Thursday, July 31, 2008

Apache Tears by Robert MacLeod

Apache Tears by Robert MacLeod
Pocket Book, Copyright 1973

I have always been fond of the western novels written by Robert MacLeod. I’ve read them when they were first published and have been revisiting them recently. I have always wondered whatever came of him. Searching, I find little information on the author. I hope he is still with us; his novels are well worth taking a look at.

The black rage took him like a dog with a rat, and shook him almost blind. He began to swear-vile, dirty obscenities he had almost never used, and got the lariat off the saddle and trotted toward the corral. Tomorrow was too long to wait. Eddie Burke had no right to live that long.

In “Apache Tears,” we are introduced to Neil Douglas, a hardened and loyal scout leader for the Cavalry at Camp Verde. Douglas is ending his tour with the army and there has been bad blood between him and the other scout leader, Sergeant Eddie Burke. Things reach a point where Douglas and Burke have it out in a fisticuffs brawl and Douglas, being an ex-boxer, whips him good. Recuperating, Eddie Burke vows retaliation. After his release from the army, The general of the post offers Douglas a job to escort archaeologist, Dr. Garnville Whitman and his daughter Jennie, to the ancient Citadel ruins. The pay is good, so Douglas accepts the offer to lead, make camp, and stay with them for the duration of their studies. As the days wear on, Douglas helps the shy Jennie to stand up to her father and show some independence. Jennie eventually falls for him. Douglas likes the girl, but his past associations with women have mostly been whores, and he’s a bit careful expressing his feelings. (But there is a spark, an affection is there) Eventually Eddie Burke and his albino Indian scout Whitey, arrive to settle things up with Douglas and they plan to do it through Dr. Whitman and the girl. Circumstances have forced Douglas to leave Jennie and her father alone at the site, while Burke advances with thoughts of murder and threats of rape. Enraged by failing to protect Jennie, Neil Douglas is now alone where he is at his best, and vows revenge seeking the impious Burke and Whitey.

Robert MacLeod as always, gives the reader an excellent insight on the western way of life. He shows how this life was hard and uncertain, especially with the dangers encountered by army scout leaders and the Indians who work under them. Through the character of Jennie, we see a girl of society who came west, and must be shaded from the harsh life and ills that women here resort to. The relationship between Jennie and Neil is wonderfully told. Jennie -who finally loses her shyness and can now express herself; and Neil -who teaches her how to do this but can’t express his own feelings to her. MacLeod likes to mix real western figures in his stories. In this one we have General George Crook, Mickey Free (who pops up in many MacLeod novels) and even a later reference to George Custer. There is the constant conflict between Douglas and Burke, which carries over between the Indian scouts that they lead. These were tough seasoned men, who must be brutal to survive alone in this hostile territory.

The bodies would be stinking too much if they lay in the heat all day tomorrow. “Let the coyotes have them!” “No” Neil said, “The smell isn’t anything new to you. Major Trumbull won’t believe us, without the bodies.”…Later the Apache scouts lugged the sacks over and dumped out five tangled-haired, bloody Apache heads.” Chalk Eye said in Spanish, “You think Major Trumbull will believe these?”

This is another Robert MacLeod western that I thoroughly enjoyed. Highly entertaining and well written. For some reason, it seems he’s been an underrated author and overshadowed by others. I never understood why. Robert MacLeod's western novels were some of the best published during the 60s and 70s.

Known westerns by Robert MacLeod:

The Appaloosa (1963) Gold Medal
The Californio (1966) Gold Medal
The Muleskinner (1967) Gold Medal
The Running Gun (1969) Gold Medal
Ambush at Junction Rock (1970) Gold Medal
Six Guns South (1972) Gold Medal
Apache Tears (1973) Pocket Book
Feather in the Wind (1976) Pocket Book

Monday, July 28, 2008

A Cry in the Night by Whit Masterson

A Cry in the Night By Whit Masterson
Bantam 1487, Copyright 1955

Whit Masterson is just one pseudonym used by the writing team of Robert Wade and Bill Miller. They also wrote novels and short stories penned under Dale Wilmer, Will Daemer, and the most recognizable name of Wade Miller. I first got hooked by the Gold Medal books published in the 50s. The settings were mostly around the borders of California and Mexico, with a femme fatal ready to throw a wrench into the guy's life. All are different and excellent, with not a bad one in the bunch. I then quickly treated myself to the earlier exploits of San Diego P.I Max Thursday. Six books in the series were published by Signet from 1947-51. These are outstanding and one of the finest written detective series of its day. They capture a believable picture in the day-to-day life of a P.I. working alone.

