A Body for a Blonde

Harlequin 283 1954

Startling… Shocking… Hilarious…

From the back:

He was at home, minding his own business, when suddenly this trunk appeared in his living room. Curiosity made him open the trunk, and that was when he found the body, all neatly trussed up, very dead. just as he was wondering what to do with the corpse, the police burst in, took an immediate dislike to the whole situation, and naturally did not believe him when he said he had only just met the body. He was promptly thrown in jail, and that was the beginning of a hectic and hilarious adventure.
His lawyer is a luscious lady who wants to marry him. Except for the prospects of wedded bliss with her, he would not have minded dying. She had often said he was cold, but she wouldn’t want him that cold, and his dis-taste for being beaten up, suffocated, shot at, and, from the looks of things, hanged, force him along massacre’s merry way, to the bang-up ending.

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The Nut Brown Maid

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Escaping to a forbidden love, she was forced to join a ruthless band of outlaws

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The Cage

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Caught in the International White Slave Traffic, she found herself in… The Cage

From the back:

A beauty contest! Surely there could be no harm in entering, even though it would go against the wishes of her parents and friends. She really did not expect to win, so it would be just for laughs.

But Virginia Hoyle did win! And received aft the publicity and notoriety that only a top-flight newspaper sponsoring such a contest can arrange. Publicity that made her famous overnight, and swept her off her feet. Too famous perhaps, for Virginia found herself a pawn in the desperate struggle between the leaders of the sinister White Slave Traffic. She became one of the lost women of the world, women who have no rights, no privacy, and who must submit to all the degradations and cruelties that few can imagine.

via Greg McCambley