Some stats: There are nine cartons here of zingy lurid racy tough gritty and absolutely not pc pulp fiction paperbacks. Of the pocket sized kind, there are 139 books, including 8 Ace Double Novels. The word "dame" occurs, I'm estimating, about 1,500 times.
|Other common words include sucker, killer, murder, heck, aw, gun, piece, curves, and dark.|
|The eight double novels.|
|My favorite cover may be I Want Out, with its double frame.|
|The other side of the same books, flipped over and turned upside down. That's how they work. Apparently it's called "tete-beche." The Big Fix takes the cake for me.|
|The edges. Not too shabby.|
|She's naked, wet, her hair is dry and styled, and she's about to hit this guy over the head with the butt of a gun. Noir has its own logic. Best not to mess with it.|