by Frances Crane (Random House, 1960)
Cover design: Unknown
Murder, kidnapping and other dark doings spark a puzzler for Jean and Pat Abbott in this story of San Francisco's part-time beatniks. Young girls and boys from wealthy families of impeccable status, they mix with grittier specimens at North Beach.
First, a topless Ford was found abandoned in the middle of the Golden Gate Bridge, its occupant, Katie Spinner, missing. Last seen wearing the beatnik affectation, death-wish green, Katie had sometimes attended North Beach parties. The police called it suicide. Pat Abbott thought otherwise ...