The Diamond-Studded Typewriter

The Diamond-Studded Typewriter Enter Jeffrey GreenDramatic Entrances Were Strictly Out Of Jeff S Line As A Handwriting Expert, He Knew About Faked Signatures Than Felonious Assault But There He Was In An Isolated New Jersey Cabin, One Shoulder Riddled With Shotgun Pellets Thanks To Lovely Alice Anthony, He Had Found That Documents Could Be DeadlyAlice Had Strolled Into His Office One Day With Some Documents That Were To Link The Identities Of Her Missing Father And A Recently Murdered Man Named James Garvin Garvin S New York Apartment Soon Became A Happy Hunting Ground For A Fortune In Diamonds, Turning Jeff Into An Unhappy Trailer Of Suspects The Track Was To Lead From Garvin S Apartment To A Farm In Virginia And Finally To The Encounter In The Deserted Pine Barrens Of New Jersey And The Crime Was To Prove A Compound Of Multiple Identity, Smuggling And Murder

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  • Hardcover
  • 153 pages
  • The Diamond-Studded Typewriter
  • Carlton Keith
  • English
  • 09 October 2019

9 thoughts on “The Diamond-Studded Typewriter

  1. says:

    Well The Diamond Studded Typewriter 1958 by Carlton Keith was quite a pleasant little surprise For starters we have James Garvin returning to his apartment after a trip to England and doing odd things with a typewriter, a few envelopes, and a beautiful diamond necklace He no sooner finishes his little chores when an unknown to the reader person comes sneaking in through the kitchen and shoots him Next up, we have Jeff Green documents expert who specializes in identifying verifying handwritten and typewritten materials Jeff is brought into the case by Alice Anthony on behalf of her mother and herself Her mother has seen the picture of James Garvin in paper and swears that the murdered man is her delinquent husband The women want Jeff to use his expertise to prove that James Garvin and Albert Anthony were the same person so they can make a claim on any property he has left behind It seems that Anthony cleared out the couple s bank account when he disappeared twenty some years ago leaving his wife and daughter in difficulties The Puzzle Doctor over at In Search of the Classic Mystery has been discussing the issue of spoilers And let me assure you and him that it is no spoiler to tell you that we also have a very soft tip of the hat to The Maltese Falcon We don t venture very far into the story before we know that there are all sorts of characters who are interested in A James Garvin for personal and financial reasons, B the diamond necklace which he was known to be carrying, C other bits and bobs that may have come back with him from England, or D than one or all of the above All of these characters believe Jeff Green can help them with what they want And they aren t inclined to take no for an answer Joining the Anthony women in the search for Garvin s identity and or his property are a smooth Englishman with some very rough edged henchmen, a husky voiced femme fatale who claims the necklace really belongs to her, and Anthony s former partner who claims to just be interested for old time s sake So, we have three women who may or may not be telling Jeff the truth about what they know and what they re looking for At least one definitely isn t There are men who don t mind roughing him up a bit to get what they want and who don t think a thing about searching a man s apartment without his consent And there s at least one of these characters who won t stop at murder to get what s he believes to be their just dues.This is a caper story of sorts there s no mystery about where the necklace is, the reader knows that in the very first chapter The real question is Will Jeff find it before the murderer does And just who is the murderer anyway The climax comes at a lonely hunting lodge in the forests of New Jersey with Jeff up against a killer who will make Jeff the next victim if s he can catch him in the woods.I was very happy to be so pleasantly surprised by this one I d never heard of Carlton Keith and when I found out that this is a pen name for Keith Robertson, a writer of children s stories, I still didn t know who he was But he put together a nifty little caper and a very likeable protagonist in Jeff Green Jeff plays by his own rules law abiding citizen for the most part, but not above stretching a point here or there to ensure that justice as he sees it is done Not a puzzle plot, but recommended as a fun, light read This was first posted on my blog My Reader s Block Please request permission before reposting Thanks.

  2. says:

    Thought since I loved

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