Go Down To Glory (Original Title: This Bright Summer)

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She knew the earthly hungers of lonely mountain men
They loved in the shadow of fear and evil

This paperback is the only Dell edition with a dust-jacket. The colorful dust-jacket art is by Griffith Foxley, the more abstract cover itself is by Walter Brooks.

via my own collection


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Step right up, gentlemen — they’re all alive inside!

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Top Of The Heap (1954)


This book was reprinted with two McGinnis covers and more recently by Hard Case Crime.


The Spider Lily

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A woman more dangerous dead than alive

From the back:

On the record — Alec was innocent of murder, cleared by a jury, protected by the unwritten law that frees a man to kill the wife who betrays him.
Off the record — everyone though he was guilty as hell!

How could he shed the burden of guilt for a crime he didn’t commit? His only weapon was his strange genius for poker. He wielded it well — to win a stake, and outface a murderer.

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Gold For My Fair Lady

Dell D-111 (1952).  Cover by Griffith Foxley

Queen of the Australian wilderness — she bartered her love