Saturday, July 20, 2013

Paperback 674: The Red House Mystery / A. A. Milne (Dell D321)

Paperback 674: Dell D321 (1st ptg, 1959)

Title: The Red House Mystery (The Dell Great Mystery Library Number 25)
Author: A. A. Milne
Cover artist: William Teason

Yours for: $6


Best things about this cover:

  • Bored? High? Dead? High? Mannequin?
  • Yes, that A. A. Milne.
  • You might remember this as one of the mystery novels that Chandler absolutely decimates in "The Simple Art of Murder"


Best things about this back cover:

  • Mmm. Key porn.
  • The nightmarish carpet pattern continues.
  • "The Dell Great Mystery Library" was decidedly conservative, their covers respectable and dull.

Page 123~
In the time at his disposal, he could have done no more than put it away in a drawer, where it would be much more open to discovery by Antony than if he had kept it in his pocket.
The "it," of course, is a tube of KY—the slipperiest McGuffin.


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