Saturday, January 25, 2014

Paperback 736: She Ate Her Cake / Blair Treynor (Dell 186)

Paperback 736: Dell 186 (1st ptg, 1947)

Title: She Ate Her Cake
Author: Blair Treynor
Cover artist: Uncredited [Gerald Gregg]

Yours for: $12


Best things about this cover:
  • Hell yeah she did! Good for her.
  • She ate her cake, then stood near the window and shot at birds.
  • Pretty dang racy for a '40s Dell cover.


Best things about this back cover:
  • Mapback!
  • Chickens! 
  • I'm not sure where to go after "Chickens." Not sure how you top "Chickens."

Page 123~

"Well then, why not come back to Los Angeles when I leave? You can go places with me. Now that Al is gone, I'm Mr. Big."
"Yeah, Mr.-Big-on-the-Lam."

Yeesh, I've heard better gangster patter at crossword puzzle conventions. Come on!


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Pat said...

What no blue ink for the creek? Also that is some bad landscaping, since the creek runs directly into the road.

Marla said...

Yah, that's pretty much the dullest mapback I've ever seen. Road. Creek. Fields. Blah. Blah. More blah. The chickens truly are the most exciting thing going on. I'm dying to know how they figure in the story. Witnesses? Clues? Lunch?

Marla said...

Ooh, wait, I didn't notice the "Miners' Shacks." That sounds intriguing. Something horrible and/or fabulous must happen there. Possibly involving chickens.