Scott Mitchell is a pseudonym used by Lionel Robert Holcombe Godfrey who was born in 1932. His main series character under this name was Brock Devlin.
There are several books which were published in the same year and we are
unable to guarantee the chronological order of those titles bearing the
same publication dates.
A soon as I entered the bar - Frank's, a good place to know, as long as you got there before the mob hit it later in the evening — I saw her sitting at the end, teasing her drink the way some women tease everything, from tame cats to wild men. It was a gimlet, I guessed, in her dainty fist, but I wasn't really looking at the drink.
She had fur draped carelessly over her shoulders. You can afford to drape it carelessly when it 3s sable. Her legs were long and silky, the way they're supposed to be in the storybooks, and the arm I could see - her left one, engaged in toying with the glass — was lean, sinewy and white. She was slim, but not too slim, and so built in front that the shallowest breath caused some movement of her high breasts beneath the black cocktail dress she was wearing under the coat. The face was to match, with high cheek-bones and the kind of eyes, green, in which poets get out of their depth and drown. Her mouth was ambiguous, since you could only guess whether the full, lovely lips smiled or pouted most. Her hair was dark, plenty of it, and it fell carelessly to her shoulders, from which the sable coat hung carelessly, like the bracelets that dangled on her wrists. She could afford to have that casual aura.
I walked along the bar and sat down three stools away from her.
'What'll it be ?' asked the bartender.