Saturday, 19 July 2014
The Detective Tales cover for July
Detective Tales and comment on it. As I mentioned last year and before, finding a good cover for July is getting increasingly difficult, because I already used many. So I chose the ultimate cliffhanger: the cover for July 1944. The heroine is in a very uneasy position, hanging in the air, held by a single hand (her private eye love interest?) while she is taking hold of a purse, the MacGuffin of the story. And there is a hoodlum who saw everything, on the right side of the window, lurching at it with a gun. How she got there must be quite a story. And from (I am assuming) such height, in such a light dress, she must be quite cold. But I guess it is to her a secondary aspect of her predicament.
Labels: archetypes, crime fiction, damsels in distress, détective privé, detective tales, juillet, July, littérature policière, MacGuffin, private eye, Pulp Fiction, pulp magazines
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