In the introduction to this book of short stories, mostly set in the late 1950's to mid 1960's, John D. McDonald, creator of the much lauded Travis McGee series of mystery books, is quoted as saying he wanted a writer "to have a bit of magic in his prose style, a bit of unobtrusive poetry." He certainly achieves that ideal in this collection of thirteen mesmerizing stories which range in style from straight detective stories to tales of psychological suspense. The good old stuff, indeed!
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The review of this Book prepared by Bill Brumlow