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By Brett Halliday
A look for a lacking lady takes grief-stricken Mike Shayne to New Orleans
It used to be a knife that introduced Mike and Phyllis Shayne together—the homicide weapon that Mike needed to turn out Phyllis didn't bury in her mother's again. yet years when they met, fell in love, and bought married, Phyllis is useless, and the knife is simply one other blade. Grieving the lack of his spouse, Mike makes a decision he has had adequate of Miami, the place he and his liked made a lifestyles jointly, and plans to maneuver to manhattan and begin back. however the South isn't via with him yet.
As Mike prepares to depart Miami for strong, a nervous father involves him, begging him to aid locate his lacking daughter. She is a depressive morphine addict who lately attempted to take her personal lifestyles. whilst that failed, she fled to New Orleans to throw herself into the fingers of the drug. for you to aid safeguard the woman from herself, Shayne musters up the power to visit the Crescent urban, yet negative hazards watch for him in French region.
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Casti nonetheless make his gumbo with crayfish tails and shrimp? ” A shadow crossed the Negro’s covered face. “Mistuh Casti ain’t heah no mo’, suh, yet de gumbo am nonetheless de similar ez whilst he wuz. ” Shayne nodded. “Pure espresso with it? ” “Yassuh—jes lak continually, suh. ” The waiter again with 3 cocktails, grinning widely as he set them in a row earlier than Shayne. “I hopes one don’t get wahm ’fo you finishes t’other, suh. ” Shayne stated, “They won’t,” and drank half one of many sidecars. It was once icy, and powerful with the fresh, mellow style of fine cognac. The gumbo used to be as Shayne remembered it. He ate the man-sized serving whereas the small eating place slowly choked with hungry consumers. by the point he crowned off the gumbo with a sugarless Café Brulot, there has been now not a vacant desk within the low-ceilinged room and a ready line was once forming outdoor. He had killed loads of time with dinner, and it was once nearing 7:30 while he stepped out onto St. Louis road. He walked rapidly again to Canal and crossed over to the Angelus lodge. a tender guy leaned opposed to the table in entrance of the bell captain. He used to be a head shorter than Shayne, with a physique that seemed unhealthily thick. He had soft good points and sensual lips set in a perpetual pout. The captain stated anything to him and he grew to become his head to observe Shayne walk around the foyer. The captain acknowledged, “This is Henri. He’ll look after you, yet stable. ” “No common stuff,” Shayne warned. “I can locate my very own method round to the strip-tease joints. I’m set to get lots excessive tonight—and I don’t suggest on liquor. ” Henri’s pout became a sullen type of smile. “The areas I’ll take you to, Mister, the ladies don’t do any stripping simply because they begin out bare. you will get on any type of a jag from ether on up if you'd like. ” “That’s it. The works. ” Shayne glanced at his watch and frowned. “Where’s your different celebration? ” “There he's now,” the captain stated, because the elevator stopped to set free passengers. the guy from 309 was once narrow and approximately medium top. He minced around the foyer in grey spats, sporting a pearl-gray derby and with a gentle Malacca cane hooked over his left arm. His face was once coated, yet there has been colour in his cheeks and his lips confirmed a tinge of crimson that didn’t belong at the lips of a guy of his age. He omitted Shayne and Henri, and addressed the bell captain. “I’m able to exit. ” “Right on time, Mr. Drake. this is often Henri, that I advised you approximately. And this is often one other gentleman trying to find a similar kind of a time you're. i presumed you wouldn’t brain if he tagged alongside, seeing you’ve bought much in universal. ” Drake glanced at Henri after which at Shayne. He wear his derby and compressed his lips. “I understood i used to be attractive a private advisor. ” “I won’t be within the way,” Shayne guaranteed him. He winked his left eye. “I wager there’ll be lots sufficient for either one of us. ” “Very good. ” Drake nodded impatiently. “Shall we move? ” Henri acknowledged, “I’ve bought a hack outside,” and led the best way around the foyer. He took them to a glittery outdated Packard sedan that stated Taxi at the aspect.