She Walks Alone Author:Helen McCloy A woman dies by violence aboard the S.S. Santa Cristina -- a radio flash from the West Indies brings word of an apparently related death -- a man's body turns up, and in his hand is a suicide note written in one woman's handwriting, but signed with another woman's name. And what part does the jar of blood play -- and what's in the two mysterious... more » boxes -- and why is everyone so interested in the contents of a certain package wrapped in cherub-bedecked paper? That's the puzzle Captain Urizar has to solve in a case with a startling showdown.« less
The adventures on board the ship hold your attention, and the confined space makes for a whodunit in the grand tradition, since there are only a handful of suspects. Once the action changes to New York, interest flags a bit. I grew quite weary of the heroine's actions, although the denouement shows the logic behind what she does.
All in all, an okay mystery in the Golden Age vein.