Young Passion (Original Title: Wild Passion)

Carnival Books Issue #955 1952

She was pretty, innocent — and easy prey for New York’s playboys

This cover was reused the next year for Borrowed Ecstasy


Office Sinner / Blonde Hellcat

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Cameo Books Issue #368 1957

This painting was published twice as a digest cover for Cameo books, first as Office Sinner by Gene Harvey (Cameo books #334, 1953):

The frank story of a young girl who works in an office… side by side with men 

and then again one year later as Blonde Hellcat by Arthur Marin (Cameo books #368, 1954):

She was ambitious, passionate and jealous – of her own mother

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Delayed Snatch

Black Mask October 1937

Yes, that’s the actual name of the “Parson” story in this issue.


City Hotel

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Carnival books #919, 1953
Carnival Books Digest #919 1953

Women And Men, Passion And Greed, Desire And Ambition Pour Through The… City Hotel

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Runaway Girl

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A Shocking Story Of Wayward Teen-Agers
A story of today’s restless teen-age girls who seek thrills in the big cities

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Strip the Heart (Original Title: Freakshow)

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Popular Library 668 1955

She Was A Carnival Midway Girl

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Restless Are the Sails

Perma Books P188 1952

Her love was wild, reckless and exotic — hard to refuse and dangerous to accept

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April Snow

Pocket Books No. 994, 1954

The deeply moving story of a courageous wife — a novel that will tug at your heartstrings


Visiting Nurse

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The Intimate Story of an Angel of the Slums

He is looking to cheat on his wheelchair-bound wife with her home nurse. Classy.

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Runaway Lovers

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Venus Book #149 1952
Venus Book - No 149 - Peggy Gaddis - 1952

Their Flaming Love Defied the Man-Made Rules!

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My Love Must Wait

Perma Books P-247 (Sept., 1953).  Cover Art by Ray Pease

A brutal story of strange adventure on an unknown continent

When Matthew Flinders, the first man to chart and circumnavigate Australia, set sail from England in July 1801, he left behind the intrigues of his homeland but also his young bride of only a few weeks, Ann Chappell. He didn’t see her again for more than nine years. During that time he carried out incredible feats of seamanship and navigation, made the first charts of much of the coastline of Australia, and was shipwrecked and later held prisoner by the French on Mauritius.

Meticulously researched and written with great insight and sensitivity, My Love Must Wait is both a tender portrayal of faithful devotion, and a stirring re-creation of the courage and endurance of one of history′s greatest seamen.