Dead Don't Care (Bill Crane, Book 4)
Publish 12 months 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 cash to be made and gin to be under the influence of alcohol makes a visit to Key Largo impossible to resist. His ever-soused spouse, document Williams, at his part, 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, difficult $50,000—"or else."
But as Crane quickly learns, the hazard isn't to Penn, yet to his sister.When attractive younger Camelia is abducted, Crane and document search for traitors contained in the relatives circle. Lurching from cocktail hour to cocktail hour, they are going to do every little thing they could to discover the lacking lady, understanding that murderers—and hangovers—could strike at any second.
From in the back of the crimson door. With Mrs Boucher walked Imago Paraguay. Her eyes, lower than the slanting brows, sought Crane. there has been a guideline of leisure, of malice, in them. He felt goose-pimples upward push on his physique. Their desk used to be beside the dance flooring. “Veuve Cliquot,” Essex advised the headwaiter. “Six bottles … to start.” O’Malley gazed at him with approval. virtually as luxuriant as a tropical jungle used to be the room round the black composition dance flooring. Out of the ground, out of blue boxes,.
The matter?” he requested the 1st assistant. again of Tortoni, part in shadow, a girl smoked a cigarette via a jade holder. Crane observed it used to be Imago Paraguay. “This man attempted t’ seize a dame from tha get together at desk 11,” acknowledged the 1st assistant. “Damnedest factor I ever visible … he used to be tryin’ to carry tha dame on his lap and struggle men on the comparable time.” “A stew,” supplemented the opposite assistant. Crane had trouble repressing a laugh. Imago spoke in her flat, pussycat voice. “A unexpected.
Ancestor used to be the priest of Yum Kax, god of the harvest. whilst barbarians conquered the outdated Maya Empire he fled along with his family members, sporting the sacred corn and plenty of temple ornaments.” “That was once while the Spanish got here below Cortez?” “That was once 600 years prior to Columbus.” Sliding from vitreous palm leaves, the sun’s rays tinged white sidewalks with eco-friendly. there have been difficult symptoms on streets resulting in vacant plenty. They have been nearing Miami. “I bore you,” Imago stated. “No. Please inform me the.
was once scotch. Imago acknowledged to overlook Day, “It is intriguing, is it not?” leave out Day acknowledged, “I’ll take the races any day.” Crane installed the ice, extra charged water. He passed a tumbler to Imago, one other to overlook Day, gave O’Malley his selection of the rest . “Here’s how,” he stated. They have been ingesting whilst Essex got here again into the room. “Just the police,” he instructed the bridge avid gamers. “Wanted to understand if I’d heard anything.” He walked over to the divan and omit Day gave him her glass. “You desire it,.
both alarmed right away, or he’s ready till dark.” Osborn acknowledged, “We can’t stand the following all day.” “All right.” the warmth had paled Wilson’s face. “Block, you remain the following with the radio man.” He begun for the ladder. The radio guy acknowledged, “It’s O.K. to move down, Mark.” Block was once obviously the sheriff’s guy. He didn’t like being left in the back of. He scowled at Wilson’s again, yet he didn’t say whatever. The others Wilson down the ladder. They took the convertible instead of the police automobile.