Saturday, April 25, 2015

Paperback 873: Case of the Village Tramp / Jonathan Craig (Gold Medal 930)

Paperback 873: Gold Medal 930 (PBO, 1959)

Title: Case of the Village  Tramp
Author: Jonathan Craig
Cover artist: Uncredited

Estimated value: $15-20

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Best things about this cover:

  • Detective Peter Selby prepares to add another tiara to his collection.
  • Detective Peter Selby could use a new mattress too, actually, now that he thinks of it.
  • Today this apartment goes for $1.8 million.
  • I want to go to the Village Bar. Right now. I think Detective Peter Selby does too.
  • One Red Shoe is paperback code for TRAMP (I guess).


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Best things about this back cover:

  • The belt.
  • "Small *black* pumps? [Looks at cover] Aw, crap, someone get the art department on the phone!"
  • I feel like "this was the Big Sleep" needs a HUGE asterisk next to it.


Page 123~

"You're talking to the wall, lover," she said. "Good-by and good luck."

Another great line I insist you use today. I need to start a compilation. Maybe a line of t-shirts.

~RP

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4 comments:

Bob Dively said...

Is Detective Peter Selby a black dude? Seems even more risqué for 1959 than naked blondes.

Rick said...

I'll take...um...a sixpack of Lowenbrau, a couple of bags of beer nuts, and a case of the village tramp.

Graham Powell said...

I tried to open this site from work earlier today, and it's now restricted. The category? "Bikini/Lingerie". Can't argue with that.

Zeke said...

"The girl" must really have been something to have "shocked Greenwich Village" because, you know, Greenwich Village. Individually, villagers are pretty much unshockable, and to have shocked the whole Village? Damn.