Tickets for Death (Michael Shayne, Book 4)

By Brett Halliday

Mayme by no means gave something away. This time she used to be promoting information-the low down on 1000000 greenback racket.

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

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Hell,” he went on with secure brutality, “I can hire a resort room for per week with a girl thrown in for fifteen dollars. ” Midge’s carry on his arm grew lax. She shrank clear of him, her face tired of colour apart from the pink spots of rouge excessive on every one cheek. “Don’t say such things,” she pleaded. “You don’t rather suggest them. ” “The hell I don’t,” Shayne jeered. He picked up the beer mug and drank part the cognac. “Get MacFarlane up here,” he insisted to the waiter. “I’ll inform him what i feel of his gyp joint. ” The waiter nodded and went out with a stiff bow. Midge sank again, inhaling nice piteous sobs. “I don’t recognize what I’ll do,” she moaned. “Oh, how may you be so—so reasonable! ” Shayne laughed and settled very easily at the couch on the subject of her. “Don’t fear. MacFarlane doesn’t wish exposure any longer than you do. ” She moved nearer and buried her face convulsively opposed to his shoulder, tugging at his lengthy arm to attract it round her waist. Shayne had the beer mug to his lips whilst he felt her squirm opposed to him. He heard the sound of ripping fabric. Then, a wild scream as she stood up and raked her finger nails throughout his cheek. The torn bodice of her costume got here open exhibiting one white breast. Her braids tumbled down, and within the area of some seconds she was once a raveled and outraged younger woman, clinging to him now with awesome energy. He heard a door commencing as he thrust her away. She threw herself at him, pulling his arm round her waist. there has been the flare of a flashlight bulb and Shayne appeared as much as see males grinning at him from the entrance prime into the rest room. considered one of them used to be reducing a digital camera and the opposite held an unpleasant short-barreled gun educated on Shayne’s abdominal. bankruptcy 8: A MUG WON’T hear SHAYNE REACHED FOR HIS POCKET to get a handkerchief and the gunman yelled, “Keep your fingers in sight,” as he stuck the sting of it and flipped it out, then held it opposed to his scratched face. He laughed almost immediately because the lady cringed clear of him, overlaying her face with one hand whereas she pulled her costume jointly in entrance. “That used to be properly maneuvered, sister. each person turns out within the temper for pulling outdated gags this night. a pleasant piece of badger baiting. ” He shot a sardonic examine the gunman. “I presume you’re the deacon—this gal’s accurately offended father. ” “Cut the humorous stuff, good friend. ” the guy leaned negligently opposed to the door casing, his weasel eyes darting from Shayne to his accomplice with the digital camera. “Go on out the door together with your pic, Jake. Get it built without delay. This mug goes to sit down quiet till you’re within the transparent. ” Shayne grinned amiably. He requested, “What may the plate expense me? ” “It ain’t on the market. Get going, Jake. ” Jake sidled towards the outer door along with his eyes warily at the detective. Midge used to be making little whimpering sounds. The gunman dropped his weapon into his coat pocket whilst Jake was once correctly out of the room. His skinny lips curved right into a sneer of triumph. “I bet you recognize what the rating is, shamus. You’ve pulled sufficient speedy ones your self to acknowledge one in the event you stroll into it.

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