The Hang Fire Books Blog

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

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Quickie!





Title: Quickie! (Quarter Books No. 76)
Author: Gerald Foster
Artist: George Gross
Year: 1950

"Oh, what a gal was Quickie!" (starring Elsie Quick)

Categories: 1950s Sleaze and GGA

Bad Sue





Title: Bad Sue (Quarter Books No. 79)
Author: Norman Bligh
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1950

"She had been a virgin for a long time--but now..."

Categories: 1950s Sleaze and GGA

Flesh and Females





Title: Flesh and Females (Quarter Books No. 66)
Author: Harmon Bellamy
Artist: "T.V."
Year: 1950

"It was these 'lost' women who combined to conquer [Herb]--to drag him down, down...to the lowest form of human life"

Categories: 1950s Sleaze and GGA

Friday, May 15, 2015

Model Maids





Title: Model Maids (Dragon Edition DE 153)
Author: John Hesner
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1967

"Their revels were fast and furious."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Midsummer Passion





Title: Midsummer Passion and Other Stories (Avon 177)
Author: Erskine Caldwell
Artist: Ann Cantor
Year: 1948

[STORY COPY]

Categories: 1940s Sleaze and GGA

A House in the Uplands





Title: A House in the Uplands (Signet 686)
Author: Erskine Caldwell
Artist: Robert Jonas
Year: 1948

Categories: 1940s Sleaze and GGA

Celeste, The Gold Coast Virgin





Title: Celeste, The Gold Coast Virgin (Dell Mapback 382)
Author: Rosamond Marshall
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1950

California in the lusty days of the 1900's

Categories: 1950s Sleaze and GGA

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Sisterhood





Title: The Sisterhood (BEACON B659X)
Author: Sheldon Lord (house pseudonym used by Milo Perichitch)
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1963

"Women without men in a forbidden variation of the game of love."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Lesbians and Lesbiana

Natalie's Lesbian Neighbor





Title: Natalie's Lesbian Neighbor (VISION 6009)
Author: Frank Trumbull
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1973

Categories: 1970s Sleaze and GGA, Lesbians and Lesbiana

The Narrow Line





Title: The Narrow Line (Beacon B 610 F)
Author: Herb Roberts
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1963

"Snared in a tangled web of woman-lust, Lorraine could not resist..."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Lesbians and Lesbiana

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Invitation





Title: The Invitation (Signal Beam Softcover Library B802X)
Author: Bette Held
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1965

"An astonishing novel about suburbia's inner circle, and their favorite party game."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA