*Crime, Spies & Sleaze: The emphasis is firmly on the latter here, with a set of six Midwood books from the 1960s. Midwood were notorious as publishers of ‘tasteful’ sub-erotica, employing some of the most accomplished cover artists of the time, such as Paul Rader, who created the art on all but one of the novels in this update. Hailing from a time when LBGTQQIAAP just meant that a monkey had got to your typewriter, all six of these books are in the sub-genre dealing with the euphemistically described ‘forbidden love that dare not tell its name’. The five with Rader covers are A Twilight Affair (James Harvey), When Lights Are Low (Dallas Mayo), The Beauty Game (Emory Paine), The Blonde (Peggy Swenson) and The Unfortunate Flesh (Randy Salem). The final book is Private Party, written by Kimberly Kemp (who also features in the Midwood Double Pampered/Perfumed, already in stock). All six books are highly collectable 1st US PB, in grades ranging from GD to VG/FN.