By John D. MacDonald

ISBN-10: 0012393274

ISBN-13: 9780012393277

Her veneer was once tremendous 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 guy, giggling, her tumbled hair like uncooked blue-black silk, her brown shoulders naked. Eyes deep-set, a woman with a gypsy glance. So this was once the lady I had risked my existence to discover. She was once demanding to discover, tough to get, challenging 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 was once both John D MacDonald's go back to shape or a run for protection. maybe 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 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, horny, suspenseful or even rueful, a go back to a few of the varieties of characters and events that stuffed the author's early brief fiction. There's even a buried treasure and a primary individual narrator, the 1st on the grounds that lifeless Low Tide in 1953 ...

Of direction, one of many advantages of no longer studying MacDonald's novels so as is so that you can decide up a publication 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 fallacious with it. the radical is punctiliously pleasant and a brief pleasure to learn. somebody searching for a reasonably consultant instance of a 1950's hardboiled paperback secret desire glance no further."
- Steve Scott, The seize of stable Gold

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Et vous étiez là quand votre sœur a fait allusion à un meurtre ? — Oui, bien que je n’y aie prêté aucune attention. — Vous n’y avez donc pas cru ? — Évidemment, non ! — Quelle conclusion tirez-vous de la déclaration de votre sœur ? — Joyce passait son temps à mentir. Je me souviens qu’un jour, elle avait monté un conte fantastique concernant les Indes. Notre oncle y avait séjourné quelque temps et Joyce broda sur ce voyage, prétendant devant ses compagnes avoir accompagné son parent. Je dois reconnaître que plusieurs des filles de sa classe l’ont crue.

30 CHAPITRE VI Satisfait du résultat de sa visite, Poirot prit congé de son ami Spencer. Il avait réussi à intéresser l’ancien officier de police à l’affaire et au cours de sa longue carrière, Spencer s’était toujours montré d’une ténacité exemplaire dans ce qu’il entreprenait. D lui permettrait d’obtenir les confidences de la police locale qui menait l’enquête. Poirot consulta sa montre et jugea qu’il serait ponctuel au rendez-vous que lui avait fixé Mrs. Oliver devant la maison de Mrs. Drake, « Les Pommiers ».

Poirot consulta sa montre et jugea qu’il serait ponctuel au rendez-vous que lui avait fixé Mrs. Oliver devant la maison de Mrs. Drake, « Les Pommiers ». Une coïncidence pour le moins ironique… Ces fruits reviendraient-ils donc toujours dans l’histoire ? Suivant le chemin qu’on lui avait indiqué, le petit détective parvint bientôt à une villa en brique rouge de style géorgien, protégée par une rangée de hêtres bien taillés qui cernait un joli jardin entretenu avec soin. Poussant le portillon de fer forgé sur lequel se lisait « Les Pommiers », le visiteur remonta l’allée menant à l’entrée principale au moment où la porte s’ouvrait pour livrer passage à Mrs.

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