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Holly Roth


USA flag (1916 - 1964)

aka K G Ballard, P J Merrill

Holly Roth (1916-1964) was born in Chicago and grew up in Brooklyn and London, but regarded herself as a New Yorker. Her education was the product of many schools, colleges and private tutors, but she emerged with a BA. She worked as a model, then moved on to newspaper and magazine work. She was married to Joseph Franta. She died after falling off a small yacht in the Mediterranean, and her body was never recovered. She also wrote as K.G. Ballard and P.J. Merrill.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller
 
Novels
   The Content Assignment (1954)
   The Mask of Glass (1955)
   The Shocking Secret (1955)
   The Sleeper (1955)
   The Crimson in the Purple (1956)
   The Coast of Fear (1957)
   Shadow of a Lady (1957)
   Five Roads to S'Agaro (1958) (as by K G Ballard)
   Bar Sinister (1960) (as by K G Ballard)
   The Slender Thread (1960) (as by P J Merrill)
   Trial by Desire (1960) (as by K G Ballard)
   Operation Doctors (1962)
   Gauge of Deception (1963) (as by K G Ballard)
   Too Many Doctors (1963)
   Button Button (1966)
   The Van Dreisen Affair (1966)
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