Boy Hungry(ADLER, Lulla). NICKERSON, Kate
Boy Hungry

New York: Hanro Corporation 1954. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Carnival Books #927. Fine, a beautiful copy of this scarce edition. BTC #103535. $125



Boy-Chaser(ADLER, Lulla). NICKERSON, Kate
Boy-Chaser

New York: Hanro Corporation 1955. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Carnival Books #937. Fine. New York novel by the author of Boy Hungry, and who later adapted the novel Paris Blues for the screen. Scarce. BTC #104371. $125



Illicit Pleasure(DERN, Peggy Gaddis). GADDIS, Peggy
Illicit Pleasure

New York: Quarter Books 1950. First edition, paperback original in digest format. Quarter Books #382. Very good plus. "Unprincipled little cheat" Linda Blaine schemes for love and money, not necessarily in that order, and ends up with neither in this adult novel from the Georgia author. Illustrated. BTC #105763. $75



Mountain Bride(DERN, Peggy Gaddis). GADDIS, Peggy
Mountain Bride

New York: Detective House 1952. First edition. Digest size paperback original. Cameo Books #325. Near fine. Kate Harper's beauty stirs trouble in the hills in this adult novel from the Georgia author. Cover art by George Gross. BTC #105116. $75



Woman of Fire(DERN, Peggy Gaddis). GADDIS, Peggy
Woman of Fire

New York: Detective House 1952. First edition. Digest size paperback original. Cameo Books #317. Near fine. Viola Barton finds herself married to a wealthy man who can not satisfy "the demands of her passion" while carrying the child of Clem, the man she truly loves, in this original novel by the Georgia author. BTC #106010. $80



The Affairs of a Country Girl(DERN, Peggy Gaddis). JORDAN, Gail
The Affairs of a Country Girl

New York: Detective House 1952. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Cameo Books #311. Very good plus. Country girl Bonnie-Grace tries to cope with city ways in this adult novel from the Georgia author. Cover art by George Gross. BTC #104358. $50



Men Call Her (DERN, Peggy Gaddis). SHERMAN, Joan
Men Call Her "Tramp"

New York: Astro Distributing Company 1950. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Exotic Novel, December, 1950. Very good plus. Later issued as both A Lover for Anne and Farm Hussy. Illustrated. BTC #103644. $50



Girl on the Make(DERN, Peggy Gaddis). SHERMAN, Joan
Girl on the Make

New York: Quarter Books 1951. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Quarter Books #86. Owner signature on title page, light crease at spine, otherwise fine. Illustrated. Published under one of the many pseudonyms of Georgia author Peggy Gaddis Dern. BTC #105841. $75



At Ruby's Place(DERN, Peggy Gaddis). TUCKER, Joan
At Ruby's Place

New York: Detective House 1952. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Cameo Books #326. Fine. Later released as Waterfront Club. An exceptional copy of this work published under one of the many pseudonyms of Georgia author Peggy Gaddis Dern. Cover art by Paul Kresse. BTC #104923. $125



French Maid(FEINBERG, Morton Cooper). COOPER, Morton
French Maid

New York: Detective House 1954. First edition. Digest size paperback original. Cameo Books #339. A beautiful, fine copy. Philadelphia-born Morton Feinberg later sold over three million copies of his novel The King, rumored to be based on Frank Sinatra. Cover art by Herb Tauss. BTC #105877. $150



Hotel Doctor(FRANKEL, Haskel). HASKELL, Frank
Hotel Doctor

New York: Hanro Corporation 1954. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Carnival Books #926. Near fine. Tod Williams struggles between the competing lures of medical research and providing room service to a hotel full of beautiful lonely women. Haskel Frankel was a theater critic for the New York times and the author "with" Uta Hagen of Respect for Acting. BTC #103536. $75



Room and Dame(GIFFORD, James Noble). FOSTER, Gerald
Room and Dame

New York: Quarter Books 1950. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Quarter Books Digest #60. Near fine, with an owner stamp to the verso of the front wrapper. Judge falls for wanton woman he has just acquitted, then finds himself on trial. Illustrated with photographs. A scarce title, particularly in this condition. BTC #103315. $100



Leg-Art Virgin(HANLEY, Jack). HARVEY, Gene
Leg-Art Virgin

New York: Quarter Books 1950. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Quarter Books #74. Small letter in blue pencil on title page, otherwise a remarkably fine, crisp copy, illustrated with photographs of professional models "specially posed" as professional models. BTC #105855. $125



Pick-Up at Midnight(HANLEY, Jack). HARVEY, Gene
Pick-Up at Midnight

New York: Detective House 1951. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Cameo Books # 305. Near fine, with light rubbing. Later issued as Hotel Waitress. BTC #105868. $100



The Loves of Alice Brandt(HANLEY, Jack). HARVEY, Gene
The Loves of Alice Brandt

New York: Detective House 1951. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Cameo Books # 301. Near fine, with slight crease to corner of front wrapper. Later issued as Office Sinners and then Office Hussy in a revised edition credited to John Hunter. BTC #103634. $75



One Night with DianeJONES, Harvey
One Night with Diane

New York: Quarter Books 1950. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Quarter Books Digest #63. Fine, a beautiful copy. "Passion in a trailer camp". Illustrated. BTC #103198. $100



Wild Girl(KEENE, Day). DIXON, Lewis
Wild Girl

New York: Detective House 1952. First edition. Digest size paperback original. Cameo Books #323. Fine. The prolific Day Keene (born Gunnar Hjerstedt), crafted many well-regarded hardboiled novels, radio scripts and even westerns. Here he shows his tender side in this tale of a girl's attempts to ward off the brutal attentions of the men around her. Cover art by Rudolf Belarski. BTC #105884. $100



Crossroads of Desire(LUMPP, James W. ). HATTER, Amos
Crossroads of Desire

New York: Detective House 1952. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Cameo Books #312. Near fine. Adventures in New York of Constance Carter, "premiere danseuse of the Ballet de le Roi". Scarce. BTC #103476. $100



Girl of the Midway(LUMPP, James W. ). HATTER, Amos
Girl of the Midway

New York: Detective House 1952. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Cameo Books #320. Very good plus, with slight rubbing to the front wrapper. More intrigue than you would have thought possible in the Merry Go Round business. Cover art by Rudy Nappi. BTC #104523. $75



Island Ecstasy(LUMPP, James W. ). HATTER, Amos
Island Ecstasy

New York: Detective House 1952. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Cameo Books #318. Near fine, with a small wax pencil mark to front wrapper. "Eurasian" beauty Connie Marlin looks for true love in the Hawaiian tropics. BTC #104515. $75



Waterfront Girl(LUMPP, James W. ). HATTER, Amos
Waterfront Girl

New York: Original Novels 1953. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Original Novels #730. Very good plus, with light rubbing to front wrapper. Passionate life on the Mississippi, filled to the floodtide with watery metaphors. BTC #103635. $100



Tight Skirt(LUMPP, James W. ). SPENCER, Frederic
Tight Skirt

New York: Detective House 1952. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Cameo Books #321. Near fine. Stranded in a mountain cabin, a newpaperman confronts the question, "Are headlines more importantto you than. . . than body lines?" Cover art by Rudolph Belarski. BTC #104530. $150



Cleo(LUMPP, James W. ). SPENCER, Frederic
Cleo

New York: Detective House 1953. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Cameo Books #327. Fine. Desperate housewife Cleo brings rack and ruin to the husbands of Hillsdale. BTC #105874. $100



City Hotel(MANOFF, Ruth). MANNING, Jane
City Hotel

New York: Hanro 1953. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Carnival Books #919. Red stamp on back wrapper, otherwise a fine, crisp copy. A chambermaid's adventures in the Hotel Continental in San Francisco. BTC #104240. $100



Fast Loose and Lovely(NEUBAUER, William). BLIGH, Norman
Fast Loose and Lovely

New York: Quarter Books 1950. First edition. Digest-size a paperback original. Quarter Books #81. Fine. Wanton love and scheming women, interspersed with unexpected poetry from Patrick Pearse. Cover art by George Gross, illustrated with photographs. A beautiful, crisp copy of a work rarely found in nice condition. BTC #104932. $150



