By Fredric Brown
BILL TRACY, ex-newspaperman and radio script author, needed to discover who was once utilizing his homicide plots... for keeps.
Brown's novel approximately an ex-reporter who, disillusioned together with his occupation writing a radio cleaning soap opera, seems to be to create a brand new convey, dubbed "Murder will be Fun," and alter genres. issues get dicey while killings ensue, utilizing our hero's unpublished scripts as a template.
First released 1948
Read or Download A Plot for Murder (Murder Can Be Fun) PDF
Best crime books
Anne Carson: fifteen, attractive, wayward. kidnapped.
Her wealthy relatives has closed ranks and summoned Frank Calder, ex-soldier and sacked police hostage negotiator. they wish him to carry the ransom funds to the abductors.
Frank wishes them to name within the legislation, however the relatives refuses, due to the fact police bungling approximately fee the lifetime of one other Carson baby abducted years earlier than. yet are the 2 kidnappings hooked up? And is greed the inducement? Revenge? Or may perhaps it's anything else?
To discover, Frank Calder needs to transcend his short. As Frank feverishly searches for suspects within the internet of Carson family members companies and bargains, marriages and indiscretions, rivalries and intrigues, he understands that if his instincts are unsuitable, the woman would certainly die.
Leader Inspector Alan Banks moved clear of London to the old fashioned village of Eastvale to discover a few peace, yet hassle are available in a village in addition to within the urban. quickly Banks needs to deal with a Peeping Tom, a bunch of thieving younger thugs, and the brutal homicide of an aged lady in her domestic. A starting to be friendship with psychologist Jenny Fuller and rigidity with spouse Sandra complicate concerns, rather while Jenny and Banks's kin are threatened.
Whilst 3 younger women are murdered, Inspector John Coffin needs to examine the prior to solve the current. From the most universally praised English crime writers, excellent for enthusiasts of Agatha Christie. Annie Briggs, whose facts as a baby was once answerable for convicting killers, feels a feeling of unease and fears she is being watched.
Harmful ODDS - a real Crime mystery Memoire - is the explosive, by no means been instructed, backstage look at the realm of unlawful activities having a bet, printed by way of an insider, who occurs to be a lady. Marisa Lankester, a tender good looks with a privileged manhattan upbringing, stumbles into the backdoor of the most important unlawful activities having a bet association within the U.
- De Cock en de blijde Bacchus (De Cock, Book 56)
- Confronting Crime: Crime control policy under new labour (Cambridge Criminal Justice Series)
- The Black Angel (Charlie Parker, Book 5)
- En helt annan historia
Extra info for A Plot for Murder (Murder Can Be Fun)
At ﬁrst she wanted to forget the whole thing and go home. She stuck it out for a few days. ” His harsh bark of laughter ﬁt this new persona. “No big surprise. Nobody wanted Sam anywhere. ” That surprised me too. The north side of Rapid City has a bad reputation, deservedly so. I’ve read the police and Social Services reports: stabbings, sexual assaults and child abuse run rampant. The population is largely poor and Native American; a few college kids and elderly people 43 on ﬁ xed incomes remain among the gangs and transients.
Kevin leaned back, cocking his head sideways. “You’re a quick study. ” He grinned in that slow, wicked way that had most women dropping to their knees in front of him. I played it cool. ” “Hell, no. ” I ﬂicked an ash. ” I rolled my eyes. “You’re here on a Friday night after you’ve been out of town for a week? ” “Lilly has a cold or some damn thing. ” He frowned, drained his beer. It hit the redwood decking with a thud. Evasiveness is Kevin’s premier trick, and the fact he hadn’t bothered with it bothered me.
LaChance? ” “My father. Mr. ” “Yes,” I said, keeping my face neutral. With grace born of athleticism, he slid into the seat I’d vacated. ” Charles LaChance had repulsed me long before he metastasized into a personal injury attorney. Five years older than Kevin and me, he’d skulked around with high school kids long after he’d graduated. He had no friends; a weasel like him rarely did, but he’d provided a useful link to local liquor stores. During his senior year, Chuck knocked up a ﬁfteen-year-old cheerleader from the Catholic high school.