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.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
The Detective Tales cover for June
Well, it is this time again, when I upload in Vraie Fiction an old pulp cover from Detective Tales. Here is one that I hope screams June and summertime. It does not feel or look like summertime outside, at least I can make this blog looks like a summery read. So this is the Detective Tales cover from June 1938. It is dark and dramatic. And it is set on a boat. The hero, maybe (probably?) a private eye, is gunning at an unknown threat, while the heroin in the very red is at the center of the frame, going down a scale to join him, as a villain who is also a sailor man has his knife ready to stab her. Both the hero and the damsel in distress have clothes partly shredded. My idea: the boat in question belongs to smugglers, the two protagonists came on the ship uninvited, they got in a bit of trouble earlier, they may have become prisoners and they are now not only trying to escape, but to take control of the ship and make it change course. I would read a story like this one by the swimming pool.