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Lucky Stiff

Auhtor: Craig Rice

Language: english
Published: 1945

Genres:

mysterydetective,  post 1930,  pulp
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eBook size: 204Kb

Review by Dr. Bojan Tunguz, June 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'Lucky Stiff':

Enjoyable if a bit stilted. J.J. Malone is entertaining and the other noir characters suit the story.

Excerpts from the Book 'Lucky Stiff':


... couldn't be time. She couldn't have slept more than a minute or two. But the feet were slowing as they approached her cell. Could the chaplain's watch ...
... firecracker in an old-fashioned garden, and she knew it. While Jesse Conway waited impatiently and apprehensively in the next room, she poured handfuls ...
... few hours alive, and the walk to the warden's office, and what had happened there. Now, she said, I'm a ghost. She glanced at the tiny platinum ...
... of cigar ash at the ash tray and missed. Who was the girl, or is it any of my business.. Milly Dale, Anna Marie said. She's a singer. A swell ...
... she pretended, successfully, not to recognize him. Were you looking for somebody.. Helene's eyes could be wide, innocent pools. They were now, as ...
... she was about to pick up a hammer and drive it into the wall. She glanced toward the door Helene had closed behind her and said, Lovely girl, isn't ...
... Just as you said, von Flanagan. Psychology. Some drunk had been looking at her picture in the newspaper, and instead of seeing little green men with ...
... another minute his own teeth were going to chatter. Jake, you want to go upstairs and take a look around.. No, Jake said firmly. Do you. He added, ...
... place nobody could find. Frankly, I think I got the best deal.. Malone had been prowling silently and restlessly around the living room, chewing ...
... know anywhere near as much as you do.. Why was he coming to see you.. I don't know, Malone said. How do you know that he was.. Because, ...
... being as superstitious as that poor guy. Malone said with another hollow laugh. He glanced sympathetically at the small dog and said, Joe, you got ...
... von Flanagan, he said slowly. No, that's the very thing we don't do.. Have Anna Marie phone him again, Helene suggested. I don't want to wake ...
... protection racket. And if they can't, he added with a wicked grin, I think I know who can. . Chapter Twenty. -two.CHAPTER TWENTY. -TWO. Malone ...
... of habeas corpus, Malone said. I'll go see them later. Got an appointment at four.. He slammed his office door behind him, dropped his hat and ...
... for the hell of it. He was still puzzling over it when the phone rang. Malone. Ed. I couldn't dig up much dirt on Garrity. Suspected of some petty ...
... moment Malone stood there, undecided. But the familiar-looking stranger seemed harmless, at least at this distance. And the floor and walls were beginning ...
... Two, Big Joe was killed in The Happy Days saloon. Catch.. Malone nodded and said, You cast two and two upon the waters and it came back cake.. Right, ...
... playing solitaire. And Al Harmon was leaning against the bar. Jake, Helene whispered. She dug her fingers into his arm. I see him, Jake whispered ...
... of them knew the truth about Big Joe Childers' murder and the frame-up of Anna Marie. He put them on the spot by telephone calls that would send them ...
... drive to Chicago and to get in touch with me right away. He paused and relit his cigar. You told me you were guessing, Anna Marie reminded him. But ...