She Played The Odds — And Lost!
The client had a perfect alibi for the night Maureen Auburn disappeared — but nothing made private eye Donald Lam suspicious like a perfect alibi.
When the beautiful girlfriend of a notorious gangster vanishes, it’s up to P.I. Donald Lam to get to the bottom of her disappearance — and of a mining scam, an illegal casino operation, a double homicide, and an opportunity for an enterprising private eye to make a small fortune…if he can just stay alive long enough to cash in!
via Hard Case Crime
Here’s that Chester Drum again… Beating his way through belly dancers and bloodshed
Oh, that Chester! Always beating his way through bellydancers!
To love her was to hate her, and to hate her was to die
A sexy freak and a flipped-out hippie — Rick Halman’s guides on a trip into murder!
November 1953 issue
– Henry Kane – The Big Touch
– Bruno Fischer – Coney Island Incident
– Craig Rice – The Bells are Ringing
– Fletcher Flora – A long Way to KC
– Evan Hunter – The right Hand of Garth
– Charles Beckman Jr – Case History
– Jonathan Craig – Kid Stuff
– Richard Masten – Classification
– Peter Paige – The Watcher
– Raymond J. Dyer – Six Stories
One look at her and Danny Boyd knew — a blonde with her kind of eyes… would be murder!!!
A more traditional, vertical, cover. The awesomely horizontal version is here.
Edit: Added the cover of Ready When You Are, C.B.! The autobiography of Alan Yates, alias Carter Brown, which reused the same cover image. via
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His Wife’s Past Lead to Blackmail and Murder!