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0385 Pengene eller livet!

December 15, 2012
0385 Price of Murder, The 1711
  • Title: Pengene eller livet!
  • English Title: Your Money or Your Life!
  • Canon: The Price of Murder
  • Language: Norwegian
  • Country: Norway
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1960
  • Publisher: Bladkompaniet
  • Collection: Stjerne Serien
  • Collection #: 163
  • Cover Artist: Powell

Image courtesy of the John D. MacDonald Collection, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

The signature on the cover says “Powell”. I don’t know who he is, but I’d like to see more of his work. I really like the unfinished, impressionistic look, her awkward pose, his expression of surprise. The shading is primitive but effective.

The whole thing is done in earth tones, which makes her white brassiere pop right off (now, now!) the page. Old Powell certainly knows his business.

Fun fact: “Månedens Mannfolkbok” means “Monthly Man-folk Book”. I know that I want to subscribe!

Milk Carton

Have you seen me? I am a Norwegian edition of A Deadly Shade of Gold, titled Dødens gyldne glød (Death’s Golden Glow), printed in 1966 by Bladkompaniet as Stjerne-Serien 299.

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