by Stewart Sterling

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It was just another busy day at the Plaza Royale—until a pretty hotel manicurist, white with terror, suddenly fled through the lobby and disappeared into the crowded Manhattan streets. Her unexplained flight, and the discovery of some bloodstained pillowslips, gave Gil Vine, the hotel's detective, the tipoff that trouble was brewing. Its source turned out to be the suite of a secretive South American mogul and his entourage including a beautiful senorita, a vicious monkey, a muscular valet, and an elusive character known as Miguel. When Gil investigated, he walked into one of the most explosive situations in his career. For the Latin was really an ousted dictator, loaded with stolen money and jewels, and with a host of assassins pledged to kill him! "The Body In The Bed" is one of the most exciting of the classic 1950s Gil Vine mystery novels.
"Plenty of action . . . never fails to be interesting." —San Francisco Chronicle.
STEWART STERLING is credited by leading reviewers with having been one of the originators of the "specialized" or modus operandi school of detective story writers as opposed to the private investigator who has no background in any particular field of criminal activity. His Special Squad stories in Black Mask were the first to make use of inside techniques as used by the Loft Squad, the Bomb and Forgery Squad, the Criminal Identification Bureau, and the Stolen Property Bureau of the New York Police Department. His Fire Marshal Pedley stories were acclaimed by Thomas Brophy, New York City's most celebrated Fire Marshal, as being true to the modern methods employed in the detection of arsonists. His hotel detective tales, with Gil Vine as Chief Security Officer of a swank Fifth Avenue hotel, have been published in many foreign countries—and Sterling received letters from all over the world, with the Oliver Twist request for "More."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940160728353
Publisher: A&T Books
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Series: A Gil Vine Hotel Detective Mystery
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 997,629
File size: 2 MB

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