As for the books with the Whit Masterson tag, the most popular "Badge of Evil" was the basis for Orson Welles' 1958 film noir "Touch of Evil"; which is finally called "a classic." David Janssen started in the underrated 1967 "Warning Shot", from the novel "711-Officer Needs Help." Many of the Whit Masterson novels are exceptional, I found "A Cry in the Night" as one of the most suspenseful.

"I captured you, didn't I?" he told her aloud. "I won, so now I can do anything I want to you." He was boss. All that mattered was the girl. He patted her unconscious cheek and chuckled. "Relax, honey," he crooned. "You've got yourself a real sweetheart now."

The novel has five chapters each consisting of a hour in time. The whole story takes place in one night from 12:10am to 5:30am. A psychotic sex-fiend knocks out and kidnaps Liz Blossom, who was at a lovers lane location with her boyfriend. Police find the dazed boyfriend and they start a manhunt to locate the girl. Once her full name is known things really swing into action, because her father is Lt. Blossom who happens to be the duty officer on that night. This story is a quick pumping one, as we go on the hunt with the workings of a 50's police unit. The beginning of each chapter takes us into the thoughts of the warped kidnapper, Hill Loftus. He's not staying still, he is bouncing to different locations trying to find the right place to torment and rape the Blossom girl. The rest of each chapter is bang, bang police work, the pace is fast during the five hour period. Lt. Blossom fights to contain his worries as a father, to stay focused and help lead the investigation to get her back. Quality police work and cool heads allow the dragnet to close in.

Blossom didn't wait to hear the rest of it. If anything happens to her...Damn it, nothing was going to happen to her! He'd get her back safe if he had to tear the city apart, stone by stone.

The authors created this one to take us on a late night of high suspense. No mystery here, we know what happened and who did it. Its about grabbing the reader -with the demented psycho and his crime, and then rapidly joining with the law enforcement network to save the girl from him. Wonderfully executed by Robert Wade and Bill Miller.
(and considered a bit raw for its day)

"All Through The Night" is the title of the 1955 Hardcover First Edition, published by Dodd, Mead, New York.

Basis for the 1956 film noir "A Cry in the Night", starring Edmond O'Brien, Brian Donlevy, Natalie Wood and Raymond Burr.
(For excellent film noir reviews, check Steve's "Noir of the Week" site)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Night Cry by William L. Stuart

Night Cry by William L. Stuart
Avon 801, Copyright 1948

There is nothing like picking up a novel that you don't expect much out of and be blown away by it...

The barriers that had held his emotions broke and thoughts came flooding at him, released. They had escaped and now they would burrow and work, reappearing briefly and scuttlingly, like rats in an alley.

Hard-nosed cop Mark Deglin just got passed over for the big promotion, and has been carrying a chip on his shoulder since. Mark plays it tough and the press loves him. During a murder investigation he visits a possible suspect, war hero Ken Paine. He gets a little too rough with the guy and Deglin accidentally kills Paine. Immediately after he learns the guy had nothing to do with the murder. He covers up what he did by first disguising himself as Paine, then dumping the corpse in the river and make it look like the guy flew the coop. Paine can't be located, so the cops make it a missing persons case and guess who gets assigned to find him-Mark Deglin. Paine's girlfriend, the beautiful Morgan Taylor, gets involved in the story and she doesn't believe Paine vanished and left town. To insure he is not connected to the disappearance, Deglin comtemplates another murder; but morally weakened, he can't go through with it. Good police work by others lead to the body being found and Morgan is now the suspect in the Paine murder. Pitted with anxiety and hagridden, the weight is too much for Deglin. Unable to escape emotionally, he realizes he must do what is not in his nature-throw his cards in and make his final play.

This is classic crime fiction and contains everything that is great about the genre. Wonderfully written by William Stuart, with a dreary autumn NYC as the setting. The streets are dark and the pages are full of fog, rain, and shadows. From the precinct houses, to the drab bars, and with the stench of the riverfront warehouses in the air; we are rewarded with a psychological noir thriller that grabs you from page one.

After a moment, the body came out of the water, slowly, oily with viscous mud, the dirty water cascading back from its blanket shroud. Deglin felt his stomach revolt, and he caught the vomit in his mouth, held it and swallowed convulsively.

