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By Max Allan Collins (editor) & Mickey Spillane (editor)

ISBN-10: 0451205960

ISBN-13: 9780451205964

Thirty-two tales of wonderful ingenuity. Thirty-two writers of mythical genius. 100 years of crime fiction in a exclusive assortment.

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Nose-glasses with a wide black ribbon running down from them and half twisted about the huge cigar that decorated his thick-lipped puss. They were far down in a corner of that room. ” I leaned on Armin’s table and smiled at him; smiled just as the lights dimmed, a spotlight flashed, and a dame started to sing. “Is Raftner still tough? ” Armin said very slowly: “That is Raftner—and he’ll shoot you to death right at the table. ” I smiled cheerfully over at the Flame. She wasn’t the young girl now.

The cheap vases gave that away. That’s how the dope came there and that would be how the dope left. What would the government, the police, give for a bit of information like that? They’d give us freedom. They’d have to. It would be a great story that Mary Morse suspected something wrong, hired me and I uncovered the greatest drug-ring that ever got ready to encircle a city—a country even. The other story about Uncle Frank Morse—my killing him—why, we’d just forget that and begin with the coming of Baron Von Stutz, alias Raftner, and Armin Loring.

It would be a great story that Mary Morse suspected something wrong, hired me and I uncovered the greatest drug-ring that ever got ready to encircle a city—a country even. The other story about Uncle Frank Morse—my killing him—why, we’d just forget that and begin with the coming of Baron Von Stutz, alias Raftner, and Armin Loring. So I was humming as I left the house. I wasn’t humming when the taxi drew up before my apartment door. My pleasant thoughts busted like a child’s balloon. We could forget it all right.

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