Monday, August 1, 2016

Paperback 964: This Kill Is Mine / Dean Evans (Graphic 131)

Paperback 964: Graphic 131 (1st ptg, 1956)

Title: This Kill Is Mine
Author: Dean Evans
Cover artist: Oliver Brabbins

Estimated value: $12-15
Condition: 7/10

Best things about this cover:
  • She knows we know she's justified. If anyone's begging to be shot, it's that guy. I can almost hear him saying "Cheers, m'lady [hic!]"
  • I'm oddly mesmerized by the lamp, which appears to be apparating.
  • I believe those are what Christa Faust would call "bitch eyebrows."
  • Liquor gone. Glasses empty. Nothin' left to do but shoot this bozo and burn the place down. (At least I assume what that matchbook in the foreground is for)

Best things about this back cover:
  • When Musical Chairs Gets Out of Hand.
  • She Taunted the Loser ... with Dance!
  • Awesome double fear-hand on our anonymous victim here.
  • I literally don't understand that first sentence.
  • "Arnold Weir figured" is an awkward way to intro your protagonist's name.
  • The more I read, the stranger—and less grammatical—this story gets.

Page 123~

Little burrs and clicks floated across space between us while I thought about it.
"All right," I said finally. "Your place."


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1 comment:

DemetriosX said...

It's a good cover, but I'm bothered by the fact that there are two glasses on the table, but Drunky McVictim there has a glass in his hand as well.