The Canvas Coffin



The fighter had a dream. . . .

Some men were sewing a body into canvas. It was on the deck of a ship. There was a big seam up the middle of the canvas, and now only the face was still uncovered . . .

''You want to take a last look, champ?'' one of the men asked. ''We're about ready to dump him.''

The fighter bent to see in the moonlight. The face in the canvas was his own . . .

The fighter was Luke Pilgrim, middleweight champion of the world. Luke could handle any man in the ring. He also could handle the hoods who were trying to muscle in on his next fight . . . But there was one thing he couldn't handle - and that was murder . . .

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Publish Date
March 15, 2013
5.0 X 0.41 X 7.99 inches | 0.43 pounds
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About the Author

William Campbell Gault (1910-1995) was an American writer. He wrote under his own name, and as Roney Scott and Will Duke, among other pseudonyms. He is probably best remembered for his sports fiction, particularly the young-readers' novels he began publishing in the early 1960s and for his crime fiction. He contributed to a wide range of pulp magazines, particularly to the sports pulps, where he was considered one of the best writers in the field. Gault won the 1953 Edgar Award for Best First Novel for his crime fiction novel, Don't Cry for Me (1952). He won the Shamus Award for Best P.I. Paperback Original in 1983 for The Cana Diversion and was awarded The Eye in 1984 for Lifetime Achievement, both by The Private Eye Writers of America. In 1991, he was presented Bouchercon's Lifetime Achievement Award.