Pop Culture Capsule: Vintage Pulp Fiction Novel Book Covers

The Three Coffins - Vintage Pulp Fiction Novel Cover

Who doesn’t love a delightfully cheesy pulp fiction book cover? I know I do, so here’s a bunch of good ones, curated for maximum enjoyment by yours truly. Some of these were selected for the artwork, some for the titles or description, and some for both. As you can probably guess, some of these may not be safe for work so I’ll put the racier ones after the jump.

And lest you think pulp novels were all about sex, there was also murder and space. But yeah, mostly sex.

The Three Coffins, John Dickson Carr (1949)
The Three Coffins, John Dickson Carr (1949)
D for Delinquent, Bud Clifton (1958)
D for Delinquent, Bud Clifton (1958)
Passion's Harvest, Peggy Gaddis (1953)
Passion’s Harvest, Peggy Gaddis (1953)
Halo for Satan, John Evans (1948)
Halo for Satan, John Evans (1948)
Hot Dames on Cold Slabs, Michael Storme (1950)
Hot Dames on Cold Slabs, Michael Storme (1950)
Marijuana Girl, N.R. DeMexico (1951)
Marijuana Girl, N.R. DeMexico (1951)
Sin in Space, Cyril Judd (1961)
Sin in Space, Cyril Judd (1961)
Gutter Star, Dorine B. Clark (1954)
Gutter Star, Dorine B. Clark (1954)
Good Luck to the Corpse, Max Murray (1952)
Good Luck to the Corpse, Max Murray (1952)
Pikes Peek or Bust, Earl Wilson (1950)
Pikes Peek or Bust, Earl Wilson (1950)

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