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Mysteries

# F-100 ~ F-299



F-101 ~ $0.40 ~ (1960) - Joan Sargent - Cruise Nurse (cover states "Complete and Unabridged") ~ {&} ~ Margaret Howe - Calling Dr. Merriman (cover states "Complete and Unabridged")

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F-102 ~ $0.40 ~ (1961) - Bob McKnight - The Flying Eye (cover states "Complete Novel") ~ {&} ~ Clayton Fox - Never Forget, Never Forgive (cover states "First Book Publication")

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F-107 ~ $0.40 ~ (1961) - Chester Warwick My Pal, The Killer (cover states "Complete Novel) {&} ~ John Trinian - Scratch a Thief (original title: Once A Thief) (cover states "First Book Publication")

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F-111 ~ $0.40 ~ (1960) - J. M. Flynn - The Girl from Las Vegas (cover states "First Book Publication") ~ {&} ~ Robert Martin - To Have and To Kill (cover states "Abridged")

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F-112 ~ $0.40 ~ (1960) - Jeanne Judson - Barbara Ames - Private Secretary (cover-art by Rudy Nappi) ~ {&} ~ Nell Marr Dean Ratzlaff (as Nell Marr Dean) - Fashions for Carol

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F-115 ~ $0.40 ~ (1961) - John Creighton - The Blonde Cried Murder (cover states "First Book Publication") ~ {&} ~ Fletcher Flora - Killing Cousins (cover states "Complete and Unabridged")

Killing Cousins was the winner of the Cock Robin Mystery Award.

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F-121 ~ $0.40 ~ (1961) - Helen Nielson - Sing Me a Murder (cover-art by Lou Marchetti; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") ~ {&} ~ Woman Missing and Other Stories (cover-art by William F. Rose; cover states "First Book Publication")

Woman Missing and Other Stories contains: The Affair Upstairs, Woman Missing, Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (these previously appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine), and Decision, Compensation (this previously appeared in Manhunt).

Original cover-art (Shown below) by William F. Rose for Woman Missing and Other Stories

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F-125 ~ $0.40 ~ (1961) - J. M. Flynn - Deep Six (cover states "Complete Novel") ~ {&} ~ Frank Diamond - The Widow Maker (cover states "First Book Publication")

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F-130 ~ $0.40 ~ (1961) - J. M. Flynn - The Screaming Cargo (cover states "Complete Novel") ~ {&} ~ James A. Howard - The Bullet-Proof Martyr (cover states "Complete and Unabridged")

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F-143 ~ $0.40 ~ (1962) - Bob McKnight - A Stone Around Her Neck (cover states "First Book Publication") ~ {&} ~ Clayton Fox - End of a Big Wheel (cover states "Complete Novel")

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F-155 ~ $0.40 ~ (1961) - Lionel White - A Death at Sea (cover states "Complete and Unabridged") ~ {&} ~ The Time of Terror (cover states "Abridged")

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F-166 ~ $0.40 ~ (1950) - Georges Simenon - Maigret and the Reluctant Witness (cover-art by Lou Marchetti; cover states "Complete and Unabridged")~ {&} ~ Maigret has Scruples (cover-art by Lou Marchetti; cover states "Complete and Unabridged")

Original cover-art (Shown below - left) by Lou Marchetti for Maigret and the Reluctant Witness

Original cover-art (Shown below - right) by Lou Marchetti for Maigret Has Scruples 

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F-229 ~ $0.40 ~ (1963) - Louis Trimble - The Dead and the Deadly (cover states "First Book Publication") ~ {&} ~ Bob McKnight - Homicide Handicap (cover-art by Bob Schinella; cover states "Complete Novel")

Original cover-art (Shown below) by Bob Schinella for Homicide Handicap

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Mysteries

# G-500 ~ G-599

THE ACE G-mystery series do not follow the tête-bêche format of the earlier D- and F-series. They are published as "Giant Double ACE Novel Book", with a price of 50 cents. They are exclusively by women authors and represent first combined publication of their works, many of which are reprint editions.

The colour scheme for the spine of these mysteries changed from a red/white to a yellow/white banding around G-512. While the other ACE Double series had a consistent colour format for each letter-number series.



G-501 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Charlotte Armstrong Lewis (as: Charlotte Armstrong) - Incident At A Corner (cover states "Complete and Unabridged") ~&~ The Unsuspected ( cover states "Complete and Unabridged")

Charlotte Armstrong (1905-1969; aka Charlotte Armstrong Lewis) was an advertising writer, fashion reporter and whose quick rise to popularity was due in part to her bestseller Mischief (1950 by Coward-McCann and 1951 PBO Pocket Books) becoming the basis for the movie Don't Bother to Knock, which debuted a young Marilyn Monroe as a mentally unbalanced baby-sitter.

