Friday, October 12, 2012

Paperback 571: Speak of the Devil and Kill Joy / Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (Ace Double G-534)

Paperback 571: Ace Double G-534 (1st ptg / 1st ptg, 1963ish)

Title: Speak of the Devil / Kill Joy
Author: Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
Cover artist: Rudolph Nappi / Uncredited

Yours for: $11

Best things about this cover:
  • The Devil Wore Burberry!
  • You'd look that way too if you'd just watched Fozzie Bear explode.
  • Woodsfolk have the strangest mating rituals. Here we see the stiff-legged mirroring dance...
  • Fear-hands aplenty!
  • That pitchforky, two-pronged "I" is fantastic.

Best things about this other cover:
  • Sure, Joy's a total bitch, but there's no need to get violent.
  • This highly fragmented cover is indeed killing my joy.
  • This cover tells me nothing about the book and there's no boobs so fail.

Page 123~
"For the love of God—" Miss Peterson began in Swedish.

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1 comment:

Doug Brunell said...

I own this one. It's not half bad! I got it as a gift with a bunch of other books of the same ilk.