The Hang Fire Books Blog

The rantings of an online bookseller
in Brooklyn, New York.

Epic battles in the Salvation Army

Homeric journeys to the post office

Monday, September 15, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sin on Wheels

Title: Sin on Wheels (Nightstand Book NB 1516)
Author: Don Elliot (aka Robert Silverberg; Loren Beauchamp)
Artist: W. H. McCauley
Year: 1960

"They taught sex in this driving school... Meet Fred Ryan, one of the conscienceless stud males who infest the Learn-to-Drive racket. Their prey is wealthy, love-starved women, their fee all the traffic will bear."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Hot Rods and Delinquents

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Sex Syndicate

Title: The Sex Syndicate (Candid Reader CA948)
Author: Hoke Jackson
Artist: Robert Bonfils
Year: 1969

"Margo's climb to favor in the mob's vice operation proved that she had more proficiency than most whores, but violence, sadism and murder kept getting in her way."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Mystery and Thrillers

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Erotic Nympho

Title: Erotic Nympho (Regal RN 1123)
Author: Bob Levis
Artist: unknown
Year: 1967

"He spurned his wife's passions for a sin-hungry nympho. He was a contented married man...until he met an undulating, voluptuous, bewitching doxy of a sex cat"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Title: Dial-A-Swap (PEC Giant G-1162)
Author: Carl Harris
Artist: unknown
Year: 1969

"The rich, young housewife paced the floor as she watched it. It sat on the table--shiny black, obscenely quiet. It had changed her life. She was sleeping with strangers, having affairs with strange men who had bizarre tastes. She was hooked. Her hands trembled as she reached for it, felt its black, coolness pressing against her palm. She hated that thing in her hand--the telephone"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Kink and Fetish

Monday, September 8, 2014

Weekend Wanton

Title: Weekend Wanton (Domino 72-719)
Author: Ian Gordon
Artist: unknown
Year: 1964

"She had a part-time husband--and a full-time urge"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Link Roundup

A Melville fan's review of Moby Dick: The Card Game that has me looking to pick up a set (link via Eurogamer); A promising AV Club review of Dr. Mütter’s Marvels, a biographical portrait of the eccentric and pioneering surgeon who founded the Mütter Museum

Soothing sounds for baby with these lovely piano lullabies from classic 8-Bit Nintendo games (link via Polygon)

A Horrorpedia entry on El Sombrerón, a folkloric Mexican/South American goblin who braids the hair of the unwary, has backwards feet and lures young girls to join him in death; An NPR story on a print-and-fold microscope that costs less than $1 to make and uses a drop of glue for a lens

Clouded Passion

Title: Clouded Passion (Fabian Original Z-150)
 Author: Arthur A. Howe
Artist: unknown
Year: 1962

"Despite Sam's cautioning, Zelda continued to pour the whiskey down her throat like a pro..."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Way Out Rush of Passion

Title: Way Out Rush of Passion (Target Novel TN 104)
Author: Guy Le Blanc
Artist: unknown
Year: 1964

"She faced the world square and bare..."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Sports