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Richard Burke

Burke: The Fourth Star

Burke: The Fourth Star

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Shrewd private detective Quinny Hite takes on an eviction job, but on entering the abandoned home, finds the corpse of a beautiful young woman. There are motives galore, as the young lady had a penchant for blackmail.


First published in 1946.


Quinny Hite is here again, solving the mystery killing of a young sculptress found dead in her ex-husband’s bed. Quinny’s penchant for feminine forms and hard likker is not overlooked, and Berte Dill, the Potts Crossing heiress, is as hilarious a character as Quinny himself. This is a straight and honest ‘whodunit’ with plenty of comedy. (Miami, FL, Herald, 1946)

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