“What I can’t stand is knowing she’s out right now playing around.” The tall, heavy-set man stared at me, his eyes burning a hole in my bullet-proof vest. “Trail her every minute, Morgan. Every minute. Don’t let her out of your sight!” It was the easiest assignment in years. I’m Morgan—and I’m one of the guys she played with. The trouble came later—when I found out that her game was MURDER—and I was picked for the fall guy!
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Publication date: 1958 Well into this not long book, I was prepared to give it two or three stars, but by the end, I was won over. Not as good as Wild (Prologue Crime), it did tend to gain rather than lose momentum as it stumbled and careened to its finish (as in Wild, the booze has shown up in the prose). Tate Morgan, the world's dumbest PI, has decided to double-cross his brother (and boss) Sam. He is the inside man on a payroll heist that, forseeably enough, goes sour fast. Now both Sam and the gang that set up the job are after Tate and the $200,000 that he's somehow lost track of. Does it sound comic? It's not. This is noir. But it does have a madcap quality to it, especially as it picks up speed.
I bought this because I liked "The Vengeful Virgin" by Gil Brewer in the Hard Case Crime line. Anyone who likes those books will LOVE this. I liked that it didn't have any X-rated material, and I couldn't find the Bitch of the title. The women (or woman, as I only remember one) seemed fun, and the ending was sexy without being really X-rated. It had a naked woman at the end, but that was the only thing that could have qualified as pornographic, and it wasn't described that much compared to a lot of modern mysteries which seem so X-rated. This had a lot of suspense, a hero (or anti-hero, I suppose) that I cared about, and I found the ending satisfying. The characters did the right things, as did the hero, and the story was VERY exciting and fun. I enjoyed this, A LOT, and anyone who likes Hard Case Crime books will love this, too, as it could fit into that line beautifully!
...what have you got to lose???
There's a heckuva lot worse you could read. While it isn't up to the usual standards of the typical Gil Brewer novel, it's LEAGUES beyond the imitators.
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