CRIME: The Solid Gold Cad

Familiar to song and story down the ages is the wastrel scion of a fortune-making family. Minot Jelke does not quite fit the type. In him, the entrepreneurial strain that made millions out of oleomargarine for his grandfather had not quite died out. Mickey, who stood to inherit $3,000,000 by the time he reached 30 and whose mother supplied him with ample cash, was not content to be a plain young rake; ambition led him to capitalize his vices in pimpery.

In the wastrel tradition Mickey shunned work, churned around Manhattan in a...

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