I pulled the book off the shelf meaning to put it on my TBR pile. My mistake was opening it to the first page!
Set to the back drop of Pat Abbott’s home town of San Francisco. Pat is about to marry Jean Holly…if people would just leave them in peace.
When a young woman comes in to ask for his help in finding her brother, Pat sends her downstairs to another private detective. A couple of hours later that detective is found dead.
Pat sets out to find the mans killer, with the solicitous help of his bride-to-be.
A fast paced mystery, with plenty of colourful characters. In a plot with twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the end.
As always, these books are a pure joy to read.
My copy is the UK Hammond, Hammond & Co. Ltd. reprint edition of 1946 (above), sadly without the lovely dust jacket.