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Look Here: Two lovely mystery covers with art by McGinnis

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Wish the books were in better condition, and cleaner, but cheapskates can’t be choosers. “Buy low, pile high” is my motto. Okay, not really; I just made that up. Clever turn of phrase, though. And true, all too true, too. Just ask my wife.

Keywords: The Case of the Bigamous Spouse and The Case of the Golddigger’s Purse by Erle Stanley Gardner, Perry Mason, Robert McGinnis.

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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: Two ultra-stylish Perry Mason covers with uncredited art by Robert McGinnis

I only have two of the paperbacks in this series of Perry Mason novels that was published by Pocket Books in the early 1960s, but I would definitely buy them all if I could find them at a good price. They’re lovely.

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Keywords: Perry Mason, The Moth-Eaten Mink, The Spurious Spinster.