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By Brett Halliday

For the sake of his pals, Mike Shayne tangles with blackmailers—and a murderer

The day he met Phyllis Brighton, Mike Shayne stored her from leaping out a window— and he has been rescuing her ever when you consider that. First he helped her beat a homicide wrap; now he’s attempting to pry her clear of the sleaziest attorney in Dade County: Harry Grange. A mouthpiece for each criminal in Miami, Grange is operating a blackmail racket while Shayne sees him with Phyllis on his arm at a neighborhood playing corridor. Shayne warns his good friend to ditch her crooked beau, yet she is just too proud to take his suggestion. regrettably for her, the connection will finish with murder.
Shayne will get the decision simply after he will get again to his workplace. Harry Grange has been chanced on useless at the sands of Miami seashore. Even worse, Shayne’s gun is lacking and his buddy Larry Kincaid could have used it to gun down the blackmailing attorney. to save lots of his associates, Mike Shayne must outsmart the cleverest killer on the town.

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His wiry, compact physique used to be garbed in a double-breasted Palm seashore go well with, and, with a turned-down creamy Panama masking his modern black hair, he appeared, as constantly, as if he had simply been became out by means of a reliable valet. His black eyes flashed within the headlights whilst he well-known Shayne. He peered prior the redheaded detective on the different vehicle and requested brusquely, “What’s happening right here? ” “Murder. ” Shayne shrugged and jerked his thumb again over his shoulder, then took a deep drag on his cigarette. motorbike police officers and a Miami usher in press vehicle roared up, swayed into the dead-end road. Painter contrived to offer the looks of strutting even whereas his grey activities footwear bogged during the deep sand on his option to the auto. He peered in on the physique of Harry Grange. Shayne stood complete within the headlights whereas Painter issued crisp orders at the back of him, and an ambulance speeded up with the Miami seashore health worker. Painter bogged again to face in entrance of Shayne. Painter’s respiring used to be audible. He twitched a tan-bordered handkerchief from his breast pocket and touched it to his lips. He had small palms and ft, skinny, cellular lips with a black, threadlike mustache working directly around the top one. He changed his handkerchief in order that the perimeters peeked out of his pocket ahead of announcing, “All correct, Shayne. Why did you kill Grange? ” His voice was once metal, biting. “Sorry to disappoint you. I didn’t. ” Painter nodded to uniformed males on both sides of Shayne. “Shake him down. ” Shayne obligingly lifted his elbows out whereas they went over him completely for a weapon. After a time they stepped again and introduced, “He’s fresh, leader. ” “Let’s have your tale, Shayne,” Painter grated. “And it had larger be reliable. ” A usher in reporter with flaring nostrils and popping eyes used to be status within sight, scribbling down notes as Shayne advised the best fact. Painter waited until eventually he ended, then requested in a tone which might were ominous from a much bigger guy, “Do you predict me to think that? ” “I don’t supply a goddamn what you believe,” Shayne whipped out. Painter’s black eyes snapped previous Shayne to the health worker who had accomplished his exam. “What do you discover, document? ” “Not a lot. The bullet ranged upward during the mind. Small caliber—probably a thirty-two. in the final part hour is the simplest i will be able to do at the time. ” “It took me precisely nineteen mins to get here,” Shayne acknowledged quietly. “Look, leader, can’t you provide me a statement,” the popeyed reporter exclaimed. “I’ve acquired to cell my tale in to trap the early variation. ” Painter rubbed the top of his correct forefinger slowly from side to side alongside his fantastically trimmed mustache. With chin reduced and eyes raised to Shayne, he requested curtly, “You’re confident it was once Grange who known as you? ” “That’s the identify he gave me while I insisted—but he didn’t sound like Grange. ” Painter stated gravely to his males, “Put the cuffs on him. I’m retaining him on suspicion of homicide. ” The reporter’s nostrils quivered. “Can I quote you on that, Painter? ” “Yes,” the manager snapped.

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