Die Laughing Author:Richard Lockridge In his latest mystery story, Richard Lockridge invites us to join Lieutenant Nathan Shapiro of New York Police Department on the working side of the footlights of America's theatrical Mecca--Broadway. — When Jennifer Singleton, whose magical laugh and phenomenal beauty had made her the darling of the American stage, is found murdered on a Sunday ... more »afternoon and her young gardener is caught running away from her house, it looks like a simple case of robbery-murder.
But Lieutennant Shapiro (with a gentle nudge from his wife, Ros) begins to wonder whether things really are as simple as they appear. And when a couple of Jennifer's ex-husbands turn up, the scene becomes more confused.
Nathan Shapiro receives an unexpected assist from a retired Army general, whose sharpness of eye is surpassed only by his sharpness of tongue.
And Lockridge fans will be glad to see Shapiro developoing a place beside Heimrich and Weigand in the Lockridge gallery.« less