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A Shroud For Mr Hyde

Auhtor: Benton Braden

Language: english

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classic
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Review by C. F. Hill, May 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Shroud For Mr Hyde':

The goober-eating gumshoe adds a dash of gunpowder to a boiling crime stew before serving plotters up to the law!

Excerpts from the Book 'A Shroud For Mr Hyde':


... his private office at the Cole Agency. Maxey Gates, Willie's right- hand man and pal, who was sitting in a chair that was braced against the wall, ...
... hard way, Maxey Gates said with a grimace. A smart lawyer could have saved you a day or two of that torture. I know it, Tom Painton said. ...
... like a tough case, Painton, Willie told him. There was no clue of any kind found at the cottage when she disappeared? No. She just disappeared ...
... in any way. Hyde didn't like it, didn't like it at all. He swallowed hard. I'm not short in my accounts, he said angrily. I can account ...
... and night so that there could be no possible interference on the part of anyone. I didn't intend to tell anyone-until you forced me. When did ...
... you to pay over this hundred thousand to the kidnapers? I've already paid it, Hyde said stiffly. You've paid it! Willie couldn't keep ...
... took a taxi to the Cole Agency. Maxey Gates was waiting for him there. Maxey pointed to the big package on Willie's desk and grinned. It was a ...
... Ain't you been taught no manners? Willie didn't seem to hear as he concentrated on another goober. Copp-Copp, he mumbled to himself. I ...
... he could profit by Alice's disappearance. He is trustee of the estate for seven years yet, no matter what happens. He draws down a straight salary. ...
... the vase in the corner. Copp looked at the vase, frowned and bared his teeth at Willie. Good night, Willie said pleasantly, as he turned and ...
... only thing we're holding out is a hundred thousand dollars, Willie said, and smiled. Deneen looked as though he were missing the point of a joke. ...
... part of a simple snatch scheme. The disgust on Maxey Gates' face showed plainly that he didn't believe a word of it. And now the kidnapers have ...
... your dough, and kill her anyway in the end. But you go on over to the bank and show Mr. Ellsworth this note. Have you a sedan? Yes. ...
... collect that hundred grand and the other was to kill Tom Painton, and Willie had a hunch that the latter was more important than the money to the killer. ...
... call, at a rather large cafe located about half a mile from the theater, the cashier nodded when she looked at the two pictures that Maxey held out ...
... the same, Duke, Willie said as he got up. I'll have to roll along. I've got a lot of ground to cover in the next few hours. . . . Willie ...
... got up and moved forward to the side of the kitchen porch. He flattened himself against the side of the porch and waited. It was five minutes before ...
... simple murder. But your real plan was to kill James Hyde, the trustee, and Tom Painton. Then Dole, as the only living interested party, could get himself ...
... as a poker player with all his chips in the pot. Not quite, through Brann, he said. We've still got Alice Painton. The cops have got Arthur ...
... his hands high in the air and looked down at Copp. Well, I let the sucker try his luck, Brann, Duke said dryly. I thought he had an outside ...