Sin Song

Dexter, John [pseud. for William Knoles, aka Clyde Allison]

Published by Nightstand Books (NB 1562) (c.1961), (n.p.), 1961
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
From ReadInk, ABAA/IOBA (Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)

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[nice tight copy, minor edgewear, tiny nick in binding at base of spine]. Mass Market PB "Of all the hotshot promoters going, Ed Jason was the sneakiest. First he got caught with his pinkies in the till, working for Jump-Jive Records, and then they slapped him with a payola rap, and the next thing he knew he was in the quaint village of West Valve, lost in the Ozarks, hungry for a woman -- any woman! And he found her, but quick like. The next time Ed Jason looked around he was ending a fiery session in the weeds with a little doll named Fran, and buzzing with the hottest singing idea since The Pelvis got oiled. Ed got a backer, and he got a foot in the door, and then he sent word out that he was looking for a female Elvis, a girl who would do the same things to men's libidos that the Pres did to girls." (His "discovery" turns out to have the name Suzy Beetle!). Bookseller Inventory # 14033

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Title: Sin Song

Publisher: Nightstand Books (NB 1562) (c.1961), (n.p.)

Publication Date: 1961

Binding: Softcover

Illustrator: Illustrated by (unsigned cover art)

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition (pbo).

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