To Kiss or Kill review ✓ 3

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To Kiss, or Kill review ✓ 3 æ Just out of the mental asylum no one could blame heavyweight boxer Barney Mandell a little overindulgence at a tavern And when a hot little number wanted to sleep with him well it had been two years since he was a free man But Barney remembered his wife Gale and thinks he told the cheap floozy that he'd have to pass ButFree man But Barney remembered his wife Gale and thinks he told the cheap floozy that he'd have to pass But Barney's mind hadn't been working so well lately So when he finds her later that night in his hotel room n. That was a good uick read A good little murder mystery You can tell by the writing that it's a bit dated but who cares These older stories are still a fun read I enjoyed it

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Aked and dead he's not really sure if he killed her or not But the police have little doubts and even his friends and wife wonder if Barney did it A compulsively readable thriller from 1951 by Noir Master Day Keene. Noir novel about a former boxer who checks himself into a hotel after 2 years in an asylum Robbed at gunpoint and KOed in his room by an unseen assailant he awakens to find a dead naked woman in the bathroomIs he crazy Did he kill her He must find the answers to these and other uestions if he doesn't want to be locked up againSolid atmospheric story with good characters enjoyed it may look up other works by the author

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To Kiss or KillJust out of the mental asylum no one could blame heavyweight boxer Barney Mandell a little overindulgence at a tavern And when a hot little number wanted to sleep with him well it had been two years since he was a. Day Keene was one of those middle of the pack Gold Medal Books authors To Kiss Or Kill was one of his early paperback originals with Gold Medal The front cover’s publicity suib reads “The prize fighter’s lady Or was she A novel with a KO on every page” Kiss’s best known feature is its racy opening paragraph where our Polish boxer hero Barney Mandell stumbles in on a nude blonde dead as a dodo in his flat’s bathroom The mystery unravels from that point Essentially Barney spends the rest of the narrative trying to avoid having the blonde’s murder rap pinned on him as complications arise He was just released from the booby hatch where he spent the last two years Barney had some prodigious heavyweight chops since he’s “the guy Ezzard Charles should have fought instead of Wolcott” Now Barney is reunited with his wife the sexy affluent socialite Gale Ebbling Meantime there’s the girl next door Rosemary from the old Chicago neighborhood the lady who Barney likes and probably should’ve married in the first place Mr Curtis from the Treasury Dept shows up and bails Barney out of jail and then is killed by a mysterious gunman Barney finds himself in even hotter waterBarney is a good hearted lug but I like how he’s not just another poor sap we find in so many noirs He’s able to use his street smarts and get to the bottom of things Keene sets up a decent mystery and keeps the pot boiling just hot enough I’ve read one other Keene novel and both were satisfactory reading experiences If you like the old school not too flashy kind of hardboiled plots To Kiss or Kill is a safe bet