“There was a fire in her eyes that was scorching me — me, Shell Scott, the private eye who couldn’t tell whether a dame wanted to kiss me, or kill me!”
From the back:
No matter how you look at it, 36-22-35 are magic numbers. They have a real message for me. I’m Shell Scott, the private eye, and I’m very good at figures. You might say I follow them very carefully. I’ve been following this one figure for several days and learned her name is Sherry. She looks as though she were designed by a sex fiend, and I hated to think she was mixed up in murder. It almost made me crawl back into my Shell. But somebody was planning to send me to my friendly neighborhood mortician and I had to find out who — or die trying.
Shell Scott tangles with a cult of evil
She looked soft, helpless and desirable, but Sam Durell knew she was more deadly than an assassin’s bulletvia via
She’d try anything for kicksvia
She had been all things to two men…via
Shell Scott grinned: “I want the facts, ma’am. Just the bare facts.”
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The seductive rhythm of a Hawaiian girl’s primitive hula dance lures Danny Boyd into the arms… of a killervia
She offered her beautiful body as the bribe for Sam Durell’s silence.via via
Shell Scott was being hounded to death — by bombs, bullets and blondes!
“This book is dedicated to: HUDSON’S BAY SCOTCH, KENT CIGARETTES, and YUBAN COFFEE without which it might never have been written.”via
Only a shameless woman could plan such a savage revengevia via
She caught him cheating with her own sister!via
His horn caressed the Dixieland lament and the notes came out ripe, rosy, round — making a perfect tribute for the beautiful blues singer who was soon to die…via
Man, she had a shape to make corpses kick open caskets — and she was dead set on giving me rigor mortisvia
For a dame like this I’d sell out to Satan — but the devil himself was ahead of me in linevia
Mavis Seidlitz, sensational blonde private eye and Al Wheeler, tough L.A. cop, meet head on in an explosive free-for-all bout of mischief and murder!
A 1960 cover is here