Blood on Lake Louisa by Baynard Kendrick, winner of the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award
“This novel won third prize in a competition conducted by a national magazine …It would be interesting to know what novels won the first and second prizes over so thrilling a yarn as this one.”—The New York Times
Orange Crest, Florida is an unlikely locale for murder, and Doc Ryan an unlikely murderer. Yet, when David Mitchell, banker and pillar of the community, is found dead at Lake Louisa, Ryan blames himself for the crime. Fortunately for the doctor the town sheriff has other theories, and together they set out to solve an extremely puzzling crime.