Meet Me at the Morgue Author:John Ross Macdonald $50,000 in small bills. That was the price the kidnapers demanded for the return of four-year-old Jamie Johnson. The money was to be placed in a small black suitcase. The suitcase was to be left outside the newsstand at the station. — The boys' father followed instructions. The only witness was Joe Trentino, the news dealer. And Joe was blin... more »d. But he was able to give Howard Cross a clue.
That clue led Howard to a parked automobile. There he found the suitcase--open and empty. There he also found the first corpse, draped across the front seat with the red plastic handle of an ice pick sticking out of it's neck like a red carbuncle.
Before Howard the the F.B.I. could solve this case, murder would strike again, and again, and again!« less