|Deadly Percheron, the (1946) [Novel]|
by John Franklin Bardin
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One day a young man with a flower in his hair, Jacob Blunt, walks into psychiatrist George Matthews’ office and says, “I think I’m losing my mind.” He explains he has been hired by leprechauns to wear flowers in his hair, whistle in concert halls and give quarters away. Matthews is perplexed by Blunt, whose behavior is not consistent with someone deeply delusional. When Blunt tells Matthews that he has an appointment with one of the leprechauns at a bar that evening and asks Matthews to accompany him, Matthews accepts. When Matthews walks into the bar, standing there is a little man in a green jacket. Eustace, the little man, tells Blunt he wants him to switch from giving away quarters to giving away percherons, a type of horse, and asks him to deliver a percheron to Francis Raye, a famous musical actress. Then early the next morning Matthews gets a call that Raye was murdered and the police have arrested Blunt. Things just get loopier from there, with mistaken identities, amnesia, and more murders.
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense