Paperback 248: Pennant Books P24 (1st ptg, 1953)
Title: Murder Won't Out
Author: Russel Crouse (... and somewhere, a letter "L" runs free ...)
Cover artist: Charles Binger
Best things about this cover:
- That's the French whoriest French whore that ever French whored her way from here to French Whoretown. Not sure how she ended up in NYC.
- "Tiny trashcans for sale! ... who will buy ze tiny trashcans? ... I call zem 'Can Cans' ... yes, zat is why I'm dressed like zis ... clevair, no?"
- After "Nights in Rodanthe," Diane Lane decided to start taking much darker roles.
- "Murder Will Out" is an old phrase — Chaucerian old — in case you weren't sure what the title was going for here.
Best things about this back cover:
- Yes, but what's the book about?
It was no longer the Broadway of the Lombardy poplars and the convivial taverns. The trees had long since given way to lamp posts to light its darkest corner. The Great White Way, to coin a phrase, as somebody had once upon a time.
That passage starts out OK, but the wheels really come off in that last "sentence." "... as it were, so to speak, as they say ..."