956; listed as "complete novel") and D-149b MARK MACKLIN The Thin Edge of Mania (cover by Harry Barton;1955; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-157 LOUIS TRIMBLE Stab in the Dark (1956; listed as "complete novel") and D-157b JONATHON GANT Never Say No To A Killer (1956; listed as "complete and unabridged")

LOUIS TRIMBLE used the pseudonyms of STUART BROCK and GERRY TRAVIS for his mystery stories.

D-167 MILTON K. OZAKI Never Say Die (1956; listed as "complete novel") and D-167b JOHN CREIGHTON Destroying Angel (1956; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-170 DAY KEENE Flight By Night (1956; cover by Bernard Barton; listed as "complete novel") and D-170b LAWRENCE GOLDMAN Black Fire (listed as "complete novel")

D-177 C. H. THAMES (aka STEPHEN MARLOWE) Violence is Golden (cover by Harry Barton; 1956; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-177b ROBERT TURNER The Girl in the Cop's Pocket (1956' listed as "complete novel")

MILTON LESSER (1928-2008) appears to have legally changed his name to STEPHEN MARLOWE around 1958. He used several pseudonyms in both his science fiction and mystery writing career. A good summary of his writing career can be found in Graham Andrews' In Memorian: Stephen Marlowe (Paperback Parade, vol. 71, December 2008, pp. 103-107.

D-185 GEOFFREY HOMES (aka DANIEL MAINWARING) Build My Gallows High (cover by Harry Barton; c. 1946; 1956; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-185b HARRY WHITTINGTON The Humming Box (1956; listed as "complete novel")

DANIEL MAINWARING (1902-1977) was a novelist and screenwriter. His mysteries were often written under his pseudonym GEOFFREY HOMES. Build My Gallow High was adapted (screen play by Mainwaring) into the film noir classic Out of the Past (1947) starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, and Kirk Douglas. Out of the Past was remade as Against All Odds (1984) starring Jeff Bridges, Rachel Ward, and James Wood.

D-189 LAWRENCE TREAT Weep for a Wanton (cover by Rudy Nappi; 1956; listed as "complete and unabridged") and STEPHEN MARLOWE Dead On Arrival (cover by Lou Marchetti; 1956; listed as "complete novel")

D-195 ROBERT COLBY The Quaking Widow (1956; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-195b OWEN DUDLEY (aka DUDLEY DEAN MacGAUGHY) The Deep End (1956; listed as "complete novel")

D-197 JAMES BYRON TNT for Two (cover by Bernard Barton; 1956; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-197b FERGUSON FINDLEY (aka CHARLES WEISER FREY) Counterfeit Corpse (1956; listed as "complete novel")

Original cover art for TNT For Two. Closeup image of woman. Gouache and mixed media on board. Image size 21.75" x 19.75." Signature of artist - "barton" - on tree trunk stub at lower right. The verso has various notations including the book number and title.


D-201 HARRY WHITTINGTON Across That River (1956; listed as "complete novel") and NATHANIEL E. JONES Saturday Mountain (1956; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Although this volume is not included in Jaffery's Double Trouble guide to the ACE DOUBLE mystery series, I have included it here because of its mystery-thriller stories. This volume is also located in the POTPOURRI section.

D-203 WILLIAM GROTE Cain's Girl Friend (cover by Erickson;1957; listed as "complete novel") and D-203b WILLIAM L. ROHDE Uneasy Lies the Head (cover by Harry Barton; 1957; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-209 JOHN JAKE A Night for Treason (cover by Verne Tossey; 1957; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-209b F. L. WALLACE Three Times a Victum (1957)

D-217 BOB McKNIGHT Downwind (1957; listed as "complete novel") and D-217b B. E. LOVELL A Rage to Kill (1957; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-221 GORDON ASHE You've Bet Your Life (cover by Verne Tossey; 1957; lsited as "complete novel") and D-221b ROBERT CHAVIS Terror Package (1957; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-225 M. E. CHABER (aka KENDELL FOSTER CROSSEN) A Lonely Walk ( cover by Rudy Nappi; 1957; listed as an ACE book by arrangement with Rinehart & Co.; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-225b HARRY GIDDINGS Loser By a Head (1957; copyright by A. A. Wyn; listed as "complete novel")

