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February 8, 2021

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things!

January is gone, a haze, a blur. We were all struck with Covid and the whole month of January is a black hole. But now it's February and we're getting back to work finding great stories from the pulp era to bring back to life.

When we left off in December we had various books in various stages of completion. We've since brought most of them out and published them. The two we're most excited about are The Queen of the Black Coast by Robert E. Howard which we updated by adding one story, and A Witch Shall Be Born, also by Howard, which is new. This leaves us with only The Hour of the Dragon and we'll have the entire Conan the Barbarian series produced. We're working on The Hour of the Dragon, a five part serial novel, this week.
The Queen of the Black Coast by Robert E. Howard
Three stories of Conan the Cimmerian in which he faces monsters, fearsome wizards, ancient curses and the love of a mighty pirate woman.
Rogues in the House (1934)
Shadows in the Moonlight (1934)
Queen of the Black Coast (1934)
We added:
The Devil in Iron (1934)

No one had bought this book individually so there are no readers to be updated.
A Witch Shall Be Born by Robert E. Howard
Two stories of the adventures of Conan the Barbarian. In A Witch Shall Be Born, a witch takes over the kingdom ruled by her sister. In Jewels of Gwahlur, Conan searches for lost treasure in a lost city.
A Witch Shall Be Born (1934)
Jewels of Gwahlur (1935)
At the suggestion of our friends at Paperback Warrior we added another book of Norman A. Daniels mysteries.
Murder Wheel and Other Stories – From gangsters carving out territories, to a serial killer preying upon young nurses, to the quest to recover a holy Tibetan prayer wheel, there is plenty of murder to go around.
Satan Holds a Seance (1942)
Boomerang Blade (1936)
The Scalpel Of Hate (1934)
The Copper Cobra (1942)
Murder Wheel (1934)

The Scalpel of Hate was published in Spicy Detective and so it's a lot more risque than typical Norman A. Daniels fare.
We usually try to have some kind of a theme for our sale books, but that was too complex a task for us this month. We just picked some books we liked and ran with it.

On Sale This Month.

The Miracle of the Lily by Clare Winger Harris
Three classic novelettes of reincarnation, evolution and revolution by a pioneer of female science fiction writers.
A Certain Soldier (1927) – A story of reincarnation and ancient Rome
The Miracle of the Lily (1928) – Insects were, and still are, mankind’s greatest enemies, and will remain so for many years to come.
The Ape Cycle (1930) – No more will man rule . . . From the ranks of his servants the apes, springs a new leader . . . .
Vulcan’s Dolls (1952) by Margaret St. Clair
The Weeping Doll lay on Fyon’s pink sands. When Don Haig picked it up, the cosmic battle between Vulcan and Mulciber would begin!
The Phantom Hand by Victor Rousseau
Don Wenworth, aided by Sudh Hafiz, a Babist priest, battles Godfrey Moore, power mad practitioner of black magic. At stake is his life and the life of his fiancee. An astounding novel of Black Magic, eery murders, and weird occult happenings occasioned by The Phantom Hand. (1932)
The Free Shall Live by Georges Surdez
Four stories of courage and honor in the face of certain death by Georges Surdez, the master of French Foreign Legion fiction. The term “Russian Roulette” was coined by Surdez in the story of the same name.
Legionnaires’ Way (1941) – Young Lieutenant Lesprade addresses himself to Major Takamura in a manner a Japanese gentleman must heed
The Blood Call (1939) – Take this money, Legionnaire, and get back to your drinking. For on a September afternoon in ‘seventeen, you killed my brother
Russian Roulette (1937) – The strange case of Sergeant Burkowski, who died many deaths, and his friend Feldheim, who had to explain one of them to their superior officers
The Free Shall Live (1941) – Strange savage war in the desert: British, Italians, Free French —and the others. But a boy from Brooklyn saves the day
Stark - Man Without a Tribe by Leigh Brackett
The Eric John Stark novels by Leigh Brackett.
Eric John Stark was born on Mercury to miners who died in a cave-in. He was brought up by Mercurian aborigines and given the name N’Chaka, meaning “the man without a tribe”. Stark grew up to become a wanderer, a warrior, a rebel, and — a legend.
Queen of the Martian Catacombs (1949)
Gaunt giant and passionate beauty, they dragged their thirst-crazed way across the endless crimson sands in a terrible test of endurance. For one of them knew where cool life-giving water lapped old stones smooth—a place of secret horror that it was death to reveal!
Enchantress Of Venus (1949)
Laughing, she cast him down into the hideous depths, beneath the seas of flaming gas, to where dead blossoms swayed, whispering, over strangely jumbled rains . . . But there he found the secret of her power, and came surging back—up from the depths, up from the seas, the tortured swamps to storm her forbidding shrine and seek her within, death like a gift in his hands . . .
Black Amazon of Mars (1951)
Grimly Eric John Stark slogged toward that ancient Martian city—with every step he cursed the talisman of Ban Cruach that flamed in his blood-stained belt. Behind him screamed the hordes of Ciaran, hungering for that magic jewel—ahead lay the dread abode of the Ice Creatures—at his side stalked the whispering spectre of Ban Cruach, urging him on to a battle Stark knew he must lose!
Doom Trails a Buckeroo – Three Novelettes by Ed Earl Repp
Doom Trails a Buckeroo (1941)
Men called Kirby a fool for betting his outfit against that of a border-hopping rustler, but he knew that unless he could beat Deacon Evans at his own crooked game, there was no place for him in the cow country.
Hurricane Hellion (1943)
Would that half of a copper plate engraved with the secret of a fortune in gold mean peace and prosperity to the strange youth and the gigantic rancher-or would it mean grim bushwack death?
Killers’ Cattle-Drive (1945)
When Tom Lincoln finally found the scarfaced murderer he had sought so long, he knew that the cards were stacked against him, and instead of roaring Dodge City at trail’s end, he’d meet the same bitter fate as had his cowman dad-a bullet in the back from a gunman no one could kill!
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