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Look Here: Four Pocket Books with cover art by Tossey, Binger, et al.

Well, I’m back with sort of a grab bag of covers this time around. Not sure why I chose to scan these particular items this morning, though I do think that even when the cover art is lacking, the overall design of vintage pulp paperbacks from Pocket Books, front and back covers included, is often interesting, and sometimes even amusing — “WOULD YOU ANSWER THIS AD? Thousands of men did, including Perry Mason, and one of the answers was MURDER!” — so maybe that’s the theme here:

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Keywords: The Case of the Rolling Bones, The Case of the Lonely Heiress, Murder up My Sleeve, The Golden Goose.

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Look Here: Ellery Queen shadowbox covers, post 3 of 3

What follows is the final group of four paperbacks from the Signet series of Ellery Queen novels that I have in my personal library:

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The novels were published in the early 1970s by The New American Library of Canada Limited, Toronto, Ontario. The scans are my own.

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Keywords: Murder with a Past, Wife or Death, The Golden Goose, The Four Johns.

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Look Here: Ellery Queen shadowbox covers, post 2 of 3

Here, as promised, is the second of three posts devoted to the Signet series of Ellery Queen mystery novels that appeared in the early 1970s. I have twelve of the novels in the series in my collection. I posted my scans of the first four yesterday. And I’ll post the final four tomorrow.

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The oversized props really do lift the concept for those covers to a whole new level of wacky.


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Keywords: The French Powder Mystery, There Was an Old Woman, The King is Dead, The Glass Village.

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Look Here: Ellery Queen shadowbox covers, post 1 of 3

I have twelve of the paperbacks in the Signet reprint series of Ellery Queen mystery novels that appeared in the early 1970s, published by The New American Library of Canada Limited, Toronto, Ontario. What attracted me to the series was the puzzling low-budget editorial decision to tie the books together visually with cover photographs — the photographer is uncredited — of individual women in various costumes (and various stages of undress), holding various symbolic props, mostly oversized, and standing in what I would describe as multicoloured shadowboxes. Unfortunately, I don’t have all of the books that appeared in the series, but since I really don’t have any intention of hunting the rest of them down to complete my collection, I’ve decided to go ahead and scan the covers of the books that I do have. So here, for your viewing enjoyment, is the first group of four, presented in order of publication, with eight more covers to follow, also presented in groups of four, so stay tuned for that:

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Keywords: The Spanish Cape Mystery, The Four of Hearts, The Last Woman in His Life, The Door Between.