Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Malinca - Pandora, Debora & Nueva Lanterna.

Malinca Books - Buenos Aires, Argentina


I thought I would run a tale on this rather obscure selection of titles published in Argentina, written in Spanish, from the mid fifties up to 1959, on the early editions they were using both American and UK pulp writers as well as sleaze digest covers from the likes of Falcon, Ecstasy, Exotic, Rainbow, Quarter and Uni. The stories did not always correspond with the original artwork and where I can I have listed both .

You will also get within this series the usual great writers like Norman A. Daniels, Jonathon Craig, Florence Stonebraker, Richard S. Prather, Evan Hunter and from the UK the house names of Hans Luger, Bart Carson, Nat Karta, Lew Della .

There were two different sub titles (and yes these are not Digest size books but paperbacks, but there relevance to the great digest artwork was the reason for my listing below) and both were published by Malinca, there was Debora, Pandora and also Nueva Lanterna (which has no connection with the Digest covers but thought I would add as they also have some cool covers), I will list as much info as I can on all but am stil trying to fill in the gaps.

Lets start with Pandora through 1955 to 1959 (1 - 63)

Nueva Pandora 

1 - La Larga Noche - Bryce Walton - Cover from 'The Long Night' Falcon #42.
2 - Punal De Carne - Richard S. Prather - Cover from 'Dagger Of Flesh' Falcon #30

Dagger Of Flesh

The Long Night 
3 - Deuda Con Una Muerta - David Wade ( Norman A. Daniels)
4 - El Velo Rojo - The Red Veil - John Power.





5 - Chalquiera Puede Matar - (Anyone Can Kill) - Jonathon Craig - Cover from 'Junkie'  Falcon # 36

6 - Dulce Salvaje - (Sweet Savage) - Norman A. Daniels - Cover from 'Man Crazy' Exotic Novel # 15.
Junkie

Sweet Savage
7 - Acuestate Y Muere ! - Mark Reed (Norman A. Daniels) cover from 'Lay Down & Die' Falcon # 26
8 - Placer Y Sangre - David Wade (Norman A. Daniels) - Cover from 'Falcon Book' # 35 'Raise The Devil' 





9 -  La Pelirroja Asesinada - Hamlyn Daly - Cover & story from 'The Cancelled Redhead' Falcon #25

10 - La Dama Pide Una Muerte (Vice Cop) - Mark Reed (Norman A. Daniels) - Cover art from 'Quarter Book' # 60 'Room and Dame' by Gerald Foster.





11 - Su Propia Trampa - Laura Hale (Frederic Lorenz) - Cover & story from Falcon Book # 37 'Woman Hunter'

12 - La Muerte Es Una Pesadilla - David Wade (Norman A. Daniels) - Cover from 'Off Limits' Rainbow # 130.





13 - Las Ninfas Tambien Mueren - Terry O.K Burleson.

14 - La Novia Escarlata - Mark Reed (Norman A. Daniels) - Cover from 'Sweet Savage' Falcon Book #38. Story from Falcon Book # 22 'The Scarlet Bride'


# 14 Sweet Savage

15 - Siempe Demasiado Tarde - Tom Stone - Cover from 'Nora's No Angel' # Rainbow #106

16 - Siete Forajidos - Lionel White - Story from 'Seven Hungry Men' Cover from 'Ten Toes Up' Exotic Novel # 17.


# 15 - Nora's No Angel.

Ten Toes Up  # 16

17 - Viaje De Amor Muerte - R.R McCollum - Cover from 'Quickie' Quarter Book # 76

18 - La Mujer Del Anillo - David Wade (Norman A. Daniels) - Cover from 'Frisco Dame' Quarter Book # 80.





19 - El Cadaver Desnudo - James Clayford (Peggy Gaddis) - Cover from '3 Men & A Mistress' Exotic Novel 06/1950.

Three Men and a Mistress
20 - Enganando A La Muerte - Mark Reed (Norman A. Daniels) -
21 - Una Tigresa En Mi Vida - Robert Turner - Cover from 'Red Headed Wench' Rainbow # 112.


