Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Dame by Carter Brown

The luscious blonde actress was Hollywood's hottest discovery until a killer cast her in the role of a cold corpse.

Horwitz Editions
Stand in for Death
The flaxen haired blonde was very beautiful and very naked, except for the knife she wore in her back. She made a honey of a corpse even though she was the wrong girl for the part. And when the killer discovered the mistake and realized the scene needed to be shot again. California cop Al Wheeler was already on the killer's trail, ready to ring down the curtain on this lethal killer before the killer made some other beauty take her final bow.

Signet Editions  
Murder in the Cast
The husband: He's a philandering mate, a ham actor, a handsome heel.
The husband's mistress: She's a volcanic brunette in the suggestion of a bikini.
The would be producer: He;s a small man with big, big plans.
The wealthy financier: He was devoted his life to the mad pursuit of money.

Each of these four people had his or her own special reason for wanting to see Judy Manner dead. One of them tried once and will try again, in his or her own sweet time. In this fast paced scorcher, Police Lieutenant Al Wheeler plans a murder to catch a murderer.

UK Edition

Printing History

Horwitz Editions
Numbered Series #82 1959
Long Story Magazine #8 March 1960
International Edition #13 1962
International Edition #66 1970, 1977

Signet Editions
1st (1738) November 1959
2nd (Canada)
3rd (D2827) 1965
4th (Q6402) 1974

Four Square Books
1st (1614) September 1966

Robert McGinnis painted 3rd Signet printing and was used on the International Edition #13 1970 printing.

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