Saturday, May 29, 2010

Diana Douglas: Mystery Nurse

January 1968 is the publication date for Mystery Nurse by Diana Douglas. I had a hard time finding this copy, since there is a later edition with a different illustration that is not Allan Kass's.

Diane Halliday has an assignment for a patient who lives on a large California estate. However, she is never to let the patient know that she is a nurse! To complicate the issue, she begins to fall in love with John, her patient's son!

Allan Kass creates an intriguing cover for this book. We see our nurse heroine front and center, with a telephone furtively talking into it. Our patient is in pink and the handsome son in bright orange! It's another combined illustration to represent the story.

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