Archive for the Orrie Hitt Category

Torrid Wench – Orrie Hitt (Kozy Books, 1962)

Posted in Orrie Hitt, pulp fiction, Vintage Sleaze Paperbacks on January 25, 2012 by vintagesleazepaperbacks

Discussed here.

New Cover for The Trouble with Tramps

Posted in noir fiction, Orrie Hitt, pulp fiction, Vintage Sleaze Paperbacks on December 30, 2011 by vintagesleazepaperbacks

Smashwords Edition.

Orrie Hitt and his Ford Hot Rod

Posted in Orrie Hitt, pulp fiction, Vintage Sleaze Paperbacks on December 15, 2011 by vintagesleazepaperbacks

Four Women by Orrie Hitt (Beacon Books, 1960)

Posted in Beacon Books, crime noir, Orrie Hitt, pulp fiction, Vintage Sleaze Paperbacks on December 6, 2011 by vintagesleazepaperbacks

Examined here.

Back Into the Swing

Posted in Andrew Shaw, crime noir, Lawrence Block, Orrie Hitt, pulp fiction, Vintage Sleaze Paperbacks on August 22, 2011 by vintagesleazepaperbacks

I know I have nbeen posting as regularly as I used to. Some personal and professional matters (having a baby, father’s death, book deadlines, etc) have kept me busy, but I hope to get back t the vintage swing of tings soon.

For instance, I have recently found and purchased two “holy grails” of difficul-to-find and priecey books if you do: Gutter Girl by Andrew SHaw (yes, it is Block) and Panda Bear Passion by Orrie Hitt. These will be the new postings soon…


 

 

Trailer Tramp – Orrie Hitt (Beacon Books #158, 1957)

Posted in Beacon Books, Orrie Hitt, pulp fiction, Vintage Sleaze Paperbacks with tags , , on July 3, 2011 by vintagesleazepaperbacks

Examined here.

Untamed Lust by Orrie Hitt (Beacon Book 336, 1960)

Posted in Beacon Books, crime noir, Orrie Hitt, pulp fiction, Vintage Sleaze Paperbacks on March 16, 2011 by vintagesleazepaperbacks

This one, like many other Hitt books (Dirt Farm, Two of a Kind, Violent Sinners, Naked Flesh) is set on a big farm run by a sadistic old man married to a younger woman.

The usual Hitt motifs are present — a big and tall hero jumbling three women and a plot to murder the owner of the farm to get his wife and daughter.  Eddie, the hero, works mostly as a trapper, getting all the pests that run rampant on the land: snapping turtles, foxes, badgers, racoons…he actually feels bad for killing these creatures, but he needs the job.

The three women are:

Joan, the domestic, who is an old girlfriend and he’s still sleeping with her. She is in the process of divorcing her husband whose in prison and then wants to marry Eddie.

Kitty, or Mrs. Jennings, married to an old man in a wheelchair and hot to trot.

Carole, Kitty’s teenage daughter, who likes to hang out at nudist camps.

Carole seduces Eddie into seducing her mom so Eddie will testify in court that Kitty was unfaithful, on grounds for divorce; Carole will pay Eddie $5K for this.

Kitty wants Eddie to set a trap that her husband will accidentally stumble into and die. She promises a good chunk of the land and bank accounts, worth millions.

He only agrees because both women say they will claim he raped them and he’ll lose his job.

Despite these repeats material from other books, and the James Cain territory, Untamed Lust is well-written and a speedy, good read.

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