Captain Heimrich’s honeymoon is cut short when death parts a wealthy couple in this mystery from the authors of the “excellent” Mr. and Mrs. North series (The New Yorker).
Capt. M. T. Heimrich of the New York State Police may not have the flash of hard-boiled city detectives, but there’s no lead the intrepid investigator won’t follow until his every hunch is satisfied . . .
A man like Captain Heimrich often finds himself investigating disturbing situations, but lately he’s found a much more pleasant endeavor to occupy his thoughts: marriage. His Palm Beach honeymoon with his bride, Susan, was perfectly lovely, but before they can even make it all the way home to Van Brunt, news of a fellow New Yorker’s death puts a stop to the Heimrichs’ wedded bliss.
The wife of James Bedlow—the wealthy owner of the New York Chronicle—appears to have met her end after falling into an empty swimming pool. But when evidence reveals that Ann was hit in the head with a rock before her fall, and James is later shot, it becomes clear a murderer is at large.
Many people—from greedy relatives to ruthless business rivals—stand to gain from the deaths of the rich couple, and Captain Heimrich vows to employ all his detective skills to hone in on the real killer and sort out the complicated whodunit.
With One Stone is the 13th book in the Captain Heimrich Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.