By Max Allan Collins (editor) & Mickey Spillane (editor)
Thirty-two tales of attractive ingenuity. Thirty-two writers of mythical genius. 100 years of crime fiction in a specific assortment.
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This cheap dick was coming down to have it out with Armin. ” And shaking her head, “It’s too early in the morning for that. ” I could see the man’s eyes narrow. “Don’t you know? You’re going to marry Armin and you don’t—” The Flame raised her head, sniffed at the air, said: “Where’s the woman. ” “Miss Drummond,” she snapped back at him. “Armin’s got an eye on that Morse girl for more than just the money in it. ” Sam let his broad thick lips part. “And what of it, Florence. You’re a knock-out when you’re mad.
I felt I had lots of time. No one would show up until late; until the side-street would be deserted. I went over to those crates of vases and examined them again. The Morse and Lee name was painted in great black letters on wide slats. Respectability that—keen thinking. And the vases weren’t completely boxed. All the world could see what was being carried. And I saw it—or thought I did. I took out my flash and examined the boards of a crate; then another and another. By God, the stuff must be in them!
Well,” said Armin, “why the gun in my back? What the hell! You knew you had a boss—now you know who he is. ” “Well,” said Raftner, “it goes like this. Frank Morse got onto the Flame. She was shoving herself in, getting into his papers. He didn’t kill her; he wrote me he wasn’t going to kill her. He felt pretty cocky in having that brilliant criminal mind working for him. ” “Hell, you’re crazy,” said Armin. “There was Jim Corrigan,” Raftner went on. “She played him along. He got wise, wrote me exactly how Morse died, then died himself.
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories by Max Allan Collins (editor) & Mickey Spillane (editor)