Tuesday, January 12, 2010

57 Books from the University Book Sale: Book 38

Title: Postmark Murder (Dell 955, 1st ptg, 1957)
Author: Mignon G. Eberhart
Cover artist: uncredited

Yours for: $5

  • Bigfoot finds draft of wife's letter to mystery man named "Conrad." Clad in his best suit and class ring, he sets out for revenge.

  • Somebody forgot to adjust-left
  • This is about the worst front/back cover work I've seen in one of my books. I know nothing about the book and have no desire to read it.

Page 123~

"Oh," Mrs. Grelly gasped. "Oh—" A fleshy, ringed hand came out from the enveloping folds of her coat. She clutched the policeman's arm and went away unsteadily. Lieutenant Peabody came back to Laura.

I assume the hand was her own. It's hard to tell.


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JRSM said...

This looks truly appalling. And it's abridged. (And now I sound like the 'Such bad food! And such small portions!' joke.)

Lyndee said...

Gross. I've been known, from time to time, to be a hand girl. I like a man to have nice hands. Why? People often ask. This cover is exhibit A. No one wants to be touched by a hand like that.

Ms Avery said...

The hand was fleshy and ringed, but was it hairy?

Frank said...

"Honey, who do we know in Murder? Oh, it must be from your mother!"

Anonymous said...

I wish not agree on it. I assume nice post. Specially the title attracted me to be familiar with the unscathed story.

JRSM said...

Easy for you to say.

cwogle said...

And to my son, Harry, I bequeath the sum of ten thousand dollars, on the condition that he never shaves his hand again.

Michael5000 said...

"Mignon G. Eberhart"? Surely you jest.