Monday, December 30, 2013

The Wind-Up Doll (Revised) by Carter Brown

Rick Holman investigates the love life of a Hollywood sensation in a fast-action thriller about movies, moguls, and murder.

Grant Roberts Cover
Did you hear about the murderous wind-up doll?
Rick Holman found it was no joke when the spring snapped.....

The screen siren reclined on a nine-foot bed wearing black silk pajamas just sheer enough to show why she was the international symbol of sex. When Toni Astor's latest Romeo does a fatal nose dive from a balcony, private eye Rick Holman draws the delectable challenge of interrogating a movie star. The dangerous challenge of trying to find out why the girl with the lethal curves is murder in men!

Robert McGinnis Cover
Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)

copyright 1963

Horwitz Publications, Inc
Numbered Series #116 (January 1964)
International Edition Series #48 (July 1965)
Double Edition Series #12A (1982)

New American Library
Signet Books
G2413 (January 1964)
T4826 (November 1971)
AE1629 (July 1982)

Other Covers


Hayakawa Books

The Japanese title is spelt wrong.

1 comment:

  1. Scott - Interesting about the Japanese cover. I know the covers with 'photos on them are supposed to be more attention-getting, but I like the Japanese cover the best.