Friday, May 24, 2013


Next up in this stack of paperbacks - and continuing our trend towards tawdry tales - is Lisa, aka Backwoods Hussy, by Hallam Whitney, aka Harry Whittington.

Much like last week's entry, this somewhat salacious novel was found in a comparatively innocent place, aka a thrift store run by a Christian charity organization. Perhaps they thought this woeful tale of lust gone wrong would serve as a deterrent to anyone tempted to explore a similar path.

Friday, May 17, 2013

a mountain of sin

Continuing our stroll through the euphemistic red light district of this pile of pulp fiction, tonight's entry is A Mountain Of Sin by Andrew Shaw.

(At least four authors are associated with this pseudonym: Lawrence Block, William Coons, Hal Dresner & Donald E Westlake. Not sure which is responsible for this tawdry tale.)

As a side note, few weeks ago on my "other" blog I mentioned my knack for finding smut in innocent places and made reference to stumbling across adult paperbacks in thrift stores owned by Christian charity groups; this is one of the books I was referring to.

Friday, May 10, 2013

bang the doll slowly

Tonight we officially move into the risqué section of this stack of paperbacks with Bang The Doll Slowly by Clyde Ames, aka Clyde Allison, aka William Knowles, aka William Knoles. (The latter, his real name; the first two are pseudonyms, the third a common misspelling.)

For the record, I take no responsibility for this purchase. It was a flea market find, found by the husband while I was in the loo. (He loves a cheesy softcore spy spoof. Me, not so much. Although I will admit to tee-hee-ing at the title when he showed it to me.)

Cover by Peter Caras

From what I gleaned from the back cover, this is the first book to feature the adventures of "canceled government project" turned private dick Brick Barnes but I have yet to be able to determine if this later evolved into a series - a la Knoles' Man From Sadisto / Agent 0008 books. If I figure it out, I'll let you know.

Friday, May 3, 2013

deaf, dumb and blonde

Next up in this pile of pulp fiction is Deaf, Dumb And Blonde by John Creasey, aka Nest Egg For The Baron by Anthony Morton. (To clarify the Baron is one of Creasey's many well known characters; Morton is one of Creasey's many pseudonyms.)

Despite the fact this cover art looks, to me at least, an awful lot like a Robert McGinnis illustration it's not listed here. (And, as usual, I take the book's word for it.) Should I ever solve this mystery I will report back to you.