Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Paperback 882: Murder for the Bride / John D. MacDonald (Gold Medal R2116)

Paperback 882: Gold Medal R2116 (Unknown ptg, ca. late '60s)

Title: Murder for the Bride
Author: John D. MacDonald
Cover artist: Uncredited [some booksellers credit Milton Charles, whoever that is]

Estimated value: $8-10

[Donation to the collection from L. Gagne]

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Best things about this cover:
  • Pretty safe. Except for the shocking pink border, pretty safe.
  • She has Gibson Girl hair. Weird.
  • The lady was so bored by the cover concept that she fell asleep.
  • Gold Medal did this annoying thing starting some time in the '60s where it stopped giving printing information, including publication date :(

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Best things about this back cover:
  • Check box 1 for "Angel," box 2 for "Tramp" ... what? No, there are no other boxes, you tramp.
  • Hey, looks like John D. finally caught that fly on the ceiling that was bugging him. He looks so content.
  • I kind of want to disappear to a remote beachside hut and read only John D. MacDonald for like a week.

Page 123~

"Alligators bellering at night."

~RP

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2 comments:

whatweworethen said...

Well murder isn't my idea of the best wedding present, but heh, whatever floats your boat! I'm still picturing a corpse propped up amongst the other wedding presents, somewhere between a toaster and the set of best china.

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