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"MORELLI, Spike" - [NEWTON, William (William Simpson), 1923-2009] : COFFIN FOR A CUTIE.

Stoke-on-Trent : Archer Press, (1950). First edition. "Sam Case was brought up in a swamp cabin in Georgia. He was a rough kid who was used to finding things out for himself. This is the story of how he found out plenty ...". Typical post-war pulp fare from one of the Archer Press stable and William Newton under one of his various pseudonyms, with a delicious Reginald Heade cover.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; US price sticker to top corner; a few slight nicks and creases; text a little tanned, but a very good copy. This edition not found in any COPAC library.

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"MORELLI, Spike" - [NEWTON, William (William Simpson), 1923-2009] : COFFIN FOR A CUTIE.

Stoke-on-Trent : Archer Press, [1950]. First edition. "Sam Case was brought up in a swamp cabin in Georgia. He was a rough kid who was used to finding things out for himself. This is the story of how he found out plenty ...". Typical post-war pulp fare from one of the Archer Press stable and William Newton under one of his various pseudonyms.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial staplede wrappers - cutie on a coffin from Reginald Heade; American price over-printed on upper wrapper; "Printed in England" stamp on title-page; GB copyright label (1950) on verso of half-title; tiny chips at foot and and corners; a few faint marks; text lightly tanned and slightly bruised at one corner; overall still a very good copy.

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"MORELLI, Spike" - [NEWTON, William (William Simpson), 1923-2009] : DEATH FOR A DOLL.

New York : Leisure Library, (1952). First edition. "Eddie Callao came up the hard way, from the filth of a Chicago back street ... Then, into his life came a dame of his own breed". Although there was presumably an English edition, perhaps under a different title, this has not been traced.
Foolscap 4to (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - a blonde in red from Reginald Heade; a little warped and wrinkled from damp; some minor wear; small scuff to upper wrapper; larger scuff and a pronounced crease to lower wrapper; text a little tanned; a reading copy. No copy of any edition traced in the major UK libraries.

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"MORELLI, Spike" - [NEWTON, William (William Simpson), 1923-2009] : TAKE IT, AND LIKE IT.

Cleveland : Kaywin Publishers, (1951). First American edition. Brutal gangster Alex Raza is on the run from the law - a young girl becomes involved. First published by Archer in the UK in 1950. Spike Morelli was originally the name of a character in Forrest R. Brown's western "Powdersmoke Trail" (1938).
Crown 8vo (18cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - a design by Reginald Heade; just a touch of rubbing and wear, but a very good copy. No copy of this edition traced in any major UK library.

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"MORELLI, Spike" - [NEWTON, William (William Simpson), 1923-2009] : THIS WAY FOR HELL.

New York : Leisure Library, (1952). First edition. "When dames get tough anything can happen" - a Shaun O'Malley mystery. Although there was presumably an English edition, perhaps under a different title, this has not been traced.
Foolscap 4to (18cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - a green-eyed redhead with a gun from Reginald Heade; a touch of wear to tips; a hint of rusting to staples, but a very good copy. Only a single copy (Bowling Green State University) located on WorldCat.

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