Second Ending by Evan Hunter
Second Ending by Evan Hunter (Corgi Giant / 1957)
'Andy Silvera played trumpet in a small band, but Andy started looking for kicks. It was small-time stuff at first – just benzedrine. But soon Andy went on to marajuana, and then to the killer drug, heroin.' Could this book have inspired the film, The Man With the Golden Arm, starring Frank Sinatra?
Well-thumbed paperback in fair condition overall with heavy creasing to cover and spine, but is some ways this only adds to its pulpy appeal. Binding remains sound. Classic cover by Oliver Brabbins.