Title: The Four False Weapons
Author: John Dickson Carr
Cover artist: Uncredited (Bergey? Belarski?)
Yours for: $25
Best things about this cover:
- Another deservedly famous cover. Vivid, sensational, boobtastic.
- If it weren't for the evident violence that has been committed here, I would say her posture suggests an accompanying statement of "Go ahead, take them! Take my breasts! They are all yours, cheri!"
- The tendons on the back of his left hand are doing something awfully scary.
- I love the word "wanton" as a noun.
Best things about this back cover:
- OK, OK, I get it, she was a whore, a strumpet, an easy lay, etc. No need to belabor the obvious. Give the poor dead girl a break.
- Look, Sherloque, *I* could have told you that if you find four different weapons near a body, *at least* three of them are "false."
- The last line here takes the story from contrived to ridiculous.
Mrs. Toller had now an air of complete boredom. You would not have thought the broad-nostrilled nose could have gone so high without absurdity, yet there it was ...Her high bored nose now provided shelter to several small animals and a family of Hobbits. And yet still, no absurdity. Astonishing.
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