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Author Brewer, Gil, 1922-1983.

Title A devil for O'Shaugnessy ; The three-way split : two mysteries / by Gil Brewer.

Imprint Eureka, CA : Stark House Press, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  813.54 B758d 2008    ---  DUE 03-04-19
Edition 1st Stark House Press ed.
Description 286 p. ; 22 cm.
Series Stark House noir classics.
Summary In A devil for O'Shaugnessy, Tolbert O'Shaughnessy has been working the short con for years. He's not very good at it he's a grifter with a conscience, a terrible combination. Just the thought of bilking old ladies out of their life savings sends him to the brandy bottle to ease his pain. But Miriam has a con that's worth too much money to ignore. Her cousin, Joseph Lancaster, has been away for years, and she has found out that he died in England. Their rich grandmother doted on Joseph, but doesn't know about his death. All Tolbert has to do is convince Grandma that he's Joseph returned, quietly smother her in her sleep, and the inheritance will be theirs. A fine plan if Tolbert can keep his conscience from getting in the way!
In The three-way split, Jack Holland needs a break. His girl Sally is pressuring him to get a real job. His freeloading old man, Sam, is coming to visit--indefinitely. He needs dough. While taking some obnoxious tourists out in his boat one afternoon, he has to dive overboard to retrieve a tossed necklace, and discovers an old sunken ship instead. Could there be treasure inside? This could be the chance he's been looking for. But then some killers come to town looking to settle a debt with Sam, and things get complicated. And soon it's a race against time to see who gets the treasure first.
Contents The novel that had to wait / David Laurence Wilson -- Devil for O'Shaugnessy / Gil Brewer -- Dig that corpse / Gil Brewer -- Love... and luck / Gil Brewer -- Indiscretion / Gil Brewer -- Three-way split / Gil Brewer -- If I can tell all of this straight and true / George Tuttle.
Genre/Form Mystery and detective stories.
Noir fiction, American.
Added Author Wilson, David Laurence.
Tuttle, George.
ISBN 9781933586205 (pbk.)
1933586206 (pbk.)

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