D-231 OWEN DUDLEY( aka DUDLEY DEAN MacGAUGHY) Murder for Charity (cover by Lou Marchetti; 1957; listed as "complete novel") and D-231b EDWARD RONNS( aka EDWARD S. AARONS) Point of Peril (1957; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-235 JOHN FARR (aka JACK WEBB) The Lady and the Snake (1957; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-235b LOUIS TRIMBLE Nothing to Lose But My Life (cover by Rudy Nappi; 1957; listed as "complete novel")

Alas, this is not the JACK WEBB who was the popular character of Joe Friday in the television series Dragnet. John Alfred (Jack) Webb is a mystery writer whose books often featured the detective team of Sammy Golden and Father Shanley.

D-241 HARRY WHITTINGTON One Deadly Dawn (cover by Rudy Nappi; 1957; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-241b WILSON TUCKER The Hired Target (cover by Lou Marchetti; 1957; listed as "complete novel")

Original cover art for The Hired Target by Lou Marchetti. Watercolor and gouache on board. Image area 19" x 13" (board 30" x 22"). Not signed.

D-247 KEN LEWIS Look Out Behind You (1957; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-247b JOHN CREIGHTON Not So Evil as Eve (cover by Harry Barton; 1957; listed as "complete novel")

D-253 BRUCE CASSIDAY The Buried Motive (1957; listed as "complete novel") and D-253b SPENCER DEAN (aka PRENTICE WINCHELL) Marked Down for Murder (1957; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-259 MICHAEL AVALLONE The Case of the Violent Virgin (An Ed Noon novel; 1957) and D-259b MICHAEL AVALLONE The Case of the Bouncing Betty (An Ed Noon novel; 1957)

MICHAEL AVALLONE was one of the ACE pool of authors who later wrote the first novel crossover for the ACE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. series in the late 1960's

D-265 ROBERT BLOCH Shooting Star (1958; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-265b ROBERT BLOCH Terror in the Night (and Other Stories) (1958; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-273 ERNEST JASON FREDERICKS Shakedown Hotel (cover by Verne Tossey; 1958; listed as "complete novel") and D-273b MIKE ROSCOE (aka JOHN ROSCOE & MICHAEL ROSCOE) The Midnight Eye (c. 1955; 1958; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-279 J. HARVEY BOND Bye Bye, Baby! (1958; listed as "complete and unabridged") and BOB McKNIGHT Murder Mutuel (1958; listed as "complete novel")

D-285 BRUCE CASSIDAY Brass Shroud (cover by Harry Barton; 1958; listed as "complete novel") and D-285b JOSEPH LINKLATER Odd Woman Out (cover by Verne Tossey; c.1956; 1958; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-289 ALAN PAYNE This'll Slay You (cover by Harry Barton; 1958) and D-289b JOHN and WARD HAWKINS Violent City (1958; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-297 PETER RABE The Cut of the Whip (cover by Harry Barton; 1958; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-297b ROBERT KELSTON Kill One, Kill Two (1958; listed as "complete novel")


D-301 JOHN FARR (aka JACK WEBB) The Deadly Combo (cover by Harry Barton; 1958; listed as "complete novel") and J. HARVEY BOND (aka RUSSELL ROBERT WINTERBOTHAM) Murder Isn't Funny (1958; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Russ Winterbotham wrote science fiction for Avalon Books - if I remember correctly it was The Aliens From Arcturus.

JOHN FARR is another alias for mystery writer John Alfred (Jack) Webb.

