Sunday, 3 April 2016

THE MUGGER - ED McBAIN


BOARDMAN 254
LONDON 1959
COVER ART BY McLOUGHLIN

THE MUGGER

The mugger waited in the shadows watching the girl -a pretty one this time. Alone. Her handbag looked heavy. The set-up was perfect. He moved towards her so softly, so quickly, she didn't have time to scream. His arm went around her throat and he dragged her into the alley.
"Don't make a sound," he said, pressing her against the brick wall. Then he crashed his fist into her face. He grabbed her handbag and ran- into the night where a team of determined police were methodically hunting him down.

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