|Cry, Baby (1962) [Novel]|
by Jack Ehrlich
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He saw her first draped over a piano in a smoke-filled room.
He saw her last lying on her back naked, cold, not from the chill air, but from rigor mortis.
Ex-prize fighter and marine hero, parole officer Flick worked alone and lived with danger, handling his tough ex-cons with loaded kid gloves.
Sometimes Flick took a personal interest in his explosive charges. Like Briggs, who'd been on the straight and narrow until homicide pulled him in on a criminal assault charge.
The rap smelled like the dirty work of Johnny Boots - brutal king of the vice empire. Briggs was scraed silent of Boots, but Robert W. Flick didn't scare so easy...
Original title: Cry, Baby
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Hardboiled