Heffron, Dorris - A Nice Fire and Some Moonpennies (London, MacMillan, 1971)
Hitching across Canada with her dog and some dope Native American Mazie McComber has a series of adventures including falling in with a lesbian couple.
Avallone, Michael - The Flower Covered Corpse (London: Hale, 1969, New York: Curtis, 1972).
After a famous guru is killed, PI Ed Noon goes head to head with a series of Greenwich Village freaks.
Crowe, John (pseud- Lynds, Dennis)- Crooked Shadows (New York: Dodd Mead, 1975).
Radicals create chaos at Buena Costa's Fiesta Week whilst a PI seeks a missing painting.
Matthewson, Joseph - The Love Tribe (New York, Signet, 1968, 160pp)
Chronicles the rise, decline and fall of a fictional East Village hippy commune.
Wells, Patricia - Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice (Corgi Books, London, 1970, 185pp)
A bourgeois comedy of manners updated for the jet set the book version of Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice manages to strip away the few laughs the film had on offer. Devoid of such humour the reader’s ability to put up with its annoying characters and their whining and encounter therapies is sorely tested.
Fickling, GG- Honey On Her Trail (New York: Pyramid, 1971)
Honey West, superspy, takes on a radical group called Black Widow of MAD.
Fickling, GG- Stiff as a Broad (New York: Pyramid, 1971).
After the producer of a TV show Honey West is working with is killed she seeks out those responsible coming across skin mag editors and sinister commies in the process.
Murphy, Warren and Sapir, Richard- The Destroyer: Last War Dance (New York, Pinnacle Books, 1974)
The Destroyer and his guru return yet again, this time foiling the Revolutionary Indian Party's attempt to blow up a frontier monument that really hides an "atomic doomsday weapon".
Goulart, Ron - Too Sweet To Die (New York: Ace, 1972).
Johnny Easy attempts to track down a missing actress moving through some bizarre San Franciscan scenes in the process.
Goulart, Ron - One Grave Too Many (New York: DAW, 1974).
Johnny Easy returns to track down a young trust fund hippy who has disappeared after a fake burial in a commune.
WW (psedonym of William Bloom)- Qhe!: The Riches (London, Mayflower Books, 1975)
The Himalyan jet setting revolutionary Qhe returns.
WW (pseudonym of William Bloom)- Qhe!: White Fire (London, Mayflower Books, 1974)
Qhe is back again, this time taking his fight against evil into the cosmic realms.
Halliday, Brett (Ghosted by Robert Terrall)- Six Seconds To Kill (New York: Dell, 1970).
Mike Shayne goes up against local and international radicals seeking to take out the US Attorney General.
Lyons, Arthur - The Dead are Discreet (New York: Mason and Lipscomb, 1974).
After John Warren is charged with the brutal killing of his wife and lover he hires Jacob Asch to track down the Manson style killers taking the PI through the weird world of Jesus freaks, satanists and the Hollywood set.
Lyons, Arthur - All God's Children (New York: Mason Charter, 1975).
PI Jacob Asch is hired to track down a young Jesus Freak who having escaped a deprogrammer may now be in the clutches of a bikie gang.
Grogan, Emmett - Ringolevio (London, William Heinemann, 1972, 573pp)
Whilst touted as an autobiography Ringolevio truly stands in the realms of fiction. Grogan was certainly a key player in the 60s counterculture and his work with the San Francisco Diggers both challenged the New Left orthodoxy and inspired many worldwide to embrace anarchic anti-work concepts and praxis. Nevertheless if you were to believe all that is said here then Grogan was not only present at each and every major event of the era, but also managed to cram in jewel robberies, Native-American blood rituals and heroin addiction.
Parker, Robert B.- The Godwulf Manuscript (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973. London: Deutsch, 1974).
After a valuable manuscript is stolen from a university library the blame initially falls on student radicals before PI Spenser is hired in to find out who is really behind the theft.
Maitland, Derek - The Only war We’ve Got (Arrow Books, London, 1970, 270pp)
After Maitland became fed up with covering the disaster that was the Vietnam war he retired to London to knock out a spoof on the bumbling US military-industrial complex and the chaos it had wreaked throughout South East Asia. Peopled with wasted journalists, hippy G.I.s, "kill-count" obsessed generals and Hershey bar addicted Viet Cong the novel more than manages to live up to its author’s intentions.