Saturday, 17 January 2015

Leisure Library

Leisure Library were a short lived digest book company which were published twice monthly (A romance novel then a Crime novel) in New York from 1952 through to 1953 and ran from numbers 1 - 24 . Always great cover art and spicy stories.

Here we go, short run and I only have 4 issues but will be adding more over the year.

Let's go for a leisurely stroll round the library 1952  !

Leisure Library Colophon .

Leisure Library 


1 - My Life Is My Own - Jules-Jean Moroc
2 - Death For A Doll. - Spike Morelli
3 - Pick-Up Girl - Roland Vane
4 - Make Mine A Shroud - Michael Storme (George H. Dawson)

Pick-Up Girl # 3 - Art by R. Heade

Make Mine A Shroud # 4 - Art by R. Heade
5 - Hot Dames On Cold Slabs - Michael Strome (George H. Dawson)
6 - No Prude - Jules-Jean Moroc
7 - This Way For Hell - Spike Morelli.

This Way For Hell - Art by Reginald Heade.

8 - White Slave Racket - Roland Vane
9 - Two Smart Dames - Gene Ross
10 - Midnight Sinner - Paul Renin

Midnight Sinner # 10 Art by R . Heade
11 - Curtains For Carla - Michael Storme (George H. Dawson)
12 - Bertrand And The Blondes - Jules-Jean Moroc.
13 - Sorry For You Beautiful - Gene Ross
14 - Wedding Night - Paul Renin
15 - Carmen Was A Virgin - Michael Storme (George H. Dawson)
16 - Amorous Adventouress - Roland Vane
17 - Honey, Hold That Scream - Tony Angelo
18 - She Who Hesitates - Paul Renin

OK, that was 1952 now onto 1953 with the last 6 issues .

19 - A Corpse Spells Danger - Michael Storme (George H. Dawson)
20 - Pagan Interlude - Rosallind Brett
21 - Curves Cause Trouble - Gene Ross
22 - Thou Shalt Not ! - Paul Renin
23 - This Woman Is Death - Michael Storme (George H. Dawson)
24 - White Man's Slave - Mary Clare .

White Man's Slave # 24 Art by R . Heade
Great art by Reginald Heade can be found on most covers in this series and are pretty collectable, some copies like number 13 are near impossible to find . So happy hunting and I hope to add more to my collection over the next year.

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