The Fourth Postman by Craig Rice, the first mystery writer to be featured on the cover
of Time magazine.
“Plot and people as
wacky as ever, with busted Malone and chicken-poxed Justuses supplying plenty
of comedy and, surprisingly, much intriguing sleuthing. Verdict: Fun.”—The Saturday Review
“Why can’t all
murders be as funny as those concocted by Craig Rice?”—The New York Times
1 Postman! 2 Postmen!
3 Postmen! All murdered!
John J. Malone
sticks his nose into the case of the dead postmen and picks up a crack on the
head, an Australian beer hound, and six redheaded twins. It all begins when he
takes on a new client, Rodney Fairfaxx. Rodney was tabbed for the postmen
murders because he hadn’t received a letter from a dead girl for more than 30
years. Malone doesn’t think that this is enough reason to kill, but he can’t
prove it. …
The body is found by the river, near a spot popular with runners.
With a serial rapist at work in the area, DI Zigic and DS Ferreira are initially confused when the Hate Crimes Unit is summoned to the scene. Until they discover that the victim, Corinne Sawyer, was born Colin Sawyer.
Police records reveal there have been violent attacks on trans women in the local area. Was Corinne a victim of mistaken identity? Or has the person who has been targeting trans women stepped up their campaign of violence? With tensions running high, and the force coming under national scrutiny, this is a complex case and any mistake made could be fatal...