A Single Death
L.J. Rouse was a freelance writer in Toronto.
Inspector Charlie Salter returns in the fourth of Eric Wright’s critically acclaimed detective series. Someone else unexpectedly returns, as well: Charlie’s all-but-forgotten first wife Gerry suddenly appears in his office, to confront him with a rather unwelcome problem. A young woman has been found dead, apparently raped and then strangled by an unknown assailant she had evidently admitted to her apartment. Unwillingly Charlie accepts the case; and his investigation teaches him a good deal about his own personal prejudices, about women and loneliness, even about his own much-loved wife Annie.
A Single Death is meticulously plotted, vintage detective fiction.