Waterfront Hotel(NEUBAUER, William). BLIGH, Norman
Waterfront Hotel

New York: Quarter Books 1950. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Quarter Books #78. Very near fine, with slightest rubbing to edges. Love, larceny and lobster fights in an unnamed town up north. Illustrated with photographs. BTC #103173. $75



Conquest of Margie(NEUBAUER, William). BLIGH, Norman
Conquest of Margie

New York: Detective House 1951. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Number #303 in the Cameo Books series. Near fine, small pencil mark to front wrapper. A story of Margie, "a woman who just couldn't be good" wrapped up in the "the eternal conflict between the redhead and the blonde. " Cover art by George Gross. BTC #103427. $125



Bad Sue(NEUBAUER, William). BLIGH, Norman
Bad Sue

New York: Detective House 1952. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Quarter Books #89. Very light edgewear, otherwise fine. Story of "the most successful American tart in Mexico City. " Illustrated. BTC #104544. $125



The Lady is Taboo(NEUBAUER, William). BLIGH, Norman
The Lady is Taboo

New York: Detective House 1952. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Quarter Books #89. Very good plus with some light creasing and rubbing to wrappers. "Titian-haired tramp" joins forces with a newspaperwoman to protect her from a killer playboy. Cover art by George Gross. Illustrated. BTC #103537. $60



Three-Time Sinner(NEUBAUER, William). BLIGH, Norman
Three-Time Sinner

New York: Detective House 1952. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Cameo Books #313. Very near fine, with slightest rubbing to edges. The story of Mary Starberth, a woman with "an amazing capacity for love" who dreams of being a radio writer. Character "Principal Quandt" is an interesting in-joke reference to leading Digest writer Albert Quandt. BTC #103534. $75



Young Sinner(OGILVIE, Elizabeth). GILL, Elisabeth
Young Sinner

New York: Detective House 1953. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Cameo books #333. Very good plus, with minor rubbing and a fold to one corner. Elisabeth Gill is believed to be the pen name of Elisabeth Ogilvie, author of the Bennett Island series and many other works set in her home state of Maine (as is this one), as well as many works for children and young adults. BTC #104942. $75



City of Sin(OZAKI, Milton). SABER, Robert
City of Sin

New York: Hanro 1953. Second edition. Digest-size paperback original. Carnival Books #922. Near fine, an exceptionally bright and crisp copy with slight rubbing to the front panel. "Women and greed" conspire to undermine the town of Calwood. Ozaki, a resident of Kenosha, Wisconsin, was one of the first Japanese-American mystery writers. Cover art by George Gross. BTC #104274. $75



Girl of the SlumsQUANDT, Albert
Girl of the Slums

New York: Star Guidance 1951. First edition. Digest size paperback original. Venus Books #121. Very good minus, with a crease to the front wrapper and some abrasion to the rear wrapper. A "girl on the make" in the slums of New York. BTC #105109. $45



Passion, C. O. D. QUANDT, Albert
Passion, C. O. D.

New York: Detective House 1951. First edition, paperback original. Cameo Books #306. Fine, a beautiful copy of this scarce edition. Cover art by George Gross. BTC #105092. $150



Thrill Me Again!QUANDT, Albert
Thrill Me Again!

New York: Star Guidance 1951. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Venus Books #125. Front wrapper creased with a bit of rubbing, a very good copy. Cherry, a girl of the slums, gets caught up in gang life with kids like Poke and Googy and Lefty. BTC #105082. $40



Ticket to PassionQUANDT, Albert
Ticket to Passion

New York: Quarter Books 1951. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Quarter Books #87. Near fine with a bit of edgewear. Later issued as both Pick-Up! and City Sinner. Illustrated. BTC #105098. $150



Pick-Up!QUANDT, Albert
Pick-Up!

