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“CAPELLI, Ace” : BIG SHOT RACKETEER.
London : Kaye Publications, [ca.1952]. First edition. “When Lucky Nolan, ace racketeer, meets Josie Day, the blonde, angel faced babe with a body like plush and a heart like a rock ... sparks were sure fire. Josie was different from any dame Lucky had ever known and she had brains too”. Capelli was a name originally used by Stephen Daniel Frances (Hank Janson), later taken over by Geoffrey Pardoe, Norman Lazenby, and others.
“CAPELLI, Ace” : THE FIX.
London : Kaye Publications, [ca.1950]. First edition. “Heading San Francisco’s racket bosses was Jamie Riggs – Jamie and Pal Joey, the kid he had trained to think his way, and the guy he trusted with his shirt. These were the two closest pals in the game – until the night of the big fight when it didn't suit Jamie any longer”.
“CAPELLI, Ace” : DON'T DIE TOO SOON.
London : Ralph Stokes for Gaywood Press, [ca.1952]. First edition. Campaigning newspaperman brutally shot down with a tommy-gun.
“CAPELLI, Ace” : WOMAN TRAP.
London : Ralph Stokes for Gaywood Press, [ca.1952]. First edition. Lulu Ling was an “international spy who made Mata Hari look like a dame from the sticks”. Although Ace Capelli was used as a house name by various writers, this particular title is probably by Geoffrey Pardoe (1890-1953).
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