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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Red Seal Checklist

A Checklist of Red Seal Books Published by L. Miller (London)
By Victor A. Berch

Off-hand, I can’t really recall what prompted me to undertake this compilation of books published by the L. Miller Company of London, England under the series title of Red Seal Books.
___More than likely, it was my observation that I noticed that Allen J. Hubin, in his massive compilation of crime fiction, 1700-2000, had designated these books as hard-cover publications; when, in reality, they were all paperback publications.  I queried Mr. Hubin about this and his explanation was a simple one. It seems that if he does not designate a book as a paperback publication, the computer program automatically designates the book as a hard-cover book by default. Once that was explained, I noted that many, if not all, were republications of American paperbacks. And so I was anxious to know their origins. But first I had to know if such a list had been previously published.
___I contacted the English bookseller, Jamie Sturgeon, and asked him if any such list had been compiled before.  He graciously responded that he believed that another English acquaintance of mine, namely Steve Holland, had posted such a list some years back.
___I asked Steve if he could send me a copy, which he promptly forwarded on to me.
___Looking over the list, it was a bare-bones listing of book number, author, title and date.
___I then decided to check the list against the British Library’s holding and it soon became evident that there were some discrepancies between the list and the holdings of the British Library.  And so I set out to redo the list and decided to track down the American publications from which they were taken.
___Therefore, I would like to thank Jamie Sturgeon for putting me in touch with Steve Holland; for Steve Holland for supplying his listing; and for my friends, Kenneth R. Johnson and Katherine Godfrey, for supplying some of the copyright information  that was  missing from the on-line copyright records.

51. Chase, Borden, pseud. of Frank G. Fowler
___Lone Star [1956]
___Source: GM 236 [1952] ©May 7, 1952

52. Miller, Wade, pseud. of H. Billy Miller and Robert (Allison) Wade
___South of the Sun [1956]*
___Source: GM 331 [1953] © Sep. 4, 1953
___* The British Library has incorrectly dated this 1953, obviously taken from the US copyright date.

53. Mara, Bernard, pseud. of Brian Moore
___French for Murder [1956]*
___Source: GM 402 [1954] © May 5, 1954
___* The British Library has incorrectly dated this 1954, obviously taken from the US copyright date.

54. Merriman, Chad, pseud. of Giff(ord) (Paul) Cheshire
___Blood on the Sun [1956]
___Source: GM 271 [1952] © Dec. 5, 1952

55. Whittington, Harry (Benjamin)
___Fires That Destroy [1956]
___Source: GM 190 [1951] © Oct. 5, 1951

56. Cook, Fred James
___The Girl on the Lonely Beach [1956]
___Source: GM 431 [1954] © Sep. 3, 1954

57. Connolly, Paul, pseud. of Thomas G(rey) Wicker
___Tears Are for Angels [1956]
___Source: GM 224 [1952] © Mar. 5, 1952

58 Kay, Cameron, pseud. of Gore Vidal
 ___Thieves Fall Out [1956]*
 ___Source: GM 311 [1953] © July 3, 1953
___* The British Library has incorrectly dated this 1953, obviously taken from the US copyright date.
        
59, Westwood, Perry, pseud. of Llewellyn P. Holmes
___Six-Gun Code [1956]*
___Source: GM 299 [1953] © May 6, 1953
___*The British Library has incorrectly dated this 1953, obviously taken from the US copyright date.

60. Taylor, Robert W
___The Glitter and the Greed [1957]
___Source: GM: 461 [1955] © Mar. 1, 1955

61. McGuire, Atha
___Homicide Hussy [1957]
___Source: GM 502 [1955] © Aug. 1, 1955

62. Heuman,William
___Guns at Broken Bow [1957]
___Source: GM 131 [1950] © Dec. 6, 1950

63. Clements, Calvin [Joseph. Sr.]
___Satan Takes the Helm [1957]
___Source: GM 252 [1952] © Sep. 5, 1952

64. Glendinning, Richard (Edwin) (Jr.)
___Who Evil Thinks [1957]*
___Source: GM 262 © Nov. 5, 1952
___*The British Library has incorrectly dated this 1952, obviously taken from the US copyright date.

