Category Archives: Pulp paperback cover art

Pulp Friday: Christopher Lee’s “X” Certificate

I’ve been holding onto this gem of a horror anthology for a while now with the intention of eventually posting it as one of my Pulp Friday offerings. The death last week of the great Christopher Lee makes this an opportune … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: The Chain Reaction

Last week I posted on the paperback tie-ins for the first three Mad Max films. Continuing my Australian dystopian road movie theme, today’s Pulp Friday offering is the rare paperback tie-in to the 1980 Australian film, The Chain Reaction. I … Continue reading

Book review: American Pulp – How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street

I’ve always been fascinated by how relatively insignificant objects you’ve lost in the course of moving around in life can later come to hold important meaning. An example for me is a black and white photograph of my father on … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: The Zebra-Striped Hearse

To celebrate the 100th birthday of iconic crime author, Ross Macdonald, today’s Pulp Friday offering is the stunning cover of the 1964 Bantam edition of The Zebra Striped Hearse. The Zebra Striped Hearse was one of eighteen novels written by Macdonald, a pseudonym … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: The Name of the Game is Death

Today’s Pulp Friday offering will be familiar to fans of hardboiled crime fiction, the 1972 edition of The Name of the Game Is Death, by Dan J Marlowe, published by Fawcett Gold Medal. Although Marlowe is not well known today, … Continue reading