Sunday, September 30, 2012

Paperback 568: Net of Cobwebs and The Unfinished Crime / Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (Ace Double G-530)

Paperback 568: Ace Double G-530 (1st ptg, 1963)

Titles: Net of Cobwebs / The Unfinished Crime
Author: Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
Cover artist: [Bob Schuller ??? see signature, running vertically on right, 1/2 in. from chair] / Uncredited

Yours for: $9

Best things about this cover:
  • Evil genius tests early prototype of the chairs seen on "The Voice."
  • Evil genius savors his successful attempt to make fire burn green.
  • Evil genius remembers when he used to play Eddie Munster.


Best things about this other cover:
  • A frank tale about one girl's life-threatening addiction to cat-huffing.
  • "The Girl Who Mistook Her Cat For Her Mouth"
  • Mary found that they key to really realistic finger puppets was fresh animal corpses.

Page 123~
He went into the library and closed the door behind him, stood looking at Blanche, while she looked back at him, with her great, hollow dark eyes.
"I'm so dam' sick of her...." he thought. 
You can tell he's a tough guy by the way he drops the "n" when he says "damn" ...


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Martin OHearn said...

Artists' signatures are as bad as doctors', aren't they? It's Bob Schinella.

Deb said...

He doesn't just drop the "n," he drops the "ed" as well. He's damned sick of her--but he's so tough, he only needs three letters to express himself.