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One Bright Summer Morning

One Bright Summer Morning


James Hadley Chase

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Year of publication: 1963

James Hadley Chase One Bright Summer Morning Chapter One At five-thirty-seven on what promised to be a bright summer morning, Victor Dermott came awake suddenly in a cold sweat of fear. Victor Dermott was thirty-eight years of age. He was powerfully built, tall and dark. From time to time, he had been mistaken for Gregory Peck by shortsighted autograph hunters. This was something he shrugged off, but which had secretly annoyed him. It had annoyed him because he was successful and wealthy in his ...

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The Mirror in Room 22

The Mirror in Room 22


James Hadley Chase

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Year of publication: 1946

Rene Brabazon Raymond The Mirror in Room 22 There were not more than a half a dozen officers in the mess that Christmas Eve. The big comfortably furnished room, in spite of its gay decorations and blazing log fire, looked forlorn and a trifle bleak now that the usual noisy crowd was absent. The six officers who, for one reason or another, were spending Christmas Day on the station, had finished dinner and arranged themselves in a semicircle before the fire. For once the radio was silent and the ...

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The Way the Cookie Crumbles

The Way the Cookie Crumbles


James Hadley Chase

ISBN: 9780709125310
Year of publication: 1965

James Hadley Chase The Way the Cookie Crumbles Chapter One The wall clock showed 03.50 hours as the bell of the telephone on Sergeant Beiglers desk rang briefly. Beigler, a powerfully built, freckle-faced man in his late thirties, scowled at the telephone, glanced at the wall clock, then dropped a large, hairy hand on the receiver, scooped it up and snapped, Beigler. Yeah Ive got Harry Browning on the line, the Desk Sergeant told him. He wants you. Sounds like hes ready to flip his wig. Beiglers ...

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You Must Be Kidding

You Must Be Kidding


James Hadley Chase

ISBN: 9780709174028
Year of publication: 1979

James Hadley Chase You Must Be Kidding One Ken Brandon unlocked his front door and stepped into the lobby. Hi, honey Im home he bawled. Where are you In the kitchen... where else his wife called. Youre early. He made his way to the well-equipped kitchen where his wife was preparing dinner. He paused in the doorway and regarded her. The Brandons had been married for four years, and those years hadnt blunted Kens feelings for her. Slim, blonde and more attractive than pretty, Betty Brandon was not ...

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You Never Know With Women

You Never Know With Women


James Hadley Chase

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Year of publication: 1949

James Hadley Chase You Never Know With Women Chapter One The rat hole they rented me for an office was on the sixth floor of a dilapidated building in the dead-end section of San Luis Beach. From sunrise to dusk the noise of the out-town traffic and the kids yelling at one another in the low-rent tenement strip across the way came through the open window in a continuous blast. As a place to concentrate in, it ranked lower than the mind of a third-rate hoofer in a tank-town vaudeville act. That ...

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I Hold the Four Aces

I Hold the Four Aces


James Hadley Chase

ISBN: 9780709156345
Year of publication: 1977

James Hadley Chase I Hold the Four Aces Chapter one Before pushing his breakfast tray aside, Jack Archer made sure there was nothing more to eat. He peered into the minute coffee pot, grimaced, then sighing, he lit a Gauloise, and then looked around the sleazy, little hotel bedroom. He reminded himself that he had been in worse hotels than the Saint Sabin, but not much worse. At least it was clean, and more important, the cheapest hotel in Paris. He checked his wristwatch. It was time he left ...

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There’s a Hippie on the Highway

There’s a Hippie on the Highway


James Hadley Chase

ISBN: 9780709113157
Year of publication: 1970

James Hadley Chase Theres a Hippie on the Highway Chapter One Take a look at that lot the truck driver said, and he spat out of the window of the cab. Id rather give a ride to a leper than to those freaks Harry Mitchell rested his broad back against the throbbing leather of the cabs seat. His eyes shifted from one side of the broad highway to the other, surveying the groups of hippies waiting with their bags, cardboard containers and guitars as the big truck roared towards them. Scum the truck ...

