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 unique assortment.
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Nothing to worry me, maybe. But what of Mary Morse? That had been my mental question. Now as I turned and started to climb into the taxi it became a physical one. Mary Morse was not in the taxi. 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.
How did I know they would ring out like chimes? I didn’t. I didn’t know what that vase was made of. But I did feel that the burglar who’d robbed the World’s Fair was entitled to all he got if he spent most of the night in that crouched position. There was little sound after the phone was hung up. Just the pounding of Sam’s heels on the desk where he sat and waited. And I just crouched and waited. An hour passed and there was a knock, followed by Sam’s feet beating across the hard stone, then the opening door.
Race,” she cut in when I would have spoken. “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.
A Century of Noir: Thirty-Two Classic Crime Stories by Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane