Deadly Beloved (Hard Case Crime) by Max Allan Collins

By Max Allan Collins

Until demise DO US half Marcy Addwatter killed her husband – there’s no doubt approximately that. Shot him lifeless within the lodge room the place he used to be trysting with a blonde hooker. Shot the hooker, too.   yet the place the law enforcement officials may well see an open-and-shut case, inner most eye Michael Tree – Ms. Michael Tree – sees a conspiracy. For Ms. Tree, digging into it may well suggest digging her personal grave... and digging up her personal murdered husband's.   in response to the longest-running private-eye comedian e-book sequence of all time, lethal liked brings you an all-new experience of the mythical Ms. Tree – the groundbreaking girl P.I. who positioned the ‘graphic’ into photo novel...

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The masked man in the skin of black rubber advanced, a terrible grin on the piece of his face beneath the mask, the flippers no impediment to his progress, his spear gun reloaded somehow, and he fired again. As another spear thunked into nearby sand, I whipped the nine millimeter automatic from my purse and fired, three times, three small explosions that provided the dark sky with the thunder it called for. All three shots hit him in the torso, tearing the rubber suit and making little red blossoms, one over his heart, shaking him like a naughty child...

Captain Steele,” the doctor said. ” “Yes. ” I nodded. ” I whipped a frown his way. ” I shouldn’t have snapped at him. The doctor was, after all, merely trying to maintain a professional decorum. He had been my husband’s psychiatrist long before I’d come here for therapy—Mike had been involved in several shootings during his time on the force, making counseling mandatory, and Dr. Cassel was one of the approved shrinks the department used. ” “Yes. ” “Fine. Please. ” Captain Charles “Chic” Steele was a well-tanned blue-eyed blond, with an endless smile and a cute cleft chin, and had he been twenty, not thirty-five, and in California, not Chicago, you might have taken him for a surfer dude.

And you never will. The man is dead. Mrs. Addwatter made him that way. ” My eyebrows took a hike. ” “Oh, she is innocent, legally speaking. Even without your help, I can get her found not guilty. No problem. ” I didn’t have to say, What the hell? My face did it for me. “Better give me the basics, Bern. ” Traffic picked up a little, and Bernie told me the story, based upon his client’s confidences and the police reports. Richard Addwatter, a graying, handsome man in his early forties, had been in bed, apparently asleep and naked as God had first made him though considerably hairier, next to an attractive if slutty-looking blonde woman in her thirties, who was sitting up in bed, smoking a cigarette, looking bored, sheets not covering large breasts with half-circle surgery scars on the underside of large brown nipples.

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