RARA-AVIS: Bill S. Ballinger

From: William Denton ( buff@pobox.com)
Date: 01 Aug 2003

Today I picked up a battered old Signet paperback of Bill S. Ballinger's THE LONGEST SECOND (1957). The back cover says:

| When he woke up, he couldn't remember who he was. When he tried to
| talk, he discovered his throat had been cut.

What's the word on Ballinger? There's a introductory good web page on him here:


which says:

| In the beginning of his career, Ballinger published hard-boiled
| detective fiction. His first novel, THE BODY IN THE BED, appeared in
| 1948 and introduced private eye Barr Breed from Chicago, a typical tough
| hero of the post-war fiction. The story was more or less a variation of


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : http://www.miskatonic.org/ : Caveat lector.

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