65. Adams, Clifton (H.)
___The Colonel’s Lady [1957]
___Source: GM 230 [1952] © Apr. 2, 1952

66. Cushman, Dan
___Jewel of the Java Sea [1957]
___Source: GM 142 © Feb. 7, 1951

67. Stewart, Logan, pseud. of Leslie R. Savage . Jr.
___They Died Healthy [1957]
___Source: GM 182 © Sep. 5, 1951

68. Marsten, Richard, pseud. of Evan Hunter
___Runaway Black [1957]
___Source: GM 415 © July 2, 1954

69. Bellah, James Warner
___The Apache [1957]
___Source: GM 155 © Apr. 5, 1951
___Note: A shorter version appeared as 'The Apache Curse' that ran in Saturday Evening Post, Feb. 17, 24 and Mar. 3, 1951

70. Zane, Lehi, pseud. of Sam S. Taylor
___Brenda [1957]
___Source: GM 264 [1952] © Nov. 5, 1952

71. Stewart, Logan, pseud. of Les Savage, Jr.
___War Bonnet Pass [1957]
___Source: GM 137 © Jan. 5, 1951; in notice 1950

72. Merriman, Chad, pseud. of Giff(ord Paul) Cheshire
___Ridge Runner. [1957]
___Source: GM 305 [1953] © June 6, 1953
___Note: Previously published in Blue Book Magazine under the title 'East to Wyoming', Sep. 1952, under the author’s real name. A novella expanded for book publication.

73. Heuman, William
      Roll the Wagons [1957]
      Source: GM 146 [1951] © Mar. 7, 1951

74. Jenkins, Will(iam) F(itzgerald)
___Son of the Flying Y [1957]
___Source: GM 161 [1951] © June 6, 1951

75. Himmel, Richard
___Two Deaths Must Die [1957]
___Source: GM 373 [1954] © Feb. 3, 1954

76. Cohen, Octavus Roy
___The Corpse That Walked [1957]
___Source: GM 138 [1951] © Jan. 5, 1951
___Note: A shorter version appeared in Collier’s under the title 'Masquerade in Miami', Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 1942.

77. Williams, Charles
___Go Home Stranger [1957]
___Source: GM 371 [1954] © Feb. 3, 1954

78. Runbeck, Margaret Lee
___Three Secrets [1957]
___Source: GM 150 [1951] © Nov. 6, 1950
___Note: Based on the screenplay by Martin Rakin and Gina Kaus from the story in Good Housekeeping, Aug. and Sep. 1950.

79. Hatten, Homer (Alvin), 1904-1955.
___Westport Landing [1957]
___Source: GM 157 [1951] © May, 4, 1951

80. Stanford, Don(ald) (Kent)
___The Slaughtered Lovelies [1957]
___Source: GM 116 [1950] © Aug. 2, 1950

81. Meservey, Russ(ell) C(lare)
___Masquerade into Madness [1957]
___Source: GM 302 [1953] © June 6, 1953

82. Hatten, Homer (Alvin), 1904-1955.
___Conquest [1957]
___Source: GM 215 [1952] © Feb. 6, 1952

83. Glendinning, Richard E(dwin) (Jr.)
___Terror in the Sun [1957]
___Source: GM 237 [1952] © May 7, 1952

84. Alan, Henry, pseud. of Alan Henry Orloff
___Wagon Train Woman [1957]
___Source: GM 344 [1953] © Oct. 7, 1953

85. Ballard, Willis Todhunter
___Walk in Fear [1957]
___Source: GM 259 [1952] © Oct. 3, 1952

86. Dean, Dudley, pseud. of Dudley Dean McGaughey
___Ambush at Rincon [1957]
___Source: GM 318 [1953] © July 6, 1953

87. Albert, Marvin H
___Lie Down with Lions [1957]
___Source: GM 1955 © Sep. 29, 1955

88. Baker, Ledru [Jr.]
___And Be My Love [1957]
___Source: GM 183 [1951] © Sep. 5, 1951

89. Chaze, Elliott
___Black Wings Has My Angel [1957]
___Source: GM 296 © May 6, 1953

90. Craig, Jonathan, pseud. of Frank E. Smith
___The Dead Darling [1958]
___Source: GM 531 [1955] © Nov. 2. 1955

91. Adams, Clifton
___Whom Gods Destroy [1958]
___Source: GM 291 [1953] © Apr. 3, 1953

92. Packer, Vin, pseud. of Marijane Meaker
___Look Back to Love [1958]
___Source: GM 324 [1953] © Aug. 5, 1953

93. Adams, Fay, pseud. of Velma Clark
___To Love, To Hate [1958]
___Source: GM 333 [1953] © Sep. 4, 1953

94. Kieran, James
___Come Murder Me [1958]
___Source: GM 150 [1951] © Mar. 7, 1951

95. Fischer, Bruno
___Fools Walk In [1958]
___Source: GM 209 [1951] ©Jan. 4, 1952; in notice 1951

96. Williams, Charles
___Hell Hath No Fury [1958]
___Source: GM 286 [1953] ©Mar. 4, 1953

97. Williams, Charles
___Hill Girl [1958]
___Source: GM 141  [1951] © Feb. 7, 1951

98. Mitchell, Will
___The Goldfish Murders [1958]
___Source: GM 118 [1950] © Sep. 6, 1950

99. Loomis, Noel M.
___The Maricopa Trail [1958]
___Source: GM s661 [1957] ©Apr. 27, 1957
      
100. Miller, Wade, pseud. of H. Billy Miller and Robert (Allison) Wade
____The Big Guy [1958]
____Source: GM 279 [1953] ©Feb. 4, 1953

