Title: Nothing More Than Murder
Author: Jim Thompson
Cover artist: George Geygan
Estimated value: $60-75
- Seriously, what part of him is she stroking? It looks like a lion's paw is growing out of his stomach.
- I think the bed is supposed to be on fire, but all I see is his hair on fire. Like, "Oh my god, she's stroking my paw ....!!!" and then cartoon fire shoots out of his head.
- Her hair is nuts, but she is otherwise not hard to look at.
- Love love love the color blocks, and the terse, terse blurbs.
- More blurbs should be as succinct and enigmatic as "Strong meat"
- But then "both in style and story" shoulda been lopped. Adds nothing. Why am I editing this back cover copy 60+ years after the fact!?
A couple of bobby soxers stood up near the popcorn machine, giggling and talking to Harry, and watching me out of the corner of their eyes.
The period of pulp culture I'm most interested in can probably best be defined as "that period during which the term 'bobby soxer' had currency" (so, '40s-'60s, give or take)
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