Death Has Three Lives (Michael Shayne, Book 25)

By Brett Halliday

Mike Shayne wanted time to crack his most recent case--just a bit extra time and much more success. however the police officers have been getting impatient. They proposal Shayne already knew greater than he enable on--much more--and they sought after in. They knew Shayne knew that Lucy Hamilton used to be subsequent at the murderer's schedule. Shayne stated he might deal with it his personal approach. If Lucy's existence and Mike's neck have been to be stored, Mike must paintings quick. it can take all his ability to damage probably the most cleverly coded messages he had ever run up opposed to. And time used to be working out...

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Take into account the 1st tale of the theft? It acknowledged Mrs. Allerdice had simply been operated for appendicitis and intimated her husband may need stolen the money to pay for it? ” “Sure, but—” “So we visit the morgue quickly and try her. ” “But you already checked out her whilst she was once alive, and so did I, yet we couldn’t determine the newspaper photo. ” “We didn’t see her along with her outfits off,” Shayne reminded him bluntly. “If she has a contemporary scar from an operation she may be Mrs. Allerdice. but when she hasn’t received the sort of scar, we’ll understand damned good she isn’t. Come on to be able to stick with me in this. ” “You recognize I do. ” Rourke trotted after him as Shayne moved quickly out with long-legged strides. “You’re not likely to Gentry with all this? ” “Not yet,” acknowledged Michael Shayne grimly. “What could he do with what we’ve acquired? you recognize in addition to I do this he’d lock us either up whereas he investigated. i would like a bit extra time alone. ” bankruptcy Fourteen there has been ONE evening attendant on accountability within the anteroom of the morgue while the detective and reporter bought there. He sat napping in the back of a scarred table with a brilliant drop-light at once overhead. He yawned broadly and confirmed a niche the place entrance tooth have been lacking whilst he grinned reputation of Shayne and Rourke. “You ghouls back, eh? Been months considering the fact that I visible both of you. Can’t imagine what brings you round this night. basically clean meat we obtained is kinda skinny an’ bony an’ rarely worthy a visit down right here to examine. ” He cackled thinly at his personal macabre humor. “Nossir. Ain’t a specific thing available you’d both one opt for. ” “You have gotten the lady who used to be drowned in Biscayne Bay this night? ” Shayne requested. “Oh, yeh. She’s the single clean un. You boys come right down to establish her? ” “To have a look and spot if we will. ” “Have tuh placed your names down the following. ” The attendant produced playing cards and collected a pen. “You understand the foundations solid as I do. Lemme see, now—” He made a pretext of scratching his bald head in perplexity, glancing up slyly on the redhead. “Seems like I had oughtta take note your identify from somewheres. noticeable your photograph within the papers, perhaps? ” Shayne stated good-naturedly, “President Eisenhower and the mayor of latest York. That’ll glance sturdy on your documents. Which field is she in? ” “Number 4, Mr. President,” acknowledged the little guy gleefully. “I knew I’d obvious that mug of yours somewheres. ” Shayne shrugged and he and Rourke went down a passageway to a heavy door beginning onto a flight of stairs best down into the concrete-lined coldroom. Neither of them spoke as they went down. The attendant were utilizing an analogous regimen for ten years and looked as if it would imagine it used to be as humorous now as while he first concept it up. The air within the small sq. room was once dank and extremely relax. even though it was once natural and air-conditioned, it by no means looked as if it would lose the indefinable smell of the numerous corpses that had come and long past in the course of the years. there have been white teeth tables within the heart of the room, a financial institution of white, oversize submitting cupboards alongside one wall. every one cupboard had 3 drawers, six toes lengthy and approximately 3 ft sq., with consecutive numbers smartly stenciled at the entrance of every.

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