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Murder Mistress

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Ace Double published with "Dangerous To Know" by James P. Duff.

Driving to Miami, Scott Daniels paused to rescue a lady in distress. She was in a road house, abandoned by her date, and so Scott offered Valerie a lift. No sooner had they started off, then they spotted the boyfriend s car smashed in an accident. Valerie begged Scott to save her good name by salvaging her
Published 1961 by Ace
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Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A super take on the heist theme telling the tale of Scott Daniels, an unemployed TV announcer with an alcohol problem who accidentally finds clues to a bank robbery and decides to investigate to claim the reward money. While Scott and his wife Myra start collecting clues to the crime, the clever couple who have taken all of the money struggle to keep stiffed partner, the brutish Roy, from getting his share. The set up and caper is told in flashbacks and in nice detail. Well plotted and expertly ...more
Great pulp thriller. Well written. A man at the end of his rope, a suitcase full of money, a woman he met at a roadside stand who wasn't giving him the full story.
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American novelist and crime thriller paperback genre and short story writer. Colby wrote novels for a number of the paperback houses including Gold Medal, which published his most praised novel, The Captain Must Die. He was also a prolific contributor of short stories to Alfred Hitchcock and Mike Shayne's mystery magazines. Many of these have gathered into two published collections of his stories. ...more