By Thomas H. Cook
Frank Clemons, an ex-cop grew to become inner most detective, faces a couple of difficult instances at the suggest streets of recent York City.
The first case is straightforward. A prosperous man’s spouse has grown far-off, and he asks Frank Clemons, a personal eye hardened by means of his earlier paintings on Atlanta’s murder beat, to determine why. there are various basic the explanation why a tender lady could withdraw from her older husband, however the spurned wife rejects all of them. Her jewellery is disappearing, yet he insists that she doesn’t have hassle with blackmail, medicinal drugs, or playing. the reply needs to be extra complicated, and he begs Frank to determine what it is.
Meanwhile, an outdated girl standard to Frank from his nights haunting 10th road has been murdered, and a gypsy priestess claims that she killed her. yet Frank is unconvinced, and unearthing those women’s secrets and techniques will strength him deep into the darkish facet of a urban that he nonetheless can't name domestic.
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Frank Clemons, an ex-cop grew to become deepest detective, faces a couple of difficult situations at the suggest streets of recent York City.
The first case is straightforward. A filthy rich man’s spouse has grown far-off, and he asks Frank Clemons, a personal eye hardened by means of his prior paintings on Atlanta’s murder beat, to determine why. there are various basic the reason why a tender girl may possibly withdraw from her older husband, however the spurned wife rejects all of them. Her jewellery is disappearing, yet he insists that she doesn’t have difficulty with blackmail, medicines, or playing. the reply has to be extra complicated, and he begs Frank to determine what it is.
Meanwhile, an outdated girl common to Frank from his nights haunting 10th street has been murdered, and a gypsy priestess claims that she killed her. yet Frank is unconvinced, and unearthing those women’s secrets and techniques will strength him deep into the darkish aspect of a urban that he nonetheless can't name domestic.
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I've heard him tell about it a hundred times; he was always telling it. He heard the shot fired and ran to the corner of the building and sent one glance at the site and saw what had happened - and don't tell me that in that short time someone could have come out of the building and run away, because they couldn't. ' he appealed to Inspector Block. 'No,' said Block. 'In that short time, anyone shooting, from the window where the gun was could hardly even have reached the top of the stairs. ' ^ 'Well, all right, so he saw them both fall and he saw the crowd swing round and stare up at the building, so he knew where the shot must have The Scapegoat 27 come from and he turned bade and ran into the building and up the stairs.
And what about the threatening letters ? Besides, he said it himself - over and over, as the lady says. He'd have known if he'd had such an enemy, but he said it himself. " ' He appealed to the woman. ' 'Yes, of course. You called me close. ' She shuddered. T h e blood was coming up, bubbling up out of his mouth. They were the last words he spoke. "Thank God they only got me. "' 26 Great Detective Stories 'And -so he died - for my sins,' said the Grand Mysterioso, and again he was silent. But he's not sorry, really, thought the young man, crouched in his sofa corner, watching the big handsome old face heavy with sadness, and yet spread over with a sort of unction of selfsatisfaction.
So - all sorts of good reasons to the man : you're in clanger; this idiot, whoever he is, might try something funny. ' 'I think,' said Block slowly, *that all the way along, this was a crime arising out of opportunity. And here was the first opportunity. The months passed, the baby was born, Robbins fumed and was sick with ; angej; he couldn't just go and beat up the seducer - he was in the police, and die police wouldn't stand for that sort of thing; and more important, he wasn't going to let the world know of this shame.
Night Secrets (Frank Clemons, Book 3) by Thomas H. Cook