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Book Information: Dead Beat, the

Dead Beat, the (1960) [Novel]
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Anyone might have done what Walter and Elinor Harris did. They found an unconscious, good-looking young man in the back of their car with blood on his face. They put him to bed in their guest room and invited him to stay until he was better.

Larry had had a lot of practice fooling people. He had been doing it as long as he could remember. LaVerne, the night club singer, could have told the Harrises plenty - but Larry knew too much about her that she didn't want found out.

It was Jim Whittaker who first suspected him, perhaps because Jim's teenage daughter liked Larry too much. But if any of them could have had even a glimpse into Larry's character, they would have been as scared as the reader, who can't do a thing to prevent the violence he sees coming.

If PSYCHO chilled your blood, this one will freeze it solid!

Original title: The Dead Beat
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Unholy Trinity (1986) [Omnibus Volume]
      Author: Robert Bloch

Edition #1: The Dead Beat

The Dead Beat (1960)
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Language: English

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The Dead Beat (1961)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Popular Library
Pages: 172

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The Dead Beat (1960)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 152

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