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Murder Out of Turn
Frances Lockridge
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For Mr. and Mrs. North, there's no vacation from murder

In a remote cabin far from New York City, Jerry and Pamela North are getting killed. On the brink of annihilation, they grit their teeth and battle back. In a minute, the fight is finished-and the Norths are named mixed doubles champions. It's a happy moment during a splendid vacation, but off the tennis court, all is not well. Following an afternoon of fun and games, the evening's entertainment will be murder.

Mr. and Mrs. North have invited their closest friends-an ex-aviator, a mysterious doctor, and NYPD's own Lt. William Weigand-to join them on this glittering retreat, but the joviality ends when Weigand finds Helen Wilson lying across the path, a knife buried in her neck. A member of the group surely killed her, and unless the Norths act quickly, the murderer will strike again.

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Frances and Richard Lockridge were some of the most popular names in mystery during the forties and fifties. Having written numerous novels and stories, the husband-and-wife team was most famous for their Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries. What started in 1936 as a series of stories written for the New Yorker turned into twenty-six novels, including adaptions for Broadway, film, television, and radio. The Lockridges continued writing together until Frances's death in 1963, after which Richard discontinued the Mr. and Mrs. North series and wrote other works until his own death in 1982.

"Quite aside from the delightful privilege that it affords of meeting the Norths again, this book is distinctly worthwhile on its merits as a mystery alone." -The New York Times

"Class A." -The Saturday Review of Literature

Praise for the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries
"One of the funniest and most satisfactory mysteries in this excellent series." -The New Yorker on Payoff for the Banker

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