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New PDF release: Armchair in Hell (Peter Chambers)

By Henry Kane

ISBN-10: 1440540365

ISBN-13: 9781440540363

Originally released in 1948

When a lush brunette turns up all at once useless in a stranger’s mattress, and an old broker (who is “mostly legit”) settles down in a simple chair with a dagger in his again, and a big-time gambler drops all bets at the kitchen flooring in a pool of blood—then Peter Chambers, fiction’s so much attention-grabbing, hard-boiled inner most eye, unearths himself staked out as sufferer quantity four in a high priced online game of loss of life and foreign intrigue.

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No," said the Governor quietly. " He explained his reasons for believing so, and left it at that. It was a police job now not his. He was just another good-for-a-giggle, gullible governor, that was all. "By the way, Carter. " "Yes. He's in the Radcliffe now. " The Governor rang the Radcliffe a few minutes later and asked for the accident department. " "Yes. " "I don't think there's anyone ' "Yes, there is. You'll find one of your ambulances picked him up from Elsfield Way about ' "Oh, that. Yes, we sent an ambulance all right, but when we got there, the fellow had gone.

Was he now, he wondered, beginning to glimpse the solution to the greatest mystery of them all? Dramatis Personae The Secretary of the Examinations Board The Governor of HM Prison, Oxford James Evans, a prisoner Mr. Jackson, a prison officer Mr. Stephens, a prison officer The Reverend S. McLeery, an invigilator Detective Superintendent Carter Detective Chief Inspector Bell The unexamined life is not worth living. (Plato) It was in early March when the Secretary of the Examinations Board received the call from Oxford Prison.

At least there's one thing. " The Governor chuckled politely once more, reiterated his thanks, and slowly cradled the phone. Evans! "Evans the Break' as the prison officers called him. Three times he'd escaped from prison, and but for the recent wave of unrest in the maximum-security establishments up north, he wouldn't now be gracing the Governor's premises in Oxford; and the Governor was going to make absolutely certain that he wouldn't be disgracing them. Not that Evans was a real burden: just a persistent, nagging presence.

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