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The Third Figure

(1967)
(A book in the Stephen Drake series)
A novel by

 
 
A mob boss is dead, and his widow wants Drake to help him rest in peace.

Dominic Vennezio is found on the floor of his beachside love nest, murdered on a Sunday night. It looks like an ordinary mob hit, part of a routine power struggle with the East Coast Outfit, but Vennezio's widow has other suspicions. Her marriage to the kingpin had been strained ever since he began taking his secretary for weekends at the beach house, but even now, she feels a devotion to him. She wants justice for her husband -- not just legal, but cosmic -- and for cosmic justice, San Francisco can offer no better sleuth than Stephen Drake.

A crime reporter with a clairvoyant streak, Drake's apprehensions about working for the mob are overcome by his sympathy for the noble widow. He starts his investigation in Los Angeles, talking to Vennezio's replacement, and sees immediately that it doesn't take a psychic to figure out that this job could be deadly.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Collin Wilcox's The Third Figure

Hardback Editions

July 1969 : UK Hardback

Title: Third Figure
Author(s): Collin Wilcox
ISBN: 0-7091-0860-5 / 978-0-7091-0860-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Third Figure
Author(s): Collin Wilcox
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Third Figure (The Stephen Drake Mysteries Book 2)
Author(s): Collin Wilcox
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
Availability: Amazon UK