Title: Skin and Bones
Author: Thorne Smith
Cover artist (and illus.): [Herbert Roese]
Estimated value: $not a lot
- Dang. I'm sure there's an innocent enough explanation for whatever is happening here, but for a late '40s cover, this is pretty ... saucy. It's like she's looking over her shoulder going, "Well, get on with it, then..." and he's trying to figure out how one removes these bloody stocking contraptions.
- I love that when I was tagging this post, the category of "all fours" already existed.
- Thorne Smith was a very big deal in the mid-century "humor" game.
- Frankly, this sounds amazing.
- "Hoarse, gamy laughter" is what I just emitted upon reading that phrase.
- I never noticed that the kangaroo, in this incarnation of the Pocket Books logo, kinda looks like he (!?) has a giant book erection.
"Sure," said the drunken mortician, growing a little tired of the Rev. Watts.
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