Sunday, March 22, 2009

Paperback 210: Search for a Dead Nympho / Paul W. Fairman (Lancer 73-587)

Paperback 210: Lancer 73-587 (PBO, 1967)
Title: Search for a Dead Nympho
Author: Paul W. Fairman
Cover artist: Photographer with a snazzy pink filter

Yours for: $11


Best things about this cover:

  • Because live nymphos are too much trouble.
  • Is he protecting her or holding her hostage? In my admittedly limited experience, women don't like to have guns held so close to their faces.
  • It's like he's trying to get a little mustard off her face with his gun, but refuses to do it the "easy" way by looking right at her and instead chooses to use a mirror to guide his hand. At least, that is how I imagine a guy named "Vince Garth" would roll.
  • Vince Garth! Who names these guys? You know what Vince Garth needs? A last name.

Best things about this back cover:

  • Teardrop! HA ha.
  • "Lorry!?" "We named her after the place she was conceived. Pardon me while I take the lift to my flat. Cheerio!"
  • You'll be very sorry you ever met Lorry.
  • "Cover posed by professional models" - photo covers that aren't stills from movies or TV shows make me sad.

Page 123~

"But why not the red-headed beatnik? He took Lorry to that call house. Stass may be a lot of things, but he's not a pimp."

You know, he's right. Why NOT the red-headed beatnik?

~RP

3 comments:

Tulse said...

Despite the title, that woman looks remarkably lifelike.

And would one typically hire a lawyer for this sort of thing? Heck, why not a notary public while you're at it?

Corey Wilde said...

Search For a Dead Nympho or A Necrophiliac's Wet Dream

Alix said...

King Benson needs a *first* name.

Hmm, why is Vince such a sucky lawyer, I wonder? Well, if all else fails, try private detection.