101. Myers, Virginia
____Escape from Morales [1958]
____Source: GM 320 [1953] © July 6, 1953

102. Boswell, Charles and Thompson, Lewis
____The Girl in Lover’s Lane [1958
____Source GM 334 [1953] © Sep. 4, 1953

103. Whittington, Harry (Benjamin)
____Brute in Brass [1958]
____Source; GM 595 [1956] © Aug. 30, 1956

104. Goodis, David
____Street of No Return [1958]
____Source: GM 428 [1954] © Sep. 8, 1954

105. White, Lionel
____The Snatchers [1958]
____Source: GM 304 [1953] ©June 6, 1953

106. Packer, Vin, pseud. of Marijane Meeker
____Dark Intruder [1958]
____Source: GM 250 [1952].© Sep. 5, 1952

107 Miller, Wade, pseud. of H. Billy Miller and Robert (Allison) Wade
____The Tiger’s Wife [1958]
____Source: GM 173 [1951] © Aug. 8, 1951

108. Rosen, Victor
____A Gun in His Hand [1958]
____Source: GM 154 [1951] © Apr. 6, 1951

109. Fischer, Bruno
____House of Flesh [1958]
____Source: GM 123 [1950] © Oct. 6. 1950

110. Heller, Mike, pseud. of Arnold Hanno
____So I’m A Heel [1958]
____Source: GM 664 [1957] © Apr. 27, 1957

111. Goodis, David
____Cassidy’s Girl [1958]
____Source: GM 189 [1951] © Oct. 5, 1951

112. McPartland, John
____I’ll See You in Hell [1958]
____Source: GM 578 [1956] © Apr. 26, 1956

113. Mason, Raymond
____And Two Shall Meet [1958]
____Source: GM 395 [1954] © Apr. 5, 1954

114. Craig, Jonathan, pseud. of Frank E. Smith
____Come Night, Come Evil [1959]
____Source: GM 716 [1957] © Nov. 29, 1957

115. Vail, John, pseud. of Robert Carse
____Blonde Savage [1959]
____Source: GM 476 [1955] © Apr. 28, 1955

116. Hynd, Alan
____Violence in the Night [1959]
____Source: GM 473 [1955] © Mar. 4, 1955

117. Mooney. Booth
____Here Is My Body [1959]
____Source: GM 218 [1952] © Feb. 6, 1952

118. Blood, Matthew, pseud. of Davis Dresser
____Death Is A Lovely Dame [1959]
____Source: GM 423 [1954] © Aug. 3, 1954

119. Fischer, Bruno
____The Fast Buck [1959]
____Source GM 270 [1952] © Dec. 5, 1952

120. Fox, Gardner F(rancis).
____The Gentleman Rogue [1959]
____Source: GM 394 [1954] © Apr. 5, 1954

121. Nye, Nelson (Coral)
____The Red Sombrero [1959]
____Source: Dodd, Mead & Co. Silver Star Western [1954] ©July 26, 1954. hc.

