GEORGE ZIEL CHECKLIST

CONDOR

013 THE POKER CLUB – Cunningham, 1978.

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021 ANSWER FROM A DEAD MAN – Cronin, 1978.

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024 THE DEATH DISCIPLE – Moore & Griffin, 1978.

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027 STORM BEFORE DAWN – Cook, 1978.
032 DEATH OF A DELEGATE - Cronin, 1978. 5

CREST

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P2453  FALSE IDOLS – Ferm, 1975
2-3224-7  DARCOURT – Holland, 1976

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2-3372-3  THE NIGHTS OF THE LONG KNIVES - Kirst, 1976

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Fawcett Crest 2-3466-5 ONE WAY TO VENICE by Jane Aiken Hodge, 1976.
Fawcett Crest 2-3531-9 - THE MOLE by Dan Sherman, nd (1978).

 

Fawcett Crest 2-3581-5 - DEVIL-MAY-CARE by Elizabeth Peters, 1978.

Compare the horse to the Ziel cover for Ballantine 24567, DARK SIDE OF PARADISE, 1975.

Thanks to Ruben at paperbackart.com.

 

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2-3606-4  THE deMAURY PAPERS – Holland, 1977

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2-3639-0 DEATH KNELL – Cline, 1978.
2-3810-5 MERLIN'S KEEP - Brent, 1978.

merlins keep

 

2-3839-3 CHANTERS CHASE – Tattersall, 1978. Compare with GWEN IN GREEN, Gold Medal M2982.

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2-4044-1  TOWER ABBEY – Holland, 1979

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Fawcett Crest 2-4111-4 THE CRYSTAL CAVE by Mary Stewart, 1980 (26th printing is shown, with new Ziel cover.) The first volume in Lady Stewart's Merlin Series.

 Reprints a 1971 Crest which had art by a different artist.

Fawcett Crest 20644-0 1st Ballantine edition, 1983. A 1988 reprint is shown. Although the new framework cuts off the face of the rather important character Merlin, this reprint nonetheless offers a better look at George Ziel's brilliant and previously uncredited - cover painting.

 

 

Fawcett Crest 2-4112-2 THE HOLLOW HILLS by Mary Stewart, 1980. The second book in the Merlin series.

This cover art was also used for a 1982 box set of the first three books called THE GREAT ROMANTIC TRILOGY.

Fawcett Crest 20645-9 1st Ballantine edition, 1983. 1988 reprint shown.

It is impossible to tell who painted the cover art for the third book in the series, THE LAST ENCHANTMENT. Ziel is one of many possibilities. The fourth cover, first published in 1984 two years after Ziel's death, is the work of a different artist.

 

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2-4355-9 ALICE – Wilson, 1980.

Fawcett Crest 2-4375-3 - BABYLON by Anthony Esler, 1981.

I suspect this must be Ziel. I have no proof and would appreciate hearing from you if you know anything about this cover painting. But this cover has each of the Ziel romance trademarks the darker-skinned male, the closed eyes, the lovers touching each other, the muted color choices.

 

 

Fawcett Crest 2-4391-5 TREGARON'S DAUGHTER by Madeleine Brent, 1981. Pseudonym of Peter O'Donnell.

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2-4434-2 – FOLLOW THE DRUM – Norton, 1981.

Fawcett Crest 2-4347-8 - FALLING STAR by Lillian O'Donnell, 1980.

First in a uniform set of three Mici Anhalt mysteries.

 

Fawcett Crest 2-4437-7 WICKED DESIGNS Lillian O'Donnell, 1981.

 

Fawcett Crest 2-4479-2 -AFTERSHOCK Lillian O'Donnell, 1982.  

CURTIS

 

THE SECRET OF CRANE'S CASTLE
by Eleanor Hope Spaak, Curtis 09161, 1973.

We had a Popular Library called CASTLE FOR
THE LEFT HAND on the Ziel checklist with this
same cover art flipped. But the Curtis pre-dates
the Popular Library by three years, this is the original appearance. Curtis and Popular
Library were two divisions of the same publisher.

My friend Chris Eckhoff of Brooklyn NY noticed this was a Ziel as he catalogued his Curtis collection.
Many thanks, Chris.
09191 MAIGRET SETS A TRAP – Simenon, 1973. 

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09192 INSPECTOR MAIGRET AND THE KILLERS – Simenon, 1973. The careful use of light and empty space - and a sense that something has just happened here - are reminiscent of the cover for CRIMES AND MISFORTUNES Vol 1, Beagle 95069, above.

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09193 MAIGRET HESITATES – Simenon, 1973.

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09194 INSPECTOR MAIGRET AND THE BURGLAR’S WIFE – Simenon, 1973.
09195 INSPECTOR MAIGRET AND THE STRANGLED STRIPPER – Simenon, 1973.

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09196 MAIGRET AND THE CALAME REPORT – Simenon, 1973.

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09197 MAIGRET IN NEW YORK’S UNDERWORLD – Simenon, 1973.

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09242 MAIGRET AND THE MADWOMAN – Simenon, 1973. Winner of a 1974 Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America, a special award given “for outstanding achievement in the mystery field outside the realm of creative writing”, for “softcover book jacket”.
09256 BLACKWOOD – Radcliffe, 1974. 6

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