The Simple Art of Murder - Pickup on Noon Street Summary & Analysis

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Pickup on Noon Street Summary

A man and woman are walking together late at night. The man, called Smiler, wants the woman to come home with him, but she demands liquor. He sends her back home to wait for him, and then goes to a hotel where he goes into a drunkard's room. The drunk man took all of his money gambling earlier. His name is Peter Anglich, and he is an undercover narcotics officer sleeping off too much alcohol. However, as Smiler takes all of his money, Peter wakes up and there is a brief fight between the two before he shoots and kills Smiler. He quickly gathers his things, then makes the clerk agree not to say anything about the fight. Later that morning, Pete goes to eat breakfast and accidentally frightens an attractive woman next to him. He spots...

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