Friday, July 20, 2012

the marriage cage

Before we get to tonight's entry a brief scheduling note: I am taking a vacation (from the internet) for the rest of the month to, among other things, celebrate the husband's birthday. The PFP will return to it's regulalrly scheduled programming the first week of August.

Speaking of marriage, which we kind of were, tonight's entry is The Marriage Cage by William Johnston.


Cover by Victor Kalin


(Suffice it to say, there better not be any crossed fingers behind my back when we smooch!)

Interested parties can read a little more about Johnston and his unique paperback novel niche - of which this book is not an example - here; and see more Kalin artwork 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 here.

Friday, July 13, 2012

contraband

Rounding out our journey through this stack of paperbacks is Contraband by Cleve F. Adams; a pretty classic example of the genre, featuring a particularly classic pulp cover by Carl Bobertz.



(PS: Interested parties can check out a bunch of other Bobertz covers here.)

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

Friday, July 6, 2012

madigan's women

Continuing our survey of this stack of pulp fiction, tonight's entry is Madigan's Women by John Conway.



I wasn't able to find a credit for the artwork but according to the title page Conway "is the pseudonym of Joseph Chadwick, one of the best known and most successful writers in the paperback fiction field." (Circa 1959 at least.)

I have no other source to corroborate this factoid but I'm willing to take their 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.)