D-305 VIC RODELL Free-Lance Murder (1958; listed as "abridged") and D-305b LOUIS KING Cornered (1958; listed as "complete novel")

D-313 SAMUEL KRASNEY Design for Dying (cover by Harry Barton; 1958; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-313b J. M. FLYNN The Deadly Boodle (1958; listed as "complete novel")

J. M. FLYNN also writes as JAY FLYNN

D-317 JOHN CREIGHTON The Wayward Blonde (1958; listed as "complete novel") and D-317b GERRY TRAVIS The Big Bite (1958; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-321 JOHN CREIGHTON Trial By Perjury (1958; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-321b LOUIS TRIMBLE The Smell of Trouble (1958; listed as "complete novel")

D-329 EMMETT McDOWELL (aka ROBERT EMMETT McDOWELL) Stamped For Death (1958; listed as "complete novel") and D-329b EMMETT McDOWELL (aka ROBERT EMMETT McDOWELL) Three For the Gallows (1958; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-333 MIKE BRETT Scream Street (cover by Harry Barton; 1958; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-333b JOHN CREIGHTON Stranglehold (cover by Paul Rader; 1958; listed as "complete novel")

D-347 LOUIS TRIMBLE The Corpse Without A Country (1959; listed as "complete novel") and D-347b HARRY WHITTINGTON Play For Keeps (c.1957, 1959; listed as "abridged"; )

D-349 MIKE BRETT (aka LESLIE FREDERICK BRETT) The Guilty Bystander (1959; listed as "complete novel") and D-349b J. HARVEY BOND (aka RUSSELL ROBERT WINTERBOTHAM) Kill Me with Kindness (cover by Paul Rader; 1959; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-357 LESTER DENT Lady in Peril (1959; listed as "complete novel") and D-357b FLOYD WALLACE WIred for Scandal (1959; listed as "complete and unabridged")

LESTER DENT also writes as KENNETH ROBESON

D-361 JAMES P. DUFF Dangerous to Know (alternate title: Bid For Murder; 1959; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-361b ROBERT COLBY Murder Mistress (1959; listed as "complete novel")

D-367 LOUIS TRIMBLE Till Death Do Us Part (cover by Paul Rader; 1959; listed as "complete novel") and D-367b CHARLES E. FRITCH Negative of a Nude (cover by Robert Maguire; 1959; listed as "first book publication")

D-373 JACK KARNEY The Knave of Diamonds (1959; listed as "first book publication") and D-373b DOUG WARREN Scarlet Starlet (1959; listed as "complete novel")

D-379 WILLIAM WOODY Mistress of Horror House (1959; listed as "first book publication") and J. M. FLYNN (aka JAY FLYNN) Drink With the Dead (1959; listed as "complete novel")

D-387 LAINE FISHER Fare Prey (cover by Robert Maguire; 1959; listed as "first book publication") and D-387b BOB MCKNIGHT The Bikini Bombshell (1959; listed as "complete novel")

D-393 JOHN CREIGHTON(aka JOSEPH L. CHADWICK) Evil is the Night (1959; listed as "first book publication") and D-393b ROBERT A. LEVEY Dictators Die Hard (1959; listed as "complete novel")


D-401 LOUIS TRIMBLE Obit Deferred (1959; listed as "first book publication") and D-401b TEDD THOMEY I Want Out (1959; listed as "complete novel")

LOUIS TRIMBLE is more recognized as a western genre writer, who also goes by the pseudonym of Stuart Brock. However, he is a recognized and prolific writer in the mystery genre.

D-409 LOUIS TRIMBLE Cargo For the Styx (1959; listed as "first book publication") and D-409b J. M. FLYNN (aka JAY FLYNN) Terror Tournament (1959; listed as "abridged").

D-415 STEWART STERLING (aka PRENTICE WINCHELL) Fire on Fear Street (1960; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-415b STEWART STERLING (aka PRENTICE WINCHELL) Dead Certain (1960; listed as "first book publication")

D-419 BERNARD THIELEN Open Season (cover by Robert Maguire; 1960; listed as "abridged") and BOB McKNIGHT A Slice of Death (cover by Robert Maguire; 1960; listed as "first book publication")

D-425 PAUL KRUGER (aka ROBERTA ELIZABETH SEBENTHAL) Dig Her A Grave (cover by Lou Marchetti; 1960; listed as "complete novel") and JOHN CREIGHTON (aka JOSEPH L. CHADWICK) A Half Interest in Murder (1960; listed as "first book publication")

Original cover art for Dig Her a Grave by Lou Marchetti. Gouache on board. Image area 21.4" x 13.6" (framed to 27.75" x 20 "). Not signed.

