Title: Vanish in an Instant
Author: Margaret Millar
Cover artist: Griffith Foxley
Estimated value: $8
- Death comes for Richie and Joanie and the whole Arnold's gang!
- Two great surprise faces. And then blond dude. Blond dude is like "Hey ... I'm also here ... what's up? Nice knife."
- My two favorite things about this cover are That Hand and That Ribbon.
- Margaret Millar was the wife of Kenneth Millar, aka Ross Macdonald. Ross and I both have English Ph.D.s from Michigan. Go Blue.
- It's kinda busy. Swoosh, swish, plummet!
- "How many mysteries rate THIS kind of rave?" Uh, six! No, eight! Thirty-four! ... what do you mean, "rhetorical"?
- Gonna need a fact-check on "Not one in a hundred." Sounds kinda made-up.
"Are you still here?"
"Want a drink?"
"Not now, thanks."
"It's rum," she said.
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