Lawrence Treat


Nearly One-and-Done

D as in Dead by Lawrence Treat

An excerpt from Steve Carper’s series “One-and-Dones” that appears in The Digest Enthusiast No. 7–9:

Paperback Prices by Graham Holroyd lists two books, D as in Dead, by mystery great Lawrence Treat, and The Lisping Man, by Frank Rawlings, as Atlas Books from the Hercules Publishing Corp. Kenneth R. Johnson’s “The Digest Index” and Hancer’s Price Guide to Paperback Books remove D as in Dead to a separate line of Martin Goodman books, also using the Hercules imprint. Why not put them together? Because D as in Dead is in fact separate. It does not blare “An Atlas Mystery” on the back cover. It is the largest of the three sizes that Atlas used.

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Mike Shayne April 1957

Mike Shayne April 1957

Still a bi-monthly in April 1957, this issue is the first to use the new title “Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine.” Page count drops from 160 to 144.

Brett Halliday: Dr. Shamus Shayne
Contents Page
Frank Ward “Death Aboard the Cruiser”
Lawrence Treat “Twice Around the Block”
Brett Halliday (Davis Dresser) “Weep for a Blond Corpse” part two
Walt Sheldon “Line of Fire”
C.L. Sweeney, Jr. “Soft, White Body”
William R. Cox “Who Wants You?”
Richard Deming “The Strange Collaboration”
Arthur Feldman “The Cardinal Sin”

Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine Vol. 2 No. 1 April 1957
Publisher: Leo Margulies
Managing Editor: Cylvia Kleinman
Production: Joan Sherman
Cover: Vic Donahue
5.25” x 7.75” 144 pages 35¢

Alfred Hitchcock Aug. 1963

Alfred Hitchcock Aug. 1963

Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine Vol. 8 No. 8 Aug. 1963
Alfred Hitchcock: Dear Readers (Hitch writes about freeing The Birds.)
Lawrence Block “Good for the Soul”
Carroll Mayers “A Piece of the Action”
Robert E. Alter “Killer in the Dark”
Murray Goodwin “A Good Man”
Clark Howard “The Little Things”
Richard Hardwick “One Man’s Family”
Lawrence Treat “Homicide, Maybe”
Nedra Tyre “Murder Between Friends”
Hilda Cushing “She is not My Mother”
A.R. Cooper “Brain Teaser”
Bryce Walton “Shakeup”
Fletcher Flora “Dinner Will Be Cold”
Each story includes an illustration by Marguerite Blair Deacon

Editor and Publisher: Richard E. Decker
Managing Editor: G.F. Foster
Associate Editors: Victoria S. Benham, Pat Hitchcock, Ned Benham, Donald C. Dilworth
Art Director: Marguerite Blair Deacon
128 pages, 35¢