Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Ballad Of Loving Jenny by Carter Brown

Rick Holman zeroes in on a Hollywood movie colony. 
As he tries to find out why a babe built for love ends up lonely...and dead.

Horwitz Edition
Jenny was beautiful. Jenny was wild. Her movie tycoon father had washed his hands of her two years ago when she had left home. Now he didn't even care that she had been murdered. But he was curious to know what his ever loving daughter had been up to in those two years, so he hired Hollywood trouble-shooter Rick Holman to find out. From her first folk singer to her last gangster, wanton Jenny had left a hurricane trail. And Rick soon realized that the violence she provoked was not yet over.

Robert McGinnis Cover
Jenny thought she could get away with murder. Loving men fast, and leaving them flat. She was a red hot temptress in a scant bikini, a gal who could have her pick of any muscled male on the beach. And she knew it. Nobody ever said no to Jenny. But one day some identified person took her into the water and held her head under.....till poor Jenny died.

Barye Phillips Cover
Printing History

Horwitz Publications
.Numbered Series #107 1963
International Edition Series #38
as The White Bikini

New American Library
Signet Books
as The White Bikini
S2275 March 1963
D3810 1969

New English Library
Four Square Books
as The White Bikini
#1210 1965

Barye Phillips painted the New English Library edition but did not paint a cover for the New American Library edition.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of the best Holman novels. A good P.I tale, much more earnest and thoughtful written than the usual Brown.