By Parnell Hall
"What's unsuitable with me?" is the idea that crosses Stanley Hastings's brain while he will get his first paying purchaser. Stanley has completely no real interest in being a P.I., yet hello, he must pay the accounts. The beginner P.I.'s first sufferer . um . patron is Marvin Nickleson, an ex-husband at the rampage. Stanley's first task turns out easy-just get an image of Nickleson's ex-wife with one other man-until . good . he reveals her lifeless AS A DOORNAIL. The homicide weapon? In Stanley's motor vehicle, in fact. Stanley's moment case is to save lots of his personal cover. what is going to this aspiring-writer-turned-detective do?
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Said Pete stubbornly. 'Now, Second, let's be logical. You were half asleep and dazed by those solvent fumes. ' asked Mr James. ' 'Ergo, he came in another way,' said Jupe. He looked carefully around the studio. Suddenly his eyes gleamed. ' he exclaimed. ' Pete and Mr James looked where Jupe was pointing, high on the back wall. There, where the built-in exhaust fan was supposed to be, a small square hole gaped open to the night. The once slack electrical cord now ran tautly from the socket up to the opening--and out.
Even, as they watched, the tawny cat opened its fanged mouth--and gave the high, agonized scream. ' Jupiter said. ' Pete commanded. 'Don't run, guys. ' A voice spoke sharply from behind the boys. 'So! I've caught you, have I? ' They whirled to see a big, bear-like man with a red beard and thick red hair. The man's eyes were angry, and he held a gleaming spear with a narrow blade at least three feet long! Looking for somewhere to escape, the boys turned back towards the enormous cat. With a sudden snarl, the leopard leaped straight at the boys!
While I was talking about last night at the adobe, something suddenly seemed wrong. ' 'I can't think of anything wrong last night,' Pete said. 'Perhaps not,' Jupiter said. 'Anyway, I think we now have enough deductions to go to Mr Marechal and try to get him to let us continue. ' Bob demanded. 'We still want to find those paintings, Records. I'm not ruling out your idea that they may be good after all, and may be what De Groot wants,' Jupiter explained. 'You'll go and try again to talk to Skinny Norris.