Friday, January 28, 2011

dagger of flesh

With only five books left, we are inching ever closer to closing the book on this pile of dusty flea market paperbacks. Fortunately, the remaining covers are just as good as the previous fourteen. Like today's subject, Dagger Of Flesh by Richard S. Prather.


Cover by James Meese


Prather was also the creator of the Shell Scott series (FYI: There will be more on this subject when we start working our way through this pile) and, in fact, some sources - namely his Wikipedia page - count this as part of the Scott series. Although, from what I can tell, it's not. As the main character's name is Mark Logan.

Either way, thanks to UKVintage's photostream I learned the artwork was used not once, not twice, not thrice but... quadrice? Honestly I don't what (if anything) rhyming comes after thrice but, suffice it to say, the piece was used four times. (See here, here and here.)

As someone already pointed in out the comments in said photostream, hopefully Meese got to collect multiple paychecks!

(PS: Meese's work has previously been featured in the PFP as well, here.)

(PPS: As always, 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, January 21, 2011

murder is my dish

This week we continue continuing our way through this pile of pulp fiction with Murder Is My Dish by Stephen Marlowe. Featuring one of the greatest pull quotes ever!


As well as fabulous artwork by Lu Kimmel.


I believe this is Lu's second PFP appearance; the first, interestingly enough, was the first Mickey Spillane book I read. (But not the last.)

(PS: As always, 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, January 14, 2011

his name was death

This week we continue working our way through this pile of pulp fiction with His Name Was Death by Fredric Brown.




The best thing Brown has ever written, according to the Albuquerque Tribune. Having not read any of his books, including this one, we'll have to take their word for it.

(PS: As always, 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, January 7, 2011

murder in rockwater

For the first official PFP entry of 2011 we return to this stack of paperbacks with a follow up of sorts to last week's entry (in the sense it's the only other Fontana Book on our pulp fiction shelf - which, truthfully, covers more than one shelf of our bookcase) Murder In Rockwater by Margot Neville.



I couldn't find any info. as far as who is responsible for the cover art but according to this page on the Golden Age Of Detection site...

"Margot Neville was the pseudonym of two sisters, Margot Goyder (1903-1975) and Anne Neville Goyder Joske (1893-1966), Australian writers born in Melbourne. The sisters collaborated closely, writing together ‘word by word’, Margot then typing the manuscript. In all they wrote 22 crime novels, mostly police procedurals set in Sydney, with detectives Grogan and Manning."


This is the first in the series, apparently also known as Lena Hates Men, and features the aforementioned Detective Grogan as the main character.

(PS: As always, 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.)