Mr. and Mrs. North live as quiet a life as a couple can amidst the bustle of New York City. For Jerry,a publisherand Pamelaa homemakerthe only threat to their domestic equilibrium comes in the form of Mrs. North’s relentless efforts as an amateur sleuthwhich repeatedly find the duo investigating murders and sundry other crimes. So when the wealthy backer of a play is found dead in the seats of the West 45th Street Theatrethe Norths aren’t far behindled by Pam’s customary flair for murders that turn eccentric andyeshumorous. Alongside Lieutenant William Weigand of the New York Police Departmentthey’ll employ illogical logic and bizarrely tangential suggestions to draw the curtains on a killer. A light mystery set in a classic Broadway localeDeath on the Aisle is lent verisimilitude by author Richard Lockridge’s career as a theater critic. Though it is the fourth novel in the saga of this charmingwitty couplethe series can be enjoyed in any orderwith each installment depicting its own self-contained story.
Death on the Aisle
Frances Lockridge, Richard Lockridge, Otto Penzler
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