Friday, March 30, 2012

the stone of chastity

Continuing our survey of this pile of pulp fiction, tonight's entry falls into the category of books neither of us plan to read any time soon (aka one purchased based on it's cover art), The Stone Of Chastity by Margery Sharp.



Nothing against the author; we're just not all that into chastity. (Literally or in terms of plot synopsis.)

Interestingly I learned from my brief research - meaning when I typed her name into the google search box and hit enter - although she has also written a bunch of "adult" novels, this being one of them, Ms. Sharp is most well known for creating popular children's series The Rescuers.

PS: In this case I mean adult as in written for an audience of adult age (as opposed to written for children); not adult as in dirty, aka the kind of "adult" novels occasionally featured 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.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

below suspicion

Next up in our survey of this stack of paperbacks is Below Suspicion by John Dickson Carr.



One in a series of 23 novels penned by the Pennsylvania native featuring Dr. Gideon Fell; the second in said series featured on this blog. (The first 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.

Friday, March 23, 2012

never say die / destroying angel

Tonight we return to this pile of pulp fiction (and our bi-weekly updating schedule) with Never Say Die by Milton K. Ozaki & Destroying Angel by John Creighton.



The first Ace Double Novel to appear on the PFP and, until we come across another, the only.

(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, March 9, 2012

three doors to death

Tonight's entry, the fourth book seen in this stack of paperbacks - also the fourth out of the four Dell books in the pile, as well as the third of the three mapbacks - is Three Doors To Death by Rex Stout.


Cover painting by Rafael DeSoto



Continuing, and expanding on, a theme from our last entry this is a "Nero Wolfe Threesome" (ahem) featuring a trio of short stories originally published in The American Magazine circa the late '40s.

Unlike the last entry, these novellas don't revolve around assistant Archie Goodwin's time in the military, they just feature the regular ol' day to day adventures of a morbidly obese crime solving gourmand who rarely, if ever, leaves his house; which, of course, aren't all that regular.

PS: On an unrelated topic, the blog / I have been on the receiving end of some kind feedback, helpful information and general good vibes recently and I just wanted to thank everyone who has taken the time to send them my way. This is truly a labor of love but I am not ashamed to say, it's nice to get a little love in return.

(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, March 2, 2012

not quite dead enough

Continuing in our effort to work our way through this stack of pulp fiction, tonight's entry is Not Quite Dead Enough by Rex Stout. A Nero Wolfe Double Mystery, as the cover thoughtfully points out, although only one story is visually represented on the cover(s).

(Booby Trap is the name of the second novella; plot summaries and other assorted info. on each are available here.)


Cover by Gerald Gregg


For those who don't feel like following the link, or don't care about plot summaries, both were originally published in The American Magazine and have the distinction of being the only two to where Wolfe's right hand man Archie Goodwin served in the US Army.

(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.)