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A Plot For Murder

Auhtor: Fredric Brown

Language: english

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classic
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Review by Timothy B. Riley, December 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Plot For Murder':

Ex-newspaperman finds crime going on based on radio scripts he wrote. Also published as Murder Can Be Fun.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Plot For Murder':


... He looked at the clock on the bureau and groaned. He should have been at the studio long ago. Where are we? he asked. Stan said, Upstairs ...
... dish with shrimp, and definitely it was good enough to eat. Helping Dotty with the dishes-over her protest-was very companionable and cozy, ...
... him at the bar. Hi, Tracy, said Sergeant Corey's voice. I was just upstairs to see if you was there, and Mr. Wilkins told me you'd probably drop ...
... while later, with a pair of cube steaks beginning to sizzle appetizingly on the stove, he peered around the corner of the kitchenette again. He ...
... there a few evenings ago when Mrs. Murdock had introduced herself to him and he'd been shown the scene of the crime in the basement. And darned ...
... he told himself you're getting drunk when you start thinking about Fate with a capital letter. He poured another drink. He was feeling a little ...
... evening, said Tracy. It's Apartment Seven, in case you're looking. She has the manuscripts ready. The-ah- The Millie scripts. That's ...
... over the fence. Then, lying painfully sprawled on hard-packed ground, just as he had landed, Tracy heard the car slow down momentarily, then shift ...
... the wagon had come and gone. That was all right with Tracy. He went to headquarters by way of Barney's, and had a few beers with the late shift ...
... to Tracy. After he'd looked at the wall long enough, he went to the phone and called Dineen's office number. Elsie's voice answered. This ...
... landing the job for him had been a cinch, even though what experience Dick had had was on the stage rather than before a mike. But there wasn't ...
... one of us is an accomplice in the murder. You're lumping a lot under that, Tracy. That should be A, B, C and D, shouldn't it? Yes, ...
... exactly what territory today's script covered. Oh yes, the second interview between Millie and Reggie, and the part where Millie goes to try to mortgage ...
... the tenants to ask when they'd last seen Hrdlicka. And we had the passkeys from Frank Hrdlicka's room in the basement, so we took a quick look around ...
... He hung up and went back to the bar for a solitary beer. That was that, of course. He wasn't going to make an ass of himself calling the studio to ...
... to have the bank examiners postpone their visit-which is strictly an act-of-God gimmick and I hate it. But today's script will be easy, anyway. ...
... at them. You got three papers, Dick I've read only the Blade. Give me a minute to read the other two, will you? He skimmed the stories ...
... her sometime, maybe. She's little and blonde, but she has Polish ancestry, way back. I think she likes me. You think? Then you haven't popped ...
... died out then, and the smile turned to a grin. Believe it or not, he'd got in the last word. Quite a trick, with that dame. He wouldn't be surprised ...
... Beckman, night circulation man, was working on a report. He looked up and said, Hi, Tracy. Want a job as newsboy? Might try a route if you ...