Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Two-fer Tuesdays: So What’s the Rush, Already?

A twice-monthly pairing of book covers that just seem to go together. Click on either of these images to open up an enlargement.

Featured here on the left is the front from Hell Is My Destination, by John Conway (a pseudonym used by Pennsylvania-born journalist-turned-author Joseph Chadwick). According to a post in Andrew Nette’s Pulp Curry, this edition was “published in Australia by Starbooks, Crow’s Nest Sydney, and published by Griffin Press in South Australia.” Apparently, there’s no publication date in the novel, but Nette’s best guess is that it came out in the late 1960s. (Another version of this same tale--with a very different cover--was released in the States by Monarch Books in 1959.)

Meanwhile, on the right you see the front from the 1960 Gold Medal edition of Hell Can Wait, by the prolific Harry Whittington. Unfortunately, I don’t find information on the Web about who illustrated these two paperback covers. If anyone in the Killer Covers audience can provide artist credits, I hope they’ll drop them into the Comments section of this post.

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