Title: An Air That Kills
Author: Margaret Millar
Cover artist: Uncredited
Estimated value: $10-12
Condition: 6/10 (upper cover smashing—rest tight/square)
- An Air That Kills, eh? Well, I will say that a car plummeting off a cliff is an interesting way to represent a fart. Bold. I like it.
- That embrace is impressive in its awkward realism and urgency.
- Margaret Millar was a successful mid-century crime writer, married to Kenneth Millar (aka Ross Macdonald)
- That's a glamorous ampersand.
- Never did like giving over a third of the back cover to ads for other books. All space for art!
- I'm not sure what's going on with these vaguely rectangular shapes that look like imaginary U.S. states (see white block here, red block on front cover). Odd aesthetic choices.
Harry wiped his face on a corner of the bed sheet, then held it against his mouth to stem the flow of hiccoughs. "My head hurts. I broke something. Did I—broke something?"
I like Harry. Harry seems nice.
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