Friday, May 27, 2011

when dorinda dances

Unlike tonight's etsy update, this Pulp Fiction Project entry doesn't have a particularly patriotic spin; on the other hand, Mike Shayne is a pretty classic example of an American anti-hero so maybe it's a subtle salute.

Of course, what When Dorinda Dances really is is the next Brett Halliday book in this pile, and therefore would have been the next entry in this series whether it was a holiday weekend or not.


Cover painting by Bob McGinnis


Interestingly a different, equally fabulous, McGinnis painting was also used as cover art for this title at some point. (See here.) You can also check out a third cover by Robert Stanley (whose work has been seen in previous PFP posts here and here) here.

And, 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, May 20, 2011

what really happened

This week we continue our survery of the right side of this pile of pulp fiction with What Really Happened; the twentieth book in the Mike Shayne / Brett Halliday series.


Cover painting by Bob McGinnis


I have no idea what really happened in this book, as I haven't read it yet, but I'm sure it involves murder, mystery, money and at least one dame.

PS: Continuing another theme from last week, I'd also love to find a replica of the robe depicted on this cover.

(PPS: 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, May 13, 2011

this is it, michael shayne

Tonight our leisurely stroll through this pile of paperbacks continues with the eighteenth entry in the Brett Halliday / Mike Shayne series, This Is It, Michael Shayne.


Cover illustration by McGinnis


It would have been convenient if this had turned out to be the thirteenth book in the series (happy Friday the 13th everybody!) but it's not. (Blood On Biscayne Bay is.)

On a completely unrelated topic, I am totally on the look out for a pair of bikini bottoms just like the ones on the cover.

(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, May 6, 2011

a taste for violence

This week we continue working our way through this pile of pulp fiction with A Taste For Violence by Brett Halliday.


Cover illustration by McGinnis


Interestingly, based on the back cover design, the 6th Mike Shayne book featured from said pile. (As we can see from the text, it's purely coincidental but, of course, I wouldn't let that stop me from pointing it out.)

PS: We came home from last weekend's outing(s) with a short stack of future PFP entries. The prerequisite pic of them next to the official JP studio mascot, GG Allin Doll, can be seen here.

(PPS: 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.)