Richard Wormser – The Body Looks Familiar (1957)


Vintage Golden Age Mystery
Scavenger Hunt Category: Dead Body
Date Finished: January 28, 2017
TBR #9
Follow the Clues step #9: from Mind to Body.

A cat and mouse game between the Assistant District Attorney and the Assistant Police Chief as the Asst. D.A. murders the girl friend of the Asst. Police Chief in front of him and tries to frame him for the crime. No real protagonist here, just two antagonists, as both are slimy characters. Both insert themselves into the investigation and disrupt evidence to benefit themselves. Both are willing to convict an innocent bystander if necessary. The homicide detective investigating the crime is a somewhat secondary character, but the only one with any integrity. A very well done turn on the traditional themes.



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