Sleuth Karen Pelletier, a professor at a New England college, comes under suspicion when a wealthy woman dies after changing a $10-million will in Pelletier's favor. By the author of Quieter Than Sleep.
"She makes a good living out of such stories, they say;" and he pointed to the name of Mrs. S.L.A.N.G. Northbury under the title of the tale. "Do you know her?" asked Jo, with sudden interest. (from "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott)
The bookplate was ornate in the nineteenth-century manner, a rich cream-colored rectangle with a wide border of morning glories and tangled vines.