Title: She Woke to Darkness
Author: Brett Halliday
Cover artist: Robert Schulz
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Best things about this cover:
- "She Woke to a Massive Head Wound"
- Doesn't everyone wake to darkness from time to time? I mean, when you gotta go ...
- Her left hip has grown its own hand. Creepy.
- That's one big, rectangular pool of blood.
Best things about this back cover:
- Love the caricatures of the characters. Second one looks more like an 80's fashion model than a 50's dame who likes capital-M Martinis.
- Here's where Mike Shayne and I differ: I prefer vintage broads and vivacious brandy.
- "Who Is This Girl?" - early, eventually discarded title of Madonna's hit "Who's That Girl?"
The duplicating office had been able to shed no light on Halliday's disappearance. He had left with the original manuscript under his arm about six o-clock, and that was all they knew.
That's right. Writer "Brett Halliday" is a character in a novel by ... writer Brett Halliday.