The Wailing Frail

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Categories: Mystery/Crime
Publisher: E-Reads | Date published: 01/01/1956

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"As far as I'm concerned, Richard S. Prather was the King of the paperback P.I writers of the 60s. Shell Scott should be in the Top Ten of any readers list of favorite private eyes." --Robert J. Randisi For four decades, Richard S. Prather published over 40 works of detective fiction, most featuring his clever, cad-about-town hero, Shell Scott. Known for their arched humor, punchy dialogue, and sunny Southern California locale, the Shell Scott books represent one of the greatest private eye collections ever produced. THE WAILING FRAIL A Shell Scott Mystery Shell Scott. He's a guy with a pistol in his pocket and murder on his mind. The crime world's public enemy number one, this Casanova is a sucker for a damsel in distress. When a pair of lovely legs saunters into his office, he can't help but to take the job, even when the case is a killer. As usual, the beautiful women are always the mysterious ones. Following the goddess-like fašade of a major player in the California senate investigation, Shell Scott, P.I., must compose himself and get on the case before things get violent. Sadly, he can't take his eyes off this enchanting girl. As things erupt into a cyclone of violence, Shell's got to rush to solve this case before he gets caught in the cross fire. Honored with the Life Achievement Award by the Private Eye Writers of America! "(Shell Scott is) as amusingly blithe a figure as the field has seen since the Saint." --Anthony Boucher