Write Murder Down Author:Richard Lockridge From the beginning it is a strange case. The autopsy report reads: — Unidentified female. Age late twenties or early thirties. Dead approximately thirty-six hours at the time of the post mortem examination. Cause of death, loss of blood. Toxicological analysis a massive dose of barbituate prior to death. — The dead woman has been found in the... more » bathrub of a Greenwich Village apartment with her wrists slashed. The apartment is almost empty and there are no personal effects - nothing to identify her.
Lt. Nathan Shapiro begins the painstaking process of finding out who she is, and when he finally discovers she's the author of a best-selling novel,he shakes his head mournfully. What does he know about writers?
In "Write Murder Down" Richard Lockridge takes Lt. Shapiro - and the reader - behind the scenes in publishing, to the word of agents, options, and contracts, where the fierce competition for a top best seller can lead to lies and deception and worse...« less