By Jonathan Latimer
Publish yr note: First released in 1938
In sun-soaked Florida, Crane pursues a kidnapper in among drinksIt doesn't take a lot to trap invoice Crane to Florida within the wintertime. the elements will be temptation adequate, however the undeniable fact that there's funds to be made and gin to be inebriated makes a visit to Key Largo impossible to resist. His ever-soused spouse, document Williams, at his aspect, Crane units out south to determine who has been threatening millionaire playboy Penn Essex with blackmail notes, first on his pillow, then in his pockets, challenging $50,000—"or else."
But as Crane quickly learns, the danger isn't really to Penn, yet to his sister.When appealing younger Camelia is abducted, Crane and document search for traitors contained in the relations circle. Lurching from cocktail hour to cocktail hour, they are going to do every little thing they could to discover the lacking woman, figuring out that murderers—and hangovers—could strike at any second.
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M. m. yesterday. “She put up a terrific fight,” said Chief of Detectives Robert Colangelo. (p. 3) The story was just so awful. ” I wondered. Wolfpack! Prey! Savage! I had long ago stopped getting angry at these kinds of references to black people. I would just grow cold. How can someone stand on the inside of things and still be on the outside? From a racial point of view, some white people have found a way to make this A Jogger Is Raped in Central Park 37 happen, to make black people appear to live in two spaces at once.
7 It was finally beginning to sink in that maybe, just maybe, many whites could not allow themselves to see blacks as equal human beings. It occurred to me that this was an idea I had always resisted. I wondered what it would mean if I accepted this notion. ” But, I was beginning to see that if this had not happened there would have been something else. Among most white journalists I spoke to, the suspects’ guilt was not in doubt. Many black journalists, however, questioned the story coming out of the police.
Periodic communiqués from the radio led Richards to pull out of one parking spot and zip around a few corners and park again. Then he would do it again, and again. Finally, Richards found his quarry. It was not a person or persons; it was a picture. Richards screeched to a stop shortly after the car in front of us halted. The whole thing unfolded like a slow-motion scene in a movie. The unmarked police car up ahead had suddenly turned diagonally in the street and jumped the curb to block the passage of a young black male—maybe only in his late teens—walking down the sidewalk.
Dead Don't Care (Bill Crane, Book 4) by Jonathan Latimer