Death Claims (Dave Brandstetter Mysteries) by Joseph Hansen

By Joseph Hansen

Dying Claims is the second one of Joseph Hansen's acclaimed mysteries that includes ruggedly masculine Dave Brandstetter, a homosexual assurance investigator. whilst John Oats's physique is located washed up on a seashore, his younger lover April Stannard is certain it was once no coincidence. Brandstetter has the same opinion: Oats's college-age son, the beneficiary of the existence insurance plans, has long gone lacking.

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De Kalb came Christmas week. " "That was a good day," she said. " "But no one else? " "Someone ate supper with him the night he-" But she couldn't say it. She walked more quickly, hunched inside the bulky coat. He lengthened his stride. She changed the wording. "That last night. But it must have been Peter. " She halted, turned. "I thought you wanted Peter. He killed his father-isn't that what you said? For the precious insurance money your company doesn't want to pay him. Now it's strangers. " "John Oats used morphine.

Ask Dr. " Norwood came back and sat down. "He could have drowned himself. He was badly scarred and he'd been proud of his looks. " "April didn't mind the scars," Dave said. "She was getting jobs. They were eating. There was a roof over their heads. " "Peter," Eve Oats said stubbornly. "Not at the end. His wanting to change the policy shows that. Peter had walked out on him. No, I don't know why. " She held her hand against the light again. Its shadow masked her eyes. "Your eagerness to save your company money is muddling your mind.

On the coast road. Not far from the turnoff to Arena Blanca. Yup. " "One of them did. " De Kalb frowned. "That's another thing. Why would he kill himself when he had a lovely girl like that? She really cared about him. She was at that hospital-" "Night and day," Dave said. "Eve Oats told me. " De Kalb stared. "Pain? " De Kalb sat up sharply. " "No. I was in New York. " Bleak smile. "Also for the Indoor Track and Field Champion46 ships. A. International that same night. The night John died. Didn't know that then, not till I got back.

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