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.
Sunday, 4 August 2013
The Detective Tales cover for August
So again, this is the time of the month when I upload on Vraie Fiction a cover of Detective Tales, because I love good old pulp fiction imagery. Incidentally, I uploaded the one of August 2012 on the very same day. This cover is from the August 1945 issue. It is deliciously sinister, with an image that could belong just as much to gothic horror than crime fiction. You have no detective or male protagonist, but a heroine. The damsel in distress is discovering blood dripping from the sealing, so we know a murder was committed in the upstairs (attic?) room. If there was any doubt, you see in the background a shadowy figure, a cloaked man holding a bloody knife, going down a scale. An evil, ghostly presence. The murderer has seen her, but she has not seen him. Further in the background, you see that it is a dark and stormy night. What can I say? It is a great cover.