Red Headed Wench
22 - Cuartro Pecadoras - Mark Reed (Norman A. Daniels) - Cover from 'Play Rough' Rainbow #113
Play Rough
Pandora - 1957 

23 - Tres Para Una Pasion - Hodge Evens (Dean Owen) - Cover from 'Passion Has Red Lips' Rainbow # 108 ( Story taken from 'Three For Passion' Falcon # 24)
24 - Mala Como Todas - Tom Stone (F. Stonebraker)





25 - Te Odio Querida - Jonathon Craig - Cover from 'Thrill Girl' Rainbow #101

26 - La Heredera Va A Morir - Hans Lugar - Cover from 'Wild Is The Woman' Rainbow # 103


Thrill Girl

Wild Is The Woamn

27 - Algunos Mueren Jovenes - Stuart Brock .

28 - Tres Dias Para El Caimen - Jonathon Craig.





29 - A Gusto Del Asesino - Stuart Brock.

30 - Muere En Mis Brazos - Johnny Dark - Cover from 'Never Say No' Ecstasy # 10 .

Never Say No

31 - Socios Para El Crimen - Evan Hunter

32 - El Amor Tambien Se Verde - Douglas King - Cover from 'One Night With Diane' Quarter #63
#31

One Night With Diane
33 - Brindis Por Una Viuda - Ricky Drayton
34 - Champagne Y Ametralladoras - Bart Carson - Cover from 'Kiss Of Fire' Rainbow # 118.





35 - Esperame En El Infierno - Lew Della .

36 - Dos Viudas Para Un Cadaver - Bart Carson.
37 - Ayuda Para La Dama - Johnny Dark.
38 - Rapsodia Bara Una Pelirroja - Bart Carson - Cover from 'Only Human' # Rainbow #129
39 - Dos Mujeres Son Muchas - (Never Say No) - Ricky Drayton.





Pandora 1958


40 - Tormento Hasta El Fin - Lew Della - Story is 'Torment' - Cover from 'Three Men & A Mistress' Quarter Book #92.
41 - El Pecado De La Srta. Bishop - (The Sin Of Miss Bishop) - Nat Karta - Cover from 'Seven Hungry Men' Rainbow #121.





42 - Un Cadaver De Visita - (A Visiting Corpse) - Ricky Drayton - Cover from 'Whip hand' Falcon Book # 40.



Whip Hand 

43 - La Millionaria Y El Pistolero - Nat Karta - Cover From 'Street Of Dark Desires - Rainbow #107
44 - No Me Digas Adios, Nena - Michael Storme - Cover from 'Three For Passion' - Falcon # 24.


Street Of Dark Desires

Three For Passion

45 - Las Garras De La Tigresa - Nat Karta - Cover from 'Walk The Evil Street' - Rainbow #111

46 - La Novia Del Esqueleto - Bart Carson - Cover from 'Vice-Cop' Rainbow Book # 123.





47 - Ladrones Oe Cadaveres (Me & My Ghoul) - Michael Storme - Cover from 'Shack Girl' Falcon Book # 34.

Shack Girl
Pandora 1959

48 - El Hombre De Medianoche - Ricky Drayton - Cover from 'Doctor's Wife' Venus Book # 134.
Doctor's Wife

49 - No Confies En Las Rubias - Nat Karta - Cover from 'They Call Her Easy' Ecstasy Novel #16

50 - La Morgue Esta De Fiesta - Roy Wilson - Cover from 'Boy Madness' Carnival Books # 932

They Call Her Easy

Boy Madness.
51 - Solo Contra La Muerte - (Corpses Don't Talk) - Morris Fletcher - Cover from 'Doris, Broadway Virgin' Ecstasy #14.
52 - La Orden Es Matar - Morris Fletcher - Story 'The Killer & The Dame' - Cover from 'Runaway Blonde' Uni Book #61





53 - ?
54 - Te Vengre, Mi Amor - Mark Pritchart .
55 - La Muerte Prefiere - Dace Target .





56 - Un Crimen Por Dia - Mark Pritchart .
57 - Pasion Volcanica - Jon Balmer.





58 - La Muerte Olividada - Lee Harrison

59 - Cuando Palpita La Sangre - Joel McMartyn





60 - Me Fascina El Peligro - Dail Ambler.

61 - Yo Me Las Busco - Ricky Drayton.





62 - Llegan Los Asesinos - Mitch Collins.
63 - Cupido Va Al Funeral - Lee Harriman.








Pandora Extra !

1 - ?
2 - ?
3 - Las Hermans Se Odian - 1963 - Norman Paddy ( art from 'The Long Night' Falcon Book # 42) 
4 - La Ninfa Mortal - 1963 - Robert Parker (Art from 'Junkie' Falcon Book #36)






So there you have a list of nearly complete Pandora titles but I will be doing my best over the coming months to fill the gaps and add more great book covers from the Malinca stable !
Right let's continue with the 'Debora' titles, again I will do my best to give you the book cover art that matches the art on the Argentine novels, but again the writers and stories do not always correspond  ....here we go !
These ran from numbers 1 - at least 53 from 1955 - 1959.

Debora 1955.

1 - Facil De Amar (Wanton By Night) - James Clayford - Cover from 'Girls Out Of Hell' Falcon Book # 28.
2 - Muchos Hombres Para Sherry - Hodge Evens - Cover & story from 'Her Candle Burns Hot' Rainbow # 109.




Debora. 1956.

3 - El Veneno Es Lento (Joy Street) - Chet Kinsey

4 - Pegame Fuerte - Rick Wayne - Cover from 'Moment Of Rapture' # 104 - Story is 'Play Rough' Rainbow # 113.





5 - Odio Entre Hermanas - (Yellow Head) - Hodge Evens - Cover from 'Thrill Girl' Exotic Novel # 10

6 - Otro Hombre En Su Vida - Norma Dann - Cover from 'Take My Love' Venus # 105

Thrill Girl

Take My Love

7 - Si Me Amas Te Mato - (Whip Hand) - Hodge Evens - Cover From Harlot In Her Heart' Ecstasy # 03


Originally published as novel 'Whiphand'
8 - Ambos Lo Sabian - Story is 'Red Headed Wench' - Tom Stone (F. Stonebraker)
9 - Beso De Fuego - Laura Hale - Cover From 'Beach Party' Venus Book # 104.


Debora # 8 

Beach Party # 9

10 - Nunca Digas No - Luther Gordon - Never Say No - Ecstasy Novel #10 - Cover from Falcon Book #33 'Yellow-Head'

Yellow head 

Debora 1957.



11 - Funeral Para Bellas - (Curtains For Carla) - Michael Storme - Cover from 'Lida Lynn' Falcon Book #27.
12 - Sangre En La Ciudad - (Corruptions Tutor) - Johnny Cello





13 - Fiebre De Vanganza - Jon Balmer - Cover from 'Sleepy Time Honey' Rainbow Book #110
14 - La Traicion Tiene Curvas - Bart Banarto - Cover from 'Fever Hot' Exotic Novel # 19
Sleepy Time Honey

Fever Hot

15 - Hijo Del Hampa - Hans Vogel - Cover from 'Dime A Dance Queen' Quarter Book # 96
16 - La Dinamita Es Rubia - Al Bocca - Cover from 'Life Of A Street Girl - Ecstasy Novel # 05
Dime A Dance Queen

Life Of A Street Girl

17 - Te Llevo En La Sangre - George Bottari
18 - Venganza Entre Sedas - Story from 'The Slick And The Dead' Al Bocca. Cover art from 'Bad As The Rest' - Exotic Novel # 18 .
19 - Los Asesinos Tambien Lloran - M. Grange Bishop - Cover from Ecstasy Novel 11/1950 'Confessions Of A Dime A Dance Queen'





20 - La Muerte Gana El Concurso - Ricky Drayton - Cover from 'Sin Child' Quarter book #47

21 - Muneca Siniestra - Brett Diamond - Cover from 'Bad Sue' Quarter Books # 79


Sin Child

Bad Sue.
22 - La Dulce Venganz - Gray Usher - Cover from 'Rainbow Book' # 105 'Four Dames Named Sin' 
23 - La Dama Muerde - Ben Sarto - Cover from 'Flesh And Females' Quarter Book # 66





 Debora 1958

24 - Lo Pagaras Con Sangre - (Dame On The Lam) - Johnny Dark
25 - Una Noche En El Camino - M. Walker - Cover from 'Slave Girl' Falcon Book # 31






26 - Tentacion Frustrada - Lew Della - Cover from Exotic Novel # 14 'Tonight For Sure' .
27 - Muneca Millonaria - (Millionaire Doll) - Jack Cairo .



Tonight For Sure 

28 - Un Invento Y Dos Mujeres - Johnny Cello - Cover from 'Pleasure Cruise' Quarter Book # 95

Pleasure Cruise

Debora 1959

29 - Mujeres Y Dinero - Nat Karta - Cover from 'Come Night, Come Desire) Ecstasy Novel # 17

30 - Sugar Era Un Veneno - Bart Carson - Cover from 'Season For Sin' Falcon Book #21





31 - Noche En Blanco - Nick Perrelli.

