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My Kingdom for a Hearse ( John J. Malone, Bk 11)
My Kingdom for a Hearse - John J. Malone, Bk 11 Author:Craig Rice Features lawyer J. J. Malone as investigator. — BEAUTY IS THE SUM OF MANY PARTS... — She is the aspiration of American womanhood, the idol of American manhood, the inspiration for very private dreams. No, there has never been a woman as beautiful as top model Delora Deanne. But then, Delora Deanne doesn't really exist. — Unknown to the panting ... more »public, Delora is an ingeniously portrayed composite of many women. Her face is played by Gertrude Bragg. Torso and legs by Eula Stolz. Hands, Eva Strauss. Feet, Louella Frick. Voice, Rita Jardee. Brains, Hazel Swackhammer.
But now, Delora is coming apart. Hazel Swackhammer is the first to receive what is to be a series of beautifully wrapped presents. Inside, she is surprised to find a pair of pale lavender suede gloves -- containing the Hands of Delora Deanne.
Craig Rice wrote her manic, humorous mysteries in the 1950s and many titles are now somewhat difficult to find. Thankfully, Bantam reprinted several in the 1980s. This is the first printing in this Bantam edition.« less