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By Max Allan Collins (editor) & Mickey Spillane (editor)

Thirty-two tales of beautiful ingenuity. Thirty-two writers of mythical genius. 100 years of crime fiction in a one of a kind assortment.

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I jerked a thumb toward the door to the right. ” “Fine, fine. If you don’t understand, then others won’t. ” “No, not a word. You think they’re keeping her prisoner until they finish their work below? But if they kill you, then—” “Never mind about my life. I’ve taken care of it for years. And I intend to live to dance on the graves of Armin Loring, Baron Stutz, et al. ” He had a first-class chill right away. Maybe I didn’t hear his bones rattle, but I heard the change in his pocket. Jerry remained behind and I got a slant at the assistant manager, standing in the room beyond when we passed through it.

He shrugged. ” “Maybe. She knows too much. Armin’s afraid she’ll blow to Williams. He—” The door had opened and closed again. This time the feet were anything but steady. Mary Morse wobbled slightly as she stood in the doorway. Then she was speaking. “Armin sent for me—and I came. I can’t go through with it. I—I—” Her blue eyes grew even wider; the fear went out of them as they turned from Sam to the Flame. “You—you—Race’s assistant. ” She ran to the Flame, clung to her sobbing. I saw the Flame look up over her shoulder, wink at Sam.

If he looked in I’d simply have to decide whether he saw me or not. And on my decision would rest his life. What could be fairer than that? After a bit the dial on the phone clicked several times. , boss. All quiet here. I think you’re wise to move the stuff early.... What...? Yeah, I’d like to see Williams come here, too. ” So it was Sam. Poor dumb Sam. And the Flame had wondered if he were dead. His very next words made me feel that perhaps after all Sam wasn’t so dumb. ” he said. “The Flame’s turned Armin’s head?

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