It's the late 1950s, Ginger works in a dime-a-dance joint in a rundown part of town and someone is killing taxi dancers.
When two police detectives show up at the dance hall one night, Ginger falls for the taller one. "...if I'd had any dreams left, he coulda moved right into them."
The cops only know the killer's favorite song, the kind of ring he has on one finger and the bizarre way he leaves the dancers' bodies. With nothing more to go on, they try a stake out. Luckily, Ginger is one sharp cookie and a step ahead of the police. Question is, will she be a step ahead of the serial killer?
This carefully crafted tale, The Dancing Detective, is classic noir by Cornell Woolrich and it's one of 40 short stories in Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense, a must for the library of every mystery and short story lover. The stories clearly demonstrate how a skilled mystery/suspense writer can weave a tale, create characters with depth and have you guessing right up to the end--all in a tiny package.
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