Mike Shayne #6: The Corpse Came Calling by Brett Halliday (Dell, 1955)

Title: The Corpse Came Calling
Author: Brett Halliday (pseudonym of Davis Dresser)
Imprint & Number: Dell 842
Cover price: 25¢
Publication date: 1955
Cover artist: Robert Schulz

From the back cover:

“Slug him,” the thug said. “But easy, so he can watch this.”

Mike Shayne’s wife was tied to the chair. One of the gun-wielding thugs stood over her…

“Do you tell us what we want to know, Shayne? Or do you want to see your wife…”

He reached for the knot that held her robe together….

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