Title: The Case of the Perjured Parrot
Author: Erle Stanley Gardner
Cover artist: Uncredited
Yours for: $18
Best things about this cover:
- Perjured Parrot is not lying when he says he will straight-up maul your face.
- I will be seeing those eyes and that "hand" in my nightmares tonight, and every night.
- This book is in near-perfect condition.
Best things about this back cover:
- The oldest pun in the book.
- "Exceedingly profane parrot" = best premise for a mystery I've ever heard. "I will #$%@ up your face and then #$%@ your wife, you #$@%ing #$@%-ass #$@%!"
- "Like a mule-skinner" is a simile that has lost a bit of its cultural resonance. By "a bit" I mean "all."
Bolding pushed back his swivel chair, crossed over to a steel filing case, unlocked the catch and angrily jerked the steel drawer open. "Oh, all right," he said, "if you're going to act that way about it."
He then made a pouty face, stomped off, and locked himself in his room with a copy of "Tiger Beat."
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