A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 30

Rev Fanthorpe Frame

A sense of normality has finally descended on Unsubscriber Towers which means I can go about my usual Sunday business of drinking tea whilst curled up in my favourite chair with a Badger book. I’ve decided once again to venture onto the supernatural end of the shelf to choose this week’s title which is by Pel Torro – that’s R. L. Fanthorpe and Harry O. Mansfield to the uninitiated.

The intriguing tagline reads as follows;

Did the sinister stranger belong in the 20th Century?

The cover depicts a turbaned, goatee beard sporting magician brilliantly named The Great Jazro seemingly in a trace with his hands held mystically aloft. In the foreground is a young, rather terrified looking woman with a plunging neckline succumbing to the evil spell cast by this fiendish conjuror. Is she firmly in it’s grip or will she break free just in the nick of time? It’s definitely all very sinister looking.

Well, I feel compelled to open the book and begin reading this tale of the supernatural now and so I’ll bid you farewell. Join me again next week as ever for another selection from my bulging Badger shelf. Your thoughts are always welcome so feel free to leave a comment.

The Face Of Fear by Pel Torro
(Serial Number SN82)
This version was published in 1963 by Badger Books
The cover artist is H. Fox

Badger - Torro, The Face Of Fear

Torro, The Face Of Fear (Back)


6 thoughts on “A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 30

  1. johncnash 14/06/2015 / 11:13 am

    Splendid stuff!

    “Prestidigitation”! Now there’s a word you don’t see every day (…unless you happen to be a prestidigitator).

    Liked by 1 person

    • unsubscriber 14/06/2015 / 11:17 am

      Glad you liked it Mr Nash. Seeing a word like that used in a blurb does nothing but draw me in further, particularly a Badger title! All the best.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Joseph Nebus 15/06/2015 / 7:32 pm

    I do hope you’ll let us know whether that figure in fact belongs in the 20th century, then.

    Liked by 1 person

    • unsubscriber 15/06/2015 / 7:45 pm

      That would give the game away though… Needless to say he doesn’t.


  3. lcmt 18/06/2015 / 11:43 pm

    I really enjoy reading the back blurb on these books.

    Liked by 1 person

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