Friday, June 24, 2011

stranger in town

As alluded to in a previous post, our computer problems appear to be on the road to becoming a non-issue, which means we're back on track as far as continuing our survey of this pile of Pulp Fiction with the 25th entry in the Mike Shayne / Brett Halliday series, Stranger In Town.


Cover painting by Robert McGinnis


(Awesome typography by whoever was responsible for such things at Dell in the early '60s.)

(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, June 17, 2011

ask for linda

I know I said I wasn't gong to write about our computer issues but I'm going to go back on my word just long enough to say the husband is working on getting our new scanner set up as of this post, literally, so hopefully we'll be back on track as far as working our way through this pile of pulp fiction as of next Friday.

For tonight we have what appears to be a tawdry tale of a drug addicted prostitute Ask For Linda by Fan Nichols.


Cover by Owen Kampen


In retrospect, I'm not sure if there are any non-tawdry tales of drug addicted prostitutes but that's really a subject for someone else's blog.

(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, June 10, 2011

free and easy

As much as I wanted to continue traveling down the pulp fiction path we've been walking as of late, aka keep working our way through this pile of paperbacks, we are still experiencing the same computer problems as last week. Which means I'm sans scanner at present and, unfortunately, we ran out of scanned covers with last week's entry. Sigh.

On the bright side, I found a folder on my laptop containing a few previously scanned paperbacks that haven't made their way into the PFP yet. Which brings us to today's subject, Free And Easy by June Wetherell.


(Artist unknown.)


Although I do try to keep our collection centered around books I actually want to read, and this feels a little too much like a soap opera or romance to fall into that category, I could not resist this book's tattered charms. The Streetcar Named Desire-esque cover art and tagline are pretty great too.

(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, June 3, 2011

she woke to darkness

In a move that won't surprise anyone who's been following along with the Pulp Fiction Project of late, tonight's entry is yet another entry in the Mike Shayne / Brett Halliday series, She Woke To Darkness.

Featuring another in a series of fetching front cover paintings by Bob McGinnis. (As always, an observation not a complaint.)



I also love the design of the back cover for this edition. It reminds me a bit of a B-Movie lobby card.

(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.