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He had the book gift-wrapped with the appraisal enclosed (as was the custom)
and slotted it to Maria Beaumont's house. Twenty minutes later came the reply: "
Darling! Darling! Darling! I thot you'd forgoten (evidently Maria had written the
He watched the little peeper drift through the crowd of diners, probing, prying,
searching, until he at last returned with a negative shake of his head and
gestured toward Maria Beaumont. Clearly Maria was the only source of
information, but ...
A patrol officer, now in plainclothes, believed in the surprise attack. He waylaid
Maria Beaumont during a theater intermission, and before her horrified friends
bellowed: "It was a frame. You was in cahoots with the killer. You set up the
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing
The first third or so of the novel is definitely the best part: how do you commit murder in a society where telepaths comprise a significant portion of the population? Bester has fun both devising a ... Read full review
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The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester Eight, sir; seven, sir; Six, sir; five, sir; Four, sir; three, sir; Two, sir; one! Read full review