Title: Murder and the Married Virgin (a Michael Shayne Story)
Author: Brett Halliday
Cover artist: Uncredited
Yours for: $12
Best things about this cover:
- So ... I'm guessing he's "The Married Virgin"
- I like how she is wearing an snow leopard-fringed cape and how it magically adheres to her back in defiance of all the laws of physics.
- This is an oddly romantic / sweet / slicks-type illustration. Where is my Sleaze!?
- I would not willingly live in the '40s but people did dress awesomer.
Best things about this back cover:
- Barbie Dream House!
- That library is impressive.
- This illustration raises the question—does anything at all happen on the left side of the house?
"You're after something" Shane reasoned bitterly.
Wow, that is some unfortunate verb+adverb action.
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