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Avon Books
Publisher: Avon Book Company; Avon Publishing Company, Inc.;
Avon Publications; Avon Book Division, Hearst Company.
Country: United States. Date: 1941- .


They Shoot Horses, Don't They (Avon Books) (image)

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
A novel by Horace McCoy
New York, Avon Book Company, 1969 (Avon Books, No. N250).

This novel depicts the madness and desperation of the Depression era's marathon dance contests. In 1969 it was made into a movie starring Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young, Bonnie Bedelia and Red Buttons.

This edition is a film-tie in version with photos from the film on the front and back covers and cast credits also on the back cover. In addition to the full text of the novel, this edition includes the screenplay by Robert E. Thompson and a foreward to the screenplay by Sydney Pollack.


AVON BOOK COMPANY (AVON BOOK COMPANY; ETC.)
Series Note:
This paperback series was founded in 1941 by Joseph Meyers.

Year of Publication / Serial Number / Title / Author


1941

1. Elmer Gantry - Sinclair Lewis
2. The Rubáiyat of Omar Khayyam - Edward Fitzgerald
3. The Big Four - Agatha Christie
4. Ill Wind - James Hilton
5. Dr. Priestly Investigates - John Rhodes
6. The Haunted Hotel and 25 Other Ghost Stories - Wilkie Collins
7. The Plague Court Murders - John Dickson Carr
8. The Corpse in the Green Pyjamas - R. A. J. Walling
9. Willful and Premeditated - Freeman Wills Crofts
10. Dr. Thorndyke's Discovery - R. Austin Freedman
11. Count Bruga - Ben Hecht
12. Mosquitos - William Faulkner

1942

13. Mystery at Spanish Hacienda - Jackson Gregory
14. Call Her Savage - Tiffany Thayer
15. The Avon Book of Modern Short Stories
16. Murder at Midnight - R. A. J. Walling
17. The Agony Column - Earl Derr Biggers
18. The Man Who Murdered Himself - Geoffrey Holmes
19. 48 Saroyan Stories - William Saroyan
20. The League of Frightened Men - Rex Stout
21. The Avon Book of Detective and Crime Stories - John Rhode (ed.)
22. The Redheaded Woman - Katherine Brush

1943

23. Suspicious Characters - Dorothy L. Sayers
24. Ashenden, or The British Agent - W. Somerset Maugham
25. Trumpet in the Dust - Gene Fowler
26. Seven Footprints to Satan - A. A. Merritt
27. The Avon Book of Puzzles
28. Tonight at 8:30 - Noel Coward
29. The Sabotage Murder Mystery - Margery Allingham
30. Gorgeous Ghoul Murder Case - Dwight V. Babcock
31. Doctor's Son - John O'Hara
32. Stage Door Canteen - delmer Daves
33. The Corpse in the Waxworks - John Dickson Carr
34. The Saint Goes On - Leslie Chateris
35. Poison for One - John Rhode
36. * * Not published * *
37. Coffin for One - Francis Beeding
38. The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler
39. Rage in Heaven - James Hilton
40. In the Teeth of the Evidence - Dorothy L. Sayers

1944

41. The Narrow Corner - W. Somerset Maugham
42. The Passionate Year - James Hilton
43. Burn Witch Burn - A. A. Merritt
44. The Saint in New York - Leslie Chateris
45. Germany: Past, Present and Future - Lord Vansittart
46. Death on the Nile - Agatha Christie
47. Shoe the Wild Mare - Gene Fowler
48. The Road to Victory - Francis J. Spellman
49. The London Spy Murders - Peter Cheyney
50. Cakes and Ale - W. Somerset Maugham
51. Nobody's in Town - Edna Ferber
52. The Man Who Had Everything - Louis Bromfield
53. The Mystery of the Red Triangle - W. C. Tuttle
54. See Waht I Mean? - Lewis Browne
55. Presenting Lily Mars - Booth Tarkington
56. Theatre - W. Somerset Maugham
57. The Hills Beyond - Thomas Wolfe
58. Winged Victory - Moss Hart

1945

59. Heaven's My Destination - Thornton Wilder
60. Double Indemnity - James M. Cain
61. Murder in Three Acts - Agatha Christie
62. Over My Dead Body - Rex Stout
63. Five Murderers - Raymond Chandler
64. Back Stage - Vicki Baum
65. Now I'll Tell One - Harry Hirshfield
66. Little Caesar - W. R. Burnett
67. Action This Day - Francis J. Spellman
68. A Homicide for Hannah - Dwight V. Babcock
69. The Stray Lamb - Thorne Smith
70. Poirot Loses a Client - Agatha Christie

71. The Saint Intervenes - Leslie Chateris
72. The Avon Story-Teller
73. A Goodly Heritage - Mary Ellen Chase
74. The Ghost Patrol and Other Stories - Sinclair Lewis
75. The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie
76. Atomic Energy in the Coming Era - David Dietz
77. The Long Valley - John Steinbeck

1946

78. To Step Aside - Noel Coward
79. Catherine Herself - James Hilton
80. You Can't Keep the Change - Peter Cheney
81. Bad Girl - Vina Delmar
82. The Red Box - Rex Stout
83. Sight Unseen and the Confession - Mary Roberts
84. Mistress Wilding - Rafael Sabatini
85. The Regatta Mystery - Agatha Christie
86. Avon Mystery Story-Teller
87. The Private Affairs of Bel Ami - Guy de Maupassant
88. Five Sinister Characters - Raymond Chandler
89. Death in the Air - Agatha Christie
90. Avon Ghost Reader - Herbert Williams, ed.
91. The French Key Mystery - Frank Gruber
92. Loose Ladies - Vina Delmar
93. The Dark Street Murders - Peter Cheney
94. Butterfield 8 - John O'Hara
95. Black Orchids - Rex Stout
96. Black Angel - Cornell Woolrich
97. Wedding Ring - Beth Brown
98. The Virgin and the Gypsy - D. H. Lawrence
99. The Embezzler - James M. Cain
100. The Secret Adversary - Agatha Christie


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