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The Whiff of Money

The Whiff of Money


James Hadley Chase

ISBN: 9780709106319
Year of publication: 1969

James Hadley Chase The Whiff of Money Chapter one On this brilliantly sunny May morning, Paris was looking at its best. From his large office window, John Dorey, head of the French division of the Central Intelligence Agency, surveyed the trees with their fresh green foliage, the young girls in their new spring outfits and the Place de la Concorde, besieged as usual by traffic. He felt it was good to be alive. He glanced at the few files on his desk and was glad there was nothing for his ...

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Strictly For Cash

Strictly For Cash


James Hadley Chase

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Year of publication: 1951

James Hadley Chase Strictly For Cash Part one Double-Cross Chapter 1 We hit Pelotta around nine-thirty at night, after a four-hour run from Kern City. Packed with stores, souvenir stands, cafs and filling stations, it was like any of the other small towns along the Florida coast. The trucker, whose name was Sam Williams, pointed out the places of interest as we drove along the main street. Thats the Ocean Hotel, he said, jerking his thumb at a gaudy affair of chromium, neon lights and ...

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Shock Treatment

Shock Treatment


James Hadley Chase

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Year of publication: 1959

James Hadley Chase Shock Treatment Chapter I I All this I am to tell you about could probably never have happened in any other town except Glyn Camp. Situated in the Californian hill district, Glyn Camp is one of those tiny Rip van Winkle summer resorts where writers, artists and those on pension make their homes in the peace and beauty of a district not all that far from the fun and games of the Pacific Coast. I rented a reasonably comfortable cabin up in this district, and from the cabin, I ...

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We'll Share A Double Funeral

We'll Share A Double Funeral


James Hadley Chase

ISBN: 9780552122757
Year of publication: 1983

James Hadley Chase Well Share A Double Funeral Chapter 1 With a sigh of contentment, Sheriff Ross settled his bulky body into the big armchair before the TV set. That was a fine dinner, Mary, he said, and youre a fine cook. Well, as long as you are satisfied, his wife said as she began to stack the dishes. My ma was a better cook, but I reckon Im not so bad. She paused to listen to the rain hammering down on the roof of the bungalow. What a night Ross, around fifty three, big, balding, with a ...

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No Orchids for Miss Blandish

No Orchids for Miss Blandish


James Hadley Chase

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Year of publication: 1961

James Hadley Chase No Orchids for Miss Blandish Part one Chapter one It began on a summer afternoon in July, a month of intense heat, rainless skies and scorching, dust-laden winds. At the junction of the Fort Scott and Nevada roads that cuts Highway 54, the trunk road from Pittsburgh to Kansas City, there stands a gas station and lunchroom bar: a shabby wooden structure with one gas pump, run by an elderly widower and his fat blonde daughter. A dusty Lincoln pulled up by the lunchroom a few ...

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You Can Say That Again

You Can Say That Again


James Hadley Chase

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Year of publication: 101

You Can Say That Again James Hadley Chase 1980 chapter one For the past week, I had been sitting, alone, in my walkup apartment, staring into space and waiting. I had run out of cash, and even worse, out of credit. My lifeline, right at this moment, was the telephone. When the bell rang the first time in seven, gruesome days I nearly broke a leg getting to the receiver. This is Lu Prentzs secretary. Hi, Liz I wasnt a bit-part actor for nothing. I instilled into my voice sincere pleasure: not a ...

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Safer Dead

Safer Dead


James Hadley Chase

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Year of publication: 101

Safer Dead James Hadley Chase 1954 CHAPTER ONE I Edwin Fayette, editor of Crime Facts, sat behind his desk in his luxurious office, a cigar between his teeth and an unfriendly gleam in his eyes. Sit down, he said, waving impatiently. What are you two guys working on I folded myself down in the most comfortable armchair in the room while Bernie Low sat as far from Fayette as he could and began to bite his nails. Bernie and I had been collaborating for the past two years, writing stories for Crime ...

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Eve

Eve


James Hadley Chase

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Year of publication: 2011

James Hadley Chase Eve 1945 I would find her throat with one hand and with the other I would switch on the little bedside lamp. Then would come the moment that would heal all the wounds she had inflicted on me. That brief moment when her senses would awake from sleep and her eyes would recognize me. She would know why I was there and what I was going to do. I would see the helpless, terrified look that would come into her eyes . . . I would kill her quickly with my knee on her chest and my hands ...

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