Friday, July 8, 2011

fit to kill

Continuing our slow moving survey of this pile of paperbacks, tonight's PFP entry is Fit To Kill "... Mike Shayne's 32nd case, another of those explosive novels of fast action, sex, and sustained puzzle interest that millions of readers have learned to expect from Brett Halliday's typewriter."


Cover illustration by McGinnis


Sustained puzzle interest; is that what the kids called it back in 1958? We'll have to take Dell's back cover blurb writer's 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, July 1, 2011

weep for a blonde

Tonight we continue our survey of this pile of dusty pulp fiction with the 29th entry in the Mike Shayne / Brett Halliday series, Weep For A Blonde.


Cover illustration by McGinnis


As I am sometimes wont to do (read: as I do whenever I remember to) I like to snoop around ye olde internet in search of alternate artwork for a particular title. This time my search turned up three completely different covers; see here, here and here.

As well as an alternate, blue toned, version of the McGinnis cover seen above, which can be seen 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.