One of my favourite stories in the collection is 'Star':
'I was downtown in Harry’s Bar on the trail of a snitch named Benny the Weasel. Just that morning we’d found the landlord of a rundown rooming house with his brains all over his pillow, one eye staring at the ceiling, the other turned to jelly by hot lead. I figured if anyone knew who done it, Benny did.'
The full story is here if you want to read more.
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