Thursday, 14 April 2016

DON'T CRY FOR ME - WILLIAM CAMPBELL GAULT


BOARDMAN BOOKS 143
FIRST PRINTING 1954
FIRST PUBLISHED (IN HARDBACK?) 1952
COVER ART BY McLOUGHLIN

Illicit drug traffic, beautiful and young addicts, underworld characters and race-track touts are amongst the characters Pete Worden finds himself dealing with in the course of his highly disorganized and far from conventional life.
When Pete finds the dead body of Al Calvano, obviously placed as a plant in Pete's apartment, he decides to lay off his more ordinary daily chores of following the horses, and other allied activities, to do a little investigating of the quality of the company he keeps. What he discovers would make anybody lay off for good.
Pete's extremely staunch girl friend stands by through thick and thin, hoping to marry him but receiving little encouragement. Things like that are hard on a girl, but Ellen is resourceful.
DON'T CRY FOR ME, a hard-boiled, rough, tough mystery story, introduces a new writer who shows every sign of being a winner.

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