hy So Dead? (1966)
Abdul Raj was one of those legendary sultans straight from 'The
Arabian Nights', armed with a bevy of beautiful wives, loaded down with priceless gems -
and one of the richest men alive- until he was discovered to be very, very dead - in the
worst way. All the exotic characters gathered in the opulent hotel suite were eyeing each
other most suspiciously - ant they all looked equally guilty, but only one among the
fairytale entourage of luscious wives, paunchy ambassadors and turbaned sycophants had
violently dispatched the Sultan to paradise and made off with a certain priceless ruby...
and it was up to Captain Tim Corrigan. The eye-patched detective with the knack for
murderous situations plunges into the wildest, farthest-out caper of his career. His
assignment leads him to a splendid but terrified harem of veiled beauties, a millionaire
sultan with a roving eye, a gang of turbaned mystery men with a lust for violence.
Corrigan's job: protect a priceless ruby as red as the color of murder.
Ghost-written by Richard Deming,
this story was published in Man's Magazine in November 1966 as
The Killer Who Made 22 Widows.
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