By Max Allan Collins (editor) & Mickey Spillane (editor)
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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You’re a knock-out when you’re mad. ” He put a hand around her shoulders, drew her to him. “Let him run out with the dame if he wants. ” Did I step out to protect the frail little body of the Flame from this giant. I did not. And I didn’t need to. Her arms moved like twin pistons, the hands on the ends of those arms flashing white. Just the crack, and the marks of fingers upon the man’s face. A curse as sharp pointed toes pounded against his legs. He dropped her, stepped back, muttered: “And I seen you going through Armin’s desk looking for letters from some moll and never peeped.
Lee, we’re getting too deep into this thing to go on with it. I may have trouble explaining my knowledge of the former use of your store for narcotics, and those men I shot up in Mount Vernon. And it may ruin the Morse firm, may give you and Mary a jolt up the River. I’ve got to hear talk from you—real words—or I’m going to blow the works. ” He got up, paced the room, said: “I don’t know. I hope not. I—God, Williams! I’ve thought of it day and night and have been tempted to go right to the government officials.
Good God, Mr. Williams! You weren’t thinking of hiding in there. Why—these are desperate men. ” Conklyn Lee pondered a moment. “They are very level-headed men,” he said seriously. I didn’t explain how the guy who looked in would lose his head. I just took Conklyn Lee by the arm, led him to the stairs. I had seen the telephone that stood on the desk. He sat beside me on those steel steps as if his last ounce of dignity had left him. “Mr. ,” I told him. “There’s a phone on that desk. Go to your home.
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories by Max Allan Collins (editor) & Mickey Spillane (editor)