(From the publisher):
Take a hard-boiled ex-cop named Cliff Bartells.
Take a beautiful girl with the unlikely name of Melody Chance.
Add the death of one Elizabeth Stegman of Boston, Massachusetts.
Plus her missing jewels, insured for seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
What have you got?
Murder for profit, of course. Cold-blooded, premeditated murder.
Original title: The Brass Cupcake
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Hardboiled