December 7, 2011
I’m back, and let’s continue where we left off with another Girls and Guns cover. Today, we have Modesty Blaise.
I think the publishers chose a model with a striking likeness to the comic stip character. Whatever you may think of Modesty Blaise I feel you have to give credit to Peter O’Donnell. Not only did he create the character but he wrote the comic strip and numerous novels for decades.
Shall we turn to the back cover to see adventure Modesty is in for in this book?
I can’t really tell you what the story is about based on the back cover blurb other than that it is set in Africa and has killers and gorillas. I feel the New York Times says it best though when they point out that this novel has it all, including medicine.
October 26, 2011
Girls with Guns continues on. James Hadley Chase, a prolific thriller writer of the 20th Century provides todays book. Publishers the world over seem to think that thrillers are made more thrilling by including a scantily clad woman on the cover. Give her a gun though and you have sex and violence. And if she is a cold blooded killer at least she is warm with that fur coat on.
I do love the interaction on this cover between the model and the authors name. Are you checking out her legs or checking the spelling of Hadley?
October 19, 2011
Another dose of girls with guns this week.
What a great swimsuit with the lightning bolt! However the best is yet to come. Check out the small print on the back cover.
This is not just some novel. This is a novelisation of a movie, and an Australian movie at that, partly funded by the Qld Film Corp and the AFC. It gets a brief mention at the Internet Movie Database.
October 12, 2011
The last few editions of Lost Library Thing showcased a return to the theme of doctors and nurses covers. This week it is the return of the book cover theme Guns & Girls. So who is packing heat today?
What a stunning cover this is; the lifeless eyes of the victim with their extended fingers in extreme close up while in the background is the femme fatale holding the gun but looking extremely unworried. It just makes you want to turn the page. Too bad the back cover does not give any further details, but instead advertises the line of Phantom Books.
April 21, 2010
After all, how else did they get this close to you to slit your neck? You had a gun!
Back to the girl holding the gun today; not that it did this gal any good.
April 7, 2010
Last one from Mickey Spillane in this series, I promise. At least in this one, it is not the girl with the gun, although I’m guessing she is meant to be impressed with the guy who does have the weapon. Or maybe it is the tie and jacket combo that has caught her attention.