Life On The Stage — And Death Behind The Scenes
They say the show must go on—but in the case of Broadway’s next sensation, A Touch of Squalor, someone’s out to make sure the show never opens. And when threats don’t do the trick, a straight razor to the throat just might.
It’s a case for the NYPD…but with a mysterious killer targeting his cast, producer Johnny Lane can’t just wait in the wings. There’s a Playbill full of suspects, giving Johnny the casting challenge of his career: who to put in the role of murderer, when the wrong call could bring down the curtain on his show—or his life!
Published as part of a “Double Novel” with another Lawrence Block story, 69 Barrow Street.
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A Lady Named Lou
Salome: Princess Of Galilee
A powerful story of passion and vengeance in the days of the birth of a new faith
Until You Are Dead (1960)
When tough, hard-drinking Pete Chambers gets inolved in blackmail, he winds up with a blonde, a brunette, a redhead… and murder!
New Year’s Revelry
She Ran Away From A Small Town To Become A Stag-Party Girl
A Valsa dos Beijos [The Waltz of Kisses]
Lady Of The Night
The Corpse Wore Pasties
Sometimes There’s No Difference Between The Naked And The Dead
WHO BUMPED OFF THE BUMP-AND-GRINDER? Usually, when you call a burlesque act a “show stopper,” you don’t mean it quite so literally. But this time, that’s just what happened: The show stopped dead, and so did the girl. And as I looked at her nearly naked and completely lifeless body and the bottle of poison in her hand with my fingerprints all over it, I thought to myself: Porkpie, you’re in for it this time…
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