Thursday, January 2, 2014

Bantam’s Scott Jordan Paperback Covers

Author Harold Q. Masur’s interest in making his series protagonist, Scott Jordan, a combination of the ingenious lawyer Perry Mason and Nero Wolfe’s “insouciant” legman, Archie Goodwin, created confusion among paperback illustrators, who imagined the character rather too literally as “Sam Spade with a law degree.”

Bury Me Deep, by Harold Q. Masur (Bantam, 1960)

Suddenly a Corpse, by Harold Q. Masur (Bantam, 1970)

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