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Blast From The Past #7

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Apr 192014
 
Blast From The Past #7

The Sherlock Holmes Museum
221b Baker Street London NW1 6XE  England

  
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson lived at 221b Baker Street between 1881-1904, according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The house is protected by the British Government due to its special architectural and historical interest. The 1st floor study overlooking Baker Street is still faithfully maintained for posterity as it was kept in Victorian Times. Open every day of the year (except Christmas Day).

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Blast From The Past #6

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Apr 182014
 
Blast From The Past #6

Perry Mason TV Series
(1957-1966)

Perry Mason, portrayed by Raymond Burr, is a fictional Los Angeles defense attorney who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. Many episodes are based on stories written by Gardner, others are based on characters created by him. At one time, the show was television's most successful and longest-running lawyer series


Cast 
Executive Producer Gail Patrick Jackson

Perry Mason: Defense attorney (Raymond Burr)
Della Street: Mason's confidential secretary (Barbara Hale)
Paul Drake: Private investigator (William Hopper)
Hamilton Burger: District Attorney (William Talman)
Lieutenant Arthur Tragg Police homicide detective (Ray Collins)
Lieutenant Andy Anderson: Police homicide detective (Wesley Lau)
Lieutenant Steve Drumm: Police homicide detective (Richard Anderson)
Dr. Hoxie: Medical examiner (Michael Fox)
Gertrude "Gertie" Glade: Mason's frequently mentioned receptionist (Connie Cezon)
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Blast From The Past #5

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Apr 172014
 
Blast From The Past #5

Dr. No (1962)
Directed by Terence Young


James Bond is sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of a fellow British agent. The trail leads him to the underground base of Dr. No, who is plotting to disrupt an early American manned space launch with a radio beam weapon


Cast
 Directed by Shaun Terence Young (1915-1994)
Produced by Harry Saltzman (1915-1994) and Albert R. Broccoli (1909-1996)

Sean Connery as James Bond
Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder
Joseph Wiseman as Dr. No
Jack Lord as Felix Leiter
Bernard Lee as M
Anthony Dawson as Professor R.J. Dent
Eunice Gayson as Sylvia Trench
Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny
Peter Burton as Major Boothroyd
 
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Blast From The Past #4

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Apr 162014
 
Blast From The Past #4

The Way Some People Die (1951)
by Ross Mcdonald
 

Mrs. Samuel Lawrence gives Lew Archer 50 dollars for one day of his time to find her daughter Galatea. Archer soon discovers she was married to a small-time mobster named Joe Tarantine. And shortly after that, a big-time mobster offers him five thousand to find Tarantine. The investigation quickly gains a body count and Lew is constantly drawn from Los Angeles, to Palm Springs, San Francisco, and back again, trying to tie together details that seem as random as they are violent.

Printing History
Written by Kenneth Millar (1915-1983)

Knopf
1951
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Blast From The Past #3

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Apr 152014
 
Blast From The Past #3

The Roman Hat Mystery (1929)
by Ellery Queen



The poisoning of a disreputable lawyer named Monte Field in the Roman Theater in New York City during a performance of a play called "Gunplay!". Although the play is a sold-out hit, the corpse is discovered seated surrounded by empty seats. A number of suspects whose pasts had made them potentially susceptible to blackmail are in the theater at the time, some connected with the Roman Theater and some audience members. The case is investigated by Inspector Richard Queen of the Homicide Squad with the assistance of his son Ellery. The principal clue in the mystery is the disappearance of the victim's top hat, and it is suspected that the hat may have contained papers with which the victim was blackmailing the murderer.

Printing History
Written by Frederic Dannay (1905-1982) and Manfred Bennington Lee (1905–1971)

USA Edition
Frederick A. Stokes

UK Edition
Gollancz

copyright 1929 
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Apr 142014
 
Blast From The Past #2

The Blonde (1958)
Written by Alan G Yates (1922-1985)


The blonde play girl  knew too much and talked too much
So somebody decided to silence her...........permanently

Grant Roberts Cover

When a blonde Hollywood party girl who has been to one too wild brawl too many agrees to tell all on a candid TV show, somebody blows her up before she can name names coast to coast. This leaves  free wheeling California cop, Al Wheeler to pick up the pieces as he treads his way through a labyrinth of beauties in a hot and heady chase to catch the killer. 



Lee Manning, filmland Romeo, committed suicide after a Hollywood bash. Or did he? Georgia Brown, babbling blonde, could tell what really happened. But would she? Paula Reid, demon TV interviewer,m was going to spill the facts on her TV show. But could she? Before the story got a chance to sizzle the airwaves, a killer stepped in and stopped George Brown dead. So Pine City Police Lieutenant Al Wheeler plays a near fatal role in an underground production of murder.


Printing History

Horwitz Editions
Numbered Series #67 August 1958
International Edition #2 February1961
International Edition #58 May 1969
Horwitz Double #5a 1979

New American Library
Signet Books
#1565 November 1958
#1565 (Canada) December 1958
S1972 May 1961
D3297 1967
Signet Double (E8961) December 1979
Signet Double (Canada) 1979
Signet Double (AE1703) August 1982

Bonus Covers

 Netherlands

Brazil

USA

Japan

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Apr 142014
 
Blast From The Past #1

The Human Time Bomb (1969)
Written by William L Rhodes

Mr Judas Returns

Something strange was going on at the Reed-Farben chemical plant. Something that threatened the United States' entire defense system, something evil. No one outside knew what it was. And if they did, they would not talk. And if they talked, they did not live long. If AXE did not have answers soon, it would be too late. That is when Nick Carter moved in. On a mountain girl with the right connections, on a beautiful Germany scientist with highly classified secrets, on an impossible mission where violence and murder were standard operating procedure and the horrible resemblance between persons living and dead was everything buy coincidental. Nick is to match wits with his arch enemy, 

George Gross Cover
Printing History
Written by William L Rhodes

Award Edition
1st (A456X) July 1969
2nd (A456X) August 1970
3rd (AQ1474) July 1975
Charter (441-34909) August 1981

Tandem Edition
1st (4167) 1969
Reprint (5426) 1970
Reprint (7405) 1971, December 1972
Reprint (426-17320)
Star Reprint (352-30485) 1979

Notes
This title was originally posted on January 25th 2011
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Is It Summer Yet?

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Apr 122014
 
Is It Summer Yet?

With the weather in the 70's all week here, I have been bike riding four times this week. I took this picture on Friday  morning in the middle of my 15 mile ride in south east Denver. The two mountains have quite a bit of snow s they had been dumped with lots of snow. Maybe e will skip spring and head on into summer. But Sunday's forecast is a high of 39 with rain and or snow.


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Can Ladies Kill? by Peter Cheyney

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Apr 112014
 

The fourth title in the Lemmy Caution series 



In the morgue office there ain't anybody there at all. One goes through the office into the corpse room.Switch on the light and there one starts pulling out the trays with the stiffs on. The morgue was found alright. He was in number five trying to look sorta surprised. Which he was entitled to be .....somebody had shot this guy three times.



Printing History
Written by Reginald Evelyn Peter Southouse Cheyney (1896-1951)

William Collins, Sons & Co. Ltd. 
1938


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Death And Taxes by David Dodge

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Apr 102014
 
Introducing, James “Whit” Whitney, as a tax accountant turned detective in 1940s San Francisco.
 


 San Francisco tax accountant James “Whit” Whitney is summoned home from a vacation in Santa Cruz to help his partner recover a hefty tax refund for a beautiful blonde client named Marian Wolff. When he returns to his office, Whit finds his partner, George MacLeod, dead in the firm’s vault, with a small hole in the bridge of his nose. In order to complete the tax return and uncover the murderer, Whit becomes a reluctant detective and nearly gets himself killed in the process.


Printing History
Written by David F Dodge (1910-1974)

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1941
London: Michael Joseph, 1947
New York: Popular Library, 1948 (PL 168)
Eugene, Or.: Bruin Books, 2010 (Bruin Crimeworks)


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