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Summary of the Book 'Zigzags Of Treachery':
Fly paper. -- Death on Pine Street. -- Zigzags of treachery. -- The farewell murder.
Excerpts from the Book 'Zigzags Of Treachery':
... and shook his head hopelessly. But don't you see, he exclaimed when I had finished, that that won't do? I know you can find proof of ... ... then. A man who is a fair shot (and that is exactly what I am - no more, no less) naturally and automatically shoots pretty close to the spot upon which ... ... That part was plausible enough. I've testified before juries all the way from the city of Washington to the state of Washington, and I've never ... ... a man - you get a pretty fair idea of what goes on in his head, and what he's most likely to do if certain things should happen. So I knew the ... ... I had promised Edna. But when the police grabbed the doc's wife and charged her with his murder, I saw my way into the whole roll. All I had ... ... And that's the time that the real Humbert Estep picked out to mess up the works. He shaved his moustache off, put on some old clothes, and ... ... - is populated by a race of human sheep who may be trusted to conduct themselves with true sheeplike docility. Ten minutes later the doorbell ... ... she heard the woman's voice now and then - a high and anguished voice, apparently pleading. Most of the words were lost upon the nurse, but she heard ... ... after this one flare of feeling, resumed its level, incisive tone, and he went on with his tale. The next day's papers had accounts of Dr. ... ... get the limit. I'm putting it up to you! Can you save her? Our best mark is the letter he mailed just before he died, I said, ignoring everything ... ... I spent the next couple of hours questioning the Estep servants, to no great advantage. None of them had been near the front ... ... come to her didn't fit in with the possibilities as I saw them. And a good motto for the detective business is, When in doubt - shadow 'em. ... ... accounted for? The attorney shook his head. No, his accounts are in rather bad shape, carelessly kept. He must have had more than a ... ... purchase the big man would proceed to the car line, where, in either event, Bob would wait. But as Ledwich had stopped before the cigar stand, ... ... without seeing it. I sprawled on a comfortable piece of sod some distance away - between a Chinese woman with two perfectly round children and ... ... up to Laguna Street, picked himself a corner, and waited for Jacob Ledwich. He did a lot of waiting. He waited all day, because Ledwich didn't ... ... Shine Wisher, he repeated. I don't remember ever hearing it before. It would have surprised me if he had - I had made it up only about ... ... Mrs. Estep arrive sometime during the evening, but she didn't. Bob and I sat around and talked and watched Ledwich's doorway, and the hours passed. ... ... to rope him first. Bob Teal made for the door. I'm going up and keep my eye on him until you're ready for him, he called over his shoulder. ... ... got none. We weren't easily licked, however. Three beautiful hours of it we gave her without rest. We stormed, cajoled, threatened, and at times ...