Friday, February 28, 2014

tramp girl

Next up, and next to last in this pile of thrifted pulp fiction, is a savage story of sin on the wrong side of the tracks, Tramp Girl by Thomas Stone aka Florence Stonebraker.

Again the only information I have to offer on the author is her real name and the fact she penned a number of similarly minded novels. Which, again, is more than I know about the cover artist, despite the fact there's a blurry signature on the front.

(My best guess is Santopadre; possibly Santapadre or Santepadre. Unfortunately, as of this writing, I had no luck finding info. on any of the three but I'll let you know if that changes.)

Friday, February 21, 2014

troubled town

Continuing our stroll through this stack of sleazy paperbacks, tonight's entry is "a novel about the playboy who believes wealth sanctions anything..." (which seems to be a universal trait of the species; circa 1962 or now) and "the women who enjoy his money and lust!" (see last aside), Troubled Town by Carlton Gibbs aka Giff Cheshire.

FYI: His real name and the fact he penned a number of Western novels using it is all the biographical information I have to offer on the author. As to why anyone with as fantastic a name as Giff Cheshire would elect to use a pseudonym, I suppose that - much like the real or adopted name of the person responsible for the cover art - shall remain a mystery.

Friday, February 14, 2014

the sex ladder

Next up in our survey of this pile of pulp fiction is a tale of "Free Love! Free Liquor! Free Lust!" and what we can only assume to be a euphemistic ladder, The Sex Ladder by Anthony Gordon aka Robert Leslie Bellum.

Again, not a book I plan to read any time soon; I think Bellum's Dan Turner, aka the Hollywood Detective, is a bit more my style.

Friday, February 7, 2014

sex nest

Continuing our stroll through this stack of sleazy paperbacks, tonight's entry is another example of a book we're less likely to have bought for reading purposes and more likely to have let follow us home based on the title / cover art, Sex Nest by Meredith Stern.

Cover by Darcy (aka Ernest Chiriacka)

If I was to try and imagine / make up a movie connection, a la last week's entry, based on the front and back cover text I would imagine this to be more like a Joe Sarno film than a Mitchell Brothers production. If for no other reason than I tend to think of him when I see the words lust and suburbia in the same sentence.

Anywhoo, as usual I have no information to offer on the author but interested parties can read a little about the cover artist here.