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Marihuana by William Irish

This ten-cent paperback, with cover art by Bill Fleming, dates from 1951 and was written by detective writer Cornell Woolrich (1903-1968), using his pseudonym William Irish. The back cover reads: “Marihuana turns weak King Turner into a deadly weapon, a conscienceless killer with no more human feeling than a hooded cobra or a mad dog. Turner is the novice taken along to a ‘ranch’ to blaze weed; his reactions to the drug were intended to provide comedy for his veteran-smoker companions. Then Turner gets his hands on a knife – and a gun!”

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William Irish Marihuana

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