The Leather Duke(1950)
(A Job of Murder)
(A book in the Johnny Fletcher, P.I. series)
A novel by Frank Gruber
Circumstances beyond their control (and for once, beyond their ability to twist, sidestep, or disregard) force Johnny Fletcher and Sam Cragg to take jobs. They become the employees of "the Leather Duke", Chicago's biggest operator in the leather business. But before they've been there half a day, Sam finds a corpse. Then the uproar begins. Whether they're fighting in poolrooms, mixing it up at dances, or merely adding to their well-developed art of deadbeating, these two lads are at it every minute.
Used availability for Frank Gruber's The Leather Duke
March 1996 : UK Hardback