Friday, October 29, 2010

some women won't wait

At the risk of starting this post off on an unrelated topic (not like I've ever let that stop me before) did you know on this very date - many, many, many years ago (one many for every five year span) - the Kommandant and I were wedded in unholy bliss?

It is true. Of course this personal trivial fact has nothing to do with the blog in general, nor the Pulp Fiction Project specifically, but today's selection does represent two things we've both become quite enamored with over the past year or so - Cool / Lam mysteries and the collected works of Robert McGinnis.



This is actually the second copy of Some Women Won't Wait by Erle Stanley Gardner, writing under the name of A.A. Fair, we've come across; the first, the subject of this previous PFP post. The jury is still out on whether or not we'll keep both but, based on how much I like both covers, I'm leaning towards yes.

(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.)

Friday, October 22, 2010

the cross-eyed bear murders

This week's entry, The Cross-Eyed Bear Murders by Dorothy B. Hughes, was also chosen by the Kommandant; although, unlike our last two week's PFP posts, not for any particular reason. I think he just likes Dell mapbacks. (Can't really say I blame him on that.)



I also can't really say I would have picked this up myself (I tend to get distracted by jazzier covers first) but since it wound up in the stack, and the title pages look promising, I will likely read it.

(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.)

Friday, October 15, 2010

deadlock

Following up last week's post we have the previously mentioned tie for the husband's favorite covers out of this stack of recently acquired titles, Deadlock by Ruth Fenisong.


Cover painting by John McDermott


And on that note I'm about to sign off a la last week's post and spend what's left of this Friday night the same way I spent what was left of last Friday night, enjoying adult beverages and British horror movies (see here) with the husband. (Except this week it's Mummy night!)

Have a great weekend!

(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.)

Friday, October 8, 2010

what a body!

This week's PFP entry comes to us in the form of What A Body! by Alan Green; according to the title page, "winner of the 1949 Mystery Writers Of America award for the best first mystery by any author."

(And, according to the Kommandant, one of his favorite covers out of this stack of recently acquired titles; last I checked it was tied with Deadlock. Maybe we'll do that next week.)


Cover painting by Gilbert Darling. The back cover is uncredited but I would like to point out it is, to date, the only cover featured in the Pulp Fiction Project - front or back - featuring a book to woman comparison test chart.


And on that note I'm off to spend what's left of my Friday night enjoying adult beverages and British horror movies (see here) with the husband.

Have a great weekend!

(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.)

Friday, October 1, 2010

the case is closed

Earlier in the week I mentioned the newest additions to our already slightly overstuffed shelf of dusty pulp fiction paperbacks; any and all of which would make fine additions to the Pulp Fiction Project series. (And, eventually, I'm sure they all will.)

I must admit, when it came time to decide what to scan in first I truly could not make up my mind. (As sometimes happens when I'm overwhelmed with inspiration.) Fortunately inspiration found me, before I had to search for it, via a comment left in the PFP photostream on the first of the three book related photos in that post.

So, thanks to a request from a fellow vintage paperback enthusiast, we'll open with The Case Is Closed by Patricia Wentworth.


(Artist unknown, at least to me; I think part of the reason he wanted to see the cover was to determine who did the cover art so if I find out I will add it in here.)

[ETA: Cover art by Im-Ho "Im-ho stands for a combination of two artists Sol Immerman and Lawrence Hoffman. And sometimes for Sol Immerman and Robert Holly. These three artists where responsible for the first 105 paperback covers for Popular Library." Thanks to UK Vintage for the info.]


(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.)