(From the publisher):
When the door opened, I raised my eyes slowly. Maybe I should have started with her face, but if I had, I'd have missed all the fun of getting to it. She was put together as if I'd planned it myself, and she was wearing a dress that fit her like plastic surgery.
"Did you just come to look," she asked pleasantly, "or do you want something?"
I'm broad-minded so I answered yes to both questions...
Me? I'm Shell Scott, a private eye as private as a town hall clock. When I'm not mixed up with murder, I'm mixed up with molls.
They're both my trademark.
Original title: Pattern for Murder
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Private Detective
- Cover art by Robert McGinnis.
- Originally released in 1952 as "Pattern for Murder" as by David Knight.