Henry Kuttner. The Murder of Ann Avery (1956) 170 pp. [pbo]
At least seven people wanted Ann Avery dead. San Francisco psychoanalyst Dr. Michael Gray investigates a dope addict, a lush, a big spender (on a teacher’s salary), a gang leader, a tough kid with a penchant for violence, a jealous husband, and a reluctant witness who hides explosive evidence. Gray sets out to see if one of these people may be her killer, knowing that one or more of them will most likely also be killed.
Setting: San Francisco