Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The P. Morrison Donations #4: The Case of the Lonely Heiress / Erle Stanley Gardner (Pocket Books 6027)

The P. Morrison Donations #4

Pocket Books 6027 (4th ptg, 1960)

Title: The Case of the Lonely Heiress 
Author: Erle Stanley Gardner
Cover artist: Uncredited


Best things about this cover:
  • The people from PETA have learned to spraypaint *very* legibly.
  • No idea who the cover artist is here, but he/she clearly doesn't have enough confidence in his/her GGA (Great Girl Art) abilities. She looks phenomenal, and really deserves to be taking up more front cover real estate.
  • Maybe ease up on the orange jewelry a little, though.
  • Cigarette holder! Chic!


Best things about this back cover:
  • The answer is no, but only because I'm 42 and scrupulously honest.
  • In case you didn't see Raymond Burr down there ... GIANT RED ARROW TO THE FACE!
  • I wish the plot of this book was that Perry Mason led a double life, trolling for lonely women on the pre-internet, killing them, and then ending up having to solve the very crimes he committed. 

Page 123~
With the glaring overhead light out, Marilyn Marlow could see Lieutenant Tragg clearly now, a tall, somewhat slender, well-knit individual whose clean-cut features were a welcome relief from the heavy faces of the officers who had been leering at her.

Marilyn Marlow then said, with a predatory coyness, "You must be Humphrey Bolgard. They said you were well-knit, but—" She ran her eyes down the length of his frame and back up again "—well, there's knit and there's knit, and boy are you knit."


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Katie said...

"I am tired of the people who know who I am and are quite obviously making love to me for my money." So, um, just forget what I said about being an heiress and having a comfortable fortune coming to me.

Random White Guy said...

Right below this ad was one from a Nigerian prince looking to help to get his finances out of the country.

Michael5000 said...

You had me at "comfortable fortune!"

DemetriosX said...

But why does her right leg have a knife-edge crease that runs from just above her toes to over her knee?

Deb said...

Perry Mason answering personal ads? Poor Della Street--always a bridesmaid, never a bride.

Doug Brunell said...

Of course I would answer this ad ... and find out it's a 57-year-old man with a weight problem who lives with his mother and has "issues" holding a job. Cha-ching!

Rex Parker said...

If I could "Like" comments, I would "Like" many of these. Thanks for participating.


Doug Brunell said...

You can "like" all the comments you'd like. Nobody is stopping you!