The Hang Fire Books Blog

The rantings of an online bookseller
in Brooklyn, New York.

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Homeric journeys to the post office

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gang Girl(s)

Title: Gang Girls (Playtime 626)
Author: Rand Crawford
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1963

"She lied, plotted, gave her body freely to become the gang leader's Deb!"

Title: Gang Girl (Midwood 32-424)
Author: Joan Ellis
Artist: Paul Rader
Year: 1964

"She had her first sordid lessons in love on the dusty rooftops of rundown tenements"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Hot Rods and Delinquents

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Confessions of a Ski Instructor

Title: Confessions of a Ski Instructor (PEC GIANT 1128)
Author: Philippe Blanchont
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1967

"Wine, females and skiing, this is the atmosphere I lived in for twelve years . . . the frenzy, carnal flesh and clean, frozen snow."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Sports

Monday, November 17, 2014

Crossroads of Lust

Title: Crossroads of Lust (Midnight Reader MR 427)
Author: Andrew Shaw (pseudonym of Lawrence Block)
Artist: Robert Bonfils (?)
Year: 1962

"Abnormal passions were set to explode.... He killed his wife and found that killing was easy...Take these and more and mix well with sex and blood and pour the gore down the gutter of a town set for a--Lust Blast!"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Kink and Fetish

Friday, November 14, 2014

Reign of Pain

Title: Reign of Pain (BISHOP CLASSICS BC 101)
Author: Hercule Vernisage
Artist: "Zirpo" (?)
Year: 1974

"An angelic shepherd with a lustful taste for lamb...a dwarf with a perfectly shaped body--except for an oversized organ that rose almost to his eye level...A giant named Igor who submitted willingly to anything his master wished...and there was the newly-installed Viscount with a hunger for knowledge about the dark corners of human sexuality"

Categories: 1970s Sleaze and GGA, Kink and Fetish

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Big Night

Title: The Big Night (previously published as: Dreadful Summit) (Lion 41)
Author: Stanley Ellin
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1950

"Eight Savage Hours of Whiskey and Women!"

Categories: 1950s Sleaze and GGA, Mystery and Thrillers

Friday, November 7, 2014

A Road Divided

Title: A Road Divided (Fabian Original Z-109)
Author: Reese Hays (Hayes)
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1956

"When a woman took to the road during the depression it meant what?"

Categories: 1950s Sleaze and GGA, Hot Rods and Delinquents