Mission: Danger (Original Title: Master Of The Girl Pat)


The incredible true story of a life of violence — and The Man Who Lives It


Louisville Saturday (1951)

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Bantam 931 (Sept., 1951).  Cover by Robert Skemp

The Frank Novel Of Women On Their Own… In An Army Town

James Avati’s original artwork for the 1958 edition is here.


High Pressure (Original Title: Full Fathom Five)

1949 Bantam 716

These Men Were Brothers… But They Loved The Same Woman

From the back:

These Brothers Lived Like Beasts — And Loved Like Men!

Paul was a hophead! That was it, nothing else. You don’t go around teaching people not to take dope — you’ve got to beat it out of them. And so I beat him. I beat him and I beat him until my hand was blood red. I beat him for taking the dope, for having Evee when I wanted her. I beat him for Jonesy who died in the ocean. I beat him until his eyes were swollen shut and his mouth was thick and out of shape. I beat him until J was sick and then I felt a stab through my guts like a thick bar — like I’d been harpooned.

Two brothers fight like brutes in the smashing climax of this real story of life on the ocean floor where the pressure twists men into raging animals.


The Hour Of Truth


His Wife Let Him Go To The Tropics… To Learn How To Love!


Night of the Jabberwock

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It was a hot, murderous night when the mob hit town

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Compliments of a Fiend


He Stalked A Nameless Menace In The Chicago Slums