7. WRITING AS LEE DUNCAN

FIDEL CASTRO ASSASSINATED – Monarch MS1, 1961.  Photo cover.

Mr. Block successfully kept this book hidden for almost fifty years, and even die hard pseudonym sleuths (like me) were in the dark until he had it reprinted.

As KILLING CASTRO by Lawrence Block – Hard Case Crime HCC-051, 2009.Cover by Sharif Tarabay.

8. WRITING AS DON HOLLIDAY

CIRCLE OF SINNERS – Bedside 1220, 1961. Collaboration with Hal Dresner.

Dresner was the first of several writers who used the pen name Don Holliday.

Below:

BORDER LUST – Nightstand NB 1588, 1961. One month Hal Dresner was too ill to meet his quota, and his prolific friend Lawrence Block wrote BORDER LUST as Don Holliday.

As THE LAST CARESS - Reed Nightstand 4026, 1974.

9. WRITING AS BENJAMIN MORSE, M.D.

THE LESBIAN by Dr. Benjamin Morse – Monarch MB513, 1961.

The Morse books were sold as nonfiction “case histories”. All of them were made up by the man behind the pen name, Lawrence Block.

SEXUAL SURRENDER IN WOMEN – Monarch MB518, 1962. Cover by Bob Maguire.

THE HOMOSEXUAL – Monarch MB527, 1962.

THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION – Monarch MB531, 1962.

THE SEXUALLY PROMISCUOUS FEMALE – Monarch MB535, 1963. Photo cover by Hugh Bell.

THE SEXUALLY PROMISCUOUS MALE – Monarch MB537, 1963.

THE SEXUAL DEVIATE – Lancer 74-813, 1963.

A MODERN MARRIAGE MANUAL – Lancer 74-817, 1963.

SEXUAL BEHAVIOR OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE GIRL – Lancer 74-822, 1963.

ADOLESCENT SEXUAL BEHAVIOR – Monarch 436, 1964. Photo cover.

10. WRITING AS BEN CHRISTOPHER

STRANGE EMBRACE – Beacon B487F, 1962.

Ben Christopher was a pen name shared by Donald E. Westlake and Lawrence Block.

Below:

As ACT ONE: MURDER! – Beacon (Australia) 157, no date. Scarce.

Hard Case Double HCC-069 - as by Lawrence Block writing as Ben Christopher. 1st hardcover edition, Subterranean Press 2012. With 69 BARROW STREET. Cover by Robert McGinnis. Two covers on this book, like an Ace Double.

11. WRITING AS JOHN DEXTER

MAN FOR RENT – Nightstand NB 1590, 1962. Collaboration by Lawrence Block and William Coons.

In 1993 I guessed that the first John Dexter book NO LONGER A VIRGIN was the third collaboration by Block and Westlake. Today we have learned I was wrong, SIN HELLCAT by Andrew Shaw was the third collaboration. And NO LONGER A VIRGIN was Donald E. Westlake’s first Nightstand. Westlake never admitted this, it was revealed by his son after Westlake passed away. “John Dexter” quickly became a house name shared by all the Nightstand writers. Shaw’s HIGH SCHOOL SEX CLUB was originally going to be the second Dexter, making Donald E. Westlake and Lawrence Block the first two of countless John Dexters.

As BUY BUY BABY by Jeremy Dunn – Reed Nightstand 4028, 1974.

Apparently Reed Nightstand changed the titles and bylines of some of their Nightstand reprints to avoid having to pay the authors royalties. Jeremy Dunn was their version of house name John Dexter.

12. WRITING AS JILL EMERSON

WARM AND WILLING – Midwood 32-402, 1964. Photo cover.

ENOUGH OF SORROW – Midwood 32-550, 1965. Photo cover.

I AM CURIOUS (THIRTY) – Berkley Medallion Z1818, 1970. Photo cover.

aka THIRTY.

The Berkley Emersons are copyrighted by Lawrence Josephson, a good example of a pseudonym hidden behind another pseudonym.

THREESOME – Berkley Z1878, 1970. Photo cover.

1st hardcover edition: Subterranean Press, 1999. As by Lawrence Block writing as Jill Emerson.

SENSUOUS – Berkley Z2123, 1972. Photo cover.

 Dedication: for JOHN WARREN WELLS a Jack of all trades and master of me.

aka A MADWOMAN’S DIARY.

THE TROUBLE WITH EDEN – hardcover first edition: Putnam, 1973.

1st PB: Berkley Medallion 425-02517-150, 1974. Photo cover.

After five paperback originals, Jill made the leap to hardcover firsts with THE TROUBLE WITH EDEN.

A WEEK AS ANDREA BENSTOCK – hardcover first edition, Arbor House, 1975.

1st PB: Ballantine 25158, 1977. Photo cover.

Jill achieved the world of mainstream novels with this book. It was even abridged in REDBOOK.

Table of contents from the September 1975 issue of REDBOOK Magazine.

GETTING OFF by Lawrence Block writing as Jill Emerson – Hard Case Crime HCC-101, September 2011. Cover by Gregory Manchess. ISBN: 9780857682871.

1st PB: HCC-101, October 2012 (not dated inside). ISBN: 9780857685827.

13. WRITING AS ANNE CAMPBELL CLARK

PASSPORT TO PERIL – Lancer 73-570, 1967.


14. WRITING AS JOHN WARREN WELLS

EROS AND CAPRICORN – Lancer 75-029, 1968. Introduction by Benjamin Morse, MD.

As COMPARATIVE SEX TECHNIQUES – Lancer 78663, no date (1971).

