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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Bestsellers

Back in the early 1980s, a series of magazines was published by Viaduct Publishing with the title Complete Bestsellers, later shortened to Bestsellers. I was digging around for information on the artists who had contributed to the various issues and found that the series had extended beyond those titles currently listed on the Fictionmags Index. I found a reference to a vol. 4 no.3, although there's a chance it might be a typo. The following lists adds a little information on illustrators and some additional titles, although there are still a surprising number of gaps. Can anyone help with information or scans?

Complete Bestsellers [v1 #1, May-Jun 1981]
The Adventure of the Speckled Band * Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; illus. Mark Grimsdale

Complete Bestsellers [v1 #2, Jul-Aug 1981]
(unknown)

Complete Bestsellers [v1 #3, Sep-Oct 1981]
A Scandal in Bohemia * Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Complete Bestsellers [v1 #4, Nov-Dec 1981]
The Hound of the Baskervilles * Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; illus. Neil McDonald

Complete Bestsellers [v1 #5, 1982]
(unknown)

Complete Bestsellers [v1 #6, 1982]
(unknown)

Complete Bestsellers [v1 #7, 1982]
(unknown)

Complete Bestsellers [v1 #8, 1982]
Lady Chatterley's Lover * D. H. Lawrence

Complete Bestsellers [v1 #9, 1982] (cover: Tom Chantrell)
Flashman * George MacDonald Fraser; illus. C. L. Doughty

Complete Bestsellers [v1 #10, 1982]
The Eiger Sanction * Trevanian

Complete Bestsellers [v1 #11, 1982]
A Town Like Alice * Neville Shute

Complete Bestsellers [v1 #12, 1982]
Casino Royale * Ian Fleming; illus. Kim Raymond

Complete Bestsellers [v2 #1, 1982] (cover: Tom Chantrell)
The Thirty Nine Steps * John Buchan; illus. C. L. Doughty

Complete Bestsellers [v2 #2, 1982]
Wilt * Tom Sharpe

Complete Bestsellers [v2 #3, 1982]
Class * Jilly Cooper

Complete Bestsellers [v2 #4, 1982]
The Looking-Glass War * John Le Carré

Complete Bestsellers [v2 #5, 1982] (cover by Tom Chantrell)
The Man with the President's Mind * Ted Allbeury; illus. Michael Whittlesea

Complete Bestsellers [v2 #6, 1982]
The Great Gatsby * F. Scott Fitzgerald

Complete Bestsellers [v2 #7, 1982]
Tregaron's Daughter * Madeleine Brent

Complete Bestsellers [v2 #8, 1982] (cover: Tom Chantrell)
Bridge on the River Kwai * Pierre Boulle; illus. John M. Burns

Complete Bestsellers [v2 #9, 1982] (cover by Tom Chantrell)
Georgy Girl * Margaret Foster; illus. Gillian Hunt

Complete Bestsellers [v2 #10, 1982]
The Quiller Memorandum * Adam Hall

Complete Bestsellers [v2 #11, 1982]
A Murder of Quality * John Le Carré; illus. John M. Burns

Complete Bestsellers [v2 #12] (cover by Tom Chantrell)
Black Narcissus * Rumer Godden; illus. William Le Fever

Bestsellers [v3 #1]
(unknown)

Bestsellers [v3 #2]
Modestry Blaise * Peter O'Donnell

Bestsellers [v3 #3] (cover: Tom Chantrell)
The Best of Sherlock Holmes * Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introduction by Julian Symons; illus. C. L. Doughty

Bestsellers [v3 #4]
(unknown)

Bestsellers [v3 #5]
(unknown)

Bestsellers [v3 #6]
(unknown)

Bestsellers [v3 #7]
(unknown)

Bestsellers [v3 #8] (cover by Diane Cohen)
Fer-de-Lance * Rex Stout; illus. Martin Salisbury

Bestsellers [v3 #9, 1983]
Best of Aldiss * Brian Aldiss; illus. Stuart Firth


Bestsellers [v4 #3, 1983]
The League of Frightened Men * Rex Stout

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