Friday, September 08, 2006

This ain't no family blog


I thought I'd already seen the ugliest crime fiction cover in the whole world (well, at least in Finland), but this one beats it hands down.

Teloittakaa Matti Koski/Execute Matti Koski! is an entry in the Dekkarisarja/Mystery Series that a publisher called Karkir (later called Karprint; if you know what I'm talking about, then you don't wonder) put out in the seventies. The books were short, almost pamphlet-length, and their reputation is pretty bad. The writer was called Eero Linna, but I don't think anyone knows who he really was.

The cover boasts a start of an exciting serial. It's about Mengele and it's presumably by an Israeli writer, called Z. Aldouby.

1 comment:

Bill said...

Looks like a cover for an Al Guthrie book, to me, what with the baseball bat.