Saturday, April 13, 2013
If you love vintage Erle Stanley Gardner paperback book covers (and, hey, who doesn’t?), you really ought to check out the Seattle Mystery Bookshop--Hard-boiled Tumbler site, which has lately been on quite a Gardner kick. It offers illustrated works by Robert McGinnis, Mitchell Hooks, John Fernie, and others. One of my favorites among its selections, though, is actually a photographic front (shown above), from the 1955 Pocket paperback reissue of The Case of the Borrowed Brunette, with a cover shot by Alfred Gescheidt.
This would have made a good addition to our “peeping tom” set.
If you’d like to enjoy all of the Seattle Mystery Bookshop’s Gardner cover collection, simply click here.