Sunday, February 3, 2013

Paperback 603: Angel Eyes / Robert Dietrich (Dell First Edition B203)

Paperback 603: Dell First Edition B203 (PBO, 1961)

Title: Angel Eyes
Author: Robert Dietrich (pseud. of Howard Hunt)
Cover artist: Robert McGinnis

Yours for: $16


Best things about this cover:
  • I call wig.
  • It's like there's a giant vacuum just out of frame, sucking the left side of her head away—earring and hair eerily defying gravity.
  • She died the way she lived: fondling her bongos.
  • She died the way she lived: on a giant magic diaper ride.
  • She died the way she lived: one shoe on, one shoe off.


Best things about this back cover:
  • Chunky pictorial question mark for the win!
  • "I'm Bentley. Steve Bentley." — Steve Bentley, wowing them with his Bond imitation.
  • You might ask what / the rationale is for / the line divisions on this back / cover copy

Page 123~
"As for any feeling I have about that little Bolac whore, I could put it all in a thimble and still have room for my finger."
I don't know what "Bolac" means and I don't care—this line is unimprovable.


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D.A. Trappert said...

Dietrich was one of E. Howard Hunt's pseudonyms. I haven't read the one, but THE HOUSE ON Q STREET, featuring the same CPA hero, is quite good.

Anonymous said...

She's got the worst case I've ever seen of cellulitis, if not elephantitis, on her right leg.

capewood said...

I wonder if a 'hunch' was all he was left with.