So, I’m flipping through a bunch of images of vintage paperbacks the other day, checking things off a list in my head, when my eye is caught, not so much by the picture as the title. The Hard-Boiled Virgin (Avon #138, 1947). Whoa. Now, that’s one worthy of Sarah and Candy’s attention, don’t you think? The tangents are just infinite. 😉
Needless to say, I couldn’t resist grabbing the image. Small problem, though. So far the only information I’ve found comes from Google Books and it ain’t much:
This is a revised version of an early Woodford novel entitled Lady Killer and published under the pseudonym Howard Kennedy.
Well, I can see why they changed the title. Maybe. Sort of. What?!?
Okay, I’m even more confused now. The sites that do list it for sale are contradictory because some catalogue it as mystery and some as romance, yet none as both that I’ve seen. So, anyway, unless one of you can help, we still don’t know what it’s about. Like romance! At all!
Ya think the combination of that title and a male author is messing with everyone’s heads nowadays? ;p
Oh, speaking of the author, Jack Woodford, I did get an enormous chuckle from a quote attributed to him on his Wikipedia page:
Boy meets girl; girl gets boy into pickle; boy gets pickle into girl.
That kind of philosophy could go either way in a story, I suppose. Towards mystery or romance, I mean. Among other things if you just can’t stay out of the gutter. O.O
Think I should email the Smart Bitches directly or just let them remain blissfully unaware of this one? O:-) (That’s supposed to be an innocent emoticon.)