By Stuart Woods
Homicide isn't a spectator sport.
Chuck Chandler has choked on a couple of occasion--first as a professional tennis participant at Wimbledon, then as a womanizing trainer at posh tennis golf equipment round the kingdom. Now at Key West's outdated Racquet membership, Chuck will get concerned with the incorrect married woman--the engaging Clare Carras, married to an enigmatic older man--and quickly he's in far more than his head.
input Tommy Sculley, a retired ny murder detective who has simply joined the most important West strength, and his younger eco-friendly accomplice, Daryl Haynes, who seems to be smarter than he appears. as much as their necks in an research of a extraordinary obvious murder, the 2 detectives slightly maintain afloat in murky waters. occasions take them from the Florida Keys to l. a. and again, as a plot emerges that consists of not just the damaging Clare, yet a livid West Coast mob boss decided to come back what's his at any fee.
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Jupiter's glass was almost empty. He'd asked for water so he'd have an excuse to sit around talking, and he now decided he'd learned enough. Finishing the water in a gulp, he set the glass down on the small table beside his chair. "Thanks very much," he said. " "Okay," she said. " "No thanks. I'm going to tell Mr. Crenshaw I met you. " she said. "The one who does special effects? " Jupe asked. " "Okay," said Jupe. " He went out through the gate and headed back to the nursery school, pleased with the results of his dumb-kid act.
Jupe smiled and let the boards in the fence drop closed. And then he heard a small sound in that corner of the workshop. It was no more than a rustle of clothing and a drawn breath. Jupe turned his head. The blind beggar was there! His scarred face was turned towards Jupe, his head lifted slightly. There was no stubble on his cheeks now, and he wasn't carrying a cane. Jupe saw with a shiver that the scar pulled one corner of his mouth into a sinister sneer. For a heartbeat Jupe did not move. The beggar was still.
Bonestell looked at Jupe in a defiant way. " he demanded. "A pretty girl comes along and I talk to her. " "I didn't think you were, Mr. Bonestell, but we have to check everything out. " "I've talked to her quite a lot," said Mr. Bonestell. His tone was still Page 37 31_-_The_Mystery_Of_The_Scar-Faced_Beggar defiant. "She walks her dog around the block all the time. I think she does some kind of work for the movies. " Jupe asked. "I'm not sure. I may have mentioned it. But she's never made a point of finding out anything, if that's what you're getting at.