Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Paperback 586: The Girl with a Secret / Charlotte Armstrong (Crest 382)

Paperback 586: Crest 382 (1st ptg, 1960)

Title: The Girl with a Secret
Author: Charlotte Armstrong
Cover artist: Uncredited

Yours for: $15

Best things about this cover:
  • the girl who refused to use the 'shift' key.
  • She'd be a lot hotter if they'd let her come out of the wall.
  • Who knew Georgia O'Keeffe went through a femme fatale phase?
  • Back-to-back "Dram" covers. Who says this blog isn't exciting!?


Best things about this back cover:
  • Oakland Tribune makes Armstrong sound like a master thief or brilliant serial killer.
  • "Very much a bride." What .. what? Is that part supposed to come with a [wink!]? "You know how brides are ..."
  • Needless to say, the design of this back cover is unimaginative and joyless, down to the hackneyed, irrelevant tagline.

Page 123~

Ellen opened the door. "Oh, Mr. Tony! Oh ... Mrs. Paige!"

Nicely encapsulates the horror of accidentally walking in on your algebra teacher nailing your best friend's mom. I assume the next line is something like, "My eyes! My eyes!!!!"


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Michael5000 said...

I am not drawn in by the title. Don't most people have secrets? It's like asking me to read "The Girl Who Had Socks" or "The Girl With Several Pairs of Earrings" or "The Girl Who Owned Blue and Black Pens."

But it's a terror-laced chiller, so never mind.

Anonymous said...

It's not a Crying Game secret, is it?