The Hotel Dick
By Axel Brand
It’s 1948 Milwaukee. The Lakeshore Towers Hotel house detective, J. Adam Bark, is murdered while sitting in a barber’s chair. Homicide detective Lieutenant Joe Sonntag is sent to investigate, but has a difficult time with the barber’s insistence that Spencer Tracy killed Bark.
Disbelieving, Joe begins his investigation, made all the more bizarre when Greer Garson and Veronica Lake are shot. Or are they?
The retro vibes in this story are strong with historical police procedures and strong characters.