Laura Author:Vera Caspary This is Laura's book, although most of it is told by three men -- the three men who knew her best. When the story opens, Laura's life is ended. — Some of it is told by that fussy old man of letters, Waldo Lydecker, written partly out of gloating interest in tragedy of any kind, partly because Laura was the only person Waldo had ever loved. — And ... more »it could not have been written without the help of Shelby Carpenter, Laura's fiance, who knew more about her death than anyone suspected.
And most of it was written by Detective Mark McPherson, although Mark never heard of Laura until after she had been murdered. Often a detective's duty is to reconstruct the life of a victim, but not to the point where he falls in love with her.
Here is the secret of Laura's death and of her life. And here is a book that starts as a detective story, and turns out to be a subtle 'pscyhothriller.'« less