By Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane
Thirty-two tales of attractive ingenuity. Thirty-two writers of mythical genius. 100 years of crime fiction in a extraordinary assortment.
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Mary Morse was gone. She was nowhere on that side street. By the time I reached the corner Mary Morse was not on the main thoroughfare either. CHAPTER FOUR On the Kill I climbed into the taxi and gave the address of my apartment. Then I did a little thinking. My main thought was that Raftner was flooding the city with narcotics and the place he would use to distribute the drugs from would be Mary Morse’s jewelry shop—one of the most respected establishments in the city. The last place to suspect, it had never even come under observation when her dear Uncle Frank Morse had hidden drugs in the basement.
I know your line. ‘There is no sex in crime,’ you were going to say. ” And biting her lips, “I am very proud of my hands. ” This as the door slammed and I picked up the Flame’s gun. No, I didn’t follow Mary Morse. I might have caught her, probably would, but the Flame still had the little green bag in her hand and I didn’t know what all was in it. I might very easily catch a bullet in the back. ” Her smile was rather unpleasant. ” “I’m not a doctor,” I told her gruffly. ” She shook her head at me, smiled.
It won’t happen again. ” “There’s nothing to apologize for,” she said bluntly. ” Her smile was not pleasant. “And it can happen again any time you want to be a fool. ” As if dismissing the subject, she stretched up a hand, grabbed at the lapel of his coat. ” Sam was willing to forgive and forget, too. There was a nasty dig in his face. “I begged Armin to let me meet Williams. I’d have killed him right there in the doorway as soon as—” The Flame laughed. “Race Williams would have shot your head right off your shoulders before you had time to tell him what a real dangerous man you are, Sam.
A Century of Noir: Thirty-Two Classic Crime Stories by Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane