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
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)


Phantom Books - Australia

The Australian series ran from number # 501 right through to number # 695! (only listed below are editions I own)

520 - Don't Cry, Beloved (1953) - Edward Ronns


Don't Cry Beloved # 520
526 - The Brass Monkey (1953) - Harry Whittington.

The Brass Monkey # 526

529 - Vice Cop (1953) - Mark Reed (Norman A. Daniels)



Vice Cop # 529
530 - Dagger Of Flesh (1953) - Richard S. Prather 


Dagger Of Flesh # 530

541 - Kiss Of Death (1953) - Laura Hale (Frederic Lorenz)


Kiss Of Death # 541

544 - Woman Hunter (1953) - Laura Hale (Frederic Lorenz)


Woman Hunter # 544

562 - Let's Count Our Dead (1954) - Harry Whittington.



Let's Count Our Dead # 562

578 - Mistress On A Deathbed (1954) - Norman A. Daniels.


Mistress On A Deathbed # 578

695 - The Preying Streets (1956) - Ledru Baker




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