MASKS OF MURDER – G
Canby, C.C. – 1st book
When Detective Zeke Mallard is found brutally murdered in his own garage, it is up to Zeke’s partner, rookie Detective Richard Lanslow, to solve the murder along with his new partner, veteran Detective Dean Brooks. Lanslow’s investigation soon reveals his former married partner’s off-duty life includes a beautiful young girl, and a jealous lover who quickly becomes a prime suspect—a young, street-savvy black man named Andrew White.
I found the ending not as surprising as others might, would have liked a greater feeling of suspense and felt the wrap up a bit abrupt. For all this, this is a very credible first effort by a retired professor of sociology and social-psychology.