The Witness-An excelent Standard Mystery
The Witness comes across as rather Philip Marlowe-style, as it's written in hard-boiled style. But it's a very believable plot; how does a cop prove murder when all available evidence says acciental gunshot or suicide? The victim, Freeman Linder, tries to make the cop believe that Ralph Stiles, Virginia Linder's lover, wants revenge for her suicide; however, the real killer is one of Freeman Linder's own household and holds him accountable for Virginia Linder's suicide. A fairly easy mystery to solve, but certainly not boring.