#2 in the Singer Batts mystery series, by Thomas B. Dewey.
Thomas B. Dewey wrote four novels featuring Singer Batts, bibliophile and hotel owner. Singer prefers the company of his books and an occasional foray into the Lonely Hearts Club world. But he keeps getting embroiled in murders!
The Boston Herald called the first book "well paced and lively," and The Saturday Review called it, "lively, lurid, and outspoken." Author Dorothy Hughes said: "It's murder and mayhem and hold onto your hats. Amusing and amazing."
And they’re all a lot of fun.