Friday, May 22, 2015

Paperback 883: The Case of the Shapely Shadow / Erle Stanley Gardner (Pocket Books 4507)

Paperback 883: Pocket Books 4507 (1st ptg, 1962)

Title: TCOT Shapely Shadow
Author: Erle Stanley Gardner
Cover artist: Uncredited [Robert McGinnis]

Estimated value: $8-15

[Donation to the collection from L. Gagne]

Best things about this cover:
  • Ladies and gentleman, the greatest BitchFace™ in human history.
  • If you want to know what it feels like to be a chump / sap / sucker, just stare at this cover.
  • The sexy assassin was able to get very close to her targets by dressing as the Michelin Man.

Best things about this back cover:
  •  Wow, this is as terrible as the front cover is fantastic.
  • "Let's reduce her head to a single color tone, cut it in half, sever it from her body, and just ... sorta ... oh, I don't care, put it anywhere."
  • I like the second Mrs. Theilman. "Look, Mr. Mason, stop being such a condescending prick and get the fuck out. Thank you."

Page 123~

"Now look here, Janice. If you were having an affair with Mr. Theilman, I want you to tell me about it and tell me about it now."

Look here, Janice, Perry needs dirty talk and Perry needs it now. Jesus, Janice. Come on.


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1 comment:

A said...

That cover is amazing! Basically the definition of a bad a** dame.