Nancy Barr Mavity. The Tule Marsh Murder (1929) 318 pp.
Suffering cats! James Aloysius “Peter” Piper, ace reporter for the Herald, is drawn into the mystery surrounding a woman found murdered in the marsh near El Cerrito. The body has been burned beyond recognition, but bears a striking similarity to Sheila (O’Shay) Ellsworth, the missing wife of millionaire Don Ellsworth. Also on the case is Dr. Cavanaugh, a famous psychiatrist who has made a hobby of analysis of the criminal mind and is a frequent consultant for the police and expert witness in murder trials. Bigamy, amnesia, and conspiracy all come into play before Peter stumbles into the shocking conclusion and uncovers the killer.
Baird & Greenwood 1694