Message From A Corpse
|By Sam Merwin Jr.|
|Publisher||Harlequin Romance #62|
|Release Month||1950 (US)|
|Harlequin Romance Series #|
|Preceded by||Shadow Of The Badlands|
|Followed by||The Dangerous Dead|
Breck Barnum, red-headed public relations expert, had all but forgotten old Tom Flanders, millionaire financier, whose account he had handled until Flanders died five years earlier. Then discovery just outside his office door of a corpse of a retired judge snapped him into the realization that the revealing biography of Flanders, which Breck had never bothered to finish writing, was a matter of life or death to someone - and threatened the lives of others.
Even while he was searching unsuccessfully for the manuscript, Breck met the first two of several involved; a gangster who beat him unconsious inhis own appartment, and a lovely Texas blonde who demanded, at pistol-point, the missing manuscript. Then old Flanders' beautiful granddaughter, Mara Flanders, joined forces with Breck in the search for the suddenly important half-finished book. Dorothy Cochrane, Breck's devoted secretary, and Flanders' daughter, Sandra Tremains, further - and fatally - complicated matters.