Top 10 Classic Pulp Fiction Covers
#10 - After Dark, My Sweet
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After Dark, My Sweet, Jim Thompson

#09 - The Cosmic Puppets
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The Cosmic Puppets, Philip K. Dick

#08 - Jailbait Street
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Jailbait Street, Hal Ellson

#07 - Sugar Puss
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Sugar Puss, Al Palmer

#06 - I Married a Dead Man
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I Married a Dead Man, William Irish (Cornell Woolrich)

#05 - Reefer Girl
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Reefer Girl, Jane Manning

#04 - It Ain't Hay
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It Ain't Hay, David Dodge

#03 - Marijuana Girl
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Marijuana Girl, N.R. DeMexico

#02 - Nightmare Alley
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Nightmare Alley, William Lindsay Gresham

#01 - Junkie
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Junkie, William Lee (William S. Burroughs)

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art shitsky - 2009-04-12 12:15:53

Cornell Woolrich spent 35 years living in the same seedy Harlem, New York residential hotel as his mother, often moving in and out of her apartment. He never allowed her to read any of his work. Following his mother's death in 1957, Woolrich moved in and out of various hotels in New York. Alcoholism and an amputated leg (caused by an infection from a too-tight shoe which went untreated) left him a recluse. He died weighing 89 pounds. He is interred in the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York.

HawkPunk - 2009-04-12 19:33:44

I had that exact edition of Nightmare Alley. What's odd is that I knew I would find it that day. And I did - at a old book sale outside the Chicago Public Library. I paid 10 cents for it in Mint Condition. It was lost a few years later in disastrous change of apartments. I recall that the chapter were named for the Tarot Cards of the Higher Arcana. ~Hawk~