The Capture Of Chicago’s Queen Of Dope

True Detective Mysteries, June 1926

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Rapture Alley

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The Shocking Story Of A Girl Who Took The Road To Dope Addiction
The Candid Story Of A Girl Who Lived Recklessly On Forbidden Thrills

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Rapture For A Moment, Hell For A Lifetime . . .
Dope is no road to ecstasy, no matter what they say. It’s for defeated people . . . like Lora. Bitter, lonely people . . . like Lora. People who are tortured by forbidden love, who are in other people’s lives, who are at the end of their string, morally and emotionally . . . like Lora.
So Lora Took The Turn Into Rapture Alley . . . And Found It’s A Dead-End Street!
Swept along by a tide she could not buck, a fever of love she could not down, Lora was almost lost forever in the whirlpools of dope and degradation . . . until one little twist of fate showed her what she was in for. . . and why it was worthwhile to fight her way back.

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The Murder Prophet (1947)

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Black Book Detective v22 n03 June 1947

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The Drug

Softcover Library B986X 1966

It Was Supposed To Soothe And Tranquilize. But Its Side Effect Was Aphrodisia!


Quartet in H (Original Title: Second Ending)

Cardinal Books C-236 1956

Young musicians and their girls — talented, insecure, desperately seeking love. Here is their explosive story told with power and compassion


A Taste of H

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A Brutal, Hard-Hitting Expose Of Men And Women Obsessed By Thrill Drugs And Uncontrollable Passions!


The Evil Sleep!

Falcon 41 1952

He bought forgetfulness… But a dead blonde woke him up!

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Ex-Musician Ray Stone will do anything for a shot of heroin—steal, swindle, grovel, even forget at times that he’s ever been a human being. But there’s one thing he draws the line at—murder! Then one morning he wakes up to find a beautiful dead blonde stretched out beside him, a bullet wound in her chest. Ray’s dope-ridden mind works feverishly as he tries to persuade himself he has not turned murderer, too. in his neverending quest for heroin. But the more he remembers, the more the terror grows. Out of a fog of painful recollection, slowly Ray begins to reconstruct his actions over the past twelve hours in the hope of ferreting out the truth behind the brutal murder. But those twelve hours have been lost in world of drugged unreality, have become nothing more than a long, violent nightmare in which he cannot always determine what is real and what is only his own excited imaginings, now that he has been suddenly and torturously cuoff from his regular supply of heroin. THE EVIL SLEEP! is not a nice novel—but its a vivid, revealing and disturbing novel—one that will stay with you long after you have put it down, a story that rips the lid off a world of sickness and despair that most people fortunately remain in ignorance of throughout their lifetimes. You will wander through a horrible dream-world with discomfort and dismay—revulsion too, perhaps—but above all, with compassion, as the author brilliantly describes Ray Stone’s struggle against illness in his fight to find out what, during his long nightmare, really did happen—in order to prove what did not!