Mavis St. Paul had been a rich man's mistress. Now she was a corpse. And every cop in New York City was hunting for the two-bit punk accused of putting a knife in her. But the punk was innocent. He'd been set up to take the fall by some cutie who was too clever by half. My job? Find that cutie-before the cutie found me.
Richard Stark was one of the many pseudonyms of Donald E. Westlake (1933 2008), a prolific author of crime fiction. In 1993, the Mystery Writers of America bestowed the society s highest honor on Westlake, naming him a Grand Master.