Thursday, August 14, 2014

Paperback 803: Love and the Countess to Boot / Jack Iams (Dell 139)

Paperback 803: Dell 139 (1st ptg, 1946)

Title: Love and the Countess to Boot 
Author: Jack Iams
Cover artist: Uncredited

Yours for: $12


Best things about this cover:

  • Cupid does not mess around with rival gods. Just look what he did to Santa!
  • Everyone should have a countess to boot.
  • This cover is ultra-terrible. No countesses. No boots. Weird log-like clouds. Bah.


Best things about this back cover:

  • Ah, that's more like it. Mapback!
  • Caribbean mapback with St. Croix inset and even bigger Bland Seascape inset. Hot.
  • Ooh, Charlotte AMALIE. I recall that place name from a crossword clue I Did Not Know.

Page 123~

He sipped the frothy swizzle, enjoying Walter's rising curiosity.

That line is either benign and dopey or super-homoerotic, depending on your mood.


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John "Ol' Chumbucket" Baur said...

Back cover inset is of St. Thomas, not St. Croix. Charlotte Amalie is on St. Thomas. Biggest "city" on St. Croix is Christiansted.

Rex Parker said...

There are two insets.

Stoutcat said...

Boy, Charlotte Amalie does NOT look like that any more! Okay, well there are still red roofs, and a beautiful view, but sadly, it has been way over-developed.