The Jake of Diamonds Author:Don Von Elsner In the game of Murder-Is-Wild ... Jake Winkman was coming up a heavy loser, Jake - that slick card pro, that tall, wise-cracking bridge bum, that quick winner with women and the buck - had seldom been dealt such a tough hand. — The corpse, with the nylon stocking neatly tied around his broken neck, came tumbling out of Jake's closet just as Lieut... more »enant Mercer of the Honolulu Police strolled into the room. Mercer was after $40,000 in stolen diamonds, and bits and pieces of the missing jewels were turning up with strange regularity around Jake.
It was a wild frame-up with the shocker still to come - with the dead man identified as the jealous husband of the hottest little number Jake had ever played.
The noose around Jake grew tighter and tighter. And all the time the solution waited to be plucked from the Mid-Pacific Regionals Tournament - with one of the bridge masters as the murderer ...« less