A Key to Death Author:Frances and Richard Lockridge When Pam and Jerry North go to see about making their wills, it seems to be merely a routine visit to a lawyer. But routine disappears when their lawyer, Forbes Ingraham, is found shot dead the following morning. He had just been conferring with Matthew Halpern, a labor leader beset by a number of goons who were trying to pin a false rap on him.... more » Reginald Webb, the sole remaining partner in the firm, is "advised" in less than polite terms to lay off Halpern as a client. Bill Weigand's investigation of the shooting involves two more associates of the firm, three ladies who work there, and a rather inscrutable one-time girl friend of Ingraham's. Murder and the Norths meet still once more before this dramatic case is tied up with a neat and clever surprise.
One part murder, two parts Norths, a dash of ingenious detection, and a liberal seasoning of confusion and humor is always the recipe for top-level mystery reading when authored by the best-selling Lockridges. This is the nineteenth Pam and Jerry North mystery.« less