Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Mickey Spillane

From: Robert Elkin (
Date: 29 Oct 2007

Jim wrote:
"Dutton did the hardback first. The Signet edition was a reprint, not a PBO."

Signet was a reprint house anyway in 1947, not a publisher of originals. If memory serves, 1951's JEALOUS WOMAN was one of the first originals by a major PB house (Avon, in this instance), a thing deemed very risky & perhaps too "lowbrow" at the time to be a reputable medium.

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