|Here Comes TOKEY WEDGE|
A man's man and a women's dream, Tokey raced around the twirling paperback racks when the top presidential philanderer of all time, Jack Kennedy was in the White House. Did Jack care if his "arranged" girlfriend Judith Exner was usually in bed with mobster Sam Giancana and reported back to the wise guy after every presidential performance? HELL NO! Because Jack was a MAN'S man, just like Tokey Wedge. Screw that, and screw THAT, organized crime. No wonder (and no coincidence) Tokey gets involved with some Castro gun runners in BROAD BAIT...just like big Sam!
So Tokey had a buzzcutt instead of Kennedy's Nantucket tousle...when you are racing to action in your midget muscle-car, there is no time to brush anything out of your eyes. Here comes Tokey, nostrils flared...nay SMOKING. Never mind that Tokey was actually no taller than 5' 4"...he was big where it mattered. One book adds an inch to his frame...but does not specify if he had bought some lifts.
Jack Lynn wrote the Tokey Wedge novels. Who was Jack Lynn? WHO CARES! This isn't about some fussy, anonymous, elite font prissy with an underwood, it's about Tokey Wedge. The paperback community speculates who Jack was and you are more then welcome to browse around to speculate while real men read the novels (from Novel Press) a sleazy Chicago outfit with questionable ties but outstanding fiction!
There were at least twenty one books by Jack and all of them had a serious problem with inaccurate perspective and unrealistic rendering on the covers. So the real question is not who wrote this stuff, but who the hell did the art? Check out the Torrid Twins Tokey is running down...not only are they twins, their burning breasts have exactly the same flame pattern! Tokey had a thing for twins...witness Mary and Beth in another split zygote thriller Double Seduction...which is no problem for Tokey. He loves them and leaves them...looking exactly the same. And yet AGAIN...there are twins in the later Desire in Duplicate...in which a $5000 a night hooker charges that much because she is...a twin! So the price is really $2500 each. Does Tokey get a discount? You have to ASK?
Other Jack Lynn books are listed below, but not all feature the diminutive dick Tokey. In fact, one of them introduces a far taller character, a Danny Thomas look-a-like who actually towers over the dames who moan his name!
Wild Women is of course the Bill Ward cover I discussed HERE. How Bill slipped one in is a mystery more curious than the Tokey Wedge case of Nympho Lodge. In another, Tokey struggles with a trio of "women loving women" In Wild Women. AS you can see, another cover with burning dames for Tokey to struggle through.
Clearly Tokey's biggest challenge was Ten Shockingest Seductions, in which he has do do just that...seduce them all to determine which were guilty of murder and which were guilty of lesbianism. There is only one man for the job...look down.
Official COMPLETE (?) list of masterpieces by Jack Lynn
Broad Bait. Novel, 1960
Double Seduction. Novel, 1959
Forced Females. Novel, 1961
Loverboy! Novel, 1960
Mad for Kicks. Novel, 1960
Nympho Lodge. Novel, 1959
The Passion Pit. Novel, 1960
Tall and Torrid. Novel, 1961
Torrid Twins. Novel, 1960
Wholesale Seduction. Novel, 1961
White Hot Woman 1961
Wild Women. Novel, 1961
Women on the Loose. Novel, 1961
Ten Shockingest (sic) Seductions 1962
Three Passionate Sisters 1962
Desire in Duplicate 1963
They Were Too Much 1963
Four Insatiable Nymphs 1963
Night Nurse 1964
Three Kinds of Love 1964
Jack Lynn Tokey Wedge Novels collection Victor Minx (and a few cribbed from the web)
As far as I know, the list here is complete, but if you have a Tokey Wedge novel not listed, by all means get in touch. You could have the cream of the vintage sleaze paperback crop in your hands!
Books and Ebooks by Jim Linderman are available to browse and purchase HERE