Mike Shayne #14: One Night With Nora by Brett Halliday (Dell, 1954)

Title: One Night With Nora
Author: Brett Halliday (pseudonym of Davis Dresser)
Imprint & Number: Dell 803
Cover price: .25
Publication date: 1954
Cover artist: Robert Stanley

Also published as The Lady Came By Night.

The woman screamed as he touched her…
“Good God! You’re Not Ralph!”

Of course he wasn’t Ralph. He was private eye Mike Shayne, trying to catch a little sleep in his own apartment – until this gorgeous doll slipped through the door, made herself delightfully at home, and then crawled into bed with him…

Who was she? How had she known the layout of Shayne’s apartment in the dark? How had she gotten a key? And who, of all people, was Ralph?

Shayne got the answer to the last question in a hurry. Ralph was the woman’s husband. He was in the apartment directly overhead – and he was dead…

It was murder, and sleepy or not, Shayne was in it up to his neck…

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