A Stab in the Dark (Matthew Scudder, Book 4) by Lawrence Block

By Lawrence Block

Louis Pinell, the lately apprehended "Icepick Prowler," freely admits to having slain seven younger ladies 9 years in the past -- yet be swears it used to be a copycat who killed Barbara Ettinger Matthew Scudder believes him. however the path to Ettinger's real assassin is twisted, darkish and dangerous...and even less warm than the just about decade-old corpse the p.i. is decided to avenge.

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Inside five minutes, Bob, Jupiter, and the professor were on their way in the Rolls-Royce. By now it was almost dark. After they had gone. Wilkins went to the kitchen, where he had been polishing some Oriental brass-work, and resumed his task. After a short time, a slight noise outside attracted his attention. It was not repeated, but he rose and, grasping an ancient sword which was part of the professor’s collection, he made his way into the museum room. Everything seemed in order. The lid of the mummy case was back in place and the windows were shut, as he had left them after the others had departed.

He asked. ” “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” Pete told him. “If you’re talking about the mummy why do you call him grandfather? He’s three thousand years old. ” The other boy shook his head. “He is gone,” he said. ” Pete exclaimed. ” “Is true,” the other boy said. ” Pete turned his head to look into the museum room. The mummy case looked undisturbed. But if this boy who called himself Hamid was telling the truth, and the mummy was gone, the whole case had taken a very surprising turn.

Wilkins! We have forgotten all about Wilkins. He was here. I wonder if the scoundrels have harmed him. ” Bob asked. He had read many mysteries in which the butler had turned out to be the criminal. “Of course not. Wilkins has been with me for ten years! ” The small white-haired man dashed out on the terrace. His eye caught the sword on the tiles. He picked it up. ” he said. “Wilkins must have seized it to defend himself. They’ve abducted him too. ” He was about to turn back into the house when a slight groan reached his ears.

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