By Craig Rice, Jonathan Craig, Hal Ellson, David Alexander, Robert Turner, Charles Jackson, Talmage Powell, Henry Kane, Michael Fes
One other stroll at the wild part! during this sequence of collections of gritty Noir and Hardboiled tales, you'll locate the superior writers of the craft writing of their major. the next tales are incorporated during this moment quantity of Masters of Noir: eco-friendly EYES via HAL ELLSON, enormous thieve via FRANK KANE, NECKTIE get together by way of ROBERT TURNER, THE crimson COLLAR by means of JONATHAN CRAIG, I DON'T idiot round by way of CHARLES JACKSON, great BUNCH of fellows by means of MICHAEL FESSIER, flora TO THE reasonable via CRAIG RICE, DIE LIKE A puppy via DAVID ALEXANDER, construct one other COFFIN through HAROLD Q. MASUR, SOMEBODY'S GOING TO DIE by way of TALMAGE POWELL.
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He yawned. "Near noon,” Herlehy grunted. He ran the ideas of his finger alongside the stubble on his chin. “Motor automobile picked the auto up on Canal road approximately an hour in the past. Identification's been going over it for fingerprints. No cleaning soap. " Liddell slid his legs off the sofa, sat up. “What in regards to the package deal? " "They came across it at the back of the cushion. it really is on its approach up. ” He walked over, sank into his table chair, stabbed at a button on his table. while a tender patrolman caught his head within the door, he stated tiredly, “Get us a few coffees, will you, Ray? " "One black,” Liddell further. The cop's head used to be withdrawn. The door closed. Liddell tottered to the sink, doused his face and hair. He used to be drying them off at the towel while a knock got here at the door and Hennessy of motorized vehicle walked in. He grinned a hi at Liddell, dropped a well-known brown paper-wrapped package deal at the inspector's table. “Right the place you acknowledged it would be, inspector. " Herlehy nodded. He picked up the package deal, grew to become it over interestingly in his hand. Then he broke the string. “Let's see what all of the shooting's approximately. ” The brown paper wrapper peeled away to bare a canvas pouch loosely basted on the most sensible. Herlehy ripped the thread along with his nail, dumped the contents of the bag on his table most sensible. A cascade of diamonds of all sizes flowed onto the table. Liddell tossed the towel at its hook, whistled. “I'll be damned. " Herlehy stirred the pile with a blunt forefinger. “At least it is sensible. It explains the place Eastman matches into the image. ” He picked up one of many higher stones, held it as much as the sunshine, murmured appreciatively. Hennessy, the fellow from motorized vehicle, closed his mouth. It were striking open because the diamonds first poured out. “You knew this used to be there for all time? " "We were not definite what used to be in it,” Herlehy acknowledged. He scooped the stones again into their bag. “This is identical bag Varden gave you final evening? " Liddell nodded. Herlehy reached into his drawer, discovered a rubber band, closed the neck of the pouch, dropped it on his table best. “Tie this up a similar method I do, Johnny? " "The epidemic of jewel jobs? " Herlehy nodded. “It figures. lots of the jobs have been Cafe Society. who is in a greater spot to finger the roles? whereas Varden used to be strutting round, she might have been in a swell spot to get a slant on the helpful ice these wealthy dames have been wearing. Then she signaled somebody—" "Eastman? " Herlehy thought of it, shook his head. “No, now not Eastman. it might must be an individual that used to be there each evening or might move there with no being conspicuous. Eastman could not. As an ex-con, one of many boys at the vice squad might have noticed him if he made the intense lighting too usually. " "I higher be getting again downtown, inspector,” Hennessy installed. “Do I inform the boss approximately this? " Herlehy nodded. “Tell him to maintain it quiet until eventually we prepare to damage it. " The patrolman with the espresso handed Hennessy at the means in. He deposited bins of espresso at the table. Herlehy flipped the canvas bag at him. “Take this right down to the valuables Clerk and get me a receipt on it, Ray,” he informed him.