by Hugh Pentecost
An Inspector Luke Bradley mystery
“Fine puzzle and good, tough dialogue.” — New Yorker
When ex-riveter Pat Cain accepted Emily Stoddard’s offer to finance his singing career, he found himself hob-nobbing with a clique of voice teachers, theatrical coaches, a numerologist and an Indian Chief. It never occurred to him that violence and death simmered beneath the emotional outbursts of that motley crowd until Inspector Luke Bradley appeared, seeking information about Lydia Eagan, another of Emily’s proteges, who had either been pushed or had jumped out of a hotel window.
Thrill follows thrill in this engrossing mystery as Cain gives Bradley a sleuthing assist while trying to shield a lovely girl.