Created by Gil Brewer
Pseudonyms include Bailey Morgan, Eric Fitzgerald, Frank Sebastian, Jack Holland, Roy Carroll, Elaine Evans and Barry Miles, as well as the house name of Ellery Queen
Yet another P.I. PBO from the fertile pen of Gil Brewer. In this one, private peeper LEE BARON gets blindsided by an old flame. The backcover blurb speaks for itself:
Wait. Maybe it's the front cover that really does the talking.
Brewer was a mainstay of the fifties pulp fiction scene, specializing in steamy noir thrillers. Besides hisd short stories appearing numerous times in the hard-boiled digests of the time, under numerous pseudonyms, he also cranked out thirty or so paperback originals, usually offering plenty of tough action, dark twists and a generous dollop of sleaze and tease, with such tantalizing titles as The Vengeful Virgin and Nude on Thin Ice. Some of his other private eyes include, Bill Maddern, Sam & Tate Morgan and Bill Death. Other pen names he used over his long career included Bailey Morgan, Eric Fitzgerald, Frank Sebastian, Jack Holland, Roy Carroll, Elaine Evans and Barry Miles, as well as the house name of Ellery Queen.
A great checklist, from David Rachel's always great Noirboiled Notes.
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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