A DELL BOOK, DELL 363
A DELL MAPBOOK by Kenneth Millar
PUBLICATION Dell Publishing Company, Inc.
EDITION Paper Back
Report on BLUE CITY . . .
SUBJECT: The unsolved murder of a big political boss . . .
REMARKS: This is for those who like them fast, tough, and gory. Brilliantly written, brutal yarn of murder and mayhem, with cracking dialogue and touches of salty humor-done by a master of the craft of hardboiled murder fiction. Pay-off packs a terrific wallop . . .
CORPSE: One J. D. Weather cheerful cynic and political boss of Blue City; shot down from ambush two years ago; murder still unsolved . . .
SCENE OF CRIME: Outside the Mach Building, one block north of Main Street, near hearty of city . . .
CLUES: The murder gun, recovered from a sewer and traced to source; other clues, if any, carefully sewed up and hermetically sealed by the police . . .
AFTERMATH OF CRIME: Increased municipal corruption, in spite of new reform mayor; city in hands of some very unsavoury characters; 18 houses of breath-stopping bloodshed and action when cases reopened by interested party (with interesting sidelights on the local vice); said party framed for double murder . . .
MANHUNTERS: In this corner, rugged John Weather, out to find his fathers killer in face if violent opposition from the law and lawless alike. In opposite corner, Blue Citys combined forces of law and evil, out to eliminate John Weather and keep gravy train rolling . . .