Title : Murder for the Bride
Author : MacDonald, John D.
Cover art : Barye Phillips
[[Manchester], UK: Fawcett-Muller, 1954. Printed in Great Britain by Frederick Muller, Ltd.”].
Bride is MacDonald’s second novel and dates from his pre-Travis Magee period. Very much a product of its time, it’s a good example of how the tough school of writers could borrow Red Scare themes and treat them in a hard-boiled style. To wit, Bride is the story of a man who unknowingly marries a communist agent. Many complications follow, one of them being a Spillane-esque denouement in which the hero sniffs out the den of Red spies and has the inevitable confrontation with the bad guys.
|Gold Medal K1537 (1965)|
|Gold Medal 767 (1958)|
See also : AbeBooks post on Brides' Books Revisited: Weddings in Literature
Presses de la Cité, Un Mystère,
No. 249 (1956)