Michael Shayne’s Long Chance (1964)

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Michael Shayne's Long Chance

From the back:

She was a full-blown brunette in a bandanna halter that just barely covered the essentials. The non-essentials were very impressive, too. This was just the kind of case Shayne could enjoy. Keeping an eye on a dish like this and getting paid for it. He could have hopped from his balcony to hers, but he politely made a date for later. This wasn’t work, it was pleasure. A short-lived pleasure. For when Shayne finally got to her room that night, he knew he had waited too long. The lady had run out of time, and the date had been canceled—by murder.


The Black Ice Score


Here’s Parker! Teaching a class in advanced jewel theft, with post-graduate work in kidnapping, mayhem, and applied terror…


The Love Lush (Original Title: Bachelors Anonymous)

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His life was a lost weekend — of women

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Inside Tips On Macao’s Girls And Pleasure Palaces

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Blue Book October 1964

This looks a lot like a McGinnis cover *EDIT It is a McGinnis! See comments

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The Moon Through A Dusty Window


Boldly they pursued each passionate hour… daringly they played an uninhibited game of love

Cover reused from He and She


The Knife Slipped


Lost for more than 75 years, this was meant to be the second Cool and Lam book but got shelved when Gardner’s publisher objected to (among other things) Bertha Cool’s tendency to “talk tough, swear, smoke cigarettes, and try to gyp people.” The cover is a brand new painting by Robert McGinnis of modern-day pin-up icon Dita von Teese

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Merchants of Venus


Run with the wild ones in a wilderness of flesh — where love is purely sex, where a week-end orgy is just good clean fun, where the closest thing to home is the embrace of a stranger


North Beach Girl

North Beach Girl. Gold Medal s1000, 1960

Where did she belong, this kid called Erin? What did she want? Was it what Bruno had to offer? The casual kids of San Francisco’s Beatnik underworld…


A Redhead For Mike Shayne


Miami Goes On Red Alert When Mike Shayne Meets A Flaming-Haired Reporter — With Ideas To Match