By Harry Whittington
The Brass Monkey!
Symbol of what evil was once this leering, glittering little gibbon? What connection had it with the homicide of Herb Baldwin? Why did it strike worry into grotesque outdated Hattie Contona? Why used to be it hunted through the sadistic Lieut. Mosani?
How did it determine into the violent loss of life of beautiful and luscious little Ona Kalani? How did it suggest either lifestyles and demise to the incomparable, the thoroughly seductive Lanai Okazi, golden goddess of the flesh?
Jim Patterson, a personal eye at warfare with the area, stumbled on the brass monkey—and used his existence as bait to catch its mystery! yet this was once now not the top, for past lay a mystery inside a secret—one extra vicious, extra vindictive than homicide itself!
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Well, I can understand that,” said Lewis, his face suddenly somber. ” He grinned, and Ida smiled and shook her head. ” he asked. ” Ida bit her lip again and thought for a moment. “Kinda,” she said. Lefebvre had promised her fieldwork when she had first been hired, but the promise had proved hollow. She found herself spending her days answering letters, filing, and running to the store to buy him rye. She deserved a break, a chance to prove herself. indd 29 7/9/15 2:53 PM 30 RAY C E LE S TIN she didn’t see why she should have to settle for a career at the bottom of the ladder, just because other people deemed her gender and the tint of her skin to be a hindrance.