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0319 Deadly Welcome

July 10, 2012
  • Title: Deadly Welcome
  • Language: English
  • Country: UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1966
  • Publisher: Pan
  • Collection #: X582
  • Cover Artist: Unknown

I like the handcuff covers. Sure, the artwork is too small, but that complaint removes 90% of paperback covers from consideration, and besides, I like a good theme. What is particularly noteworthy about this one is that the girl actually looks like … gasp … a girl, not a model or some impossibly long-limbed waif.

Despite hours of aimless surfing diligent research, I can’t tell you much about Pan’s corporate history. It was bought out by Macmillan in 1987, but before that it was owned by either a consortium (including MacMillan) or by other publishers. So anything after 1987 should be listed here as “Publisher: Macmillan, Imprint: Pan” but I’m not sure how to handle earlier publications like this one.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. Warren Shrimpton permalink
    July 11, 2012 2:20 am

    Pan started in 1944 was originally independent , but was bought out by a consortium within a few years. Here’s a link to a site with the entire catalogue of the first 25 years.

  2. July 11, 2012 2:00 pm

    Thanks, Warren. I’ve seen this site before and it’s mighty impressive. I understand that his cover image library is now complete. I wish mine was! I’d like to know what the name of the consortium was, so I could annotate these covers properly.

  3. Warren Shrimpton permalink
    July 11, 2012 3:06 pm

    Strange in that all it says is the names of the four publishers who made the consortium up.

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