I'm pretty sure nothing as exciting as a headless lady is to be found at this kind of carnival but I won't let that stop me from using it as a transition into today's Pulp Fiction Project entry, The Headless Lady by Clayton Rawson.
I'd love to stumble across more of these "mapback" books; the only other one we've found is Curtains For The Editor. (Back panel here.)
The Kommandant bought it for me based on the title. (As we can see from the fact I'm still alive to blog and otherwise ramble on in cyberspace the c14 staff has yet to get the jump on me.) I read it a few years ago though & it was actually a good book.
I haven't read this one yet but, just based on the teaser pages in the front, it seems like my kind of story.
It also seems like it might be a good plot for a B-Movie, a la one of my all time favorite carny / ape movies Gorilla At Large.
(PS: Larger versions, as well as covers of books that have found their way on to the blog previously, can be seen in the Pulp Fiction Project set in my Flickr photostream, here.)