Tuesday, 16 July 2019

X Bockerna - Sweden

X Bockerna 

Published in Sweden from 1951 right through to the mid 1960's. A prolific edition numbers wise and finished just short of number 200.

I have found that a few USA/AUS Digest covers have been adapted and used and in most cases done very well and you'll find some great artwork and all the usual writers, Ricky Drayton, Day Keene, Harry Whittington, Al Bocca, Danny Spade, Johnny Grecco, Nat Karta, Spike Gordon, Bart Banarto, Michael Storme, Hans Lugar, Edward Ronns, Dail Ambler etc etc!


Leisure Library # 07

No 23 - Me & My Ghoul - Michael Storme

Leisure Library # 11
No 26 - Satan's Widow - H. Whittington


Phantom Book # 

No 67 - So Dead My Love - H. Whittington


Original Novel # 708

No 81 - Vengeful Sinner - H. Whittington
Original Novel # 713

No 78 - Sleep With The Devil
Phantom Book # 567

No 70 - Drawn To Evil - H. Whittington
Phantom Book # 557

No 14 - Murder Is My Business - H. Whittington
Phantom Book # 589

No 6 - The Crooked Circle

Phantom Book # 528

No 44 - Come Murder Me 
Leisure Library 15

No 34 - Midnight Sister - Hans Lugar



Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Crow Editions - Canadian Paperbacks!

Crow editions were a short lived run published in Canada from 1949 to 1950 and used a vast amount of Digest covers by companies like Astro, Quarter, Carnival & Exotic and in most cases these covers were very badly redrawn for these Crow editions.


Exotic Novel # 02/1950


Carnival Novel # 902


Astro Book # 31

Quarter Book # 41




Quarter Books # 69

Quarter Books # 39


Quarter Book # 26

Astro Book #11

Astro Book # 18

Astro Book # 14

Astro Book # 2


Astro Book # 16

Astro Book # 1

Monday, 30 April 2018

Phantom Books !

Phantom Books are highly sought after and have some of the greatest sleazy crime covers you'll see in Digest book collecting .

They were published in the USA with a short run and also in Australia with a very large run. I will list the entire USA run below but the the Australian list will take way too long so will just list the ones I own.



Phantom Books USA

500 - Homicide Hotel - Joe Barry
501 - Kisses Can Kill - Donnell Carey
502 - The Deadly Lover - Robert O. Saber (Milton Ozaki)
503 - Married To Murder - Harry Whittington
Married To Murder # 503

504 - Love Me And Die - Day Keene (Lewis Dixon)

505 - Satan's Widow - Harry Whittington
506 - Crime On My Hands - Carl G. Hoges (Hodges)
507 - Hunt The Killer - Day Keene (Lewis Dixon)
508 - Swamp Kill (1952) - Whit Harrison (Harry Whittington)
Swamp Kill # 508
509 - Naked Fury - Day Keene (Lewis Dixon)
510 - Murder Doll (1952) - Robert O. Saber (Milton Ozaki)


Murder Doll # 510
511 - Violent Night - Whit Harrison (Harry Whittington)
512 - No Way Out - Robert O. Saber (Milton Ozaki)
513 - Wake Up To Murder - Day Keene (Lewis Dixon)