This art was used for Mise en Seine by R. Henri-Nova,  Presses de la Cite (No. 548), published in 1960.

D-433 JACK BRADLEY If Hate Could Kill (1960; listed as "first book publication") and D-433b TALMAGE POWELL The Smasher (1960; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-439 DUANE DECKER The Devil's Punchbowl (cover by Robert Maguire; 1960; listed as "complete novel") and D-439b OWEN DUDLEY Run If You Can (1960; listed as "first book publication")

D-445 EMMETT McDOWELL (aka ROBERT EMMETT McDOWELL) Bloodline to Murder (1960; listed as "first book publication") and D-445b EMMETT McDOWELL (aka ROBERT EMMETT McDOWELL) In At The Kill (1960; listed as "complete novel")

D-447 BOB McKNIGHT Kiss the Babe Goodbye (1960; listed as "first book publication") and D-447b J. M. FLYNN (aka JAY FLYNN) The Hot Chariot (cover by Robert Maguire; 1960; listed as "complete novel")

D-451 STEVE WARD Odds Against Linda (cover by Barye Phillips; 1960; listed as "first book publication") and ROBERT MARTIN A Key to the Morgue (1960; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Original cover art by Lou Marchetti for Odds Against Linda. Gouache on board (image size 14" x 10") and unsigned. The previous attribution (from Heritage Auctions) was to Barye Phillips (1924-1969).  Thanks to an AIL user (thank you Ruben), here is the proper citation.

D-459 HOWARD J. OLMSTED The Hot Diary (cover by Robert Maguire; 1960; listed as "first book publication") and J. M. FLYNN (aka JAY FLYNN) Ring Around a Rogue (1960; listed as "complete novel")

Original cover art for Ring Around a Rogue. Closeup image of characters. Gouache and mixed media on board. Image size 20" x 15."

D-463 STEWART STERLING (aka PRENTICE WINCHELL) Dying Room Only ( cover by Bernard Barton; 1960) and STEWART STERLING (aka PRENTICE WINCHELL) The Body in the Bed (1960; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-469 BOB McKNIGHT Running Scared (cover by Rudy Nappi; 1960; listed as "first book publication") and D-469b TALMAGE POWELL Man-Killer (1960; listed as "complete novel")

Original cover art by Rudy Nappi for Running Scared.  Oil and crayon textured on board. Image size 17" x 14." Signed lower left.

D-477 LOUIS TRIMBLE The Duchess of Skid Row (1960; listed as "first book publication") and D-477b LOUIS TRIMBLE Love Me and Die (1960; listed as "complete novel")

D-483 J. HARVEY BOND (aka RUSSELL ROBERT WINTERBOTHAM) If Wishes Were Hearses (1961; listed as "first book publication") and D-483b BRUCE CASSIDAY The Corpse in the Picture Window (cover by Darcy?; 1961; listed as "complete novel")

D-489 ROBERT ARTHUR Somebody's Walking Over My Grave (1961; listed as "first book publication") and D-489b JOHN MILES (aka JOHN MILES BICKHAM) Dally With A Deadly Doll (cover by Robet Maguire; 1961; listed as "complete novel")

D-499 FREDERICK C. DAVIS Night Drop (1961; listed as "complete and unabridged") and D-499b FREDERICK C. DAVIS High Heel Homicide (1961; listed as "complete novel")

FREDERICK C. DAVIS also writes as STEPHEN RANSOME


D-505 LOUIS TRIMBLE The Surfside Caper (1961; listed as "complete novel") and ROBERT COLBY In A Vanishing Room (1961; listed as "first book publication")

D-511 J. M. FLYNN (aka JAY FLYNN) One for the Death House (1961; listed as "complete novel") and BOB McKNIGHT Drop Dead, Please (1961)

D-515 ROBERT COLBY Kill Me A Fortune (1961; listed as "first book publication") and STEWART STERLING (aka PRENTICE WINCHELL) Five Alarm Funeral (c.1942; this edition 1961; listed as "abridged")

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