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Murder Rides High

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Published: 1946
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,026 / 20 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 683
Added to site: 2008.08.30 21935

They told Buzz his flying days were over. But when a killer broke loose he remembered that a man may have bad nerves but an excellent nerve!

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w how that had been worked. The murderer had nosed around the ready room until he discovered which planes his intended victims were to fly. Then he went down to the flight line and fixed the cables in those planes. It was customary for student pilots to examine the planes thoroughly before their first flight. And anyone seeing him in an ensign's uniform would take it for granted he was familiarizing himself with the control mechanisms of the plane. The beauty of the setup was that when the planes hit from a hundred feet they exploded, leaving no traces. Fortunately Buzz had the cable from Tommy's plane for evidence. And then, when the murderer had finished his business, he would go out the same way he came in. Through the main gate on the stolen pass and in the stolen uniform. He would just disappear. Buzz reached for the phone again.

"There's one sure way to stop that." He dialed the number of the Marine Guard at the gate.

"Hello, Marine Guard? This is the Operations Officer. What was the name

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***

[From Mammoth Detective, September 1946]

Tight little short story of murder on a US Navy flight base. A quick read with an aerial dog-fight thrown in for good measure



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