Blackmailer by George Axelrod

By George Axelrod

From the Academy Award nominated screenwriter of Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Manchurian Candidate comes a wide ranging tale of homicide and mischief… it is the tale of a big-game hunter, fisherman, fighter, customer to Cuba, under the influence of alcohol, and Nobel Prize-winning writer, lately deceased of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, whose ultimate unpublished manuscript may well fetch a mint… it is the tale of a brief, balding guy with a high-pitched voice and a vicious wit, whose cocktail events are the controversy of the city, specially whilst a stunning girl dies at one among them… it is the tale of Hollywood’s sexiest starlet, who manages to hide issues even if she’s donning not anything yet a towel… …and it’s the tale of Dick Sherman, intrepid manhattan writer, at the path of the literary locate of the century – and the killer who will cease at not anything to maintain it from being came upon.

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Unfortunately it was not a very good play. ” However, the play did have a number of very tender love scenes and we rehearsed these almost nightly in my apartment on Tenth Street. You did not have to be particularly astute to know that Janis Whitney was going to be a big star. She was a beautiful girl with soft, dark hair, greenish eyes and a wide exciting mouth. Her face was animated and she smiled easily. She knew instinctively how to dress and, most important of all, you could feel the impact of her personality when she entered a room.

Then one of the captains touched my arm. “Mr. Sherman,” he said, in his discreet headwaiter’s voice. “The lady with you. I think perhaps she has had too much—to—ah—drink. She is beginning to create a disturbance. ” “Oh, sure,” I said. “I’m sorry. ” I went back in, paid the check, got my coat, and piloted Lorraine to the street. I got her into a cab and finally poured her, protesting all the while, aboard a train bound for Westport. Then I took a cab back to my apartment. I lay down on the bed with all my clothes on.

To make it absolutely fair we’re going to turn out all the lights. ” Walter reached out and caught the arm of a dark, exotic-looking girl who was starting past us out the door. For the second time in a week my first thought when I saw her was, What a beautiful girl. “Janis, dear,” Walter was saying. “This is Richard Sherman. He’s your partner and I want you to take good care of him. Richard has been dying to meet you all evening. ” “Hello, Dick,” Janis Whitney said. “Her picture opens at the Music Hall this week,” Walter said.

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