Open Letter To A Killer
You thought you were pretty smart hanging that murder frame around my neck. But I sweet-talked the police into giving me a few hours grace to produce the real killer – namely, you.
I’ve got twelve grand riding on this case, and I don;t like being played for a sucker.
So, if you like breathing, I suggest you confess. If I get to you before the police do, you’ll show up at the D.A.’s on a marble slab. – Mike Shayne
10th book in the Mike Shayne series, originally published in 1944.
The McGinnis cover is unusually tame compared to some of his others from this period but it’s McGinnis so I couldn’t pass it up.