Monday, March 10, 2014

Paperback 750: Exotic Sinner / Shep Sheppard (Bedtime Books 953)

Paperback 750: Bedtime Books 953 (PBO, 1959)

Title: Exotic Sinner
Author: Shep Sheppard
Cover artist: Uncredited

Yours for: Not For Sale—part of the Doug Peterson Collection

Another crossword puzzle tournament, another generous paperback donation from Mr. Doug Peterson. Let's see what he brought:


Best things about this cover:
  • Because domestic sinners are not in season.
  • Welcome to … The Purplest Room.
  • "And introducing … antique chair!"
  • I can't believe a woman that hot could talk that stupid to a guy that gee-whizzical.
  • I love her dress so much I can't even tell you. 
  • This exotic sinner has a cute, girl-next-door vibe that I am finding quite adorable. 
  • I think Shep Sheppard *might* be a pen name.


Best things about this back cover:
  • Um, I think you mean "locale." 
  • Um, I think you mean "wastrels." No, wait—a "wastel" is "a kind of white and fine bread or cake," so … maybe "wastels"?

Page 123~

Suddenly out where the barracuda had last jumped she saw the dorsal fin of a requiem shark.

Just in case you thought you knew what this book was about.


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Jean said...

That guy is cracking me up. He looks like a missionary or something.

Random White Guy said...

@Jean And "missionary" is probably all he knows.

DemetriosX said...

That is a teeny-tiny shot glass she's holding. That or she has enormous hands. Also her glittery, heart-shaped belt buckle is tawdry.

The back cover needs to finish with some sort of musical sting. "Lust-filled affairs! Dun, dun, dun!"

Anonymous said...

I can barely believe that those two, Barbie and Ken, are capable of sin, much less exotic sin.