Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Randall Publishing Company

Here's odd little Canadian publisher Randall Publishing Company of Toronto. As far as I know they published only two mass market paperbacks. Seven Men’s Sins by Stuart Martin is discussed here. The other is The Queen's Hall Murder by Adam Broome which I haven't seen. I know nothing about Randall.

Seven Men's Sins was first published by Harper & Brothers, 1929 as Only Seven Were Hanged. There are two versions of the Randall edition which is undated but circa 1950 with the text block identical and two different covers. No priority. The horse cover's artist is unidentified but the yellow cover with man has signed art by Harold Bennett. Bennett illustrated a number of Canadian pulps in the 1940s.

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