Callaghan awoke and looked at the ceiling. His lips were dry and his tongue felt like a yellow plush sofa. Outside he could hear the rain pattering on the windows. He looked at his wrist-watch. It was eight o'clock.
Vivacious Mrs. Riverton has hired Slim to find her missing stepson, whom she admits she hates.
A dame has to have more than beauty and breeding to stop Slim Callaghan doing things his way. Mrs. Riverton has plenty of both, but when she begins to interfere in Slim's search, things start to hot up.
Slim's motto is: 'We get there somehow and who the hell cares'. The problem is that someone does . . .'
Dangerous Curves was originally published in 1939.
'Peter Cheyney is the Damon Runyon of crime' The Times
'Slim Callaghan's quick wit and knowledge of rough and tumble place him in the top ranks of private eyes. What a man!' New York Times