Thursday, March 31, 2016

Paperback 930: Beyond the Night / Cornell Woolrich (Avon T354)

Paperback 930: Avon T-354 (PBO, 1959)

Title: Beyond the Night
Author: Cornell Woolrich
Cover artist: Uncredited

Estimated value: $35 (slightly scuffed but essentially unread; beautiful)

Best things about this cover:
  • Double Fear Hand!
  • It's like a flood light is 8 inches from her head. No wonder her left eye exploded out of its socket.
  • The Ghost Was An Undertaker Who Wore a Virtual Reality Headset!

Best things about this back cover:
  • Your lips are sealed, eh? Well MY LIPS DESTROY!
  • "When she beckoned, dick had to follow." Wow. That is one powerful seductress.
  • SOMEBODY'S CLOTHES!—the tale of a woman who has seriously had it with doing your fucking laundry.

Page 123~ (from "The Number's Up")

She was a blonde, good-looking and mean-looking, both at the same time.
"C'mon," she said huskily. "Let's go while the going's good."

As opposed to the blonde who alternates dizzyingly back and forth between good- and mean-looking. *That* girl's hard to be with.


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