First edition. Author's first book. Fine in lightly soiled, price-clipped dust jacket. Two Oklahoma City private detectives are introduced to us in the author's first book. Steve Cranmer and Butch Maneri disguise themselves as an insurance investigator and a member of a road building crew in order to check out a bizarre story that a young woman brought to them. Everyone in Solano, Oklahoma believes her lover committed suicide but she believes he was murdered. The problem for the two investigators is why anyone would want to kill him. The only clue is he didn't want to sell his jewelry store in order to make room for a new courthouse. Yet why would anyone want to commit murder over a federally funded courthouse? Are our two investigators on the right track? Great read! Edgar Award winner.
Inventory Number: 45287