Friday, February 20, 2015

so rich, so lovely and so dead

Rounding out this pile of pulp fiction is a "new" murder mystery featuring "personable young lawyer" Scott Jordan, So Rich, So Lovely And So Dead by Harold Q. Masur.


Cover illustration by Stan Zuckerberg


I haven't had the chance to read this one yet so I can't personally vouch for Jordan's personality, or age, but am willing to take the cast of characters word for it.

(New is in the eye of the beholder I suppose; in this case both the author and character are new to me.)

Friday, February 13, 2015

the case of the lonely heiress

Next up, and next to last in this pile of thrifted paperbacks, is another Perry Mason mystery penned by famed author Erle Stanley Gardner, The Case Of The Lonely Heiress.


Cover by Verne Tossey


Based on the amount of people one would assume spent time with said heiress prior to and post her posting the ad reprinted on the back cover, one has to wonder how she wound up with the adjective. But I suppose loneliness, like everything else, is in the eye of the beholder.

Friday, February 6, 2015

the case of the borrowed brunette

Speaking of prolific author Erle Stanley Gardner, which we were in our previous post, tonight's entry features perhaps his most well known character, aka Perry Mason, as he solves The Case Of The Borrowed Brunette.


Cover by Roswell Keller


I haven't been able to find out much (read: anything) about the artist responsible for the fetching borrowed brunette on the cover but interested parties can check out a sampling of his (possibly her?) work featuring foxy ladies of assorted hair color here...