Tickets for Death (Michael Shayne, Book 4)

By Brett Halliday

Mayme by no means gave whatever away. This time she was once promoting information-the low down on 1000000 greenback racket.

She was once prepared to inform Mike every thing for an insignificant thousand in cash... yet with a woman like Mayme, the motion used to be extra fascinating than the talk...

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Yet I’m in Miami now. is that this Mr. Max Samuelson? ” Shayne stiffened and pivoted towards her slowly. His lean face was once a research in anger, yet he made no flow to break the dialog. “I idea you’d take note me,” Mayme Martin used to be announcing. “I met you in Cocopalm final month. certain, that’s correct. if you happen to have been as much as see Ben Edwards approximately his invention. It’s comprehensive now. they are saying it really works completely. Naw. The nut nonetheless don’t desire a patent. ” She paused, after which her voice took on a fierce word of selection: “Now, you hearken to me. i do know the place these plans are. i do know much a few lot of items. yet I’m now not speaking, see? There’s them that imagine I don’t understand what the ranking is and imagine they could make a stooge out of me for not anything. yet I’m sitting within the driver’s seat straight away, and I’m staying there till i am getting my rate. okay, come on over, yet you’d larger carry a few money with you. not anything else talks to me. certain. at once. quantity fourteen, the crimson Rose flats. ” She hung up and glanced defiantly on the detective. “There! What did I inform you? He’s coming correct over. ” “That reasonable little shyster,” Shayne acknowledged with acid distinctness. “If you think that I’m going to bid opposed to him you’re flawed. ” Mayme’s chortle used to be shrill. Her eyes glittered with grasping satisfaction. “Shows you don’t understand what it’s all approximately. What I’m promoting Max Samuelson isn't the same as what I’m supplying you. type of varied, that's. ” She frowned, shaking her head to transparent away the fog of perplexity. “What I suggest is, you and Mr. Samuelson are on varied aspects of the fence. ” “We consistently have been,” Shayne growled. He hesitated, staring at her conscientiously. “I’ll deal with you fairly,” he prompt. “If you’ll inform me what you’re attempting to promote I’ll see approximately getting the money. ” Mayme shook her head cheerfully. She wavered to her toes. “Come again after I make a take care of Mr. Samuelson. I swear I’m no longer enjoying you opposed to one another. I received anything that’s worthy a grand to either one of you. ” Shayne’s mouth tightened right into a grim line as he fastened 3 names in his reminiscence: Albert Payson, Ben Edwards, Max Samuelson. He studied Mayme Martin for a second, then stated, “Be careful,” softly, and went out. He used to be sweating whilst he closed the door of No. 14. The corridor lighting fixtures were became on and as he handed doorways which stood ajar, radio tune floated into the corridor. A sweet-faced redhead stood in an open door close to the pinnacle of the steps. She cocked her head and spoke a gentle greeting as Shayne handed. He stopped at the first step and appeared again at her. She used to be no older than Phyllis and she or he couldn’t be aware of a lot concerning the lifestyles that lay sooner than her. He began to converse and she or he moved towards him. He became from her and went on down the steps and out into the fresh coolness of the tropical twilight. Clouds have been banked opposed to the southern sky and a clean southeasterly wind whipped at his hair. He bought into his automobile and tossed his hat apart, rolled down the home windows. nonetheless taking into consideration the younger redhead and considering no matter if he was once constructing a belated social moral sense, he muttered “Damn” and swung round to Biscayne street and south previous Bayfront Park.

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