When it comes to quality sleaze pulp the serious collector can’t go past the books produced Midwood in the late fifties and sixties.
I don’t know a lot about this New York based publishing outfit, except that they produced some classic sleaze pulp. Lesbians sex, trailer park trash, suburban infidelity, nyphomaniacs, illicit sexual on campus, in the office, in a remote swamp community. You name it, there was a Midwood book dealing with it, always accompanied by appropriately suggestive titles and lurid cover art.
Today’s Pulp Friday offering is a classic example, Sin a la Carte (formerly known as Another Night, Another Love), by Loren Beauchamp, published by Midwood in 1962.
There’s nothing I can say about this book that isn’t perfectly captured in the by the back cover below.
You can find second hand Midwood pulps on the web but, be warned, they are not cheap.
If you want to see more head over the excellent site Pulp International, which has a great selection of Midwood books (as well as just about every other type of pulp book and magazine imaginable).
Have a great weekend.