Mark, I haven't read all the books you mentioned, and it's been a long time
since I read any of them, but here are the ones I remember liking best. Of
those, the Colby, Conroy, Demaris, and Dodge (really Stephen Becker) are the
ones I remember most vividly. But I enjoyed them all. That's just me,
though, so read at your own risk..
- John Dickson Carr, CAPTAIN CUT-THROAT (Bantam)--I believe this one might
be a classic of some sort?
- James Hadley Chase, THE DOUBLE SHUFFLE (Signet)
- Robert Colby, THE CAPTAIN MUST DIE (GM)
- Albert Conroy, DEVIL IN DUNGAREES (GM)
- Ovid Demaris, MACHINE GUN MCCAIN (previously CANDYLEG) (GM)--I believe mentioned here a while back--need to check the archives
- Steve Dodge, THE SHANGHAI INCIDENT (GM)--another nice cover
- William Haggard, VENETIAN BLIND (Corgi)
- James Mayo, HAMMERHEAD (Dell)
- Kin Platt, THE KISSING GOURAMI (Pyramid)--cover bills Platt as an Edgar winner?
- Victor Rosen, A GUN IN HIS HAND (GM)--great cover
- Richard Sale, HOME IS THE HANGMAN (Popular)
- Bud Schulberg, THE HARDER THEY FALL (Signet)
- Scott C.S. Stone, THE DRAGON'S EYE (GM)--nifty cover art
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