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Monday, April 02, 2018

Dail Ambler cover gallery

This is a selected gallery of covers for books by Dail Ambler.  For the most part, her books are very scarce and if anyone has copies of books by Dail Ambler, Danny Spade and her various other pen-names I'd love to get scans – creases and nicks are no problem – which can be used to expand the gallery.

A full listing of Dail Ambler's novels and other works (she also wrote plays, for TV and was a scriptwriter for movies, including the infamous Beat Girl) is available in Forgotten Authors Volume 1.

NOVELS AS DAIL AMBLER

Not Killed—Just Dead!
Scion, (Jan) 1952, 112pp, 1/6. Cover by Roger Davis

The Lady Says When
Scion no.36799, (Sep) 1952, 112pp, 1/6. Cover by Oliver Brabbins

Hold That Tiger!
Scion, (Sep) 1952, 112pp, 1/6. Cover by Roger Davis

What's With You?
Scion, (Oct) 1952, 128pp, 1/6. Cover by Roger Davis

Desert Guerillas
New English Library 0680-8, May 1971, 128pp, 25p.

The Virgin Collector 
New English Library 0715-4, Sep 1971, 30p.

Three Men for the Job
Robert Hale (hardcover), 1975.

NOVELS AS ACE CAPELLI

The Big Time
Kaye Publications, (1949), 1/6. Cover by F.T.

Dames Like Dough
Kaye Publications, nd (1950), 112pp, 1/6. Cover by F.T.

Yellow Babe
Kaye Publications, nd (1950), 116pp, 1/6. Cover by F.T.

NOVELS AS JOHNNY GRECCO

Manhattan Massacre (ascription uncertain)
B. Kaye Agency, nd (1950), 116pp, 1/6. Cover by F.T.

NOVELS AS NAT KARTA

Some Dame!
Scion no.41999, (Mar) 1953, 127pp, 1/6.

NOVELS AS LARRY O'BRIEN

Swan Song for Paula
World Distributors, 1950.

NOVELS AS DANNY SPADE

The Dame Plays Rough
Scion, (Oct 1950), 128pp, 1/6. Cover by Ferrari

The Lady Holds a Gun
Scion, (Mar 1951), 128pp, 1/6.

Waterfront Rat
Scion, (Apr) 1951, 128pp, 1/6. Cover by Gilmore

Move Fast, Brother!
Scion, (May) 1951, 128pp, 1/6. Cover by Gilmore

Strong Arm Stuff
Scion, (Feb) 1952, 112pp, 1/6.

Calling Mr. Spade
Scion, (May) 1952, 112pp, 1/6. Cover by Mendoza?

NOVELS AS HANS VOGEL

Jittery Dame
Scion no.506/2/53, (Mar) 1953, 128pp, 1/6. Cover by Roger Davis

1 comment:

Mike said...

Betty Williams. Reminds me of the Alastair Sim character in Laughter in Paradise (UK, 1951) - the gentleman writing lurid crime novels. I imagine Williams returning home after Sunday morning church service, composing herself at her typewriter and hammering out something like: ""Don't run yer mouth" snarled Spats, as he belted the broad in the kisser".