Category Archives: Vintage pulp paperback covers

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

Beat Girls, Love Tribes, Real Cool Cats draft cover & pre-order information

I’m incredibly proud to be able to show you the draft cover to the upcoming book I’ve co-edited with Iain McIntyre, Beat Girls, Love Tribes & Real Cool Cats: Pulp Fiction & Youth Culture from the 1950s to 1980s. Iain … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: Pulp Confidential: Quick & dirty publishing from the 40s & 50s

When I first started researching the history of Australian pulp paperback publishing I thought libraries would be crammed with old papers from the various publishers who churned the books out in the fifties, sixties and seventies. I have since realised … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: The World of Suzie Wong

The World of Suzi Wong is perhaps best known as a 1960 movie starring William Holden and Nancy Kwan. But before – and after – it was a movie, it was a book by English writer, Richard Mason. The story concerns … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: The Art of Robert E McGinnis

My first Pulp Friday post for 2015 is a selection of pulp paperback covers from my collection illustrated by Robert E McGinnis. I have been keen to do a McGinnis related post on this site ever since picking up a copy … Continue reading