By Donald E. Westlake
Rather than robbing a financial institution, Dortmunder attempts to scouse borrow the entire building.
Encyclopedias are heavy, and John Dortmunder is ailing of sporting them. whereas in among jobs, the chronic heist-planner is operating an encyclopedia-selling rip-off that's approximately to explode in his face. The law enforcement officials are on their approach whilst his pal Kelp pulls up in a stolen Oldsmobile, supplying a short break out from the legislations and a task that's too insane to show down. Kelp's nephew is an FBI washout who's hooked on old-time pulp novels and event tales. He attempted being a cop, and now he desires to be a robber. His aim: a chief road financial institution that has quickly relocated to a wide cellular domestic. Breaking in is impossible—there are seven guards and a police station down the street—but cellular houses have been intended to be pushed. Dortmunder simply has to force the financial institution away.
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When she came in just now I started to ask her what happened yesterday after she left the office. I wanted to tell her she had left her purse here, but now . . ” “All right,” Tragg said wearily, “line up, you folks. ” Mason said, by way of explanation, “This is Lieutenant Tragg of the police. ” The women lined up. ” Tragg asked Gertie. Gertie said, “I don’t know. ” Mason glanced meaningly at Adelle Hastings, who was in the line. “All of you can go,” he said. ” “Hey, wait a minute,” Tragg said, “I want Mrs.
Adelle Hastings stepped out into the corridor. Tragg motioned Mason to come along with them. “I want you to come along, Perry. I don’t want you to say anything. Just hang back where you won’t be in the way, but I want to be sure you aren’t giving anyone any signals. And you, too, Della. ” It was only after Mason and Della had followed Tragg’s instructions that Tragg noticed the crowd of women in front of the door of Mason’s reception room. ” Tragg asked. ” “We’ll go take a look,” Mason said. “First,” Tragg said, “we’ll just let Mrs.
Yes, you can tell them. Perhaps that will be best, after all. ” She hung up and turned to Mason. ” Mason asked. “I . . I guess subconsciously I’ve been fearing it, Mr. ,’ Mason said, “You may not have much time. ” “He went out there and let himself into the house. My husband was in bed. He’d been shot twice in the head, apparently while he was asleep. He’s - . ” Adelle Hastings started to cry. Again the telephone rang. Della Street answered and said to Mason, “Huntley Banner is calling. ” “Right now,” Mason said.