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By Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane

ISBN-10: 0451205960

ISBN-13: 9780451205964

Thirty-two tales of beautiful ingenuity. Thirty-two writers of mythical genius. 100 years of crime fiction in a distinct assortment.

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For a bright girl she was certainly dumb. Poor kid. No, she wasn’t dumb— except in one thing. How anyone above the age of seven who had seen me in action could think for a moment that Armin Loring would take away my appetite, I don’t know. But I told her simply: “Let me run things for a day or two. Go to some hotel, register under another name and—” “But I can’t. I telephoned Armin. I must go over and see him in half an hour. He said I must. I saw your assistant with him in the Green Room tonight.

Listen, Williams,” he said, and despite my six feet, I had to raise my head slightly to look at him, “I’m working for Armin—Armin Loring. You’re not to go in that Green Room. You’re to beat it from the hotel now before I—” I stopped him there. I knew why he repeated Armin’s name. It was like whistling in the dark. His heart wasn’t in his threat. ” And when he dropped his hand as if he were gripping a hot iron, “Now—tell me what you’ll do. ” His face got a bit white. “Well—” He hedged trying to get us a little back from the entrance to the Green Room which made me turn my head and see Mr.

He’d kept the stuff in vases that sold for prices that would amaze you—did me, not having an eye for Ming’s Dynasty or any other guy’s dynasty for that matter. Now Raftner was threatening Mary Morse with exposure of her dead uncle’s activities, the fact that she’d kept her knowledge of them from the police. Also threatening to expose the bit of killing I’d pulled off in her interest. One thing they did wish to make sure of—and that was that I was out of the picture, and out of it quickly. If I were willing to fade myself they’d let it go at that.

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