Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Siren Signs Off by Carter Brown

An act like this dame's sure has a future, and I am the guy who's out to call off her funeral.

Horwitz Edition
When a curvy actress agrees to tape a torrid love scene, she doesn't know that she is being measured for a tight-fitting shroud.

Signet 1st Printing
The brunette heiress likes strange men until one amorous flirtation pays off in lethal currency.
The red-haired actress likes to take bubble baths until she get into deep water with a killer.
The blonde receptionist likes to talk until a bullet shuts her up permanently. 

Signet 3rd Printing
And for out hero, he just likes to live dangerously, to play with dolls and death, at one and the same time.

Printing History

Horwitz Publications Inc
Numbered Series #56 1958
International Edition #22 1962
as Myopic Mermaid

New American Library
Signet Books
as The Myopic Mermaid
S1924 April 1961
T5273 1972

The original title had character Danny Boyd, but was revised as character Max Royal in the Signet Edition and in the revised 1962 Horwitz Edition.

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