By Jim Thompson
William Collins is especially good-looking, very well mannered, and intensely pleasant. His is additionally risky whilst aroused. Now Collins, a one-time boxer with a deadly "accident" in his previous, has damaged out of his fourth psychological establishment and met up with an affable con guy and a hugely arousing girl, whose plans for him comprise kidnapping, homicide, and masses, a lot worse.
First released in 1960
Bill Collins is younger, solid taking a look, agile and powerful yet he's a drifter with light a number of neuroses, out and in of associations, and dangerously violent every so often. while he will get concerned with the hard-drinking Fay Anderson and the deceptively friendly ex-police officer we all know as Uncle Bud in a ruthless kidnap plot, every thing is going to hell in a rush, and the tip, for invoice, is inevitable and shattering. this can be a journey de strength of paranoia and violence from the grasp of the crime noir novel.
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Publication Date: 2000-08-01
Number of Pages: 183
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Originally showing in "The Kinky Friedman Crime Club", now released as a unmarried quantity, this can be the 3rd Kinky Friedman secret. A purloined pussycat from Madison sq. Gardens' cat exhibit is a tip-off to a path of murders, drug earrings and gang wars that purely Kinky Friedman can follow.
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Author identify: Kinky Friedman (Born: 1944/11/01)
Author Description: Richard S. "Kinky" Friedman is an American singer, songwriter, novelist, slapstick comedian, flesh presser and previous columnist for Texas per month who types himself within the mould of renowned American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. He used to be certainly one of self sustaining applicants within the 2006 election for the workplace of Governor of Texas. Receiving 12. 6% of the vote, Friedman positioned fourth within the six-person race.
Friedman used to be born in Chicago to Jewish mom and dad, Dr. S. Thomas Friedman and his spouse Minnie (Samet) Friedman. The kinfolk moved to a ranch in imperative Texas many years later. Friedman had an early curiosity in either tune and chess, and used to be selected at age 7 as one in all 50 neighborhood gamers to problem U. S. grandmaster Samuel Reshevsky to simultaneous fits in Houston. Reshevsky gained all 50 fits, yet Friedman used to be via some distance the youngest competitor.
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