Friday, August 24, 2012

night haunts of paris

Before I get to the fourth and final entry in this brief survey of the Archer Press Ltd. titles on our shelf, a brief programming note: I'm taking off next week for a little end of Summer R&R but will, once again, return us to our regularly scheduled programming - complete with photo of a stack of paperbacks next to our beloved PFP mascot GG Allin Doll - the first week of September.

Anywhoo, rounding out this short stack is Night Haunts Of Paris by Roland Vane.



Sadly I still haven't figured out who is responsible for the cover art (as of this writing I'm leaning towards Reginald Heade) but if I find a credit I will add it in.

(PS: Larger versions, as well as covers of books that have found their way on to the blog previously, can be seen here.)

Friday, August 17, 2012

spoiled lives

Third in our brief survey of the four Archer Press Ltd. novels on our shelf is Spoiled Lives by Pierre Flammeche. (According to this post, AKA George H. Dawson; AKA Michael Storme, Lew Della and Nick Perrelli. The former being his real name.)


Cover by Reginald Heade


For those following along, this is also the third entry in a row to feature cover art by Heade. I have yet to determine if the next entry will make it four out of four (it has no signature) but hopefully I'll figure it out before next Friday.

(PS: Larger versions, as well as covers of books that have found their way on to the blog previously, can be seen here.)

Friday, August 10, 2012

take it and like it

Continuing the theme of our previous post, tonight's entry is Take It And Like It, another Archer Press Ltd. novel by the elusive author known, at least occasionally, as Spike Morelli; this time "with the gloves off."


Cover by Reginald Heade


I'm not exactly sure what that tag line means, but if said gloves are anything like the dress depicted on the cover, they were bound to be shed sooner or later. (Likely sooner rather than later.)

(PS: Larger versions, as well as covers of books that have found their way on to the blog previously, can be seen here.)

Friday, August 3, 2012

coffin for a cutie

Tonight we return to our regularly scheduled regular schedule of weekly updates with Coffin For a Cutie by Spike Morelli. The first in a group of four books published by British imprint Archer Press Ltd that somehow found their way to our bookshelf an undetermined amount of time ago.

(Neither one of us remembers buying these books, and I'm certain neither of us stole them, so I assume someone gifted them to one or both of us at some point? Should the responsible party happen to be reading this, in case one or both of us didn't say this before, thanks!)


Cover by Reginald Heade


My search for information on the imprint and / or author wasn't very successful; the latter mostly turning up unrelated pages, as well as a couple leading me to believe I'm not the first to launch such an investigation with mixed results. (See here and here)

My quest for biographical info. on the cover artist was a little more successful. Interested parties can read a bit about Heade, and browse through some other fantastic examples of his work, here.

(PS: I didn't take a pic of the four books stacked up next to our beloved mascot, GG Allin Doll, because the spines aren't that interesting but, not to worry, he will return to his regular schedule of blog appearances soon.)

(PPS: Larger versions, as well as covers of books that have found their way on to the blog previously, can be seen here.)