The Corpse Steps Out by Randolph Craig audiobook

The Corpse Steps Out

By Craig Rice
Read by Johnny Heller

Blackstone Publishing 9781601870681

The John J. Malone Series: Book 2

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Radio star Nelle Brown is known coast-to-coast for her sweet and sultry voice. But her press agent and manager, Jake Justus, is familiar with another side of the darling of the airwaves: her crackpot marriage to a penniless tycoon, disastrous string of lovers, and propensity for flying into spectacular fits of rage. Now, it appears she’s being burned by an ex-flame who’s holding her scandalous love letters for ransom. The missives could ruin Nelle’s career, but so could the scoundrel’s murder. For Nelle and Jake, reporting the crime is out of the question—not to mention pointless, as the corpse has vanished along with the incriminating evidence. John J. Malone, Chicago’s rumpled yet resourceful legal beagle, is tasked with finding both. But as every new unscrupulous lead turns up dead, Malone isn’t sure whether Nelle is orchestrating a killer cover-up to save her pretty neck or if she’s about to belt out her own swan song.

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Summary

Summary

Radio star Nelle Brown is known coast-to-coast for her sweet and sultry voice. But her press agent and manager, Jake Justus, is familiar with another side of the darling of the airwaves: her crackpot marriage to a penniless tycoon, disastrous string of lovers, and propensity for flying into spectacular fits of rage. Now, it appears she’s being burned by an ex-flame who’s holding her scandalous love letters for ransom. The missives could ruin Nelle’s career, but so could the scoundrel’s murder. For Nelle and Jake, reporting the crime is out of the question—not to mention pointless, as the corpse has vanished along with the incriminating evidence.

John J. Malone, Chicago’s rumpled yet resourceful legal beagle, is tasked with finding both. But as every new unscrupulous lead turns up dead, Malone isn’t sure whether Nelle is orchestrating a killer cover-up to save her pretty neck or if she’s about to belt out her own swan song.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Call it screwball noir, call it hard-boiled farce, call it whatever you want…Craig Rice did it with John J. Malone, ne-er-do-well bibulous attorney.” Thrilling Detective, praise for the series
“Narrator Johnny Heller’s fast-paced delivery makes Craig Rice’s forties-era genre-bending whodunit more fun than mysterious…Heller’s upbeat narration makes all the characters period-perfect—from Jake’s sidekicks, unscrupulous Chicago lawyer John J. Malone and Helene, Jake’s love, to the assortment of hard-drinking denizens of the radio world. Malone and Justus rely on old-fashioned detective work—no computers, DNA, or cell phones—yet each time they have a suspect, the suspect turns up dead. Heller splendidly captures every well-crafted plot twist, from disappearing bodies to cheesy disguises, and every corny period wisecrack sprinkled liberally throughout this engaging novel.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Randolph Craig

Author Bio: Randolph Craig

Craig Rice (1908–1957), born Georgiana Ann Randolph Craig, was an American author of mystery novels and short stories, sometimes described as the “Dorothy Parker of detective fiction.” She was the first mystery writer to appear on the cover of Time magazine, on January 28, 1946.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 5.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English