Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Iron Maiden by Carter Brown

Hold That Corpse

US Edition
Larry Baker was sure he was dreaming, and he didn't want to wake up. An English castle full of willing maidens, a big fat advance, and all expenses paid. All he had to do was write a grade B movie script, starring Desiree Dawn, the lord of the manor's luscious wife, and using the ancestral home as his setting. Larry was on Easy Street, and enjoying every minute of it until things got out of hand. His script started writing itself, but Larry didn't like the way the plot was going. First the family ghost was seen walking the dungeons. Then Larry found himself chasing missing bodies and falling into secret passages. His dream job was now a nightmare, and Larry wanted to write the movie off as a total loss. It was either that or let someone else finish the story with a big bang that had "the end" of Larry Baker written all over it......

Horwitz Edition
Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)

Horwitz Publications 
Horwitz Group Books Pty. Limited
(Hong Kong Branch)
Numbered Series #178
ISBN 7255 291

New American Library
Signet Books
ISBN 451 Y6425
April 1975

Larry Baker's last appearance. 

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