J C Penney?An old spanking magazine Whispers No 4 has a curious questionnaire where the first question of 13 is about JCP. Also of interest is question # 13 about celebrities. Another magazine, Blushes No 19, provides some answers from readers.
I didn't realize there were a series of these novels. I'm about three quarters of the way through the first in the series, "The Hangman's Daughter," and regrettably, cannot recommend it. I wasn't expecting hardcore descriptions of the torture process, but I was hoping that the scenes would be a little more dramatic than they are. Even for a mainstream book, this is pretty inoffensive stuff. I was also hoping for a convincing evocation of time and place, but IMO any reasonably competent writer could have produced this after an hour or two worth of research on the internet. I think the book even fails as a mystery story. On this site there is far more in depth and interesting background research, and stories that are more engaging, even leaving aside the kink aspects.I haven't read the "Hangman's Daughter" novels, but from the summary you have posted it uses quite a lot of the general background I have posted here, regarding how the hangman's trade in Germany and the use of torture to extract confessions was organised. I see that there are now eight volumes in the "Hangman's Daughter" series, so perhaps I should take a closer look.
Thanks, I will see if I can find that.
Stan Goldman has investigated plenty of dead bodies pulled from the river, but he finds usually money is moreWhen a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play.
I know a bit about failing as a mystery story.I think the book even fails as a mystery story.
The stories here are worth every penny you pay for them!On this site there is far more in depth and interesting background research, and stories that are every bit as competently written .
I'll take "The Bronx Crux Murders" over "The Hangman's Daughter" any day. No doubt, I would have enjoyed "The Hangman's Daughter" more if the Jakob Kuisl (the "Hangman") could have had a torture session with Barbara Moore. Barbara is an old hand at time travel, and I'm sure she wouldn't mind if Stan Goldman came along with her to meet Jakob Kuisl. I think Stan and Jakob would bond. Their both essentially hangmen with hearts of gold.Stan Goldman has investigated plenty of dead bodies pulled from the river, but he finds usually money is more
I know a bit about failing as a mystery story.
The stories here are worth every penny you pay for them!
Thanks for hte links. I have been looking for Clotilda. However, the story could have been greatly improved.That particular directory at ASSTR appeared about a year ago when another story paysite closed down -- they had a comprehensive collection of commercially-published pulp porn novels from about the 1960s to 1980s, which was dumped unsorted onto two ASSTR folders. There are about 12,000 full novels there (!), but there is no index of any sort, the file names are non-descriptive and there are lots of duplicates. You're best off downloading them all to your own hard disk and using a local search app to find what's of interest to you. The Firefox plug-in "HTTP Directory Downloader" is very useful for this as you can get the entire directory downloaded with a single click.
The folder links are:
In addition to Dedaux (or Dedeaux, both spellings seem to be used), you may want to check out F.E. Campbell, A de Granamour and Paul Gable (each of them has multiple books there), but there are a fair few others in the spanking/flogging genre as well. As you would expect, the quality of writing is wildly uneven.
I think the two books you have linked are the only Dedaux ones there -- "The Prussian Girls" is not in this collection, but can be found at the link I posted earlier in this thread. However, while we are talking about the Prussia of King Friedrich Wilhelm I, here is another pulp novel with that setting:
The movies is "A Chinese Torture Chamber Story" (1994). I bought a subtitled DVD several years ago and there are others available online. Its a pretty good movie that includes other tortures such a the breasts press and the mechanical donkey so popular on this site.Someone said that it is impossible to write a five-act drama about a girl being whipped. It looks like a Chinese anonymous author succeeded. Before us is an "epic" story set in old days in China about how a young girl of 17, Hu Er, was falsely accused of indecent behavior and sentenced by a local magistrate to the traditional public "full punishment of buttocks", which consists of 500 strokes as the main punishment and several hundred more strokes as additional, with different tools. It should be noted that the girl received a lot of pain, but did not receive serious damage to her health.
Of course, I, like many of us, do not read Chinese, but using the translation function in Google Chrome, it is quite possible to read.
Full Punishment of Buttocks (杖臀全刑)
Part 1: https://spanking.wiki/杖臀全刑/
Part 2: https://spanking.wiki/杖臀全刑-后篇/
When running a search on Roland Brévannes, I noticed that there are several scanned books of his at Gallica, the online arm of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, including a good quality scan of the full book La Flagellation passionnelle, written under the pseudonym Don Brennus Aléra, which is the source of the last two images of his in my previous post:
Here are all ten illustrations in the book (including cover) -- readers of French can access the full text at the link above.
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Searching the Gallica site, I found a fair number of other turn-of-the-century flaggellation and fetish books. I haven't looked through the PDFs yet, but will post any illustrations that are relevant here once I get around to it. I think these may be fairly recent scans as I can't recall seeing them when I previous searched on Gallica.
I wrote about that a few years agoHow was Mrs. Maderspach whipped in Hungary, or rather in Transylvania, in 1847?
Yes, indeed, and a great story it is, too! I think most of the questions raised in this letter to the Editor have been addressed on CF over the years, which is why I thought the letter writer would feel right at home here.I wrote about that a few years ago
This brief story was inspired by the following picture posted yesterday on the thread “Judicial Corporal Punishment of Women: Illustrations” by Switgrizz 1848 was a year of revolutions throughout Europe-France, Italy, Germany and many other countries. Possibly the bloodiest was in Hungary...www.cruxforums.com
For example, the image 4 (03) depicts a girl named Fanny who was punished with a birch in the officers' community for stealing a gold watch from one of the officers
I think these two quotes refer to the same incident, so we now have the story (in French) and an accompanying image from a different book.The subtitle of this book looks intriguing: "The court martial of Miss Fanny Hayward", although on flicking through the text it seems to be an account of a private orgy in a regiment's officer quarters involving a mock trial and whipping of poor Fanny, rather than an actual formal court martial, as in "Miss Berkeley's Voyage".
I have been referring in the other thread to old French books on flagellation and JCP which are available for download from the Gallica site, the online arm of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Leaving aside the illustrations posted in that thread, there are some interesting books, at least for readers of French, for example "Etude sur La Flagellation A Travers Le Monde" by Jean de Villiot (2nd expanded edition, 1901 -- the 1899 first edition is also at Gallica, in better scan quality but not illustrated and with less text):
Etude sur la flagellation à travers le monde : aux points de vue historique, médical, religieux, domestique et conjugal avec un exposé documentaire de la flagellation dans les écoles anglaises et les prisons militaires (2e éd. augmentée) | Gallica
Well written and deserves to be continued. You can publish your stories here too (a long story can be divided into several posts).