ACE Double Mystery Series

F-102 BOB McKNIGHT The Flying Eye (1962; listed as "complete novel") and F-102b CLAYTON FOX Never Forget, Never Forgive (1961; listed as "first book publication")

F-107 CHESTER WARWICK My Pal, The Killer (listed as "complete novel) and F-107b JOHN TRINIAN (aka ZEKIAL MARKO) Scratch a Thief (original title: Once A Thief; 1961; listed as "first book publication")

Scratch A Thief was also released under the title Once A Thief under the pseudonym John Trinian as well as under the author's real name Zekial Marko.

F-111 J. M. FLYNN The Girl From Las Vegas (1961; listed as "first book publication") and F-111b ROBERT MARTIN To Have And To Kill (c. 1960, listed as "abridged edition")

F-115 JOHN CREIGHTON The Blonde Cried Murder (1961; listed as "first book publication") and F-115b FLETCHER FLORA Killing Cousins (1961; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Killing Cousins was the winner of the Cock Robin Mystery Award.

F-121 HELEN NIELSON Sing Me A Murder (cover by Lou Marchetti; listed as "complete and unabridged") and F-121 HELEN NIELSON Woman Missing and Other Stories (cover by William F. Rose; 1961; listed as "first book publication").

The short stories of Woman Missing and Other Stories include "The Affair Upstairs," 'Woman Missing," "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" (these previously appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine), and "Decision, Compensation" (this previously appeared in Manhunt).

Original cover art by William F. Rose (b. 1909) for Woman Missing and Other Stories. Watercolor on paper, laid down on board. 20" x 15." Signed lower right. Verso notation indicates that this edition was originally designed to be in the ACE K letter-number series.

F-125 J. M.FLYNN Deep Six (listed as "complete novel") and FRANK DIAMOND The Widow Maker (1961; listed as "first book publication")

F-130 J. M. FLYNN The Screaming Cargo (1962; listed as "complete novel") and JAMES A. HOWARD The Bullet-Proof Martyr (1961; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-143 BOB McKNIGHT A Stone Around Her Neck (1962; listed as "first book publication") and F-143b CLAYTON FOX End of a Big Wheel (listed as "complete novel")

F-155 LIONEL WHITE A Death at Sea ( listed as "complete and unabridged") and F-155b LIONEL WHITE The Time of Terror (1961; listed as abridged)

F-166 GEORGES SIMENON Maigret and the Reluctant Witness (cover by Lou Marchetti; c. 1959; listed as "complete and unabridged") and F-166b Maigret Has Scruples (cover by Lou Marchetti; c. 1958; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Original cover art for Maigret and the Reluctant Witness by Lou Marchetti. Gouache and tempera on board. Image area 16.4" x 12.4" (framed to 22.5" x 18.5"). Not signed.

Original cover art for Maigret Has Scruples by Lou Marchetti. Oil and crayon textured on board. Image area 18.75" x 13.75" (framed to 25.5" x 20.25"). Not signed.


F-229 LOUIS TRIMBLE The Dead and the Deadly (1963; listed as "first book publication") and F-229b BOB McKNIGHT Homicide Handicap (cover by Bob Schinella; 1963; listed as "complete novel")

Original Paperback cover art by Bob Schinella for Homicide Handicap. Mixed media - most likely acrylic and gouache - on illustration board. Approximately 18.5" x 11.5," including all the white area - the main image area is approximately 11" x 7.5." Signed lower left (vertically at the bottom left of the green screen).

Last Update 17 October 2014

 

 

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