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0243 The Brass Cupcake

March 11, 2012
  • Title: The Brass Cupcake
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1981
  • Publisher: Fawcett
  • Collection: Gold Medal
  • Collection #: 14141-1
  • ISBN-10: 0449141411
  • ISBN-13: 9780449141410
  • Cover Price: $2.25
  • Cover Artist: Unknown
  • Author of: The Green Ripper


This looks like a William Schmidt cover to me, though I can’t prove it. Ah, guns, alcohol and sex! What more could one ask for?

The lipstick mark on the glass is a nice touch, although I’m not sure what she was drinking. My guess is brandy, since no red wine I ever drank was translucent that way. Maybe I should pay more than $6 a bottle. On the other hand, the glass isn’t squat and round enough to be a brandy snifter, so who knows?

The scan isn’t the best, but I believe that the handgun is a Colt-designed M1911 .45 caliber, although it may be the civilian Rock Island / Armscor model. The former was standard US Army issue for 70 years, so it makes sense to appear in a book written in 1950.

Update (04/25/2013): This is the 18th printing, so it was issued in 1981.

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