Boing Boing links to a collection of vintage pulp-novel covers. Here’s the description for the Andrew Garve novel pictured:
There was only one thing wrong with Edgar Jessop.
HE WASN’T QUITE SANE!
And his newspaper colleagues were plotting against him, giving juicy asignments to willing girl reporters, promoting underlings and leaving his talent to rot in insignificance.
But he could show them!
And he did – – by committing an almost clueless murder, and daring the authorities to solve it.
But with his enemies multiplying around him, one murder wasn’t enough. There was another – – and plans for more – – until, slowly and relentlessly, the police closed the net.