Corkscrew by Donald E. Westlake

By Donald E. Westlake

Bryce Proctor's subsequent novel is due yet he has a significant case of writer's block. He additionally has a grasping spouse who wishes every thing in a divorce cost. Wayne Prentice is a author with a manuscript no one desires. Proctor means that the radical be released less than Proctor's identify and the development cut up 50/50. yet there's a trap.

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What trash,' she said. 'Poor Janet, that's all she gets are these lighter-than-air yuppie comedies; supposed to be all about sex, they're just about some loser's idea of witty repartee. She wants to do better work, she wants to direct at the Public, but she has to build a body of work and all it is is this trash. ' 'I bet you did,' he said. 'Of course I did. I always tell the truth, it's easier that way. ' 'Love it,' he said. 'I knew you did. ' 'Very,' he said, and put his wineglass down on the table next to the dynasty horse, and punched Lucie as hard as he could in the stomach.

He moved himself, this way and that, freed his fingers from the bag, then looked down at her, touched her, inspected her. She was dead. As he slid into bed, Susan rolled over in the darkness and said, 'Wayne? ' 'It's over,' he said. ' He turned toward her, and she put her arms around him, and he nestled his face in against the warm side of her throat, felt the beating of the pulse there. Her breath was regular in his ear, strong and regular, not weak and ragged. ' 'Worse than you can know,' he said.

He helped her with her coat, and they left the apartment to wait for the elevator. ' 'And divorcing women who live alone,' she said, as the elevator arrived. ' 'Believe me,' she said, 'a doorman is just as good as a husband any day. ' 'You can feel safe,' he said. 'I always feel safe,' she said. ' 'No, we're hiking,' she said. Looking back at his novela, the doorman pushed a button that opened the glass door as they reached it. ' They crossed Broadway at the corner and headed down the side street.

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