Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Saturday, 10 November 2012
The Detective Tales Cover for November
This is my monthly upload of a Detective Tales cover. I re-started this tradition last year, with this very long post. This one will be shorter. It was difficult to top the cover for November last year. I don't think I could, actually. There was just something about that casino scene. Maybe I am playing it safe, I don't know, with a conventional, melodramatic cliffhanger (literally!) scene. Well, there is something uncommon about this cover: the damsel in distress is a brunette, not a blonde. It is from November 1940. We see the lady hanging on a rope from a skyscraper, the hero shooting at an unseen enemy (a recurring element) and the overtly (and old fashioned) elegant villain approaching him from behind, ready to stab him with a sharp knife. I love how the villain manages to look brutish in spite of his fancy clothes. Anyway, it does not have the mystery of the one I uploaded last year, but it is enjoyable all the same. They seem to complicate their life a lot when they wantt o execute someone. Or maybe it is a mean of torture and the damsel in distress was being interrogated. I really need to read some of these old pulp stories.