By George Harmon Coxe
Attempting to support a wronged inventor, a chum of Casey’s finally ends up murdered.
The final thing Flash Casey wishes is an apprentice. grew to become down by way of the military as a result of a bum knee, he consents to coach a twice-weekly images classification for the yank Women’s Voluntary companies. one in all his scholars, whose father simply occurs to have handsome profit invested in Casey’s paper, asks to tag alongside on an project. Flash can’t say no.
An engineer named John Perry has come to beg for aid from one in every of Casey’s associates on the paper, crusading information columnist Rosalind Taylor. many years again, Perry invented an business lubricant that are supposed to have made him a fortune, yet his accomplice stole his suggestion and saved the earnings for himself. Taylor has agreed to mediate for them, and asks Casey alongside to rfile the assembly. while Flash arrives, the condominium is ransacked and Taylor is useless. Casey will locate her killers, so long as his little apprentice doesn’t get within the method.
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I’m getting a few facts for him. ” He dumped the glass within the wastebasket and righted the chair. “Sit down. —I wager you recognize what occurred this morning. ” They stated they did. Helen moved as much as the table chair and sat down and Furness perched at the arm of the leather-based one. He was once nonetheless puzzled, whilst he spoke, and deep down in his brown eyes used to be a few expression Casey couldn’t fathom from the place he stood. “I needed to visit the hospital,” the lady acknowledged. She took a cigarette from a silver cup at the table and tapped it absently, her delicate pores and skin laced with wrinkles on the angles of her eyes. She took a mild from Furness, inhaled deeply. “I couldn’t swear they have been the 2 men,” she acknowledged, nonetheless frowning. “How may possibly I? the massive one I hardly ever observed. The baby seems like the single yet with these glasses—” “I don’t see how there will be any question,” Furness acknowledged. “It isn’t that,” Helen spoke back almost immediately. “It’s something to imagine you’re correct and one other to wake up and swear to anything you’re now not totally optimistic approximately. besides, the lieutenant acknowledged it doesn’t subject. ” “I don’t imagine it does,” Casey acknowledged. Furness was once nonetheless staring at him. He nonetheless saved that gradual, quiet method of talking yet there has been a metal thinness to his phrases now that Casey hadn’t spotted ahead of. “I nonetheless don’t see what this chair has to do with it,” he stated. Casey was once going round pulling out his mild plugs and rolling up the cords. Helen moved as much as the table to get out of his approach and in her black gown with its low V snuggling among her breasts, her darkish attractiveness used to be very important and compelling even with her frown. “Logan’s received a theory,” Casey stated, and went directly to clarify what the lieutenant had stated approximately Lawson and Byrkman. He defined in regards to the envelope and Helen MacKay got here to awareness. “But that’s marvelous,” she acknowledged. “For John Perry and the Harding woman, I suggest. And Rosalind used to be correct all alongside approximately Lawson too, wasn’t she? ” Casey stated it regarded that method and Furness acknowledged, “What’s the remainder of the speculation? ” Casey gave him a raking look. the fellow used to be going to stay to it until eventually he obtained the reply; the set of his mouth and jaw, the inflection of his voice stated so. ok, Casey concept. Aloud he stated, “Logan thinks Lawson murdered Byrkman—he’s uncertain but approximately Rosalind—and despatched one of many gunmen to Morris Loeb for the envelope. ” “And you don’t? ” “No. I don’t imagine Matt Lawson may homicide Byrkman till he truly had that envelope. It doesn’t make experience to me. Lawson used to be extra attracted to retaining Byrkman alive. If he knew he needed to kill, he’d get that envelope first. ” “How? ” Furness requested. “You acknowledged Lawson made journeys to the hotel,” Helen further. “If Lawson proposal he needed to kill, it might be a cinch for him to tie up a bit man like Byrkman or knock him out lengthy adequate to go looking him and the room. He did seek him simply because differently he couldn’t have recognized adequate to ship a guy after Loeb and the letter. That a lot is truth. Lawson did comprehend, eventually, approximately Loeb. He did ship Harry after the envelope. ” Casey knelt to place away his mild twine.