Knife In My Back
|By Sam Merwin Jr.|
|Publisher||Harlequin Romance #70|
|Release Month||1950 (US)|
|Harlequin Romance Series #|
|Preceded by||Payoff In Black|
|Followed by||Bouquet Knitter's Guide|
"You're not going to die after all," said the great heart specialist when Christopher Horton visited him for what he thought was going to be the last time.
It was decidedly difficult to go out and start living again. But when Christopher purchased a rare Cusse paperweight from an old half-mad French woman, he discovered he was ready to lay his newly found life at the feet of her lovely granddaughter, Rhoda Dumont.
Ever since the doctor had told him that he could not possibly live more than a year, Christopher Horton had gone quietly about his well ordered life - making arrangements to have the Horton Bank taken over by his life-long friend, Peter Pearmain; settling a secure financial future for his childhood sweetheart and fiance blonde, expensive Julie Lester; and tying up safely an income for his younger brother, Joe, who was something of a drunken wastrel.
Dazed by his good fortune in life-expectancy and love-at-first-sight, Chris returned home to find, sprawled on his best Chinese rug, the knife-stabbed body of his lawyer's secretary, Lolly Parker, whom he had never seen outside the austere confines of the lawyers office.