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A bottle on the back bar. “Here's how. ” “I'll bite. ” “Santa Claus; he'll either be caught or in hiding. He's wanted for murder. ” Tracy frowned. He said, “Just a minute. Want to put in a phone call. ” He went to the phone again and tried Millie's number. No one answered. He put up the receiver, disgusted with himself for having tried again when he knew she was out. Dammit, hadn't she told him she'd be busy? What was he, anyway—a lovelorn Romeo? Well, not that exactly, because if he knew Dotty's phone number— He went back to the bar.

Murdock who, with her husband, lived in Apartment Fifteen. Tracy didn't know her by name; probably he'd know her by sight as a fellow tenant. According to the Times account, she had gone down to the basement after lunch to dispose of some old letters and bills. She had intended to put them into the furnace and burn them rather than throw them away. The Smith Arms had no incinerator system. She had opened the furnace door and had discovered the body. Cause of death was a single stab wound in the back—probably an ordinary butcher knife with a sharp point and a single!

I just wandered in, at random, on the loose. Now if the other business was a coincidence, that'd make—well, three coincidences, if you try to figure each of the two murders as just happening to be like a script I wrote. Now I'll concede one coincidence—I've got to —but you can't have three of them in that short an order. ” “I tried that once,” Corey said. “I didn't win. ” He paused a moment. Then he said, “One of 'em did win. ” Tracy looked out and saw they were heading south on Amsterdam. ” Corey slowed down again.

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