He's Supposed to Do Something About It. Maybe no one liked Del Gilbert a whole lot, not the men he ruthlessly did business with, not the women who discovered his other lovers, not even his partner in the Gilbert and Blake literary agency - me. Read more...
He's Supposed to Do Something About It. Maybe no one liked Del Gilbert a whole lot, not the men he ruthlessly did business with, not the women who discovered his other lovers, not even his partner in the Gilbert and Blake literary agency - me. But when I found him shot to death on the floor of his office, I had no choice. I had to track down the person responsible. And not just to lay Del to rest, either. Next to his body, the office safe was wide open, and a contract worth millions was missing...
- ISBN-13: 9781783294459
- ISBN-10: 1783294450
- Publisher: Hard Case Crime
- Publish Date: January 2016
- Page Count: 240
- Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-11-16
- Reviewer: Staff
Wheeling-and-dealing in a Manhattan literary agency drives this reissue, an ultrasmooth 1954 crime novel from Salvatore Lombino (19262005), better known today by two of his pen names, Evan Hunter (The Blackboard Jungle) and Ed McBain (Cop Hater and many other 87th Precinct novels). The firm of Gilbert and Blake wants to cut in on movie money being dangled in front of a client, but one of the firms partners, Del Gilbert, lies shot dead on his office floorthree holes had very carelessly been left in his face. Its up to the firms other partner, fiction-peddler Josh Blake, to juggle the deal, sweat through the sweltering summer heat while finding corpses faster than the cops, and mix it up with a few even hotter babes. Originally published under the pseudonym Hunt Collins, this period classic features a great whodunit clue. Rounding out the package is Now Die in It, a McBain story thats been lost for more than half a century. (Jan.)