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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 5,983MI6 Agent

    This week some naughty girls who charge for their time…there is a hotel, actually called Waterfront Hotel, in Cebu City here (more useless information)



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  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,578MI6 Agent

    No Last Names - that's the way to do it. 😉

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 5,983MI6 Agent

    😂😂😂

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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 5,983MI6 Agent

    Some movie tie-ins this week…



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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 35,974Chief of Staff

    Love those. I used to have both of the Pan Hammer Omnibuses, but I've foolishly lost them over the years.

  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 5,983MI6 Agent

    Breaking into this thread to plug the first installment of the Christmas Special, it’s ready to read now!

    The AJB007 Christmas Special 2023 — ajb007

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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 5,983MI6 Agent

    More hard-boiled than suave superspy…


    …and some more covers of classic novels…Dracula is definitely Lugosi influenced…


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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 5,983MI6 Agent

    The Home To Harlem cover reminds me of the nightclub scene in the novel LALD




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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 35,974Chief of Staff

    It does! I've not read any of these (maybe "Daughter If Fu Manchu" many years ago) but I've seen the films of "Lost Weekend" and "Werewolf Of Paris" (filmed by Hammer as "Curse Of The Werewolf").

    Again a nice assortment of startling covers and please keep 'em coming.

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,578MI6 Agent

    Saw this on a Facebook group and thought I'd share it here:


    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 5,983MI6 Agent

    Thanks for posting that @Silhouette Man I haven’t seen that one before.

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  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,578MI6 Agent
    edited December 2023

    No, neither have I so I thought I'd share it here.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 5,983MI6 Agent

    Some nice covers here…



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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 5,983MI6 Agent

    Most of the books I sold were either British or American but there was one time when someone brought in a couple of boxes of Australian Star books - these were some of the titles…



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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 5,983MI6 Agent

    Greenleaf was probably the most notorious pulp paperback publishing house in the USA - sensational stories with lurid covers - they fetch very high prices…



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  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,578MI6 Agent

    This Is A Nightstand Book - indeed! 😉

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 5,983MI6 Agent

    I don’t often post pictures of modern covers but these postcard books from Prion published in 2000/2002 are worth it because each one contains postcards of classic pulp era paperback covers (23 or 31 per volume). These could be detached and used, but only and idiot would do such a thing! The covers and blurbs tell you what awaits within!



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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 35,974Chief of Staff

    Wonderful, CHB! 🙂

  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,347Chief of Staff

    These book covers are tremendous…I’ll admit it does leave me wondering what the actual stories are like ☺️

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  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,578MI6 Agent
    edited January 15

    We're told never to judge a book by its cover, but sometimes it's really hard not to. Such is the power of good (or bad) cover art!

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,578MI6 Agent

    I saw this Pelican Books cover again recently for this non-fiction book and I thought it was quite brilliant:


    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 5,983MI6 Agent

    I’ve never seen this one @Silhouette Man thanks for posting.

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  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,578MI6 Agent
    edited January 20

    Yes, it's a good one. I have a different cover for this book but I don't think I have this one.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 5,983MI6 Agent

    Pan Books Covers…



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  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 3,124MI6 Agent

    I assume the cover for Alcoholism is supposed to be out of focus ?

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,578MI6 Agent

    Yes, that's it. Like the viewer or the man in the picture is drunk. It's very clever for a photographic cover.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 5,983MI6 Agent

    Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of men? These paperbacks were based on the popular 1930s pulp fiction character, The Shadow. The original writer was Walter Gibson, but these books are credited to house name Maxwell Grant, and most of the later entries in the Shadow series from Belmont are in fact written by Dennis Lynds who used many pseudonyms in his career of over 200 published novels, including Michael Collins and William Arden.



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