Murder in the Oval Office Author:Elliott Roosevelt This locked room is the Oval Office of the President of the United States. Alabama Congressman Winstead Colmer is found shot to death with a pistol that lies beside him on the floor of the Oval Office. All windows and doors are bolted shut from the inside! Suicide? It is meant to look so. But would a man who was going to kill himself wipe all fi... more »ngerprints off the bullets inside the gun?
And what about the scores of people who have motives for wanting Colmer dead? There is the mafia-controlled banker in Chicago who is about to be brought before the congressional committee Colmer headed. There is Colmer's ambitious and jealous brother who might do anything for a seat in the congress and who happened to be in Washington for the week-end. There is the father of debutante Jane Stebbins who is convinced that it was Colmer who had gotten his daughter pregnant and abandoned her. Not to memtion Colmer's wife who refuses to tell the police just exactly where she was on the night of the murder.« less