Banking on Death (John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 1)
Banking on Death - John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 1 Author:Emma Lathen When John Putnam Thatcher suspects a young co-worker is out of his league when called upon to locate a missing heir, the urbane banker decides to show the youngster the ropes. But at the end of this line is a knotty problem -- the newly located and now very much dead Robert Schneider. Was the murder a result of his seedy lifestyle or his tangled... more » family ties? And are the other heirs suspects or potential victims? The case only gets thornier as Thatcher delves into Schneider's past, but he is determined to fulfill his trust. He will settle the estate fairly -- even if it means doing battle with a killer.
Emma Lathen is a pseudonym for the writing team of Mary J. Latsis and Martha Henissart.« less
For elderly Hilda, the end would be a merciful release. At least that's what her family claimed as they waited with eager outstretched hands for the inheritance. But one of the heirs to the Schneider trust was missing,a nd when John Putnam Thatcher located him, he'd been a corpse for two weeks - not from natural causes. While the police suspected his estranged wife, John Thatcher had other ideas. the Schneiders had too few alibis and too many skeletons lurking in secret closets...
Written by ... "America's Agatha Christie" ...
A good, quick read. Light mystery.