The Dame who lived in the City

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic

A collection of twenty crime noir thriller stories set in New York in the 1940s by Robert Helliger...Presented by Peter Sanders...Volume 1 of the new series.

Table of Contents

Chapter One

These stories is PG for some violence, sex references INTRODUCTION Hello.  I'm Peter Sanders, a crime writer who is frie... Read Chapter

One-The Dame who lived in the City

For James M Cain and Raymond Chandler New York, 1940 The Dame was near the bright lamp. She smoked a cigarette.  The... Read Chapter

Two--Death, came towards her

She was near the graves.  Tom West glanced at her.  'Dark night, Massie'. 'Yes'. 'Rogers was killed in that gra... Read Chapter

Three-The Smoking Room

Ryser was in the Smoking Room.  Everyone lit up, as they gambled.  Ryser looked at the dame.  She seemed bored... Read Chapter

Four-She will go into the dark-One

She was walking into the woods, near New York. She reached the entrance to bomb shelters.  The strains of war consumed her.&... Read Chapter

Five-She will go into the dark-Two

She looked forlornly at the Detective.  'Wars are costly. My husband died in a gangster war'. 'I know, Chloe'. 'Do you?'... Read Chapter

Six-Intermission

Hello, again.  It's Peter Sanders.  Of course, my wife, Ann, reads a lot of my books. She is an avid reader of crime, m... Read Chapter

Seven-The City of Shadows

__ Ohlsen was nervous. He watched the dame.  'It's late', he said. 'I know', she said. 'Anderson is late'. 'Qu... Read Chapter

Eight-Foggy evening in the City

October, 1940 New York The fog was thick.  Emberson watched the grey clouds, as they formed in the precipice of the shar... Read Chapter

Nine-The Hudson River

Written by Peter Sanders and Robert Helliger, (exclusive to this collection) __ Time stood still. Apart from the eerie lights... Read Chapter

Ten-The Man of Grim Tidings

The dame was worried. 'It's the Man of Grim Tidings', she said.  She grabbed the gun in her small, right hand.  The... Read Chapter

Eleven-Hot Dames in the City

I was smoking a cigarette. The fiery embers swirled in the dark; the embers was, as it was all of the corrorsiveness of the Industrial Wa... Read Chapter

Twelve-City Blues in Manhattan

Hello again.  This is my new story that's new to the collection.  _Peter Sanders ___ She glanced at the old, 19... Read Chapter

Thirteen-City Nights in Manhattan

Written by Peter Sanders and Robert Helliger, (new to the collection) ___ I Chamberson walked along the arched walls that led... Read Chapter

Fourteen-Kill those who take you down

Schaeffer looked at the dead body of Charles Pierson. He was thinking about the last time that he scored a cigarette from him; he was d... Read Chapter

Fifteen-To those who broke the city

Written by Peter Sanders (for this collection) 'To those who broke the City', Zachary said.  He looked at the Dame, who gigg... Read Chapter

Sixteen-The Silence

The last time I saw Frank was back in nineteen thirty-nine. I walked to the construction site where he died; I knew it was owned by Mob... Read Chapter

Seventeen-Follow them into the darkness

'Follow them into the darkness', Simon told me. I was thinking about what he said; I was, as it always had been, a sense of dread. He h... Read Chapter

Eighteen-Make them pay dearly

Adam waited. He was sure the gangster, Daniel Brosser, was dead. He looked at the military rifle in his right hand. For awhil... Read Chapter

Nineteen-Savages

'They're savages, Tod', the Dame said. 'This is New York, honey. It's part of the idea that you're working yourself to death', Tod sa... Read Chapter

Twenty-Dames and the City

She looked at the man with an unnerving intensity. 'Come to me, sweetie', she said. I looked around, and walked towards The New Y... Read Chapter

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