Category Archives: Pulp paperback cover art

Pulp Friday: The Hands of Orlac

“Had a brilliant skin graft left him with a murderer’s hands? A tense and eerie film starring Mel Ferrer.” French writer Maurice Renard’s 1920 novel The Hands of Orlac concerned a concert pianist called Paul Orlac who loses his hands in a terrible … Continue reading

Announcing Beat Girls, Love Tribes and Real Cool Cats: Pulp Fiction and Youth Culture, 1950 – 1980

Regular Pulp Curry readers will be aware of my deep interest in pulp fiction. What you won’t know, is I’ve been working for a while now on a pulp fiction related book with another Melbourne writer called Iain McIntyre. I’m thrilled to … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: The Tip

“A scorching novel of horse-racing and desperate men and exciting women and big gambler Johnny Broadway’s bid to parlay the killing of all time.” Ray Slattery must rank as one of the most prolific of the in-house hacks employed by … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: Notorious Women

“They were beautiful, dangerous and shocking – high voltage wantons who stopped at nothing to get their men.” This week’s Pulp Friday, Notorious Women, is another offering from former clerk turned prodigious pulp hack, James Holledge. Holledge, who has featured previously on … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: Newton Thornburg’s heist novel, Knockover

“The scheme was so perfect, the take was so big, you couldn’t ask for anything more-but one of them did. I’ve got a little gem of a Pulp Friday today, the very rare Australian release of Newton Thornburg’s little known … Continue reading