Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Best Cover You've Never Seen--Cowgirl Romances #4 (1951)

OK, so I'm into western/romance hybrids today--so what?

The only credit we have for the cover is that it came out of the "Iger shop."

But what's that lead story trumpeted on the cover?


Any, ranch owner Susan Polmer is hated by pretty much everyone in town...

So, when her boyfriend frames her for murder, they buy it hook, line and sinker!

And since it's pre-Code, the lynch mob can tear off suggestive portions of her clothing!!

Fortunately, like most frontier towns, they have copious supplies of tar AND feathers available for your frontier justice needs:

You know, while tar-and-feathering is surely painful, it does seem rather a light punishment for murder. What kind of self respecting lynch mob let's killers off with a lighter penalty than the law would give them??

SPOILER ALERT: The ranch hand she abused clears her name, and she realizes she loves him. Ain't romance swell?

1 comment:

SallyP said...

At least the townsfolk let her keep her gloves. They may be evil, but they aren't Monsters!