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A Devil Highball

Auhtor: G Fleming Roberts

Language: english

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Review by Timothy B. Riley, August 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Devil Highball':

Misery likes company. So does the grave. And Gavin Clark had more than one foot in the grave. His brain warped by his wifes unfaithfulness concocted

Excerpts from the Book 'A Devil Highball':


... And Gavin Clark had more than one foot in the grave. His brain, warped by his wife's unfaithfulness, concocted- Ten Detective Aces July, ...
... would have been given up. Since the doctor had told him that he might live nearly a year longer, if he avoided excitement, he had taken everything calmly- ...
... he had shown himself to be a hog for drink. That fact alone simplified matters. Then at the inquest, it would be called suicide. Clark would see ...
... on living. Without you, I can't live yet with you I could never face the sun. There is one honorable way out. I have taken it. Clark chuckled ...
... from his pocket. The white and red label read: TRIOXIDE OF ARSENIC-DEADLY POISON! Rat poison it was and to be used on a rat. ...
... had been broken in health and finance. It was Clark who had sent Shortly to the mountains to regain his health. And Shortly had regained his strength. ...
... that would be a cup of true darkness, and all would be over. Why hadn't Madeline and Shortly had the decency to wait until he was dead? ...
... to attend Shortly's funeral. Thus, determined to put eavesdropping beyond temptation, Gavin Clark took up his hat and wandered out into the garden. ...
... the arsenic would have found its way down the kitchen drain for at the moment that Clark left the garden door, Randolph Shortly was waging the one ...
... to watch them as he would have watched the shoulders of a marble statue shaken by a quake. His victory over himself was complete. He understood ...
... going to her club, but she could not endure her husband's roof for that night. She would go to her sister's for the week end. How this decision ...
... being two of him. Now if there had been two Madelines.... Shortly's thoughts were becoming tangled. With a hilarity that was genuine, though ...
... pal yet. Not goin' to now. Clark's right hand held two glasses-two glasses that were Siamese twins. Two swell glasses in one hand. That was funny, ...
... Shortly as he crumpled into his chair, his head and shoulders flopping on the table. It sounded like the carcass of a dead cat being thrown ...
... he tiptoed up the stairs. He was glad the house was new. He hated creaking floors. Chuckling softly, he made his way to his own room, undressed, ...
... boomed on his brain. But why did it murmur so loudly in his ears? What was that noise-that noise in the hall? Clark listened intently-as ...
... had walked. It was the same stride that had taken Shortly up the highest peaks of the mountains. And Shortly was lying dead below, Clark ...
... hallway. God! It was Shortly! Shortly's ghost? Lub rushsh-lub rushsh-rushsh- Not a cry escaped Gavin Clark's lips, as he tottered and fell ...
... up on those mountains to strengthen my wind and ease my nerves. You get used to that stuff after a while. Gavin, you must be crazy! He kicked ...
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