Title: Death of a Doxy
Author: Rex Stout
Cover artist: [photo cover]
Yours for: $8
Best things about this cover:
- DOXY is one of the great words of the English language:
- A female lover; a mistress.
- A sexually promiscuous woman.
[Perhaps from obsolete Dutch docke, doll.]
- Just 'cause they're in a dish doesn't mean you're supposed to *eat* the cigarette butts, dearie. What did you think was going to happen?
- What is she doing with her right hand and are we sure she's really dead? Maybe she just gets turned on by the smell of ashtrays.
- I keep meaning to read a Rex Stout novel. And I keep not doing it. It might become my New Year's resolution. One of them.
Best things about this back cover:
- Blah blah blah text! Oooh, "honey-haired corpse," that's nice.
- I almost love the ads for other books on the backs of pbs like this one. Who is Edwin O'Connor and what are these "bestsellers" I'm supposed to have heard of. Coincidence: Carroll O'Connor was in "All in the Family." Also, another coincidence: as I was typing "O'Connor," singer Jennifer O'Connor came on my iTunes shuffle (and I'm shuffling 7700 songs ... 35 of which are by artists with last name O'Connor).
Page 123~ (book is so short that p. 123 = "About the Author"—so, Page 23)
She was tops at ignoring questions.
Wow, I really love that sentence.
P.S. apologies for the slow pace of new posts. End-of-semester blecch. Won't last.
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