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CASE PENDING by Dell Shannon



Pub Date: Jan. 20th, 1959
Publisher: Harper

This is a first appearance for Lt. Mendoza whose Mexican heritage is center front in a three way case, the senseless killing of Teresa Ramirez, the blackmailing for a black market adoption, and the oppressive guilt of young Martin Lindstrom. Mendoza connects Teresa's death with that of Carol Brooks' earlier, keeps in mind a lunatic touch, and, with the two other lines, effects a quick finale. California and competent.