Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Fabulous Pulp Fiction Covers

I recently acquired some great new old pulp mystery paperbacks and had to share. The one above is missing the title page, so I'm not even sure when it was published. Here's the illustration on the back:

The Ngaio Marsh is falling apart, but the I still love the cover.

The copy of The Long Memory below was published in 1951. It's in better condition, but it would fall apart if you tried to read it. 


  1. These are so fun! And can you even imagine books costing $.25? I paid almost $15 for a paperback last night for my newest book club mystery.

  2. Congratulations! Great find~enjoy!

  3. Ha! I never thought of all my old Ngaio Marsh's as pulp fiction, but in fact some of those covers are lurid. "Death in Ecstasy" is particularly Gothic -- and it's from a 1980 edition!

    1. I know what you mean. I don't see her as pulp either, but this cover does put it into that category.