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0483 Una tragedia tutta azzurra

November 7, 2013
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  • Title: Una tragedia tutta azzurra
  • English Title: A Totally Blue Tragedy
  • Canon: The Deep Blue Good-by
  • Language: Italian
  • Country: Italy
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1965
  • Publisher: Garzanti
  • Collection: Gialli Garzanti
  • Collection #: 22
  • Cover Price: 250 lira
  • Cover Artist: unknown

Today’s  unknown artist has drawn a truly terrified girl. What horror could cause her wide open eyes, the mouth agape, the hands with splayed fingers raised to cover the face? What does she see?

My first guess was she glanced in a mirror and realized how much mascara she was wearing.

Nah, she probably just looked up and saw the second worst Travis McGee portrait in existence. Are you kidding me? A gaunt face? Receding hairline? Sideburns? Prince nez glasses? A polo shirt?

Nope, none of the above. She actually saw a blue-skinned, green-haired gnome with a pointed chin and only four fingers kissing a dead woman’s breast. Hey, I’m just describing what’s on the cover. I don’t blame the artist for failing to put a legible signature on this bad boy.

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