By Brett Halliday
A disappearing corpse attracts Mike Shayne into political guerilla warfare
A yr after marrying the hardest PI in Miami, Phyllis Shayne longs for a couple of weeks on my own together with her husband. She and Mike are approximately to board a teach to long island while a shopper exhibits up on the door. Her face grey and her voice slurred, the mysterious lady passes out ahead of she's in a position to get via her tale. Mike incorporates the stranger to his spare bed room and, attempting to shop his spouse from fear, tells Phyllis to head directly to the teach station with no him; he'll meet her in a couple of days. whilst he is going again to envision at the girl, she is lifeless, with one in every of her stockings wrapped tightly round her throat. whatever is fishy, yet it's approximately to get way more advanced while the physique disappears.
The lady arrived simply after Mike took a decision from Sam Marsh, an in depth buddy who's in a mayoral race that's approximately to show bloody. to save lots of his friend's crusade and retain himself out of prison, Mike must locate the killer—but he'll need to locate the physique first.
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Come, take a look around. " Kay's bedroom was a large, pleasant one. From the window was a good view of the coffee-covered slopes that rose gently to meet the steep, grooved sides of Mt. Hualalai. "You see, I have a view, too," Kay said. " Sam stood for a moment looking out the window. Then he wandered back to the office. On an end table by the sofa, he glimpsed the letter his aunt had been reading. He couldn't help noticing the words that were printed in large black letters on the plain white paper.
Nobody knows," Malia answered. " Sara breathed a sigh of relief. " Page 22 Sam gave a hoot of laughter. " "Wel-l-l, not exactly," Sara replied slowly. " Kay went on with the story. "I'm not superstitious either, Sam, but according to Auntie Tura, trouble did come to Captain's Cove. Peter Jensen's only child, a daughter named Grace, fell in love with a Hawaiian boy, much to her father's disapproval. She married her lover secretly but lived on at Captain's Cove until he could earn enough money for them to live on their own.
Kay laughed. "I'm glad you're here, both of you. " When the twins looked shocked, Kay added quickly, "Oh, I don't mean by an idol or by the old gods. " Sam blinked and wondered what Aunt Kay meant by that. Whatever she meant, it sounded ominous. But he didn't have a chance to find out because Kay added quickly, "We'd better stop this talk about curses and idols or you two will be leaving on the next plane out of Hilo. I only meant to tell you the history of Captain's Cove. " Page 26 3 The Watcher That night before she went to bed, Sara curled up in the chair by her window.