Getting Away With Murder (A Benny Cooperman Mystery) by Howard Engel

By Howard Engel

In his such a lot baffling case but, Benny Cooperman is comfortable in his mattress in quiet Grantham, a city close to Niagara Falls, whilst 3 unsavory thugs drag him off the bed and current him like a trophy to infamous crime boss, Abram clever, "the greatest criminal in North the US who is by no means been to prison." an individual has made makes an attempt at the gangster's lifestyles and he desires Benny to enquire. knowledgeable in provides you with cannot refuse, clever convinces a reluctant Benny to take the case.

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I swallowed hard. Again I was pushed forward. “I’m going. ” I said. TWO “Come in! Come in, Mr. Cooperman! ” The voice was gruff, impatient and elderly. It came from somewhere behind the woman in the doorway, who quickly moved to one side. I heard a whispered instruction from the figure that was silhouetted against the light, and the woman retreated back through a hallway out of sight. ” the man ordered, and Mickey and the other three of my conductors all reached at once to remove my outer clothing.

When it’s over, I’ll know too much. ” “Mr. Cooperman, I’m a businessman, plain and simple; a lot smarter than most of them. I’m just a little impatient, as you may notice, with rules and regulations. I know this about myself. Now, you may not think that the word of someone like me is worth much, but it is. Even in my business you gotta build trust. Trust is all I’ve got! I can’t write contracts. I can’t make letters of agreement. I’m the board of directors. Everything is an understanding that is never written down.

At this point, Dave passed me a collection of pocket-weary photographs of his family. I looked, admired and handed them back. He examined the faces in the photographs before returning them to his pocket. ” “I’m trying to get a sense of Abe’s history, Dave,” I said. “Could you go back to the beginning. ” “Paulette. Paulette Staples. Paulette was a waitress at the Di on St. Andrew Street. She worked at the Crystal and the Columbia too, but she was at the Di when Abe first saw her looking like Myrna Loy in the movies.

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