The Case of the Canny Killer(1946)
(The first book in the Steeltown series)
A novel by Harry Stephen Keeler
America's war effort is being threatened by sabotage at the Tippindale Steel Plant and and Superintendent Noah Turnbo has got to stop it! His main suspect is Kel Lauriston, a boomer, but Kel has other fish to fry-namely getting married to Myrene Carey. But foreman Red McAfee may have something to say about that. He's in love with her, too. Throw in a patch of catnip down by the plant fence, a pack of Chinese laundrymen, and a powerful telescope and you have a web that only Harry Stephen Keeler could unravel. Written in 1944 and published in 1946 by Phoenix Press. The British edition was called Murder in the Mills.
Used availability for Harry Stephen Keeler's The Case of the Canny Killer
November 2009 : USA Paperback