Paperback 13: Popular Library 669 (1st ptg, 1955)
Title: Sail the Dark Tide
Author: Davenport Steward (I hope for his sake that that's a pen name)
Cover artist: Unknown (looks like Earle Bergey a little)
Yours for: $6
Best things about this cover:
- The hollering guy in the SE corner: "All hands on deck! The lady's showing skin!"
- Least sea-worthy dress ever
- "I can't decide if I want to shoot someone or stab someone. Luckily, I'm prepared to do both."
- V-neck!: That guy's wearing two tons of military finery, but he could not bring himself to deprive the world of his mighty patch of chest hair
- The condition: condition is horrible, obviously, but somehow the smeary chaos seems to fit in with the action of the painting
"Hmmm, let's see. She's smoking hot and I'm a greasy thick-necked guy dressed like an extra from "H.M.S. Pinafore." Should I grab her ass or not?"
I am seized with a desire to name something, anything, "Wyck."
And why is there a hyphen between "found" and "ecstasy?" Editor!
"Beaumont Journal" = least prestigious blurber of all time