Title: Murderers' Row
Author: Donald Hamilton
Cover artist: McD... (not sure, Emmett McDowell? John McDermott?)
Yours for: $15
- This is pretty emblematic of what generally happens to paperback covers over the course of the '60s—the truly great cover art cedes ground to branding devices (detective name, detective icon, author's name). Here, the poor lady is literally being squeezed out of frame by the floating orange crate stamp of a title. How is a girl supposed to enjoy her braless marsh-wading under such conditions!?
- Is she washing the dog poop off her other shoe?
- I like her purse. It's sparkly.
- This book is in perfect condition. Totally unread.
- I love the idea of U.S. intelligence being stored on 3x5 cards like it's some 5th-grader's book report.
- Donald Hamilton is ... my 11th-grade chemistry teacher!
- "Code Name: Eric" = least sexy movie title ever.
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Business idea—start prefab shipboard bathroom business. Call it "Bathroom 2 U."
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