The P. Morrison Donations #4
Pocket Books 6027 (4th ptg, 1960)
Title: The Case of the Lonely Heiress
Author: Erle Stanley Gardner
Cover artist: Uncredited
Best things about this cover:
- The people from PETA have learned to spraypaint *very* legibly.
- No idea who the cover artist is here, but he/she clearly doesn't have enough confidence in his/her GGA (Great Girl Art) abilities. She looks phenomenal, and really deserves to be taking up more front cover real estate.
- Maybe ease up on the orange jewelry a little, though.
- Cigarette holder! Chic!
Best things about this back cover:
- The answer is no, but only because I'm 42 and scrupulously honest.
- In case you didn't see Raymond Burr down there ... GIANT RED ARROW TO THE FACE!
- I wish the plot of this book was that Perry Mason led a double life, trolling for lonely women on the pre-internet, killing them, and then ending up having to solve the very crimes he committed.
With the glaring overhead light out, Marilyn Marlow could see Lieutenant Tragg clearly now, a tall, somewhat slender, well-knit individual whose clean-cut features were a welcome relief from the heavy faces of the officers who had been leering at her.
Marilyn Marlow then said, with a predatory coyness, "You must be Humphrey Bolgard. They said you were well-knit, but—" She ran her eyes down the length of his frame and back up again "—well, there's knit and there's knit, and boy are you knit."
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