Title: Case of the Petticoat Murder
Author: Jonathan Craig
Cover artist: Uncredited
Estimated value: $20
Best things about this cover:
- The second movement of "Eroica" *is* pretty groovy…
- That hand is halfway between Fear Hand and "You Want Some of This?" Hand.
- I really, really like that bare suggestion of a bed frame. It's a pair of lips! It's a gun sight! The whole spirit of Sexy/Danger conveyed in a few graceful black arcs.
Best things about this back cover:
- Mustard. I think that's what I'm looking at.
- I wish all the non-green words would just drop away. Now that's what I call "poetry."
- You rarely see detectives so proud of their necrophilic tendencies.
"Because, for one thing, I don't care for alligator."
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