book cover of The Dead Can Tell
 

The Dead Can Tell

(1943)
(Book 12 in the Inspector McKee series)
A novel by

 
 
"The letters forming the name 'Sara Hazard' and the word 'murdered' were in large caps." The death of Sara Hazard, a Manhattan socialite, was first deemed an accidental drowning. This patch-work letter claimed otherwise and is sufficiently convincing to bring Inspector McKee on to the case.

"Helen Reilly's stories of Inspector McKee are convincing because she has made a close study of the workings of the New York City Police Department and has always aimed at solving fictional crimes just as the police would go about solving real ones. This is one of the best, if not the very best, of the McKee stories." - The New York Times

"All kinds of amorous accords and discords get in play when love lies a' bleeding in the shape of a much hated, but very beautiful wife and extortionist. Her death, believed to be accidental, is investigated by McKee - and leads him a fine whirl. Those involved - New York's rotogravure highlights, society and politicians alike, play mum...A fast paced story, handled with velvet." - Kirkus

"Plenty of thrills and tense moments. Verdict: Enjoyable" - The Saturday Review of Literature

Also by Helen Reilly:
Name Your Poison
The Farmhouse
Tell Her It's Murder

[2013 August 07: Completely re-proofed in-house]

Genre: Mystery

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