The Hang Fire Books Blog

The rantings of a bookdealer in Brooklyn, New York.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Song of the Loon

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Title: Song of the Loon: A Gay Pastoral (Greenleaf Classic GC213)
Author: Richard Amory
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1966

"A gay pastoral in five books and an interlude...A mystical blend of elements from Hudson's Green Mansions, J. F. Cooper's Leatherstocking tales, and the works of Jean Genet. What evolves is unique and unforgettable fantasy. It will leave no reader unstirred, for everyman knows, secretly, that he can indeed hear the haunting cry that is...The Song of the Loon."

Categories: Gay Male, Westerns

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fruit of the Loon

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Title: Fruit of the Loon (GreeRicardo Armory (aka: Richard Love)
Author: Ricardo Armory (aka: Richard Love)
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1968

"A novel in several turgid books and a few frantic interludes."

Categories: Gay Male, Westerns

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sky Eyes

Title: Sky Eyes (French Line FL-33)
Author: Carl Corley
Artist: Carl Corley
Year: 1967

"An epic of an American Indian's pastoral passion for his white brother."

Categories: Gay Male, Westerns

Scandalous French Doctor

Title: Scandalous French Doctor (BEDSIDE BOOK BB 815)
 Author: Jean Calvet
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1959

"The fascinating story of the loves and forbidden desires of a girl-hungry French doctor in Paris!"

Categories: 1950s Sleaze and GGA

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

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

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Warped Desire

Title: Warped Desire (SOFTCOVER LIBRARY S75122)
Author: Kay Addams
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1969

"Boldly probes the problem of the frigid woman, forced by her own desperation into unnatural paths!"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Lesbians and Lesbiana

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

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Rooming House

Title: Rooming House (Beacon B 103)
Author: Fred Malloy
Artist: Saul Levine
Year: 1954

"Too many men knew her too well...Strange evils took root in that fetid house"

Categories: 1950s Sleaze and GGA

Tuesday, November 4, 2014