I picked this thing up from the junk shop today - maybe a bit too late to be genuine vault pulp.
The Soul Eater
When Michael and Sal Read decided to move from the city to an idyllic country village called Stevely, they had no idea of the delirium of evil menace that awaited them. But soon after their arrival their young son Julian died in an accident in the churchyard - and their peaceful country home became a place of fear and terror...
Why was the village church crumbling into ruins? Was Stevely the centre of a ring of ritual desecration - and Devil worship? The Reads were caught up in a titanic struggle between the forces of good and evil... brought to the brink of insanity by an unspeakable abomination - THE SOUL EATER.
As I had this on my harddrive, I want to post them. I know I repeatedly posted pictures by Thole, but this is one of the rare occasions where I classify as a true and unapologetic fanboy I love his stuff. (And I hope Photo***t is playing nice.
Both covers are from pulp weeklys Vampir Horror Roman in 1973/1974. Maurice Limat "Hand of the Strangler" is a translation out of the French, Earl Warren "Josepha´s Executioner" is german original by a prolific writer who wrote hundreds of these short novels.
Now I realize that this here isn't a pulp horror paperback, but this is the very first book I ever bought with my own money. IMHO Paul Lehr was one of the all time greatest SF cover artist. I still have a copy of the edition and I'm still fascinated by the cover. It may sound silly and melodramatic but this cover+contents changed my life.