Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Body by Carter Brown

There was only one way a call girl could quit the business, as a corpse. And the corpses are piling up.

Killers are his business.
Dames as his pleasure.
In this case he tangles with both.

When hard drinking, quick thinking, California cop Al Wheeler goes gunning for the murderer of two call girls, he tangles with a luscious blonde, a big time racketeer, and a well stacked redhead who works in a fashionable mortuary. 

The gals come fast and the bullets even faster in this torrid tale of murder mayhem by Carter Brown.

This title was the first Carter Brown published in the United States. Horwitz Published The Body in a slightly different form in 1957 under the title No Law Against Angels. Horwitz did publish The Body in the present form in 1961.

Signet Editions

Printing History
Horwitz Editions
Numbered Series #43 1957
as No Law Against Angels
International Edition #1 1961
International Edition #59 1969

New American Library
Signet Books (USA)
1st (1527) July 1958
2nd (G2488) May 1964
3rd (T4550) March 1971

Signet Books (Canada)
1st (1527) July/Aug 1958
2nd (G2488) May 1964
3rd (T4550) March 1961

Both US and Canada designs were the same.

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