(From the publisher):
It all began at the party to celebrate Sgt. Hackett's new baby. Alice Mendoza, wife of Lieutenant Mendoza, Homicide, was there and along with everyone else she met the insufferable busybody Margaret Chadwick - who was suddenly called to the telephone in the middle of the evening.
The next morning Miss Chadwick's body was found down in the Southern Pacific freight yards. She had been strangled but there wasn't a single clue to help the Los Angeles Police Department find her killer. That was when Lt. Mendoza was called in - and he quickly found himself confronted with one of the most baffling cases of his career.
Original title: Death of a Busybody
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural