More 70s blurbs

Some more classic blurbs from the hard-working marketing team at Belmont Tower Books, New York, 1974, culled from the back pages of Carter Dickson’s The Bowstring Murders.

These are all titles from a single series, with as far as I can tell a single joke…

THE LADY FROM L.U.S.T.
Spy Thriller Series
By Rod Gray

Her name is EVE DRUM – the lady from LUST (League of Underground Spies and Terrorists). Her code name is Oh Oh Sex, and well she deserves it. Her not-so-secret weapon is her luscious body – and she uses it to squeeze out of – and into – tight spots.

LUST BE A LADY TONIGHT
A super-villain wants to wreck NATO and heat up the Cold War to the flash point. He soon learns that the sexy spy can apply her own kind of heat.

LAY ME ODDS
Eve wriggles her way through the zaniest spy romp ever – and proves that a tumble with the Lady is a a gamble with death.

Funny how you don’t hear the word zany any more. For his next title, Rod went for a single entendre…

THE 69 PLEASURES
They needed an undercover agent in Hong kong – and nobody’s better under the covers than EVE DRUM!

5 BEDS TO MECCA
They handed EVE the toughest job of here career – stop a Holy War in the Mid East. As usual, Eve took the news lying down…

Is the Mid East just opposite the Mid West? Anyway, you get the idea. Rod had a few more ideas up his sleeve, I especially like South of the Bordello and Kiss My Assassin.

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