A name like Poetry Brookman seemed trouble enough for one man, but Brookman also owed money to bookie Jake Martello, until somebody ended his misery one dark night. Martello hired Mark Preston to look into it, and he ran into some odd people. He preferred the shapely blackmail victim Eve Prince, but time was running out - people were getting killed, the Martello brothers impatient, and Homicide suspicious. Preston knew he'd need a lot of luck if he was to stay out of trouble.
Used availability for Peter Chambers's The Blonde Wore Black
May 1999 : UK Hardback
August 1999 : UK Paperback