Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Plush-Lined Coffin by Carter Brown

Lt. Al Wheeler discovers that a California love cult can be a very sexy way to make a killing.

Robert McGinnis Cover
The game was spiritual love, but the come on was solid sex!
Rafe was tall, handsome, hypnotic. Justine had blond hair to her waist, gleaming cat-eyes, and a figure to bring out the beast in any man. They operated from a Moorish pleasure palace called the Temple Of Love. And they  had something for everybody. They even had consultation for the widow of a murdered man, before the murder. That is when police Lieutenant Al Wheeler came in and found that with this love cult, murder was a very special passion....

UK Edition
Home is where the heat is.
A year ago Hank Magnuson left with ten thousand dollars leaving behind a wife, a mistress, a cheating  business partner, and a lot of bad feelings. Why wasn't he smart enough  to stay away? Why did he come back  to Pine City to be murdered? California cop Al Wheeler visits a pretty widow and finds her comforted by a "guiding light" named Rafe Kendall. Next Al wrestles with Kendall's sidekick, love priestess, who drops secrets as fast as her clothes.

Horwitz Edition
Now, Al has nothing against sex, but the Temple of Love is too good to be true. So Al starts asking the right questions of the wrong people..and nearly talk himself into a plush-lined coffin.

Signet Reprint
Printing History

Horwitz Publications
Numbered Series #140 1967
Printed in Hong Kong

New American Library
Signet Books
D3289 October 1967
Y6904 March 1976

New English Library
#2324 December 1968

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