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The crash of it on the bar made Jerry Evers jump and slosh out part of his own drink. ” Tracy said, “Sorry, Jerry. I'm jittery as the devil. ” Evers looked at him incredulously. “The papers, of course. I was reading it just before you came in. ” Jerry's paper was lying on the bar, just beyond him. He picked it up and handed it to Tracy, and then while Tracy read, he signaled to the bartender for repairs and replacements. Tracy groaned aloud as he read. Inspector Bates had given the whole story to the papers, and the papers were really making a play of it.

He said, “That's got it. ” He walked over to the window and stood looking out. Dammit, just by ignoring that kiss on the back of her neck, Dotty had won the round more effectively than if she'd turned around and slapped his face. Hell's bells, he hadn't even taken her mind off the script. And as far as he could see, she was doing a good job on that script; not that he could get his mind on it enough to be sure. But, of course, it wasn't creative writing. She might be terrible at that, even though she was picking up the minor mechanics fast.

I don't suppose—” He looked at the Inspector. “I don't suppose it matters much where I went, does it? ” “Radio actor. ” Bates turned cold blue eyes on the big sergeant. ” “Huh? No, I mean Dale Elkins in the play's a drip, kind of. He talks like a pansy, to me. ” Bates turned back to Tracy. “You can skip where you went Monday evening for now. ” “Okay,” Tracy said. “Well, I got home about one-thirty. The door was still locked. I went to bed and slept till nearly noon, and then I went out. I bought a paper but I didn't read it until I was back here, around half past four.

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