Friday, November 1, 2013

Paperback 717: Death and Letters / Elizabeth Daly (Berkley Medallion F779)

Paperback 717: Berkley Medallion F779 (1st ptg, 1963)

Title: Death and Letters
Author: Elizabeth Daly
Cover artist: photo cover

Yours for: [not for sale] [weeeeirdly high prices ($40, $99.99) on this one at abebooks; no idea what that's about]


Best things about this cover:

  • Yes. That expression. That is exactly the expression I make when confronted with a terrible crossword puzzle. SIDEGLANCE!
  • How much product is in that hair? You '60s ladies were Dedicated.
  • Is that a crocheted top? Or a bib? So weird. And yet I love her.
  • Gamadge Does Damage!™


Best things about this back cover:

  • Is one puzzle talking to another ... or ... ?
  • "Jailors" looks all kinds of wrong. Like "jailer" and "gaoler" had an ugly baby.
  • I bought "The Book of the Lion" at the same book sale where I picked up this book. As with nearly all the books I bought that day, this one is in cut-your-fingers perfect condition. Unread. New. Ridiculous.

Page 123~

"I'm terribly worried about your wanting to go and eat peanuts in the park."


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[lrf] said...

Laura Petrie is not amused. Also maybe a little nauseated.

Unknown said...

EAE? What kind of shitty fill is that?