New York: Hanro 1952. First Carnival Books edition, #910. Digest-size paperback original. Near fine. Originally published as Ticket to Passion in 1952 and then City Sinner. Cover art by Rafael DeSoto. BTC #105086. $50



Social ClubQUANDT, Albert
Social Club

New York: Hanro [1956]. Scarce second edition of this digest size paperback original, originally published in 1954. Carnival Books # 947. Near fine, with a date stamp on the front wrapper. "Young people and their mad, relentless pursuit of thrills. " Cover art by Robert E. Schulz. BTC #104229. $75



City SinnerQUANDT, Albert
City Sinner

New York: Hanro 1957. Second re-issue of this paperback original, originally published as Ticket to Passion in 1952 and then as Pick-Up!. Cameo Books # 366. Near fine with some edgewear. Noted as "slightly revised"on the copyright page. Cover art by Rafael DeSoto. Very scarce in this issue. BTC #105087. $75



Girl of the Slums(QUANDT, Albert). BLAIR, Raymond
Girl of the Slums

New York: Hanro 1953. Revised edition. Digest-size paperback original. Carnival Books #914. Exceptionally bright and fine,except for a small stamp on the front wrapper. Originally published in 1951 under Quandt's own name in the Venus Book series. An unusually nice copy of this scarce work. BTC #104234. $100



Big City Hellcat(QUANDT, Albert). BLAIR, Raymond
Big City Hellcat

New York: Hanro [1956]. Second edition. Digest-size paperback original. Carnival Books # 948. Near fine, with light crease to front wrapper. Originally published in 1951 as Girl of the Slums under Quandt's own name in the Venus Book series and later revised. Scarce. BTC #103647. $60



Seventh Wife(QUANDT, Albert). DE FOREST, Barry
Seventh Wife

New York: Designs Publishing Company [1951]. First edition thus, originally published as Odds on Passion. Intimate Novel #12. Near fine, with faint writing to front wrapper and pages with usual browning. Buxom blonde and not-so-buxom non-blonde scheme to win the dubious prize of becoming the seventh wife of playboy Jeff Winters. BTC #103162. $50



Play Girl(QUANDT, Albert). DE FOREST, Barry
Play Girl

New York: Beacon 1960. First edition. Paperback original in mass market format. Beacon Books #327. Fine. BTC #104955. $30



Bad Woman(QUANDT, Albert). HIGGINS, Russell
Bad Woman

New York: Quarter Books 1949. First edition thus, a digest-size paperback revised from the hardcover Fallen Woman published by Godwin in 1936. Quarter Books #44. Very good plus. Gloria Carlton descends from debutante to "woman of the streets". BTC #105077. $60



The Intimate Affairs of a Burlesque Queen(QUANDT, Albert). HIGGINS, Russell
The Intimate Affairs of a Burlesque Queen

New York: Quarter Books 1949. First edition thus, a digest-size paperback revised from the hardcover published by Godwin in 1935. Quarter Books #49. Near fine with a two small closed tears to top edge of wrapper. A bright, crisp copy with little of the usual browning to the pages. Illustrated. BTC #105065. $75



Pick-Up AlleyQUANDT, Albert L.
Pick-Up Alley

New York: Star Guidance / Venus Books 1950. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Pages a little browned, a lovely, near fine copy in wrappers as issued of a very uncommon title. A woman who uses men for money is pursued by one of them. A hard-boiled tale of lust and revenge. By the author of Zip-Gun Angels, Cellar Club, and Gang Moll. BTC #88811. $500



Loose Women(RIFKIN, Leo). REYNOLDS, Robert E.
Loose Women

New York: Detective House 1952. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Cameo Books #322. Near fine. Beautiful, ambitious gossip columnist Beth Marion "tried to sell her birthright for a mess of pottage", never a wise idea. Rifkin went on to contribute to many TV series, including The Flying Nun and My Favorite Martian. Scarce in this condition. BTC #104736. $75



Backwoods Bride(RIFKIN, Leo). REYNOLDS, Robert E.
Backwoods Bride

New York: Detective House 1953. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Cameo Books #329. Near fine. A love triangle in the lake country of Minnesota. Cover art by George Gross. BTC #105886. $100



The Big Tease(SROOG, Arnold). ARNOLD, William
The Big Tease

New York: Detective House 1952. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Cameo Books #314. Very good plus, with light creasing to front wrapper. Little Nell Simpson tries to get ahead by using her talents on Christy , Buzz and Greasy. Illustrated. BTC #103407. $50



Sin Preferred(STOKES, Manning Lee). WELLES, Kermit
Sin Preferred

New York: Detective House 1951. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Cameo Books #307. Fine condition, final chapter unopened. A romance from the prolific author of Nick Carter spy series books and the Aquanauts series. BTC #104359. $100



Four Men and a DameSTONEBRAKER, Florence
Four Men and a Dame

New York: Quarter Books 1950. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Quarter Books #73. Very good plus. Rose Kelly's "well laid plans of vice-and men!" played out on the San Diego waterfront in this racy tale by the California author. Illustrated. BTC #105845. $50



Frisco DameSTONEBRAKER, Florence
Frisco Dame

New York: Quarter Books 1950. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Fine. Quarter Books #80. "Nora liked to sleep in the raw, and had there been moonlight, it would have played over a shawl of copper-red hair, high pointed breasts, flesh that shivered with aliveness. But there was no moonlight. " Rats! San Francisco novel by this prolific California author. Illustrated with photgraphs. BTC #104536. $75



Love Life of a Hollywood MistressSTONEBRAKER, Florence
Love Life of a Hollywood Mistress

New York: Quarter Books 1950. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Fine. Quarter Books #73. Wanda Russell seeks true love in a town where "there was as much free sex floating around as free soap coupons". Illustrated with photographs. BTC #103184. $100



Naughty BlondeSTONEBRAKER, Florence
Naughty Blonde

New York: Detective House 1951. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Cameo Books #304. Near fine. Seventeen year-old Anne Webster seeks to find love beyond the attentions of her creepy "Uncle" Sherman in this work by the California author. Cover art by Rudy Nappi. BTC #103533. $75



No Man of Her OwnSTONEBRAKER, Florence
No Man of Her Own

New York: Detective House 1951. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Cameo Books #300. Near fine, with light crease across front wrapper. Cover art by George Gross. BTC #103625. $75



Passion's HarvestSTONEBRAKER, Florence
Passion's Harvest

New York: Detective House 1952. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Cameo Books #315. Very good plus, with a light pencil mark to front wrapper and rubbing along fold. "Hating each other with unnatural fervor, the two women did all in their power to make life Hell on earth for their husbands, their lovers-and for each other!" Good times. Cover art by George Gross with the art and signature reversed. BTC #103399. $50



Dr. Breyton's Wife(STONEBRAKER, Florence). BRANCH, Florenz
Dr. Breyton's Wife

New York: Detective House 1951. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Intimate Novels #39. Fine, an exceptionally nice copy of this work by the California author. Dr. Breyton battles evil abortionists, his scheming wife and his own passions in small-town and backwoods Virginia. BTC #104365. $100



Backwoods Shack(WHITTINGTON, Harry). WHITNEY, Hallam
Backwoods Shack

New York: Hanro Corporation 1954. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Carnival Books #931. Fine. Love in the Florida Evergaldes. A beautiful copy. BTC #104368. $150



Bedtime BlondeWILSTACH, John
Bedtime Blonde

New York: Quarter Books 1950. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Quarter Books #56. Near fine. Cover art by Fred Rodewald. Later issued as Tempting Tigress and Hollywood Hellcat. BTC #103642. $100



Wild PassionWRIGHT, Watkins E.
Wild Passion

New York: Quarter Books 1949. First edition. Digest-size paperback original. Quarter Books #51. Very good plus, with rubbing to front wrapper, and small dampstain to one corner of wrapper's verso. Woman has to choose between "Coney Island wife or Park Avenue mistress. " Later issued as both Borrowed Ecstasy and Young Passion. Cover art by Fred Rodewald, illustrated with photographs. BTC #103638. $60