Thursday, November 28, 2013

Paperback 723: Death Spins the Platter / Ellery Queen (Pocket Books 6126)

Paperback 723: Pocket Books 6126 (PBO, 1962)

Title: Death Spins the Platter
Author: Ellery Queen (ghost-written by Richard Deming)
Cover artist: Al Brulé

Yours for: $11


Best things about this cover:
  • And the award for worst mixed metaphor goes to …
  • I'm the DJ, he's the Piper?
  • Quit getting your grubby thumbprints all over the vinyl, lady. Unless it's one of them there braille records and you are deaf, in which case, carry on.
  • Looming background head is the best.


Best things about this back cover:
  • I now want to name everything "Tutter King." 
  • Because King Tut was taken?
  • No one tutted better than he! Nary a one!

Page 123~

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Random White Guy said...

< embarrassment >When I first read the title the image in my head was of the Grim Reaper spinning plates. < /embarrassment >

capewood said...

What's a "platter"?

infoqueen said...

1. Jerry Orbach does not look pleased.
2. Maybe because his assistant is supposed to be a blond, and they've given him a redheaded floozy instead.

Marla said...

You know, I think it's probably "the angry emergence of the wife WHOM Lola never knew existed." My concern about this is a reflection of how boring this copy is.