The Far Side of the Dollar (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
Has Tom Hillman run clear of his specific reform university, or has he been abducted? Are his filthy rich mom and dad keeping him or their very own accountable secrets and techniques? And why does each clue lead Lew Archer to an deserted Hollywood resort, the place starlets and sailors as soon as rubbed shoulders with grifters--and the place the current shoppers contains a brand-new corpse.
sales space down the corridor. Do you're thinking that you may make it?” “I by no means felt higher in my life.” but if I swung my legs down, the ground appeared far away and undulant. The deputies needed to support me to the sales space and prop me up at the stool within it. I pulled the folding door close. Their faces floated outdoor the stressed out glass like bulbous fishes, a depressing one and a good one, nosing round a bathyscaphe at the deep ocean ground. Technically Dr. Sponti used to be my relevant, however it used to be Ralph Hillman’s quantity I requested.
“Working the following in l. a.. i used to be 4-F. I had a role shooting for a hotel.” “The Barcelona Hotel,” I acknowledged. “That’s right.” He sounded a bit startled via my wisdom of his existence. “It wasn’t a lot of a task, however it gave me an opportunity to freelance at the side.” “I needless to say Carol and your brother stayed there, too.” “For a bit. That used to be whilst he was once awol and hiding out. I allow them to use my room for a few weeks.” “You’ve performed much to your brother on your time.” “Yeah. He.
Is in a position to plotting—” “I wasn’t suggesting that.” “And you mustn’t embarrass Dick. He’s come via nobly during this quandary. either one of us have leaned on him.” “I be aware of. I’ll go away him alone.” I obtained as much as cross. “Thank you for being frank with me.” “There’s now not a lot element in pretending at this overdue date. If there’s the rest you must know—” “There is something that will aid. for those who may possibly provide me the identify of the supplier wherein you followed Tom?” “It wasn’t performed via an organization. It.
Wouldn’t are looking to swear to it in court.” bankruptcy 25 THE SANTA MONICA bus station is on an aspect road off reduce Wilshire. At 1 / 4 to 9 I left my automobile on the minimize and went in. Stella, that amazing baby, used to be there. She was once sitting on the lunch counter on the rear ready from which she may watch the entire doorways. She observed me, after all, and swung round to conceal her face in a cup of espresso. I sat beside her. She positioned down her cup with an impatient rap. The espresso in it regarded.
“What else is there?” “Lots of things.” i believe he attempted to call one, and gave up. “Anyway, it isn’t right for you to be sitting out the following within the chilly corridor. You’ll provide your self pneumonia again.” “People don’t provide it to themselves, Ralph.” “We won’t argue. Come into the sitting room and I’ll make you a drink.” He remembered me and incorporated me within the invitation, yet he didn’t introduce me to his spouse. might be he thought of me unworthy, or maybe he desired to discourage conversation among.