She Died On The Stairway
|By Knight Rhoades|
|Publisher||Harlequin Romance #85|
|Release Month||1950 (US)|
|Harlequin Romance Series #|
|Preceded by||The Triple Cross|
|Followed by||Double Life|
Old Abigail Winship dominated her family by the power of her wealth. All of them were dependent on her whims for their actual living expences, and each of them would inherit a million dollars at her death! So, Lieutenant Price, of the San Francisco Homicide Squad, was not at all surprised when Abigail wrote him that some member of her family was trying to murder her. The wonder, to Lieutenant Price, was that all of them were not trying, for Abigail was an exasperating old lady, who loved making new wills and disinheriting her relatives, just to see them squirm...Lieutenant Price and his irrepressible wife, Nikky, newspaper reporter, were on vacation when old Abigail's letter reached them, but, remembering that his grandmother had been Abigail's friend, Lieutenant Price could not find it in his heart to refuse the summons.
This is a gay and rapidly-paced story, introducing a detective who uses legerdemain to help solve his crimes - and spends the rest of his time trying to keep his delightful and unpredictable wife from getting herself bumped off.