Title: In a Dark Garden
Author: Frank G. Slaughter
Cover artist: Uncredited
Yours for: $5
Best things about this cover:
- The problem with doing this blog regularly over a period of many years is that it's gotten to the point where every title looks like a porn title. My first thought on this one: "So... he's about to discover that she's not a real blonde."
- Is that his "trying to sell myself" pose? "Hey, lady, you like this? You like what you see? How about ... this pose? Huh? Nice, right? Thirty bucks."
- Somehow the burnt-out hellscape in the background doesn't quite mesh with the dopey Easter-time flirtery of the foreground. "I got your painted eggs right here, sweetie . . . twenty-five bucks."
- She is comically over-dressed. How many ways do you need to block out the sun, Vampirella?
Best things about this back cover:
- This book should've been titled "This Jane Anderson"
- "Wanton" = "Civil-War Slutty"
- So ... it's a romcom about people in a fake marriage. I'm assuming wackiness ensues. I think this is essentially the plot of at least one Adam Sandler movie and at least one Sandra Bullock movie and probably thousands more filmic atrocities. And now I know whom to blame for this tired conceit: Frank G. Slaughter.
The runner had stayed snug in this anchorage since yesterday's dawn, while the crew had swarmed along the water line to make doubly sure that their long job of caulking had left the hull bone-dry.
OK, if that's not porn, I don't know what is. Come on!
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