By John D. MacDonald
Her veneer used to be monstrous urban, yet one glance and also you knew that Toni Rassell's instincts have been immediately out of the river shack she got here from. I watched her as she toyed with the fellow, giggling, her tumbled hair like uncooked blue-black silk, her brown shoulders naked. Eyes deep-set, a woman with a gypsy glance. So this used to be the woman I had risked my existence to discover. She was once difficult to discover, difficult to get, difficult to kill.
Published April twelfth 1955 via DELL, moment printing in 1960 re-titled On the Make
"Depending on one's opinion of A Bullet for Cinderella it used to be both John D MacDonald's go back to shape or a run for protection. probably it was once either. released in the summertime of 1955, the unconventional was once MacDonald's fourteenth, his 10th paperback unique and his moment Dell First variation. It at the heels of his moment try out at a mainstream paintings (Contrary excitement) and it reads just like the paintings of a guy leaping again into the hands of a jilted lover. It's pulpy, violent, attractive, suspenseful or even rueful, a go back to some of the sorts of characters and occasions that stuffed the author's early brief fiction. There's even a buried treasure and a primary individual narrator, the 1st because useless Low Tide in 1953 ...
Of direction, one of many advantages of now not examining MacDonald's novels so as is so you might choose up a e-book like A Bullet for Cinderella and flat out benefit from the hell out of it. Taken for what it truly is there's totally not anything flawed with it. the radical is punctiliously pleasant and a short pleasure to learn. an individual trying to find a pretty consultant instance of a 1950's hardboiled paperback secret want glance no further."
- Steve Scott, The catch of reliable Gold
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E. Andrews, my lawyer, he defended me well, gentlemen. I was well defended. He labored hard for me. He never received any pay for all his labor. I’m very thankful to him and also to Mr. Overhiser for the good treatment he has given me since I’ve been in jail, and the good care and respect with which he has treated me, and have had all I deserved from him to comfort me. I thank all the gentlemen who have helped me in this matter. Concerning this crime, I am not guilty of murdering the child; I am not guilty of setting the house on ﬁre.
I forgive every body, and hope that God will have mercy on me. Now in the 28th year of my age, I commit my spirit in to the hands of a merciful . . God and hope he will receive me for his great mercy’s sake. I die in peace with all mankind, and beg that all people will take warning by my awful end. stephen smith, convicted of arson and burglary, Massachusetts. Executed October 12, 1797 the noose 27 A slave born in Virginia and owned by William Allen, Smith ran away from his master and robbed houses.
Henry wilson, convicted of murder, New York. Executed December 22, 1865 A career burglar, Wilson was executed for slaying of Henry DeVoe, whose home he had been robbing. Wilson admitted to killing two other New Yorkers—Burr Burton in Syracuse and Mrs. Lewis in Lancaster—and told police he was the man wanted for a host of unsolved crimes. He went to the gallows three days before Christmas. A reporter for the Rochester Democrat censored Wilson’s profanities, which appear to be derivations of damn.
A Bullet for Cinderella by John D. MacDonald