Was it suicide or murder when one of San Francisco's most
despised landlords went flying off the roof of his own
apartment building? That's the question former homicide
detective Sam McGowan, who's also a tenant in the building,
is asking. Even though the police want to rule it a
suicide, there are just too many suspects who wanted to see
this guy dead -- and most of them live in the building. Sam
is sure it's murder, so he puts his early retirement plans
aside and starts getting to know his odd neighbors better.
What he finds are two lazy brothers who use their sandwich
business as a cover to distribute marijuana for the Mexican
mob, two beautiful young girls who are financing their grad
school educations with an X-rated website, a lonely and
sultry torch singer with the hots for Sam and a B-movie
director who could be a blackmailer. The one thing they all
have in common is their hatred of the late landlord, which
makes all of them suspects, including Sam. So, was it
murder or suicide?
This frenetically fast-paced and funny novel will keep you
glued to the pages until the final surprising outcome.
You'll be delighted with Sam's antics, as well as those of
all the quirky neighbors, as they steadfastly muddle
through finding the answer. Another great book from the
When the most hated landlord in San Francisco takes an
unexpected jump off the roof of his own building, it isnt
too hard to find suspects. But the police want to call it a
suicide, since both the Mayor and press are complaining
about the dismal closure rate for homicide investigations.
But ex-cop Sam McGowan knows it was murder. He also knows
that anyone living on the top floor of the building should
be a suspect, including himself. So Sam decides to get to
know his neighbors...