32 - La Rubia Juega Con Fuego - Nat Karta - Cover from Rainbow Book # 116 'She Walks By Night' 
33 - Sangre En La Noche - (White Curves & Black Chiffon) - Danny Spade - Cover from 'A Body To Own' Ecstasy # 11/1949 .


A Body To Own

She Walks By Night

34 - Murio En Su Ley - Mark Pritchart - Cover from 'Her First Sin' Exotic Novel # 1949/10
35 - El Cuerpo Es Mio - Nat Karta - Cover from 'Free & Easy' Ecstasy Novel # 11





36 - Herencia De Sangre - Danny Spade - Cover from 'Web Of Sin' Ecstasy # 12.
37 - A Pesar Suyo - Lew Della - Cover from 'Mabel And Men' Falcon Book # 23.






Debora 1960

38 - El Que A Hierro Mata - Al Bocca - Cover from 'Local Talent' Intimate Novel # 13
39 - La Bella Esta Condenada - Mitch Collins.





40 - Asi Mata La Ley - Burt Floyd




41 - La Traicion De Mamie - Johnny Dark.
42 - La Muertte Viene A Visitrarme - Lee Harriman.





43 - Tres En El Pantano - Tom Sloan

44 - La Isla Y La Muerte - Mitch Collins
45 - Matar a la Muerte - Burt Floyd

I, The Killer !

Murder Island
46 - ?
47 - ?
48 - ?
49 - ?
50 - ?
51 - Yo No Era Un Asesino - Gil Brewer .




52 - ?
53 - Donde Guardar El Muerto ? - Serge Laforest.





Debora continued right through into the low seventies numbers like this edition below by Hank Janson - Llevame Al Peligro #72



Nueva Lanterna (New Flashlight) 

Malinca also published this run of paperbacks from 1958 through to 1959 . These are more in the Detective/Crime genre style. I am trying to build a list of titles but this run of books is proving elusive but I hope to gather more info as and when I can.

1 - El Gran Robo - Earl Basinsky.
2 - El Crimen Perdido - William Vance.
3 - Se Cierra La Trampa - Ledru Baker Jr.
4 - Los Secuestradores - Lionel White.
5 - La Muerte No Descansa - Frank Kane - 1957.
6 - Todos La Querian ...Muerta - Jonathon Craig.





7 - Asesino En Blanco - Ted Thomey.

8 - Ahora Mueres Tu ! - Harry Whittington.
9 - Viernes Trece - David Goodis.
10 - Tiembla, Sue Tiembla - Henry Kane.
11 - Asesino A Sueldo - Bruno Fischer.



12 - La Cueva De Las Brujas - John McPartland.
13 - Secuestro Fraguado - Gil Brewer - 1958




14 - Una Mujer Peligrosa - Larry Heller.
15 - Dos Damas Desaparecen - Richard Marsten.





16 - Un Muerto Para Navidad - Henry Kane - 1958.

17 - Una Venus En La Morgue - Jonathon Craig.





18 - Extorsion Sangrienta - Gil Brewer - 1958



19 - Trafico Con La Muerte - Ovid Demaris - 1959
20 - La Pasion De La Bestia - Ovid Demaris.



21 - ?
22 - ?
23 - ?
24 - ?
25 - No Era Un Angel - Jack Webb.



26 - ?
27 - Un Bello Cadaver - Jonathon Craig - 1959
28 - La Muerte Llega Dos Veces - Frank Kane.





29 - Secuestro Si O No - G. G. Fickling.

30 - El Crimen De La Enagua - Jonathon Craig - 1959





31 - Juego De Timadores - Richard Deming.

32 - La Muerte Es El Ultimo Amor - Henry Kane - 1959





33 - El Ladron Huye - Frank Gruber - 1959

34 - Se Alquila Esta Chica - G. G. Fickling




35 - El Crimo Perfecto - Julio Cesar.
36 - El Beso De La Muerte - Richard Deming 
37 - Helen No Contesta - Talmage Powell.





38 - Que Se Vaya Al Infiernio - Flora Fletcher.

39 - ?
40 - Esta No Es Janice - Gil Brewer



So there you have it, Pandora, Debora & Nueva Lanterna ! plenty of gaps to fill, if anyone can help with extra titles and info that would be great. These are just good fun paperback books with a clear link to digest books from an earlier period.