Die Laughing Author:Richard Lockridge In his latest mystery story, richard Lockridge invites us t join Lieutenant Nathan Shapiro of the New York Police Department on the working side of the footlights of America's theatricl 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 Sund... more »ay afternoon and her young gardener is caught running away from her home, it looks like a simple case of robbery-murder.
But Lieutenant Shapiro ( with a gentle nudge from his wife, ose) begins to wonder whether things really are as simple as they appear. And when a couple of Jennifer's ex-husands turn up, the scene becomes more confused.
Nath Shapiro receives an unexpected assist fom 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 developing a place beside Heimrich and Weigand in the Lockridge gallery.« less