That's the one, thank you!
--- On Wed, 10/22/08, jacquesdebierue <email@example.com> wrote:
From: jacquesdebierue <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: The Detective Book Club
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 9:22 AM
--- In rara-avis-l@ yahoogroups. com, John Stickney <stickney_jj@ ...> wrote:
> Recently I've stumbled across a 1950-1960 hardbound book series
from the The Detective Book Club - each volume contains three novels
- one volume included a novel by Lionel White (Invitation to
Violence), Alan Amos (Fatal Harvest) and Doris Siegel (How Still My
Love). The series seems somewhat akin to a reader's digest version of
bestselling novels. Can anyone tell me something about this series?
Are the novels abridged versions of the published novels?
I assume you're talking about a series of "triples" with very basic,
cardboardy, often greenish covers. The novels are not abridged, at
last the ones I have read. Over the years I have amassed many of these
from yard sales, estate sales and such. They are a good way to find
reading copies of long out of print material, such as the Lionel White
you mention. The series lasted at least into the seventies, if I
recall correctly. One of the worst novels I have ever read, penned by
Frank Gruber, came in one of these triples. It was about the red scare.
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