6.28.2009

Sultry Sunday #30 - The weekly "Pop Sensation" crossover

Hope you like French whores ...

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?

Page 123~

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 ..."

~RP

6 comments:

Ms Avery said...

The effect of that truly fabulous outfit is somewhat impaired by the eerily prescient '80s hair and makeup...

mpburton said...

Is that actually a trash can or the Rat King's head resting a'top a hollowed out wood stump?

Jane Austen said...

The really funny thing is that it does look like Diane Lane.

Sexy Sadie said...

Murder! Murder! Murder! Be There! Be There! Be There!

Torsten Adair said...

That back cover... that would be a good premise for a group of anti-superheroes! "The Killers!" Or maybe a French Foreign Legion company...

The.Effing.Librarian said...

oh, the author is Russel Crouse.. I thought it said Russell Crowe was in that dress. get a load of those triceps!