She Woke to Darkness Author:Brett Halliday Hard Boiled Detective series--1954 — Mike Shayne's 25th Case — Meet Mike Shayne: Famous private eye; tough, relentless as a concrete mixer; facies vintage brandy and vivacious babes; knows when to use brains instead of bullets. — Who is this girl? Loves good times and parties. After third martini has a habit of giving her key to nearest man, walki... more »ng out with another. Natural enemy of all wives.
Who is this man? Takes fun where he finds it, and finds plenty. His little red book covers bedrooms from the Village to Yorkville. When he forgets it's all in fun; the result is murder.
Who is this girl? Lives alone in Eastside apartment; entertains whomever she wants, at all hours. Prefers pub-crawling, with or without escort, but is never long without one.
In the tense, violent, deadly game of murder, a man's life depended on whether Mike Shayne could fit the proper masks to the proper faces.« less