Friday, September 28, 2012

whose body?

Continuing our stroll through this pile of pulp fiction, tonight's subject is Whose Body? by Dorothy L Sayers.


Cover by T.V. (Tony Varady)


The first in her series of 14 novels featuring "gentleman detective" Lord Peter Wimsey. (And, when I eventually get around to it, the first Dorothy L. Sayers and / or Lord Peter Wimsey book I'll read.)

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

blow-down

Third in this short stack of paperbacks flea marketed over the summer is Blow-Down by Lawrence G. Blochman, featuring a cover painting by Griffith Foxley plus an unusually simplistic, and a bit blurry, mapback.


Cover painting by Griffith Foxley


PS: Interested parties can see the first Dell edition, featuring a cover by George A. Frederiksen & more typical mapback by Ruth Belew here.

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

Friday, September 21, 2012

virtuous girl

Next up in this pile of pulp fiction is A Virtuous Girl by Maxwell Bodenheim. (The "a" was left off the cover and spine but appears on the title page, as well as the bibliography on the page linked above.)


Cover by Phillips and Troeger


This is another example of a book I'm not necessarily sure I want to read - the story of Bodenheim's life actually seems much more interesting - yet couldn't seem to leave on the flea market table where I found it.

In my defense, I think I was hypnotized by the cover girl's eyebrows. So fierce!!

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

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

the case of the backward mule


Hey everybody! Sorry to have disappeared without warning for a few weeks there. (Originally the plan was to take one week off from posting. Then I actually went away for a week and decided to extend my vacation from the internet as well. Then, of course, I needed a week to recover / catch up from all of that relaxing time off ;)

Anywhoo, I am back. Relatively refreshed and ready to jump back into our regularly scheduled regular schedule of pulp paperback cover posting. So let's get to it shall we?

Starting, appropriately enough, at the top of the newest batch of books to be seen posed next to our beloved unofficial official PFP mascot, GG Allin Doll, tonight's entry is The Case Of The Backward Mule by Erle Stanley Gardner. Featuring an unusual bit of violence on the cover.


Cover illustration by Frank McCarthy


(Unusual in the sense that, generally speaking, you'd expect to see another man on the receiving end of a fist to the jaw depicted on the front of an ESG novel.)

On a semi-related topic, interested parties can see the cover of an alternate Pocket Book edition here and an interesting French edition here.

And, as always, should you care to see covers of books that have found their way on to the blog previously, you can do so here.