By R.D. Wingfield
The sleepy city of Denton hasn't ever identified whatever just like the crime wave which now threatens to submerge it. A theft happens on the town's infamous strip joint, the pampered son of an area MP is suspected of a hit-and-run offense and, to best all of it, a a number of rapist is at the free. Detective Frost is reeling less than the stress, yet he manages to guarantee his superiors that each one is less than regulate. Now he has simply to persuade himself.
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First the bloody stripper doesn’t turn up, then the so-called cordon bleu chef burns the bloody meat pies, and lastly, this stinking robbery. ” He jabbed a finger in Webster’s direction. ” Frost introduced the detective constable. “Webster! The cop they kicked out of Braybridge! Blimey, we’re getting all the rejects tonight, aren’t we? You’d better watch out for him, Mr. Frost. It wouldn’t take much .. “He also beats up cheap crooks, Harry, so I wouldn’t upset him if I were you. He could knee you in the groin so hard those ladies you mentioned would be beating on your door in vain.
He opened the bloody good door and showed them into a small cell of a room .. concrete floor, grey emulsioned walls, and a single high window fitted with iron bars. A cheap-looking light-oak desk and a nonmatching hard-backed chair comprised the furnishings. On the desk stood a phone and a wired switch. Baskin checked that the corner of the desk was clean, made doubly sure by treating it to a flick of his silk monogrammed handkerchief, then sat on it. It jams up the tills, so twice a night we empty them, bring the cash here to be counted and checked, and then it’s taken to the night safe at Bennington’s Bank.
It sounded feasible. “Sergeant Wells said the man was phoning from a public call box,” Frost continued. “I noticed a phone box near where we parked the car,” offered Webster. “There are phone boxes all over the bloody place,” said Jordan gloomily. And by pure chance, because Frost’s reasoning was completely wrong. After getting himself entangled in a fleshclawing clutch of blackberry thorns, he made a wide detour to take him clear of another thicket and bramble. He squeezed through a tight gap between two bushes.