THE DEATH AT YEW CORNER by Richard Forrest


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Forrest's cases for writer Lyon Wentworth and politician-wife Bea tend to ramble around, plot-wise--and this new mystery is one of the most body-strewn and exasperatingly unfocused. The rigamarole begins when Bea's elderly friend, nursing-home resident Fabian Bunting, is found dead--foul play that seems to be connected to the disappearance of Marty Rustman, a labor organizer who's been fighting a corrupt union at the nursing home. And when a couple of nasty union henchmen are murdered, it looks like Rustman is on a vengeful rampage. Who'll be the next victim? Well, nursing-home owner Serena Truman, who lives with her handsome, smarmy lawyer-husband in a veritable fortress, is sure that she's slated to be body #4. And so she is: Lyon and Bea, invited to dinner, find Serena dead in her tub--a classic locked-room puzzle. Too many plot ideas, tediously jumbled and strung-out; passable entertainment only for devoted fans of cheery Lyon and Bea.

Pub Date: Jan. 27th, 1980
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston