The Color of Green

Ace D-202, 4.25 x 7 softcover with 254 pages. Good clean and crisp copy. Pages slightly browned. From Kirkus Reviews: "Stella Blunden is to marry Harry, whom she has always known, when she meets Leon who dazzles her with his money (he has an income, but no job) and dazes her with a sudden, possessive courtship. She only realizes how dangerous he is after he makes a vicious assault on Harry- whom she then marries, and together they leave town to escape Leon. Through some clever calculations- and cajoleries- Leon secures their address in Virginia, follows them there to terrify Stella-and cost Harry his job- and on their flight back to New York, Stella loses the child she is carrying. Realizing that there can be no security for any of them- while Leon is alive, Tom Blunden, an old man with a failing heart, makes a final, fatal decision."
  • The Color of Green
  • Lenard Kaufman
  • Ace Book, 1956