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Death on the Hit Parade

Death on the Hit Parade

by Berkeley Gray

Publisher Collins


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  • Hardcover

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About the book

NORMAN CONQUEST is highly amused when a visiting American, the uncle and manager of the fabulous Tenn Dacey, attempts to hire him as a bodyguard for the Tennessee boy who has topped the Hit Parade with his sensational rock 'n' roll singing. But Conquest is no longer amused when he makes an unexpected and startling discovery concerning young Dacey. When, on top of this, he finds himself opposed to Reed Lonson, gunman, an old and bitter enemy, he knows that he is booked for a hell-brew after his own heart. There is an extraordinary secret connected with Tenn Daceywhich Conquest discovers by accident, but which is known to others, less scrupulous where secrets are concerned. These vultures are out to make capital from their knowledge, and Norman ' rightly considers that tossing a spanner into the works is the correct order of the day. This topical, thrill-packed novel moves so swiftly that the action covers no more than forty-eight hours, and the reader is carried on breathlessly to the dramatic climax. A vintage Berkeley Gray.

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About the Author

Berkeley Gray

Berkeley Gray was a British novelist, whose real name was Edwy Searles Brooks. He also wrote under the pen-names Victor Gunn, Rex Madison and Carlton Ross. He was born in Hackney, London and is believed to have written around 40 million words.

In 1912 he wrote his first Sexton Blake stories and in 1915 started writing stories for the Nelson Lee Library, becoming the lead writer of the detective series after which the publication was named. In 1917 he started the St. Frank's series in that paper, the stories for which he is best remembered. Additional serial assignments followed, including those featuring Clive Derring and Sexton Blake. In 1918 he launched the character of Rupert Waldo, an early superhero.

His serialised novels included the Norman Conquest and Ironsides Cromwell stories. Dare-Devil Conquest formed the basis for the 1954 movie Park Plaza 605 starring Tom Courtenay.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    A near-fine first edition, with slight bruising to top and bottom of spine and a light bump to the top front corner. Includes Publisher's review card. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with chipping to corners and spine, and some brusing along top edge.

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