Michael shayne (By sequence number)

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Michael Shayne’s Triple Mystery

Michael Shayne’s Triple Mystery


Brett Halliday

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Year of publication: 1948

Brett Halliday Michael Shaynes Triple Mystery Dead Mans Diary Chapter one Michael Shaynes rangy body was comfortably settled on his living-room couch on a brisk day in March, 1945. A glass of cognac and a tumbler of ice water were within easy reach on the end table. He was reading an early edition of the tabloid Morning Tribune which he had picked up on his way home. His telephone rang. He scowled at the instrument, ran knobby fingers through his unruly red hair, and wriggled to the other end of ...

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Dividend on Death

Dividend on Death


Brett Halliday

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Brett Halliday Dividend on Death CHAPTER 1 The girl who faced Michael Shayne in his downtown Miami apartment was beautiful, but too unblemished to interest Shayne particularly. She was young, certainly not more than twenty, with a slender niceness of figure that was curiously rigid as she sat in a chair leaning toward him. Her lips were too heavily rouged, and her cheeks were too pale. She said, I am Phyllis Brighton, as though her name explained everything. It didnt. It didnt mean a thing to ...

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The Private Practice of Michael Shayne

The Private Practice of Michael Shayne


Brett Halliday

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Brett Halliday The Private Practice of Michael Shayne Chapter One: A MATTER OF SCRUPLES The receptionist in the shabby outer office was a drab, flat-chested girl whose cotton print frock looked homemade, clinging damply to under-fleshed shoulders. She looked up with lusterless eyes at Shaynes entrance and said: Good afternoon, Mr. Shayne. Youre to go right in. Mr. Kincaid is waiting. Shayne nodded and went past her untidy desk to the frosted glass door marked private. He tapped on the glass, ...

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The Uncomplaining Corpses

The Uncomplaining Corpses


Brett Halliday

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Brett Halliday The Uncomplaining Corpses Chapter One: SHAYNE REFUSES A CASE Michael Shayne said, All right, Mr. Thrip. Ill be over to see you right away. He pronged the receiver on the hook and stood beside the bedside table staring at the wall for a moment, rubbing his chin perplexedly. It was a large corner bedroom newly decorated in cream and ivory with a light tan and yellow rug on the floor. The furniture was blond maple of modernistic style, a suite which Phyllis Shayne, nee Brighton, had ...

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Tickets for Death

Tickets for Death


Brett Halliday

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Brett Halliday Tickets for Death Chapter One: THREE CALLS FOR MICHAEL SHAYNE Michael Shayne sat with his shoulders hunched over the bar at Joes Joint in downtown Miami, his gray eyes flickering over the crowd with morose disinterest while one big hand warmed a glass of cognac. When Timothy Rourke came toward him with a broad grin, Shayne nodded to Joe. Set out the bottle and another glass. The proprietor set a bottle and a two-ounce glass on the bar. Shayne cuddled his larger glass defensively ...

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Bodies Are Where You Find Them

Bodies Are Where You Find Them


Brett Halliday

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Year of publication: 1941

Brett Halliday Bodies Are Where You Find Them ONE MICHAEL SHAYNE BREATHED a low-toned Shayne talking into the telephone. He snuggled the receiver closer to his ear and listened without further comment. A scowl creased his forehead. His angular features became tight and hard. His gray eyes gazed anxiously through the open bedroom door, and the scowl maneuvered itself into a grin when he saw Phyllis watching him. Placing his mouth close to the instrument he interrupted the flow of words coming ...

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The Corpse Came Calling

The Corpse Came Calling


Brett Halliday

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Brett Halliday The Corpse Came Calling CHAPTER ONE Phyllis Shayne had installed a typewriter desk and a steel filing cabinet in the apartment that had been her husbands bachelor quarters before they were married. Otherwise, the apartment remained the same as it had been when Michael Shayne lived there alone-with well-stocked liquor cabinet, comfortable chairs, and a day bed. In the six months since Pearl Harbor there hadnt been anything for Phyllis to write on the typewriter and the files were ...

