The Hang Fire Books Blog

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

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Woman Trap

Title: The Woman Trap (SUNDOWN READER SR 594)
Author: J.X. Williams
Artist: Robert Bonfils (?)
Year: 1966

"Quicksand sin...the big babe was already dead, and Collen had just bashed the younger one's head in with a hammer. They both sank into the quiet Jersey Swamp...all except for the strangely bizarre protrusion of part of Georgianna's shameless body."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Playhouse of Passion

Title: Playhouse of Passion (Newsstand Library)
Author: Edward Culver
Artist: Robert Bonfils
Year: 1960

"Her first season in summer stock was a rude awakening"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Undercover Job

Title: Undercover Job (Playtime 652S)
Author: Ben Daniels
Artist: Robert Bonfils
Year: 1963

"The sex-hungry women told him anything he wanted to know--as long as he kept pushing the passion button."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Mystery and Thrillers

Friday, February 20, 2015


Title: Liz (Beacon B111)
Author: Frank Kane
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1955

"She hated all men but couldn't resist them!"

Categories: 1950s Sleaze and GGA

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wild Wanton

Title: Wild Wanton (Bedside Books BB 818)
Author: Kermit Welles
Artist: Victor Olson
Year: 1959

"Boy-crazy and shameless...the twisted, young temptress used every trick in her feminine pack of wiles to satisfy her...FORBIDDEN PASSIONS!"

Categories: 1950s Sleaze and GGA

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Come On

Title: The Come On (Midwood 33-701)
Author: Vin Fields
Artist: Unknown (Paul Rader?)
Year: 1966

"She was the Bait...The Extra Added Attraction"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

The Lowest Sins

Title: The Lowest Sins (MIDWOOD No. F125)
Author: Joe Castro
Artist: Paul Rader
Year: 1961

"In the arms of a man she was a temptress, a complete woman...desired and loved. and In the arms of a woman she was a temptress, a complete woman...desired and loved"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Lesbians and Lesbiana

Garden of Lust

Title: Garden of Lust (Leisure LB 630)
Author: J. X. Williams
Artist: Unknown (likely Robert Bonfils)
Year: 1964

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Dungaree Jungle

Title: The Dungaree Jungle (All Star AS 88)
Author: Riley Benton
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1966

"Two people shared his secret--one a woman who denied it--the other a man who knew him as no woman ever had..."

Categories: Gay Male

The Eager Ones

Title: The Eager Ones (Beacon Signal B329)
Author: John Burton Thompson
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1960

"A novel of three who recklessly defied conventional morality to get what they wanted"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Wanton Rendezvous

Title: Wanton Rendezvous (Sundown Reader SR616)
Author: Dean Hudson (pseudonym of Evan Hunter / Ed McBain)
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1966

"The super-sleuths had run through the whole lot of vacationers, looking for that one birthmark that would positively identify the missing heiress."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Mystery and Thrillers

Desire Me

Title: Desire Me (SIGNET 1359)
Author: Leonhard Frank; Cyrus Brooks (translator)
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1957

"Two men claimed her for their wife. A daring novel of a strange triangle."

Categories: 1950s Sleaze and GGA