Title: Kiss and Kill
Author: Ellery Queen
Cover artist: Robert McGinnis
YOURS FOR: SOLD! (mid-August, 2008)
Best things about this cover:
- "That's right, Skipper. You got me. I killed Mary Ann. I wanted all you luscious men for myself. Is that so wrong?"
- She has peach talons.
- McGinnis women are often quite sexy, but this one - yikes. Icy, bored, mannish, and clownishly bewigged.
- The saddest thing about this cover is that McGinnis's particular specialty was the, er, lower half of women; alas, that part remains hidden here behind some kind of bedsheet drapery.
Best things about this back cover:
- Ugh, same picture. Come on! Although here, she appears to be saying "... you talkin' to me?"
- "Barney Burgess" - that's up there in the "Hilarious Detective Names" pantheon.