Stephen Marlowe – Model for Murder (1955)


Vintage Golden Age Mystery
Vintage Mystery Extravaganza category: 2011 #2
Date Finished: January 20, 2020

Jason Chase, just released from a two-year stretch in prison for a real estate crime committed by his brother, who has also married Jason’s former fiancee, returns to New York and hooks up with an old girlfriend. She’s been working for a sex researcher and steals all the survey responses as a practical joke on her professor boss. Blackmailers find out about this and kill her roommate in order to steal the papers. The brother, sister-in-law, and sister-in-law’s sister are also all involved, causing Jason to start digging into the world of scandal sheets and mobsters.

A good story that was entertaining to read, but not terribly memorable afterward. Adequate.

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