Cabinet 6: Crime & Murder
Michael Grahame, Somewhere Out There. Sydney: Cleveland, [196-?]. Pulp Literature Special Collections PR9611.G67832 S65
Lawrence Treat, T as in Trapped. London ; New York ; Sydney: Original Novels Foundation, 1954. Pulp Literature Special Collections PS3539.R3442 T
Cleveland Publishing was started by Jack Atkins in 1953, and became best known for its westerns and the ‘Larry Kent’ series. Each month, Cleveland printed 18 westerns (12 originals, and six reprints) and at its peak, employed 15 people at its Kings Cross office. Cougar Books – part of Cleveland – initially published romance, but eventually switched to westerns. One departure was this ‘private eye’ novel Somewhere Out There by Michael Grahame. Lawrence Treat (pseudonym for the American Lawrence Arthur Goldstone) was a three time Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner and founder-member of the Mystery Writers of America. He was well-known for titles such as B as in Banshee (1940), D as in Dead (1941), and T as in Trapped (1947). This is an ‘uncensored and unabridged’ Australian reprint of 1954. And Ken Macaulay, writing under his own name, penned Tokio Jungle for Horwitz in 1965. Set in Japan, it features Roke Chisolm, an ex-M.I.5 agent, and murder.