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In a Deadly Vein

In a Deadly Vein


Brett Halliday

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Year of publication: 1943

Brett Halliday In a Deadly Vein Chapter one MICHAEL SHAYNE said, So this is what weve waited a week to see. He stood in the doorway of the historic Teller House in Central City, and let his eyes roam pleasurably over the scene. I told you it would be worth coming all the way to Colorado to see. Phyllis stood on tiptoe trying to see over the heads of the crowd swarming over walks and street. By mid-afternoon of opening day of the annual Play Festival, Central City was beginning to look like the ...

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Heads You Lose

Heads You Lose


Brett Halliday

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Brett Halliday Heads You Lose CHAPTER 1 Michael Shayne moaned and jabbered in his sleep. A faint and insistent ringing disturbed him. Subconsciously he reached out a long arm and his hand fumbled over the night table beside his bed. A glass clattered to the floor. He threw back the covers and sat up in bed, yawning widely. The faint sound of the telephone persisted, and slowly he remembered why it was so muffled and far away. The instrument was in the other room and the bedroom door was closed. ...

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Michael Shayne's Long Chance

Michael Shayne's Long Chance


Brett Halliday

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Year of publication: 1949

Brett Halliday Michael Shaynes Long Chance Chapter one Michael Shaynes gray eyes were bleak, his face was set in gaunt lines, his bushy red brows were drawn together over a vertical furrow which had deepened during the past two months. He dumped the last of the junk from the steel filing cabinet into a huge cardboard box. The battered oak desk was cleared of a useless accumulation of papers and what-not, and the small first-floor apartment which had served him as an office for nine years was ...

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Murder and the Married Virgin

Murder and the Married Virgin


Brett Halliday

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Brett Halliday Murder and the Married Virgin CHAPTER ONE It was mid-morning when Michael Shayne walked into the small reception hall of his recently acquired offices on the fourth floor of the International Building in New Orleans. He scowled at the white light illuminating the room and accentuating the drabness of the furnishings. When he rented the two-room suite a month previously, the walls and ceilings were mellow with a smooth accumulation of dust and the residue from smoke, and he had ...

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Murder Is My Business

Murder Is My Business


Brett Halliday

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Brett Halliday Murder Is My Business CHAPTER ONE On a late fall day in 1944 Michael Shayne was slouched in his swivel chair half asleep when his secretary quietly opened the door to his private office and stepped inside. A felt hat was tipped forward, the brim shading his eyes, and his big feet rested comfortably on his scarred oak desk. Lucy Hamilton closed the door firmly and advanced toward him. Shayne roused, cocked a shaggy red eyebrow upward, and muttered, Go away. Lucy was slim and ...

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Marked for Murder

Marked for Murder


Brett Halliday

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Brett Halliday Marked for Murder Chapter One: THE SCENT OF SCANDAL Timothy Rourkes tall lean body was bent forward from the waist when he loped into the city room of the Courier. His shock of black hair, showing traces of silver, was disheveled from much finger-combing. His dark eyes were narrowed and his thin nostrils flared like a bloodhounds hot on a scent. Striding purposefully toward his typewriter, he shed his light coat and began rolling up his shirtsleeves. He sailed his soiled Panama ...

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Blood on Biscayne Bay

Blood on Biscayne Bay


Brett Halliday

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Brett Halliday Blood on Biscayne Bay Chapter One: 10,000 BY MIDNIGHT It was late in the afternoon of a day in late November when Michael Shayne sauntered into the lobby of a downtown apartment hotel in Miami, Florida. An indefinable feeling of restlessness possessed him. He recognized the symptom, and he welcomed it. Very simply and very definitely he knew it was time he was moving on. His vacation had been a long and lazy one, and he had enjoyed every moment of it. But now it was over. With the ...

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Counterfeit Wife

Counterfeit Wife


Brett Halliday

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Brett Halliday Counterfeit Wife Chapter One A COUPLE OF C-NOTES Michael Shayne said good-by to Leslie and Christine Hudson outside the 36th Street air terminal at Miami. Dont bother to come in, he insisted, as he got out of the Hudson car. Ive got only a few minutes to check in and catch that plane. Christines gray eyes were pensive when she turned them upon the tall, redheaded detective standing beside the open car window. She said, Good-by, Michael, and put her dark head out, her red lips ...

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