Thursday, 28 April 2016

THE DEADLY SEX - JACK WEBB


BOARDMAN 303
FIRST PRINTING 1960
LONDON
COVER ART BY MCLOUGHLIN

Sammy Golden, police-detective, and Father Shanley, the astute but kindly parish priest, are involved with murder and delinquents-among other things-in Jack Webb's most exciting mystery to date.
Sammy is told to acquire a hangover and then report for duty. This is an unorthodox order, but on it hangs the catching of a cop-killer, the murderer of one of Sammy's friends. Sammy does as he is told. Perhaps he is overzealous because his head aches so that he can hardly think, and when he turns up, still on orders at a roadhouse called The Seven Club, he is ready for both beer and trouble. He has plenty of both before the evening ends.
The excitement starts when Sammy meets a blonde-a girl whose looks are one-in-a-thousand-and saves her from a fracas that starts in The Seven Club. Father Shanley tries to reach Sammy, but Sammy is moving so fast that their paths seldom cross in this suspense-filled story.

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