Mark Deglin descends down a nightmare journey, as Paine becomes a man who will not stay dead. Ken Paine remains one of the main characters throughout the story, even though he is killed in the first few pages. It's haunting, with the police searching the city for Paine, and the Morgan girl waiting for him to show up; while all along Deglin knows he's at the bottom of the Hudson. This, along with its noir atmosphere, brings an eerie element to the novel. What starts as a simple cover up, slowly torments Deglin to a point of anhedonia; which at the end, the burden of guilt becomes unbearable when he realizes he has fallen for Paine's girl. He can't let it continue, he must get out....

One of the best books I read this year!

( and it was written 60 years ago)

Of course this novel was so good that Hollywood grab it immediately and Otto Preminger produced and directed the film noir classic, "Where The Sidewalk Ends." (1950) Dana Andrews portrayed Mark Dixon (changed from Deglin) The film starts the same as the novel, but then curves a bit from there. (The film was excellent, but of course the plot in the book is superior)

In 1958, Kraft Television Theatre aired "Night Cry", with Jack Klugman as Mark Deglin. I don't know if this was more faithful to William Stuart's novel, I would love to see it sometime.

The Radio Program "Suspense" aired "Night Cry" on 10/07/1948, with Ray Milland as the rogue cop.

Dial Press, NY (1948) published the first edition in hardcover.

Paperback editions were published by Avon.
Avon 186 (1949)
Avon 597 (1954)
Avon 801 (1958)

Monday, July 21, 2008

EDGE: The Loner by George G. Gilman

EDGE: The Loner by George G. Gilman
Pinnacle Books, Copyright 1971

"He was now a killer of the worst kind. A man alone."

I've had a few EDGE books collecting dust for years, and I never picked one up. It seemed I always passed them up to read another western. I finally forced myself to read the first in the series, created and authored by British writer Terry Harknett under the pen name George G. Gilman. I found it enjoyable enough, even with it's violence and cruelty, though I'll most likely not become a big fan of the series.

This story introduces the reader to Edge, Josiah (Joe) Hedges just back from the Civil War, who finds his little brother viciously murdered on the Iowa ranch. He knows immediately who mutilated and killed his brother and sets out to seek vengeance in his own special way. We go chapter after chapter with him on his quest, and along the way Edge lets no obstacles stop him. After leaving behind a trail of blood and butchered bodies, he finds the men responsible for his brother's murder and ... well you can guess how he settles the score.

Of course this is not your typical western; it is in your face, harsh, and goes down like snake venom. Wherever Edge goes, brutality and destruction follows. The first couple of chapters, which deal with the torture and murder of Edge's brother, are really good and surely hold your interest. The following chapters leading up to the final showdown, have Edge traveling and running into continual encounters with unmoral people, and he sets them straight. If Gilman was trying to get the reader to like Joe Hedges, it didn't come across. (he may of wanted it that way)

Edge is a western nihilist, who carries a neat assortment of weapons, including a honed razor knife concealed in his shirt collar which when used provides the most horrific occurrences in the story.

...the knife buried itself into the back of his throat. He gagged on blood and steel and his teeth clanged down on to the blade. His only sound was a gurgling, but his eyes blurred by tears, reveal the full extent of the pain. Then the stock of the Henry completed his execution, cracking against his forehead, splitting the skin and laying the flesh open to the bone.
"You don't fool around," the girl said.

"Now he knows it, too,"Edge said.

The story is not complex and it is a quick read. To me, each chapter is actually a story in itself, containing its own amount of gore and violence. I found I like it best when I read a chapter, then later picking it up to read another chapter -like reading a book of stories. The western setting descriptions are weak, but that's not what George Gilman was slamming into the reader. I can see why there is a following for the series, it can be attractive to readers with it's raw violence, vengeful plots, and a touch of humor thrown in. I'm sure I'll read a few more, but I know I'll never tackle the complete series. Not for the all western fans, I'll take mine in small doses.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Plunge by David Goodis

The Plunge by David Goodis
Short Story in Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine, Oct. 1958

David Goodis wrote some of the best noir novels of his generation, and he didn't short change readers when be penned short stories for mystery and pulp magazines in the 40s and 50s. One excellent contribution is "The Plunge, " about a squeaky-clean homicide cop who gradually descends down an emotional vortex , until it all ends fatally.

"His brain was staggered with the thought, and again he had the feeling of falling, of plunging downward through immeasurable space that took him away from the badge, he wore, the desk he occupied at Homicide in City Hall and his home and family."

Family man and honest cop Roy Childers despises corruption, whether it is corruption caused by the city's criminals or corruption within the police force. He becomes obsessed (his first plunge) in his case to find ex-con Dice Nolan and nailing him for murder during a payroll robbery of a waterfront warehouse. His first lead is to confront Nolan's girl, the beautiful Wilma Burnett. In her apartment he plays tough cop with her, but leaves uncomfortable and feeling emotionally affected by her.(his second plunge) Unable to focus, he later returns believing he will stake out her place waiting for Dice Nolan, but realizes he is there because of an uncontrolled desire to have her and knows this force can not be stopped. (another plunge) It comes down to a final violent confrontation with Nolan, Wilma and Childers in the apartment, and it is here in the story that Childers takes his final plunge.

This one will surely grab you, and is another example that shows why Goodis was superior to the majority of other authors who were providing stories to mystery magazines at this time. It's a little different that other Goodis stories. There are no bleak destitute people in the story and the urban setting is less dismal than in his other stories. The story turns dramatically cruel as Childers becomes wound tighter and tighter in an unexplainable crisis. You don't expect him to throw all of his family and professional values away just on a chance meeting with a girl. Goodis was a master of being able to curve a character emotionally around, which he did to Roy Childers. (and also to faithful readers of his stories)

He'd forgotten to put on his holster and the .38 it carried. You've never done that before, he thought. And then, with a slight quiver that went down from his chest to his stomach and up his chest again, "What's the matter here? What the hell is happening to you?"

The stories in this issue of Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine:

Brett Halliday "Witness for the Deceased"
Frank Ward "The Face of Death"
David Goodis "The Plunge"
J. L. Bouma "Unscheduled Murder"
Peter Cheyney "The Gangster"
Talmage Powell "Homecoming Party"
Freer Stalnaker "You Can't Let Go of Murder"
W.C. Tuttle "Payday"

Monday, July 14, 2008

Tarzan and The Leopard Men by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan and The Leopard Men by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Ballantine Edition 1975 Copyright 1935

"Let the white man be broken," growled the leopard man, "and on the third night let my children return that each may be made wise by eating the flesh of a white man. When you have eaten of it the white man's weapons can no longer harm you. Let the white man be broken!"

I started reading ERB in my early teens, and
I'm pretty sure I read all 24 Tarzan books. (I may have missed one or two, but I don't think so) But I am sure that I truly enjoyed reading them; and growing up I loved to escape behind the pages and become engulfed in the dark jungle, with it's mysterious adventures.

The majority of true ERB devotees believe that after the first 8 0r 10 Tarzan books, the stories became mediocre. And I am not one to doubt the judgment of people who know more about a subject than I, but my favorite always has been
"Tarzan and The Leopard Men" -number 18 in the book series.

The adventure starts with Tarzan caught in a violent storm and a large tree crashes down on him. Knocked unconscious and trapped, he awakes with his memory completely lost. He is freed by Orando, the son of a tribal chief, who believes the giant white man is his muzimo-his protective spirit. Villages are being ravish by a secret cult called the leopard men, who perform hideous things to the people, like maiming, killing and eating them. The Muzimo believes his call is to end the terror of the leopard men for the villagers, and along the way save a beautiful, young white woman and members of her safari.

I liked the idea of Tarzan having total amnesia, and using his physical powers in the mindset of some other being. ERB provides fine "dialog" between the Muzimo/Tarzan and Nkima, his simian companion in the story. This helps the reader understand our hero's state of mind while he is the Muzimo. The leopard men are
brutal and there are traitors within the safari group that bring more of the evil element into the story. Danger awaits around every jungle vine-with witch doctors, pygmies, and ferocious jungle beasts. Eventually the Muzimo receives another blow to the head and his memory returns-back to Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle. Where he brings down the ritual leopard men cult and save the tormented white skinned maiden.

"She was thrown upon one of the filthy sleeping mats, an earthen jar was dragged to the side of the mat, and two young women proceeded to anoint her with the vile smelling oil. This was rubbed in by rough hands until her flesh was almost raw..."

What I liked best about this Tarzan story was there are no lost empires or ancient medieval cities that time forget, its just a jungle adventure. Even with the story's standard elements that are in every Tarzan book, it is the
amnesia bit (Tarzan being the Muzimo) that makes it special and sells it for me.

Back when these stories were first published, the general public knew very little about Africa. How wonderful it must of been to those readers decades ago, as the Tarzan stories first came out in print, and go on a jungle adventure to the mysterious unknown Dark Continent. They must of experienced ten times the awe and exhilaration that we in later generations felt. Like I said before, most ERB readers like the earlier number books, but for me I like "Tarzan and The Leopard Men."
And if I am the only one out there that calls this Tarzan adventure his favorite ... well it's nice to be standing alone once in awhile.

The white man turned to Orando. "I am not Muzimo," he said: "I am Tarzan of the Apes" He touched Nkima, "Now I remember everything."

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Canvas Coffin by William Campbell Gault

The Canvas Coffin by William Campbell Gault
Dell 795, Copyright 1953

Thanks to William Campbell Gault's fondness for sports, readers have been rewarded with a handful of wonderful stories that use a sport as the backdrop for mystery, murder, and detective work. Boxing is on tap here and the main event has an aging middleweight boxer who is a suspect in a murder case and he's determined to prove his innocence.

"Twice, he started that overhand right; both times I beat him to the punch. It would be unfair to Western Union to say he telegraphed it; it was more in the nature of a night letter."

Luke Pilgrim wakes up the morning after taking some serious punches in his title fight the night before; and can't remember if he killed a girl he was seen with after the victory party. He's no palooka; Pilgrim is a sympathetic, caring, middleweight champion. Puzzled and confused, he becomes tormented by what he may of done. Pilgrim realizes that to clear himself as a suspect, he must piece the events together and find out what occurred that night. But, justice is breathing down his neck and closing in, so he must continue to slug out of his lost memory any vague thought that could prove beneficial to solve the mystery.

The setting is the 1950s L.A. boxing scene, with its cynical atmosphere of smoky ringsides, mobsters, fixed fights, and and an assortment of characters with names like Muggsy, Noodles and Patsy. Between bout after bout, the Champ spends his time hunting down clues and people, to fit together what really happened that night and what his involvement was. It climatically comes down during his last big title fight, where Luke Pilgrim finally gets all the dots connected and confronts the men involved.

Written a couple of years before Gault introduced his compassionate P.I. Brock Callahan, it is obvious that the Luke Pilgrim character planted the seed for Callahan. The story has the same feel as those excellent early Callahan novels-in its pervasive mood, dialog and characters. Pilgrim even has a sophisticated girlfriend named Sally, who is essentially the Jan character in the Brock Callahan series. If you enjoyed those early Gault novels, you'll want to strap the gloves on for this one. It's wonderfully done.......

"Murder is more important than that; it's a double death, killing the killer as well as the killed, ending the dream and staining the soul. The newspapers love it, especially if one breast or more can be exposed, along with the inside of the thigh. "

Boxing has been the backdrop in other William Campbell Gault stories. In the excellent "The Hundred Dollar Girl," (1961) Tough wise-ass P.I. Joe Puma tackles murder and broads when a contenders' voluptuous wife hires him to investigate her husband's manager.

Gault boxing stories that were published in pulp magazines:

A Dilemma for Danny (1943)
Slug the Man Down (1948)
The Longest Count (1949)
Wake for a Warrior (1950)
Chop-’Em-Down Kid (1950)

Monday, July 7, 2008

Kiss and Kill by Ellery Queen (Charles Runyon)

Kiss and Kill by Charles Runyon
Dell 4567, Copyright 1969

In the 60s, a couple of dozen mystery novels under the name of Ellery Queen were ghost written by a handful of authors. Writers like Richard Deming, Talmage Powell, Jack Vance and others contributed with some excellent offerings. Charles Runyon was another and I believe he authored three novels under the Ellery Queen title name. "Kiss and Kill" is one of them and though a bit uneven, I still enjoyed the read.

"The stench billowed out in waves. A balloon of a man was slumped in the fetal position on the closet floor, so swollen that the seams of his dark blue uniform had split open. Barney tried to drag the body out; it was too heavy."

Edward Tollman's wife has disappeared and progress by the police force has been slow. Tollman hires P.I. Barney Burgess, and together they head out to find her. Quickly, Burgess suspects that there may be a link between her disappearance and a Mexican vacation she was on months ago. Hunting down other members of the vacation tour, they discover the members are being killed off. They follow the tail, but it leads to more bodies. They eventually locate a surviving member, the beautiful Claire English. She joins the hunt for protection reasons and the three head for Mexico where they hope to find Tollman's wife and solve the mystery of the deaths.

You usually don't see a big city P.I. taking his client and a woman who is being pursed by killers, along on the case; but it seems to work.(if you let it) Runyon describes Barney Burgess as tough, gun ready Bogart-type P.I., which as the novel develops doesn't ring true. He's not timid though, and will comes up with some hardboiled dialog :

Barney said, "You get nothing. Not even death. Pain is what you get. Hours of it. Days, if necessary. Until you tell me where Mrs. Tollman is."

Drugs and money are the root cause here. The step by step trail to the missing wife works well, if you just overlook a couple of incidences where you know a person in a specific situation in the story wouldn't really react that way. The killers are psychopaths, and they provide just the right amount of violence to the story. Enjoyable enough to hold my interest and it's a quick mystery read. Also to Charles Runyon's credit, the ending does have a neat twist that I didn't see coming.

One of my favorite Charles Runyon short stories is in the March1962 Mike Shayne Magazine, titled "The Death Gimmick." It's set in the West Indies and involves vile people taking us down stinking, dark alleyways. Also, the cover of this issue is a hardboiled beaut.......

Thursday, July 3, 2008

She's Nothing But Trouble by Glenn Canary

She's Nothing But Trouble by Glenn Canary
Short Story in Manhunt, August 1960.

Another excellent crime story that was published in Manhunt magazine. It take place in a seedy bar, and puts the characters in an indifferent situation where afterwards the reader will wonder... "what would I have done?"

"The girl was crying and swaying woodenly. She tried to cover herself with her h
"What do we do with her now?"
"That's a dumb question."

Hap Carter tries to take a stand to protect a tramp from five men who enter a bar. He's unsuccessful at first, but he gets a second chance. Does he take it? This short story is wonderfully written and captures the dark atmosphere of city bars in those days. But it's the outstanding ending, when Hap and the bartender are alone, that slams this story in your gut.

More on Glenn Canary

In a posting I wrote months ago, I commented on an exceptional novel I read by Glenn Canary, called "The Prefect Plot." Recently, his daughter Jessica Canary, informed me that her father passed away on May 7, 2008. Mr. Canary was an excellent writer of crime/suspense fiction, which included stories in Manhunt and AHMM. His 1963 Manhunt short story "Interference," was one of the best stories the magazine published in the early 60s. As an author, he left a very favorable impression on me. I will always hold high esteem for Glenn Canary's printed material; all you have to do is read "The Prefect Plot"and stories like "She's Nothing But Trouble" or "Interference." to fully appreciate the quality of his work.

Jessica mentioned to me how much her father truly loved writing and story telling. Corresponding with Jessica, I discovered the family is looking for copies of his work. (Glenn Canary's past work has become difficult to find) I happily sent her my copy of "The Prefect Plot" and volunteered to mention in this post that the family would be pleased if anyone else has pieces of his published works to contact Jessica. (Payment will be sent if anyone wishes)

You can contact Jessica Canary at (she's a very nice person)

To all fellow readers: Below is an incomplete list of Glenn Canary's published material. (Novels and Short Stories) I would love to expand the listing of his fine work and get a complete documented list on the web for all to have knowledge of. Please send me titles of any other writings that are known to have been published. My hope is to finalize the list in the near future.

Thank you, August........

The Novels:
The Sadist -Monarch 280 (1962)
The Trailer Park Girls - Monarch 248 (1962)
The Damned and the Innocent -Monarch 486 (1964)
The Prefect Plot -Pinnacle (1974) as Glen Canary
A Walk in the Jungle -Pinnacle (1975)

Short Stories:
A Winter's Tale - Dude (Sept 1960)
She's Nothing But Trouble - Manhunt (Aug 1960)
unknown title - Manhunt (April 1961)
The Guilty Flee -Rogue (Feb 1962)
unknown title - Manhunt (April 1962)
Madison Avenue I Left You - Mr. (Mar 1963) article
No Escape - Manhunt (June 1963)
Interference - Manhunt (Oct 1963)

Numerous stories written for AHMM, only found one (title unknown) in the book collection called: Alfred Hitchcock - Killers At Large, edited by Alfred Hitchcock, Dell 1978.

Also believe that a story of Glenn Canary's was adapted for a teleplay during the first season of Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Available on DVD.