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0493 The Turquoise Lament

November 22, 2013
0493 Turquoise Lament, The 1169
  • Title: The Turquoise Lament
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1982 – 1986
  • Publisher: Fawcett
  • Collection: Gold Medal
  • Collection #: 14200-0
  • Cover Price: $2.95
  • Cover Artist: Robert McGinnis
  • Author of: The Green Ripper


We seem to be having a run of Busted Flush covers recently. Perhaps I should add a tag so you can see them together. Eh, maybe tomorrow. We’ve seen this artwork before, of course, and I whined about the small size of the Flush then, but I’m an engineer and an engineer should be able to provide measurable data for his complaints. Ok, here’s mine. Even if that girl is six feet tall (and several of Travis’ girls are), that boat is slightly longer than five girl-lengths, or 30 feet. Since the first paragraph of Blue states that the Flush is a “fifty foot barge type houseboat”, I’m pretty sure we’re missing 20 feet, or 3 1/3 girl-lengths. The prosecution rests.

Milk Carton

Have you seen me? I am the 13th US printing of The Turquoise Lament, printed in 1980 by Fawcett as Gold Medal 14200-0. I look a lot like today’s cover, but my cover price is $2.25 and my background color may be either blue or white, I’m not sure.

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