NINETY TIMES GUILTY by Hickman Powell

NINETY TIMES GUILTY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A book on the dope-vice racket, which ties in with Cooper's Designs in Scarlet. Where Cooper covers the whole field of narcotics and prostitution, this book is the story of one criminal and his mob, and might have greater reader appeal. Here is Lucky Luciano at the top, after a succession of killings and smart manipulations, the only big-time criminal to keep his name and activities undercover from public and underworld alike, thereby assuring longer invulnerability. His small fry henchmen and their personal stories. Finally, the general round-up, and the accumulation of evidence by Dewey, enough to give him a twenty year stretch. Powell, associated with Dewey, tells the inside story of the big vice racket case, doctors it up a bit, and presents a readable, though somewhat helter skelter job.

ISBN: 1432579169
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace