By Roger Torrey
Reno, 1938. A wide-open little city rife with an collection of gangster/politicians operating the playing, prostitution, dope, and, after all, "easy divorce" rackets. San Francisco detective Shean Connell is employed to remedy a divorce case within the captivating burg, yet quickly reveals himself within the thick of a frame-up, after having the end of his ear shot off whereas viewing the divorcee's corpse within the neighborhood morgue!
Originally released by means of Hillman-Curl as a "Clue membership Mystery" in 1938, forty two Days for homicide used to be the one novel released through Black masks author Roger Torrey in the course of his lifetime. Torrey used to be one of many "mystery men" of the masks (along with Paul Cain and several other others), in that little or no is understood approximately his existence, even supposing, like his deepest eye hero Shean Connell, he was once it seems that an inveterate gambler, alcoholic and barrel-house piano participant, and he supposedly died within the fingers of his mistress someplace in Florida within the past due Nineteen Forties. In any occasion, he may perhaps write a hell of a hard-boiled story, and aficionados of the style gets a kick out of this fast paced and complexly plotted novel.
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42 Days for Murder by Roger Torrey