Mustache was Alfred Nota, from Boston, and tic-face was Homer Flanders, from Philadelphia.
I checked out Nota and Flanders.
Everybody would like to see Alfred Nota locked up but nobody has been able to make anything stick.
If the boys sent Alfred Nota looking for him, they want this guy very badly.
Dean was certain the driver was Alfred Nota, one of the men he'd hassled at Vinnie Baratto's place.
We think it's your pal Nota and his sleazebag friend—the pair you hassled at Baratto's place.
If Alfred Nota in his blue Ford was really interested in following Dean, why had the con taken off like a scared rabbit as soon as Dean showed up?
Dean was sure it was Nota and Homer Flanders, looking for information on where Vinnie Baratto was hidden, but there was nothing in the house to tell them.
It had been stolen, so the police had no way of putting out a call for Nota and his friend unless someone in the neighborhood had sharp eyes.
What's your read on why Nota busted into my place?
"That doesn't answer how Nota knew about me," Dean said.
How would Nota get Mrs. Glass's number or even know Cleary even existed?
If it was Nota, chances are he won't have any better luck chasing down Cleary than we did.
'Course we don't know it was Nota for sure...
Could Nota and his affiliated crime family be that sly?
And how would Nota and associates come by this knowledge in the first place?
Suppose Alfred Nota and his pal Homer's break-in at Collingswood Avenue was just a cover-up and their true mission was to plant a listening device.
Besides, Nota was the only member of the crime family who knew Dean's face and by all accounts he'd left Parkside some time ago.
That was Nota and Flanders.
So it was you who called Mrs. Glass—not Nota and his friends.
Nota could have killed him.
I didn't sic Nota on anyone—that came from Vinnie Baratto by way of Arthur Atherton and it didn't have a damned thing to do with the Byrne case.
Definitely a different tailor than Nota and the late Homer Flanders.