122. Schweitzer, Gertrude
____The Obsessed [1959]
____Source: GM 125 [1950] © Oct. 6. 1950

123. Ames, Robert. pseud. of Charles Clifford
____The Devil Drives [1959]
____Source: GM 269 [1952] © Dec. 5, 1952

124. Brady, Matt, pseud. of Joseph Shallett
____Take Your Last Look [1959]
____Source: GM 376 [1954] © Feb. 3, 1954

125. Goodis, David
____The Wounded and the Slain [1959]
____Source: GM 530 [1955] © Nov. 2, 1955

126. Brewer, Gil
____77 Rue Paradis [1959]
____Source: GM 448 [1954] © Dec. 30, 1954 in notice: 1955

127. McPartland, John
____The Wild Party [1959]
____Source: GM 596 [1956] © Mar. 30, 1956

128. Frazee, Steve
____Gold at Kansas Gulch [1959]
____Source: Lion Books LL130 [1953] © Mar. 27, 1953

129. Flagg, John
____Murder in Monaco. [1959]
____Source: GM 628 [1957] © Jan. 2, 1957

130. Borden, Lee, pseud. of Borden Deal
____The Secret of Sylvia [1959]
____Source: GM 744 [1958] © Feb. 27, 1958

131. Margolies, Leo
____Three Times Infinity [1959]
____Source: GM 726 [1958] © Jan. 2, 1958]

132. Appel, Benjamin
____Sweet Money Girl [1959]
____Source: GM 385 [1954] © Mar. 8, 1954

133. Packer, Vin, pseud. of Marijane Meaker
____Whisper His Sin [1959]
____Source: GM 426 [1954] © Sep. 3, 1954

134. Castle, Frank
____Lovely and Lethal [1959]
____Source: GM 695 [1957] © Aug. 29, 1957

135. Douglas, Dean, pseud. of Douglas De Mean
____Man Divided [1959]
____Source: GM 407 [1954] © Jun. 7, 1954

136. Hogan, Ray
____Ex-Marshal [1959]
____Source: Ace Books D-186 [1956] © Nov. 9, 1956

137. Foster, John
____Dark Heritage [1959]
____Source: GM 486 [1955] © Jun. 3, 1955

138. Whittington, Harry (Benjamin)
____You’ll Die Next [1959]
____Source: Ace Books D-63 [1954] © Jul. 23. 1954

139. Hogan, Ray
____Longhorn Law [1959]
____ Source: Ace Books D-248 [1957] © Oct. 11, 1958

140. Marr; Reed, pseud. of P. J. Reed-Marr
____Women Without Men [1959]
____Source: GM 638 [1957] © Jan. 29, 1957

141. Brewer, Gil
____Little Tramp [1959]
____Source: Crest Books 173 [1957] © Jun. 11, 1957

142. Fischer, Bruno
____The Lustful Ape [1959]
____Source: Lion Books 38 (as by Russell Gray) [1950]

143. Packer, Vin, pseud. of Marijane Meaker
____The Twisted Ones [1959]
____Source: GM s861 [1959] © Mar. 31,1959

144. Christian, Paula. pseud. of Yvonne McManus
____Edge of Twilight [1959]
____Source: Crest Books S-267 [1950] © Jan. 13,

145. Hogan, Ray
____Land of the Strangers [1959]*
____Source: Ace Books D-260 [1957] © Dec. 12, 1957
____* Incorrectly cited as No. 45 in British Library Catalog

146. Cooper, Morton
____Delinquent [1959]
____Source: Avon Books T-247 [1958] © June 17, 1958

147. Keene, Day
____Flight by Night [1960]
____Source: Ace Books D-170 © [1956] © July 12, 1956

148. Whittington, Harry (Benjamin)
____A Woman on the Place [1960]
____Source: Ace Books S 143 [1956] © Feb. 8, 1956

149. Ronns, Edward, pseud. of Edward S. Aarons
____Say It with Murder [1960]
____Source: Graphic Books. 76 [1954] © Mar. 24, 1954

150. Roeburt, John
____Corpse on the Town [1960]
____Source: Graphic Books 27 [1950] © Oct. 24, 1950

151. Ronns, Edward, pseud. of Edward S. Aarons
____Point of Peril [1960]
____Source: Bouregy & Curl [1956]© June 25, 1956

152. Shirreffs, Gordon D.
____Range Rebel [1960]
____Source: Pyramid Books 192 [1956] © Mar. 30, 1956

153. Ronns, Edward, pseud. of Edward S. Aarons
____Gang Rumble. [1960]
____Source: Avon Books T-262 [1958] © Aug. 19, 1958


RED SEAL GIANTS

[1] Verne, Jules
____Around the World in 80 Days [1957]
____1st French ed. Le Tour du Monde en Quatre-vingt Jours
____Originally published serially in Le Temps (Paris), Nov. 6, 1872-Dec, 22, 1872. Book form: Paris: J. Hetzel, Jan. 30, 1873
____1st American ed.: Around the World in Eighty Days
____Boston: James R. Osgood © June 22, 1873
____1st British ed.: Around the World in Eighty Days
____ London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle Nov. 1873

[2]  Jackson, Joseph Henry and Offord, Lenore Glen
____The Girl in the Belfry [1958]
____Source: GM s688 [1957] © July 30, 1957

[3] Jessup, Richard
____The Young Don’t Cry [1959]
____Source: GM s440 as The Cunning and the Haunted [1954] © Nov. 2, 1954

[4] Packer, Vin, pseud. of Marijane Meaker
____5:45 to Suburbia [1959]
____Source: GM s731 [1958] © Jan. 30, 1958

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