The face, rather flabby and pinched-looking in death, held a curious look of surprise rather than alarm. From where Murdock stood, only the limp and shapeless set to the body spoke of death. Not until he stepped close and bent down beside Jerry Carter did he see the small, red-dish stain that had discolored the fabric over the heart.
Carter's murder starts off The Camera Clue (1937) and it's photographer Kent Murdock who solves the case with the assistance of his lovely wife, Joyce, and P.I. friend, Jack Fenner. Camera is the third entry in the Kent Murdock series, beginning with Murder With Pictures (1935) and concluding with The Silent Witness (1973). Murdock occasionally appears in the Fenner novels by Coxe.
Those of you who like old pulp mysteries in the Casey, Crime Photographer mold (Coxe's other creation), go no farther than The Camera Clue.
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