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

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Street Law


I just discovered this sinister track "Goodbye My Friend" (from Enzo Castellari’s 1974 Death Wish clone: Il Cittadino Si Ribella aka Street Law) on a vinyl comp of Italian film scores from The M & G Orchestra. The vinyl version sounds superior and might be a variant. The disk has another 5-6 great tracks and was one of my better recent record finds.

In the Shadows





Title: In the Shadows (Midwood No. F139)
Author: Joan Ellis
Artist: Robert Maguire
Year: 1962

"She longed to declare a love that the world would not accept... Was it right to love her brother's wife so passionately?"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Lesbians and Lesbiana

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Sl*t's Paradise





Title: Slut's Paradise (RAVEN RB 731)
- [PUBLISHER LINK]
Author: Marc Haynes
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1965

He ran a hotel for high priced bimbos and leering lesbians...

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Lesbians and Lesbiana

Monday, August 10, 2015

Hot Flesh





Title: Hot Flesh (RAVEN RB 711)
Author: Dino Romano
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1963

"Consumed by the fires of unnatural lusts in a [sic] they went beyond the limits of promiscuity and committed the most unpardonable sin!"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Lesbians and Lesbiana

Friday, July 17, 2015

Sin Show





Title: Sin Show (Midnight Reader MR 403)
Author: Don Holliday
Artist: Unknown (likely Robert Bonfils or Harold McCauley)
Year: 1961

"They sold sawdust and sex in a rolling Love-Circus! Passion for sale on a midway of loose living women and sex-hungry men. Here they are--a side show of warped morals and animal heat among the girlie shows and con games of a sucker paradise that knows no bounds."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Window Swapper





Title: The Window Swapper (Companion CB 646)
Author: Gavin Hayward
Artist: Robert Bonfils
Year: 1970

"He was a peeping tom with an urge to join the action"

Categories: Gay Male

Blonde Trap





Title: Blonde Trap (Beacon B150)
Author: Ernie Weatherall
Artist: Photo
Year: 1957

"She kissed...cuddled...squeezed...til it hurt!"

Categories: 1950s Sleaze and GGA

Bedroom Windows





Title: Bedroom Windows (SOFTCOVER LIBRARY B865X)
Author: Arthur Adlon
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1965

"A community incensed by an anonymous peeper--who made use of what he saw!"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Friday, July 10, 2015

Utah Blaine / Desert Showdown





Title: Utah Blaine / Desert Showdown (aka: The Spell of the Desert) (Ace Double D-48)
Author: Louis L'Amour (writing as: Jim Mayo); Brad Ward
Artist: Norman Saunders
Year: 1954

"Lynch law ruled in this valley of masked men."

Categories: Westerns

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Man to Man





Title: Man to Man (Thrilling Novels 17)
Author: Jackson Gregory
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1950

"He was a trouble-shooting hombre in a colt-crazy land."

Categories: Westerns