The Hang Fire Books Blog

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

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Sex Gang

Title: Sex Gang (NIGHTSTAND NB 1503)
Author: Paul Merchant (pseudonym of Harlan Ellison)
Artist: Unknown (likely W. H. McCauley)
Year: 1959

"Lust in the big-city jungles. . .  Violent stories of naked passions."

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

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sex Dagger

Title: Sex Dagger (STARDUST READER SR 104)
Author: Vince Clements
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1965

"Sizzler of sin. Scorched as it lay bare to make this sine even more evil. . . . She used every weird interplay of truth and falsehood to get her way. And she left her lovers with...violated passions."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Kink and Fetish, Lesbians and Lesbiana

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

So Violent, My Love

Title: So Violent, My Love (Brandon House 971)
Author: Clarke Hammond
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1966

"He was toying with dynamite--three lush, willing dolls! Which one knew the deadly secret?"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Bondage Rebellion

Title: Bondage Rebellion (Tortura Press TP-115)
Author: Kevin Kanen
Artist: Gene Bilbrew
Year: 1971

Categories: 1970s Sleaze and GGA, Kink and Fetish

Lust Feast

Title: Lust Feast (Midnight Reader MR 476)
Author: Don Holliday
Artist: Robert Bonfils (?)
Year: 1963

"Passion for everyone! The restless, seeking sin of the insatiable stud male, or the trembling, hopeful lust of a man who could plot for years to find one night's evil ecstasy under a woman's lash...."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Kink and Fetish

Friday, January 16, 2015

Wild Divorcee

Title: Wild Divorcee (Nightstand Book NB 1542)
Author: Don Elliott (aka: Robert Silverberg)
Artist: Unknown (likely: Robert Bonfils)
Year: 1961

"The wrong marriage had made her a wanton...She graduated to beatnik orgies where ten was not a crowd and everything went. There were also lesbians, pickups...this girl was out to ruin her life in a nightmare of sex!"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Naked Lovers

Title: The Naked Lovers (Chariot CB 103)
Author: Chuck Little
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1959

"The naked lovers exposes the pleasure-bent world of Hollywood in all its nude, seductive splendor."

Categories: 1950s Sleaze and GGA

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Title: Notorious (MacFadden 75-466)
Author: Day Keene
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1964

"A beautiful blonde and a traveling tent show hit town the same day. Which of them brought murder?"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Mystery and Thrillers

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Title: Meg (MIDWOOD No. 30)
Author: Loren Beauchamp (Pseudonym of Robert Silverberg)
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1960

"The unvarnished story of a beautiful woman's rise to stardom--and the price she paid."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA