GIL BREWER


Gilbert John Brewer (1922-1983) was one of the finest writers of noir fiction.
Check these links for more details of his life and work, including photographs and bibliographies:

Official website

Forgotten Writers by Bill Pronzini

George Tuttle's Gil Brewer pages

Here is a selection of front covers of various editions of Gil Brewer's books (click on thumbnail to enlarge)

Further information about Gil Brewer can be found in the Stark House and UPF publications (see under Collections, below)


SATAN IS A WOMAN

US 1951 UK 1952 UK 1971 Australia 1954
US Gold Medal 1951 UK Gaywood 1952 UK Priory 1971 Australia 1954

SO RICH, SO DEAD

USA 1971 UK 1952 UK 1971
US Gold Medal 1951 UK New Fiction 1952 UK Priory 1971

13 FRENCH STREET

US 1951 UK 1952 US 1959 US 1989 US 2012 France 2007 Australia 1953
US Gold Medal 1951 UK Gaywood 1952 US Gold Medal 1959 US Chivers 1989 US Prologue 2012 France 2007 Australia 1953

FLIGHT TO DARKNESS

US 1952 UK 1956 US 2009
US Gold Medal 1952 UK Moring 1956 US New Pulp 2009

HELL'S OUR DESTINATION

US 1953
US Gold Medal 1953

A KILLER IS LOOSE (AKA A GUN IN MY BACK)

US 1954 UK 1956 UK 1968 UK 1971 Australia 1957 US 2012
US Gold Medal 1954 UK Moring 1956 UK H.Jenkins 1968 UK Priory 1971 Australia 1957 US Prologue 2012

SOME MUST DIE

US 1954 UK 1956
US Gold Medal 1954 UK Moring 1956

77 RUE PARADIS

US 1954 US 2012 Australia 1971 Australia 1957
US Gold Medal 1954 US Prologue 2012 Australia 1971 Australia 1957

THE SQUEEZE (AKA THE PAYOFF)

US 1955 UK 1971 Australia 1956
US Ace 1955 UK Priory 1971 Australia 1956

AND THE GIRL SCREAMED

US 1956 UK 1959 UK 1971 US 2012
US Crest 1956 UK Gold Medal 1959 UK Priory 1971 US Prologue 2012

THE ANGRY DREAM (AKA THE GIRL FROM HATEVILLE)

US 1957 US 1959 US 2012
US Mystery 1957 US Zenith 1959 US Prologue 2012

THE BRAT

US 1957 US 1962 UK 1972 US 2012
US Gold Medal 1957 US Gold Medal 1962 UK Five Star 1972 US Prologue 2012

LITTLE TRAMP

US 1957 US 1960 US 2012
US Crest 1957 US Crest 1960 US Prologue 2012

THE BITCH

US 1958 US 2012
US Avon 1958 US Prologue 2012

THE RED SCARF

US 1955 US 1958 US 1959 UK 1959 US 2010
US Mercury 1955 US Mystery 1958 US Crest 1959 UK Digit 1959 US New Pulp 2010

WILD

US 1958 UK 1959 US 1964 US 2012
US Crest 1958 UK Muller 1959 US Gold Medal 1964 US Prologue 2012

THE VENGEFUL VIRGIN

US 1958 US 2007
US Crest 1958 US Hard Case 2007

WILD TO POSSESS

US 1959
US Monarch 1959

ANGEL

US 1959
US Avon 1959

SUGAR

US 1959
US Avon 1959

NUDE ON THIN ICE

US 1960
US Avon 1960

BACKWOODS TEASER

US 1960
US Gold Medal 1960

THE THREE-WAY SPLIT

US 1960 UK 1968 UK 1971
US Gold Medal 1960 UK Bridbooks 1968 UK Priory 1971

PLAY IT HARD

US 1960 US 1964 UK 1973
US Monarch 1960 US Monarch 1964 UK Priory 1973

APPOINTMENT IN HELL

US 1961 draft UK 1971
US Monarch 1961 UK Priory 1971

A TASTE FOR SIN

US 1961
US Berkley 1961

MEMORY OF PASSION

US 1962
US Lancer 1962

THE HUNGRY ONE

US 1966 draft
US Gold Medal 1966

THE TEASE

US 1967
US Banner 1967

SIN FOR ME

US 1967
US Banner 1967

IT TAKES A THIEF #1: THE DEVIL IN DAVOS

US 1969
US Ace 1969

IT TAKES A THIEF #2: MEDITERRANEAN CAPER

US 1969
US Ace 1969

IT TAKES A THIEF #3: APPOINTMENT IN CAIRO

US 1970
US Ace 1970

COLLECTIONS

UK 1988 US 2006 US 2008 US 2012 US 2008
UK Blue Murder 1988 US Stark House 2006 US Stark House 2008 US UP Florida 2012 US Stark House 2014



 Compiled by Dave Moore

 Thanks to Bill Pronzini, David Rachels, and George Tuttle for the use of their book cover images.



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