The Topless Tulip Caper by Lawrence Block, Gregory Gorton

By Lawrence Block, Gregory Gorton

Whilst a stripper is murdered onstage, Chip Harrison needs to positioned his sexual frustration apart to find the mobster responsible.123 murders. that is the statistic that will get Chip Harrison's attention--that and the lady who stories it: a statuesque stripper and beginner ichthyologist who has come to him for support catching the killer of her 123 infrequent fish. yet it is the 124th victim--this time a human--who attracts Chip and his mentor, porcine super-sleuth Leo Haig, right into a international of dressing rooms and straightforward loss of life, the place the poison kills fast and the simplest clues are chanced on among the sheets. Catching the killer is difficult, yet Chip's genuine problem is staying alive lengthy sufficient to get the stripper to take off her outfits.

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What we do, Wong Fat puts some kind of crystals in the corners of the kitchen, and the roaches eat it and die.

In other situations—” “Mr. ” “I’m familiar with the ways fishes can die. Naturally you would assume that the death was accidental. I made the same assumption myself. ” He took his pipe apart. He’s given up smoking them because they burn his tongue, but he likes to fiddle with them. He bought the pipes originally because he thought they might be a good character tag and he knows that great detectives have to have charming idiosyncracies. He keeps trying on idiosyncracies looking for one that will fit.

Now get the fuck out of here,” he said. “I’m twenty-one,” I lied. ” “Twenty-two, actually,” I embroidered. “Sure. ” I took my wallet from the inside breast pocket of the sport jacket it was too damned hot to be wearing, and from the wallet I took a green rectangle with Alexander Hamilton’s picture on it. I folded the piece of paper in half and put it carefully into his paw. ,” I said. His eyes grew very thoughtful. Actually, you don’t have to be twenty-one to drink in New York. You have to be eighteen, which is something I can be with no problem whatsoever.

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