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Death is the Last Lover (Peter Chambers)

By Henry Kane

"Are you a ladykiller?" the imaginative and prescient requested. She had epidermis like cream, hair like jet, and a physique which may flip any male into an speedy sex-maniac. With a depraved little smile, she moved in the direction of Peter Chambers. "I consume ladykillers," she murmured.

A scorching bout of great slaughter and insincere intercourse within which Manhattan's sleuth-about-town Peter Chambers investigates the early loss of life of a dancehall hostess who may do something for love...and a lot even more for money.

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No. ” “Then why are you holed up? ” “Because, a little, I’m combined up in it. ” “And you will have me to un-mix? ” “Precisely. ” I sighed back. “Sit down,” I acknowledged, “won’t you? replenish our glasses, please, and take a seat. Let’s speak up a bit hurricane, huh? yet I’m telling you right away, any approach it seems, I hold the associated fee. ” “Any approach it turns out,” he stated, “you hold the associated fee. ” “I suggest no matter if it seems you. ” He had blue eyes and so they grew slender as he smiled, unfortunately. He shrugged, lifted the glasses, introduced them to the bar, re-filled them, got here again and sat down beside me.

I’m no longer accusing Sophia. You’re asking. I’m telling. Vivian was once scared of her, she used to be confident that Sophia was once nursing a deep hatred. She pointed out it to me as a rule — ” “Okay, ok, an individual else she pointed out? ” “No one else she pointed out. ” “Anyone else she didn’t point out? ” “Yes …” he acknowledged ruminatively, lifting a clenched hand and tapping a knuckle opposed to his enamel. “Funny, this is often the 1st time it’s happened to me … humorous, it may have slipped my mind…. ” “What? ” I acknowledged. “What? ” The hand went clear of the mouth, clasped the opposite hand, and he rocked as if he have been praying.

I used to be asking approximately bucks,” I acknowledged. “Let’s positioned it this way,” Frick stated. “Not sufficient greenbacks. Oh, I explored all of the percentages. I suggest, like getting married. No cleaning soap. She may well divorce Phelps, if he received too frisky — yet she wouldn’t marry me. ” “Too clever? ” I stated. “Yeah, I suppose,” he acknowledged gloomily. He waved to the waiter for an additional brandy. The waiter appeared inquiringly at me. I handed. The waiter went away. Frick uncrossed his legs and nervously teetered one knee. “The outdated bitch,” he acknowledged. “Too clever to wish to marry me, yet extra jealous of me than of her personal husband.

This lasted per week. Figures Schiff got here up from Texas. Figures he stayed per week. ” “That’s correct. He stayed per week. ” “Now he sought after you for a bodyguard back. brief haul, this journey. only for this night. And back he’s all in favour of a company deal. Brad Hartley. And Hartley doesn’t dwell in Texas. Hartley lives the following. Any of this make experience to you? ” “Nope. ” “Me neither. I’m simply doing the free-association jiggle. possibly someplace it’ll ring a bell. Let’s test placing it jointly this manner. possibly someplace alongside the road this man, this Keith, expects violence from his consumers.

I want a person i will belief to aid me. I known as Mr. Frick at domestic, he wasn’t in, and that i suggestion — ” “Just a moment,” she acknowledged, “I’ll placed him on. ” Frick acknowledged: “Yes, Peter? ” “Hold the receiver as regards to your ear,” I acknowledged. “Yes, Peter. ” “I informed her i wished you to assist me at the Phelps factor. I don’t desire you for that, yet you advised me you sought after me to name, so I’m calling. you continue to are looking to speak? ” “Yes, Peter. ” “You don’t brain my bailing you out of there, do you? ” “Not in any respect, Peter. ” “Okay, meet me in … an hour.

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