RICHARD LOCKRIDGE – Dead Run. Inspector Heimrich.  Lippincott, hardcover, 1976. No paperback edition.

   It’s late December, and an ice storm hits New York’s suburban Putnam County. Ah, that brings back memories of slick roads, downed power lines and stranded travelers.  A lawyer friend of Inspector Heimrich is killed by a car in a parking lot, and a witness to the murder is the girl Heimrich’s stepson brought home as an unexpected surprise for the holidays.

   Quite comfortable reading, a pleasure to relax with old friends capable of coping with disrupted routine.

Rating: A minus

– Very slightly revised from The MYSTERY FANcier, January 1977 (Vol. 1, No. 1)