Friday, June 29, 2012

spring fire

Next up in this stack of paperbacks is Spring Fire by Vin Packer, aka Marijane Meaker.


Cover by Barye Phillips


Generally speaking romance books aren't my (or the blog's) cup of tea but considering this novel is considered to be the first lesbian pulp novel, I think we can make an exception.

(PS: Larger versions, as well as covers of books that have found their way on to the blog previously, can be seen here.)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

hotel talleyrand

Keeping on keeping on with our stroll through this pile of thrifted / flea marketed pulp fiction, tonight's entry is Hotel Talleyrand by Paul Hyde Bonner.


Cover by Vic Prezio


On a semi-related topic, there has been talk of assorted thrifting / flea marketing excursions over this upcoming weekend; we'll see if anything follows us home.

(PS: Larger versions, as well as covers of books that have found their way on to the blog previously, can be seen here.)

Friday, June 22, 2012

assignment: tokyo

Next up in this stack of paperbacks is Assignment: Tokyo by Philly native Edward S. Aarons.


Cover by Robert McGinnis


The 31st of the 42 books in the series featuring CIA agent Sam Durell, and the first I read. (Also the first to make it's way to our bookshelf / the blog. Although based on the husband's propensity to find books in a series in bulk, likely not the last.)

(PS: Larger versions, as well as covers of books that have found their way on to the blog previously, can be seen here.)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

wake up and scream

Continuing our survey of this pile of pulp fiction, tonight's entry is Wake Up And Scream by Milton K. Ozaki.



One of the last novels he penned, according to the bibliography on the page linked above; and, assuming I remember to bring it with me on my next vacation, likely to be the first one I read.

(PS: Larger versions, as well as covers of books that have found their way on to the blog previously, can be seen here.)

Friday, June 15, 2012

the future mister dolan

Next up in this stack of paperbacks is The Future Mister Dolan by Charles Gorham.


Cover by James Avati


A Philly native, according to the brief biographical paragraph on the back cover and, according to the tagline, a novel detailing the exploits of "youth without morals." I haven't found any biographical information on Gorham, other than what I read in that paragraph, nor have I read the book so we'll have to take the covers' word for it.

(PS: Larger versions, as well as covers of books that have found their way on to the blog previously, can be seen here.)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

conjugal love

Much like our previous post tonight's entry, Conjugal Love by Alberto Moravia, was purchased based on it's cover art; although I've since learned it's author, much like the cover artist, was quite prolific.


Cover by Bob Peak


As you may imagine from "one of the most brilliant contemporary Italian novelists," all of his titles have seen many a printing, and re-printing. Interested parties can check out another Signet cover, by James Avati, here; an Ace cover by an unknown artist here; and a slightly less pulp-y cover for a French hardbound edition here. (And more Bob Peak art here.)

(PS: And, as always, larger versions, as well as covers of books that have found their way on to the blog previously, can be seen here.)

Friday, June 8, 2012

the divine passion

Continuing our stroll through this stack of pulp fiction, tonight's entry is The Divine Passion by Vardis Fisher; number five of Fisher's twelve part Testament Of Man series chronicling "the physical, psychological & spiritual evolution of Western civilization."


Cover painting by Robert Maguire


Sounds interesting; although I admit I picked this one up solely based on the cover art.

(PS: Larger versions, as well as covers of books that have found their way on to the blog previously, can be seen here.)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

low company

Next up in this stack of paperbacks is another Avon novel, Low Company, aka Angels In Undress, by Mark Benney.




I haven't turned up any biographical info. on the author, or a credit for the cover art but, as always, if I do I will add it in.

And as always, larger versions, as well as covers of books that have found their way on to the blog previously, can be seen here.

Friday, June 1, 2012

beat girl


As promised in our previous entry, tonight we move on to a new pile of pulp fiction. This time a random sampling of things we've picked up recently and a few books I picked off the shelf because they were sitting next to the things we've picked up recently and their covers appealed to me; starting with Beat Girl by Bonnie Golightly.

(Not the kind of paperback I normally read but I do appreciate juvenile delinquency and beatniks so maybe I'll give it a shot.)




I assumed the author's credit was a pseudonym, chosen as a nod to the character from Breakfast At Tiffany's, but according to some sources (mostly Ms. Golightly; see here) it's the other way around.

(PS: I dont know how much of it is factual but her bio is awesome!)

(PPS: As always, larger versions, as well as covers of books that have found their way on to the blog previously, can be seen here.)