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 ..."




Wow, this guy is sooooo boring, he can put you to sleep!! I once dated a guy like that.

Maybe if you use his guided hypnosis CD, the subtitle that the cover designer forgot to add will become clear to you?



Owl Pellets

Holy crap that's a big owl!!! What does it eat, beavers?? And how, pray tell, is that man's arm not broken? He's got to have quite the gun show to keep that thing up!!

Suck it, Hedgwig!


Real Doll Young Adult Style

Is something wrong with me that this looks like a sex toy?

Is something wrong with my library that this is in the YA (young adult) section??


Phinally, they admit it!

For quite some time now, Maughta has been bringing you Phallic Phriday book covers (and the occasional Turgid Tuesday), where we infer that some element of the picture (a sword, a banana, etc.) is meant to represent the male member. But is it a fair inference, or our own dirty minds?

Wonder no more! They mean it.


Special Turgid Tuesday link for you

The gals over at Smart Bitches Trashy Books are honing in on my turf, yo (and doing it rather well). They're having a Caption That Cover contest; slide your sword on into that scabbard!