Squire of Death Author:Richard Lockridge James McLaren returns to his Manhattan apartment from a business trip to find his wife has left him. Although they had been arguing about her work as a chanteuse at Le Cafe Bleu before he went away, he had not expected this; and something in the note she has left seems unnatural. — The next unnatural event: the murder of Jefferson Page, thrice-... more »married and well-hated millionaire, who is certainly past the first flush of middle age but still vigorous - until he is shot in his house in Greenwich Village one disenchanted evening. He is missed by almost no one, except perhaps the fragile beauty who was in line to become wife number four.
Who killed Page? What has happened to Lucile McLaren? And why do so many paths lead to Le Cafe Bleu?
It's clearly a case of murder with a vengenance - and the reader can take it from there with full confidence that the best Lockridge combination of menance and mystery awaits him.« less