By Katy Munger
Taking It To The Mat...Don't mess with North Carolina's Casey Jones-smart-mouthed ex-con, unlicensed P.I. and reluctant accomplice to a Barry White wannabe. Casey's vast and undesirable, with perspective to compare her altitude. specially whilst she's been double-crossed.
At first, Casey proves a sucker for the delicate blond who claims her estranged husband has disappeared with their baby. but if Casey locates the fugitive wife a bit too simply, she starts off to suspect that the stunning Tawny Bledsoe has performed her for a idiot. in particular whilst Casey will get stiffed at the price, then unearths herself embroiled in a homicide case with Tawny's identify written in all places it. undesirable register hand and a foul style in her mouth, Casey resolves to prevent Tawny as soon as and for all, however the conflict quick turns own while Tawny proves greater than a fit for the irrespressible Casey. Ego rattled, Casey laces up her high-tops to trace her nemesis to Florida for a Saturday evening catfight. Casey needs to go away her sweet-and-sour Southern methods some distance in the back of so one can turn out that Tawny Bledsoe is one bad-to-the-bone babe who belongs at the back of bars-no topic what it takes to convey her down
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He intoned abruptly, and swept his hat off, holding it crown downwards before me. I fumbled in my pocket for change. " I demanded of him somewhat irritably, for I was now ashamed of the impulse to which I had almost yielded, to get to my bag on the floor of the cab and fetch the revolver. I was the more irritated, perceiving how foolish such an action would have been; this blind singer held no terror for me and surely harbored no malice, either. "I didn't like to stop the song," he answered, as if that were obvious.
The silence hung in the air between us. "Alms? " he intoned abruptly, and swept his hat off, holding it crown downwards before me. I fumbled in my pocket for change. " I demanded of him somewhat irritably, for I was now ashamed of the impulse to which I had almost yielded, to get to my bag on the floor of the cab and fetch the revolver. I was the more irritated, perceiving how foolish such an action would have been; this blind singer held no terror for me and surely harbored no malice, either. "I didn't like to stop the song," he answered, as if that were obvious.
Holmes's German was better than mine, though not by much. Aside from memorized quotations from Goethe and Schiller—no doubt also culled from schooldays and of little use to us now—his knowledge of most languages (except French, which he spoke fluently) was confined to the vocabulary of crime. * In the present instance he appeared to be at a loss to describe Moriarty, but the cab-man was polite, especially when Holmes offered him some money. He had purchased a language aid at the book counter next to the buffet, and this he whipped out, thumbing frantically in an effort to enlarge his command of German.
Bad to the Bone (Casey Jones Mysteries, Book 4) by Katy Munger