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G-503 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Ursula Curtiss - The Face of the Tiger (cover-art by Johnson; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") ~&~ The Stairway (1962)

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G-506 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Doris Miles Disney - Black Mail (cover states "Complete and Unabridged") ~&~ Did She Fall or Was She Pushed? (cover-art by Lou Marchetti; 1963; cover states "Abridged")

Original cover-art (Shown below) by Lou Marchetti for Did She Fall or Was She Pushed?

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G-508 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Ruth Fenisong - The Schemers (original title: The Case of the Gloating Landlord) (cover states "Complete and Unabridged") ~&~ But Not Forgotten (cover states "Complete and Unabridged")

Original cover-art (Shown below) for But Not Forgotten

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G-509 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Elisabeth Sanxay Holding - The Virgin Huntress (cover states "Complete and Unabridged") ~&~ The Innocent Mrs. Duff (cover states "Complete and Unabridged")

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G-511 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Charlotte Armstrong Lewis (as: Charlotte Armstrong) - The Chocolate Cobweb (cover-art by Lou Marchetti; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") ~&~ Who's Been Sitting In My Chair? (cover states "First Book Publication")

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G-512 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Elisabeth Sanxay Holding - The Blank Wall (cover states "Complete and Unabridged") ~&~ The Girl Who Had To Die

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G-513 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Charlotte Armstrong Lewis (as: Charlotte Armstrong) - Then Came Two Women (cover states "First Book Publication") ~&~ Catch As Catch Can (cover states "Complete and Unabridged")

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G-518 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Helen Reilly - Follow Me ~&~ The Opening Door

Two stories involving Inspector Christopher McKee.

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G-519 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Elisabeth Sanxay Holding - The Old Battle Axe ~&~ The Obstinate Murderer

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G-521 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Charlotte Armstrong Lewis (as: Charlotte Armstrong) - Mischief ~&~ The Better To Eat You (cover states "Complete and Unabridged")

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G-523 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Ursula Curtiss - The Forbidden Garden (cover states "Complete and Unabridged") ~&~ Hours to Kill (cover states "Complete and Unabridged")

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G-524 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Elisabeth Sanxay Holding - Who's Afraid? (cover-art by Al Brule; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") ~&~ Widow's Mite

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G-525 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Dana Lyon (aka: Mabel Dana Lyon) - The Tentacles (cover-art by Lou Marchetti; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") ~&~ Spin the Web Tight (cover states "Complete and Unabridged")

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G-526 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Charlotte Armstrong Lewis (as: Charlotte Armstrong) - The Mark of the Hand (cover states "First Book Publication")~&~ The Dream Walker (original title: Alibi For Murder) (cover states "Complete and Unabridged")

Original cover-art (Shown below) for The Dream Walker.

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G-528 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Helen Reilly - Certain Sleep (cover-art by Bob Schinella; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") ~&~ Ding Dong Bell (cover-art by Bob Schinella)

Two stories involving Inspector Christopher McKee.

Original cover-art (Shown below) by Bob Schinella for Ding Dong Bell. 

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G-529 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Dorothy Miles Disney - Unappointed Rounds ~&~ Mrs. Meeker's Money (cover-art by Lou Marchetti; cover states "Complete and Unabridged")

Original cover-art (Shown below) by Lou Marchetti for Mrs. Meeker's Money.

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G-530 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Elisabeth Sanxay Holding - The Unfinished Crime ~&~ Net of Cobwebs

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G-531 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Helen Reilly - Not Me, Inspector ~&~ The Canvas Dagger

Two stories involving Inspector Christopher McKee.

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G-533 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Charlotte Armstrong Lewis (as: Charlotte Armstrong) - The Black-Eyed Stranger (cover-art by Lou Marchetti; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") ~&~ The One-Faced Girl (cover states "Complete and Unabridged")

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G-534 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Elisabeth Sanxay Holding - Kill Joy ~&~ Speak of the Devil (cover-art by Rudy Nappi)

Original cover-art (Shown below) by Rudy Nappi for Speak of the Devil.

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G-535 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Dana Lyon  (aka: Mabel Dana Lyon) - The Lost One (cover-art by Bob Schinella; interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") ~&~ The Frightened Child (cover-art by Rudy Nappi; frontis illustration by Jack Gaughan; cover states "Complete and Unabridged")

Original cover-art (Shown below) by Bob Schinella for The Lost One.

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G-539 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Hilda Lawrence - Duet In Death: Composition For Four Hands (cover-art by Bob Schinella; interior illustration by Jack Gaughan) ~&~ Duet In Death: The House (cover-art by Bob Schinella; interior illustration by Jack Gaughan)

Original cover-art (Shown below) by Bob Schinella for Composition in Four Hands.

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G-543 ~ $0.50 ~ (1965) - Mildred Davis - The Dark Place (cover states "Complete and Unabridged") ~&~ They Buried A Man (cover states "Complete and Unabridged")

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