Friday, March 29, 2013

the jaded sex

Next up in our survey of this pile of pulp fiction is The Jaded Sex by Bob Maxwell, aka Fletcher Bennett. (The former, obviously, is credited on the cover & spine; the latter on the title page. Regardless, they're likely both pseudonyms.)

This is the first of the four "adult" novels in the stack, purchased one chilly Sunday afternoon at a local flea market a few months back. (Four for a dollar, aka 25 cents each, natch.) It'll be a few weeks until we see the other ones, as they're at the bottom of the pile, but I promise there is fun stuff in between.

PS: Didn't there used to be a band called Madam Fury? If not, there should be!

PPS: The Bonfils site linked above doesn't load properly on my computer for some reason. Perhaps it will work better on yours? Either way, interested parties can also see more of his artwork here.)

Friday, March 22, 2013


As you may have guessed, tonight we start working our way through a new stack of thrifted (and, in the case of a few of these saucier titles, flea marketed) paperbacks that have followed us home over the past few months.

Starting, appropriately, with the top book in the pile, Hot by Frederick Lorenz; aka the source of the weird reddish glow you see hovering above the stack.

Cover by Rudy Nappi

(Note to self: Next time don't put books with brightly colored covers on top of the pile!)

PS: Interested parties can check out the cover for the other Lorenz book mentioned on the front cover here.

Friday, March 15, 2013

the turquoise lament

Rounding out our survey of this pile of paperbacks is The Turquoise Lament, the fifteenth in the series of Travis McGee books penned by John D. MacDonald. (Accidentally not the last book seen in aforementioned / linked photo but we covered that in our previous entry.)

Typically, this art was used for more than one edition. Interested parties can see a version with a frame more befitting the series of books seen in this series of posts here.

And tune in next week, when we'll start working our way through a new / old stack of recently thrifted pulp fiction. (One not featuring books written by the same author.)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

the scarlet ruse

Following in the footsteps of our last entry - again, literally and metaphorically - tonight's entry is the fourteenth Travis McGee novel by John D. MacDonald, The Scarlet Ruse; featuring cover art by Elaine Duillo.

Yes, you read that right; a woman! Not exactly a PFP first, that would be Ruth Belew. Plus there are quite a few covers we've been unable to track down credits for so it's possible we've featured the works of other female artists and not known it. In the grand scheme of things though, it's a bit of a rare occurrence.

Anywhoo, interested parties can read more about her life and work on the Lynn Munroe Books site, here, and check out more of her covers (courtesy the same source) here.

(PS: After six weeks of working our way through this pile, I just now realized the last two book are reversed, aka out of order, in the photo. Whoops!)

Friday, March 8, 2013

a tan and sandy silence

Next up, literally and metaphorically, is the lucky thirteenth entry in the series of Travis McGee / John D. MacDonald books, A Tan And Sandy Silence. (The eleventh in this stack of pulp fiction for those following along.)

Much like the three previous entries, there's no cover credit or signature but, again, it's listed as a McGinnis here and, again, I'm willing to take the book's word for it. Again.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

the long lavender look

Continuing our stroll through this pile of paperbacks, tonight's entry is The Long Lavender Look; "Number 12 in the bestselling Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald."

Cover by Robert McGinnis

(PS: Interested parties can see the alternate McGinnis version of this cover here.)

(PPS: Thanks to whoever at Fawcett Gold Medal wrote the cover blurb for essentially writing half this post for me ;)

Friday, March 1, 2013

dress her in indigo

Next up is the eleventh book in the Travis McGee series, and the ninth in this series of posts featuring this stack of thrifted John D. MacDonald paperbacks, Dress Her In Indigo.

Again there's no cover credit in this edition but, like our last entry, it's listed as a McGinnis in this book and that's good enough for me.