THE TABOO BREAKERS – Lancer 75-041, 1968.

I prefer the cover on the e-book.

As YOUR HUSBAND, MY WIFE – Lancer 78721, 1973.

THE NEW SEXUAL UNDERGROUND –

Lancer 78-611, 1968. Introduction by Benjamin Morse, MD.

 Morse: “Perhaps because I am personally acquainted with John Warren Wells, I was especially interested and impressed with his final chapter, in which he goes so far as to detail his own personal experiences in the unusual setting of a Hollywood orgy.”

Wells: “Several years ago, the renowned Dr. Benjamin Morse wrote a book entitled THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION.”

As SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE – Lancer 78723, 1973.

OLDER WOMEN AND YOUNGER MEN: THE MRS. ROBINSON SYNDROME – Lancer 78-622, 1969.

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SEX AND THE STEWARDESS – Lancer 75-088, 1969.

2nd printing: Lancer 78-669, 1972.

TRICKS OF THE TRADE – Signet T4155, 1970.

This bestseller was reprinted many times. Some later printings as Signet Q5350 have the same cover but a new 95c cover price. A 13th printing with a new cover is shown below.

1st hardcover edition, Information Inc, 1970.

13th printing: Signet Q5774, no date (1973)

The way Signet set up the cover on this reprint edition has led some collectors and book dealers to call this THE JOYS OF HOOKING. But the spine and title page still say TRICKS OF THE TRADE.

THE WIFE-SWAP REPORT – Dell 9558, 1970.

3 IS NOT A CROWD – Dell 8834, 1971.

Dedication: for JILL EMERSON, whose novel Threesome is proof enough that three is not a crowd, my madwoman, lover, soul mate, and friend.

THE MALE HUSTLER – Lancer 78673, 1971.

Dedication: for JILL EMERSON a viable alternative.

WOMEN WHO SWING BOTH WAYS – Lancer Contempora 37002, 1971.

Dedication: For JILL EMERSON

Undeniably versatile and every inch a lady.

Mr. Block’s title for this is VERSATILE LADIES.

BEYOND GROUP SEX: The New Sexual Lifestyles – Dell 0884, 1972.

Dedication: for JILL EMERSON, who does her own thing with aplomb and who may do mine whenever she wants…

This book was initially announced as THEIR OWN THING, Dell 8678. That edition was never published. It was retitled and published as Dell 0884.

DOING IT! – Lancer 78780, 1972.

Dedicated to Jill Emerson.

A collection of John Warren Wells’s columns from SWANK Magazine.

COME FLY WITH US – Lancer 78698, 1972.

The sequel to SEX AND THE STEWARDESS.

THE SEX THERAPISTS – Lancer 78719, 1972.

ANY WAY YOU WANT IT! – Lancer 78722, 1972.

WIDE OPEN: THE NEW MARRIAGE – Dell 9266, 1973.

DIFFERENT STROKES – Dell 1780, 1974.

LOVE AT A TENDER AGE – Dell 5064, 1974. Scarce.

SEX WITHOUT STRINGS Dell 8430, 1974.

TOTAL SEXUALITY – Warner Paperback Library 78-597, 1974.

15. WRITING AS PAUL KAVANAGH

SUCH MEN ARE DANGEROUS

1st edition hardcover, Macmillan 1969.

1st PB: Signet T4416, 1970.

Not shown: UK PB: Coronet 16044 6, 1972.

THE TRIUMPH OF EVIL

1st hardcover edition, World Publishing, 1971.

1st PB: Pocket 77538, 1971.

UK PB: Coronet 19929 6, 1976.

As by Lawrence Block: Foul Play Press 0-88150-066-6, 1986.

NOT COMIN’ HOME TO YOU

1st hardcover edition: Putnam, 1974.

1st PB: Berkley Medallion Z2876, 1975.

Not shown: as by Lawrence Block, Foul Play Press 0-88150-067-4, 1986.

Carroll & Graf 0786703881, 1997.

16. WRITING AS CHIP HARRISON

NO SCORE – Gold Medal T2285, 1970. Cover by Elaine Duillo. Dedicated to Lawrence Block.

CHIP HARRISON SCORES AGAIN – Gold Medal T2421, 1971. Cover by Elaine Duillo.

MAKE OUT WITH MURDER – Gold Medal M3029, 1974. Cover by Elaine Duillo.

THE TOPLESS TULIP CAPER – Gold Medal P3274, 1975. Cover by Elaine Duillo.

As Lawrence Block – INTRODUCING CHIP HARRISON – Foul Play Press 0-88150-019-4, 1984.  NO SCORE and CHIP HARRISON SCORES AGAIN.

Not shown:

NO SCORE

As by Lawrence Block – Signet 0451187962, 1996.

CHIP HARRISON SCORES AGAIN

As by Lawrence Block – Signet 0451187970, 1997.

a/k/a CHIP HARRISON – Foul Play Press 0-88150-001-1, 1983.  MAKE OUT WITH MURDER and THE TOPLESS TULIP CAPER.

Not shown:

MAKE OUT WITH MURDER

As FIVE LITTLE RICH GIRLS -

First hardcover: 1984 UK edition from Allison & Busby. They also did a UK PB in 1986.  

Signet 0451187989, 1997.

THE TOPLESS TULIP CAPER.

As by Lawrence Block:

First hardcover is a 1984 UK edition from Allison & Busby. They did a UK PB in 1986.

Signet 0451187997, 1998.

  THE AFFAIRS OF CHIP HARRISON – Omnibus – No Exit Press, UK, 2001.