A short content of a book
Brett Halliday
“Mike Shayne.Marked for murder”

This is about Mike’s Shayne’s (he was a private detective)cases and adventures.The book is one of the collection of stories about Mike’s Shayne’s job.

The first time this book was published in 1968 and I think that action goes on at sixties.

The story begins in the office of the Courier-one of the biggest newspaper in Miami.

Young journalist Timothy Rourke investigated one case of the three murders (for the newspaper of course). He hadn’t good relations with police and especially with the chief of police Peter Painter. So Rourke rummaged by his own methods:he looked for information everywhere, aspecially on the street.

Timothy Rourke suspected one of the richiest and influential man in Miami who had few clubs-casinos.

So Timothy Rourke was writing about that for a week. He made a big and very sharp stuff about events during that week in the city. He scold police because no arrests had been made. Rourke warned citizens about the crime wave which could flood the city anytime, anyday. He named some suspects which held high posts.

Rourke deceived his chief, the managing editor. He gave for a signature the other article and published that article I was talking about.

After the adition, the same day, Rourke got some warnings from
persons who he had written about and in the evening he was found in his apartament laying on the floor with a bullet in his bosom.

Couple days later Mike Shayne came to the city by train with no bagage.He had read an article about the journalist who was shot the day before.

Mike Shayne and Timothy Rourke were very good friends when Shayne worked in Miami.He came from New Orlean.

Shayne began to investigate this case (who murdered Timothy Rourke). Later he read Rourke’s stuff about criminals and three murders and started from the room where Rourke lived and where he was found.
Shayne searched day and night.He found out that Rourke had a romanee with the editor’s wife, that before shooting Rourke was visited by two women.So he searched those women.From the good Shayne’s friend in police he heard that those three murders where near the clubs which belongs to the rich man, Brenner. Before those people were killed ,they had won a lot of money and they had met very beautiful and sexy blonde…

Words:

to lope in to-atvėžlinti,atslinkti
to dishevel-suvelti,sušiaušti
nostrils-šnervės
to flare-išsiplėsti,žypčioti
bloodhound-seklys,pėdsekys
hot on a scent-pajuto kvapą,susekė
to stride-žingsniuoti
to shed-nusimesti
soiled-sutepta,nešvaru
purposefully-ryžtingai,turint tikslą
prim-pedantiškas
pry-smalsauti,kišti nosį ne į savo reikalus
mess-netvarka
pale-išblyškęs,išbalęs
earnestly-karštai
strip-juostelė,laikraščio skiltis
deliberately-apgalvotai,atsargiai
flung-pasityčiojo
brisk-gyvas,judrus,apsukrus
foreman-meistras,viršininkas
to brood-galvoti,mąstyti
idly-tingiai,tuščiai
erect-žvalus
chuckle-juokas,kvatojimas
typewriter-spausdinimo mašinėlė
spare-atsarginis
twinkle-mirgėjimas
pensively-svajingas,susimąstęs
harsh-šiurkštus,grubus
presume-piknaudžiauti
saturnine-niūrus
grin-šypsotis
gambling-rizikuojant
bush-krūmas
ratting-beplepant
incisive-aštrus,kandus
bungalows-vasarnamiai
stir up-sužadinti(smalsumą)
gamble-rizikingas sumanymas,žygis
growled-bambėjo,skundėsi
plodded-kėblino,sunkiai ėjo
solve-pagauti
drag-traukti,vilkti
hesitate-dvejoti
slatt-betvarkė
swanky-elegantiškas,puošnus
limp-šlubuoti
sighed-atsiduso
taut-griežtas,pareigingas
guts-žarnos
retraction-atsisakymas
spill-išpilti,išbarstyti
scoffed-išjuokė,pasijuokė iš
patronage-globa
regretffuly-gailestingai
ornate-išpuoštas,įmantrus
theff-vagystė
blandly-mandagiai,švelniai
mere-aiškus,tikras
slit-plyšys
chum-bičiulis
bunch-žmonių grupė
husky-stiprus
stiff-standus
neckband-apykaklė
subordinate-pavaldus,priklausomas
benign-švelnus
severity-griežtumas
composing room-rinkykla
anticipated-laukė,tikėjosi
emphatic-ryškus,pabrėžtas
groundless-nepagrįstas
capable-gabus,sumanus
affable-mandagus,draugiškas
arouse-keltis,pabusti
din-ūžesys,bildesys
bare-nuogas,plikas
pallid-išblyškęs,išbalęs
accustomed-pripratino
junk-šlamštas,skarmalai
odd-papildomas,laisvas

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