Five Star, Nov 2004, 25.95, 269 pp.
The Standard Silver manufacturing company is shaken when Production Manager Frank Antonelli is found dead amongst the equipment. Detective Walter Henderson heads the initial official investigation, but knows he will be removed from the case because his estrange daughter Vicki Sanders is the Quality Control Manager at the plant.
As Walter interviews everyone who could have had the opportunity to kill Frank, no one stands out with a motive though the old time manager was crusty and opinionated. Not long after Frank's death, someone murders company President Ed Cantrell, who was modernizing the business at a rapid rate. Over the objections of her father, Vicki makes inquiries with the help of another manager, Mark Ross, even as the police wonder if the homicides are the work of two different killers with the second indirectly encouraged by the seeming success of the first.
This who-done-it starts as a police procedural in which Henderson leads the questioning of several folks including his daughter, but after the second homicide turns more into an amateur sleuth.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner