A double shot of iconic Miami PI Mike Shayne—“one of the easiest of the harsh sleuths” (The long island Times).
Dead Man’s Diary: Florida deepest investigator Mike Shayne’s in New Orleans on the behest of a distraught spouse whose war-hero husband, Jasper Groat, has long past missing—along along with his diary, a harrowing soon-to-be-published day-by-day account of being set adrift in a lifeboat with shipmates. Rumor has it it’s additionally an incriminating confessional. With corpses—and counting—it seems to Shayne like an individual would favor if Jasper and his damning revelations have been buried at sea.
A flavor for Cognac: One minute, PI Mike Shayne’s having a brief afternoon cocktail in a Miami dive. the following, he’s been solicited to enquire an intoxicating conspiracy concerning the parole of an getting older bootlegger, a secretive previous sea captain tortured to dying, a lacking lady reporter, and dozen bottles of prewar cognac—vintage, invaluable, and it appears worthy killing for. If anyone can pop the cork in this case, it’s Shayne.
Brett Halliday’s “fast‐paced global of violence, intrigues, advanced twists and voluptuous ladies” encouraged movie, radio, and tv variations, in addition to the long-running Mike Shayne secret journal (The manhattan Times).

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