Saturday, January 23, 2010

57 Books from the University Book Sale: Book 41

Title: Catch a Killer (PB 940, 1st ptg, '53)
Author: Ursula Curtiss
Cover artist: James Meese

Yours for: $5

  • "Don't go in there! My Beanie Baby collection is in there! NO ONE GOES IN THERE!"
  • When Jim asks for "lemon," you better give him lemon and not fucking canary if you want to live to see another day.
  • "Murder? Again? But we had murder yesterday, and the day before that. I'm sick of murder. I want fishsticks."
  • I'm worried about her fingers.
  • Fear hand!

  • OK, this is the worst reprise of a front cover Ever. Now he just looks like a staggering drunk who's got a door glued to his palm.
  • "Jap!" How racist earthy!
  • It is a little known fact that kangaroo babies are hatched from gigantic red spheres.

Page 123~

Sentry turned his head fractionally so that he met Cy's eyes, steady, probing, in a waiting face that now held no easy good humor at all.

I wish there were a "Horrible Adverb" contest I could enter "fractionally" in. Yeesh.


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Elaine said...

Prison camp wasn't bad enough? Some guy had to murder a fellow POW, too??

And what's the tie-in with the terrified lady who is about to get her fingers mashed when the door slams?

So many questions....

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Love your comments on the covers.

MacRaven said...

Hello?? Rex??? Anybody??? Is this thing working??? No comments in three days! Something must be wrong!

Jen Alien-Spouse said...

Wait - If they know the murderer was called Sands, why don't they know what he looked like? And just how many people does Andrew Sentry know who might have been in a POW camp?

This sounds like an especially convuluted episode of "Law and Order: SVU", "...and then the Russian mob..."