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By Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane

ISBN-10: 0451205960

ISBN-13: 9780451205964

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

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His personal opinion had nothing to do with that of the department, so I didn’t give him a chance to say it. I just closed the door and took it on the run down the hall. If anything happened to Armin now, I’d tell O’Rourke I thought he wanted it that way. And truth is truth—I think he did. *** I went whistling out of the building and grabbed the subway uptown. Oh, I know taxis are the thing for private investigators. ” But then I had no man to follow—and more to the point, no client to pay for the taxi.

Raftner was speaking and his voice was soft, pleasant. “I heard about you, Armin—One Man Armin. Yes, one man—running a great racket; building up for this great racket until you became head of it. I thought Frank Morse was at the top. When he died I thought Gentle Jim Corrigan was head of it, and when he died—I knew the real head. The last man to be suspected because you built up the one-man idea, the working-alone idea. ” “Well,” said Armin, “why the gun in my back? What the hell! You knew you had a boss—now you know who he is.

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. ” She shook her head at me, smiled.

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