The Smiling Tiger: Todd & Georgine #3 by Lenore Glen OffordThe Smiling Tiger: Todd & Georgine #3 by Lenore Glen Offord

The Smiling Tiger: Todd & Georgine #3

byLenore Glen Offord

Paperback | November 1, 2016

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This is Lenore Glen Offord's third mystery set in Northern California and featuring the amateur sleuthing team of Georgine and Todd McKinnon. It's 1949, and with the War well and truly in the past, Americans are relaxing into the warm bath of suburbia. Even groovy Northern California, even sharp-eyed Georgine and Todd McKinnon (last seen inThe Glass MaskandSkeleton Key) have largely succumbed to the lure of comfortable conformity. But the McKinnons' pleasant domesticity is shattered by the arrival of a distinctly nonconformist young man, who arrives unannounced one night, tells a wild tale, and dies a short time later. Why did he choose the McKinnons to hear him out? Sure, he hoped Todd would write a check, eager to turn the strange story into one of the thrillers he regularly sells to the pulps. But could there have been another reason? One bizarre phone call, and Georgine is all too ready to believe there might have been...

Lenore Glen Offord(1905-1991) was a writer and critic who wrote mysteries set in and around the San Francisco Bay area. She was the mystery reviewer for theSan Francisco Chroniclefor over thirty years, winning an Edgar award for Outstanding Criticism in 1952. Offord published twelve novels, eight of them mysteries.
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Title:The Smiling Tiger: Todd & Georgine #3Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.39 × 5.47 × 0.51 inShipping dimensions:8.39 × 5.47 × 0.51 inPublished:November 1, 2016Publisher:Felony & MayhemLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1631940988

ISBN - 13:9781631940989

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Although Todd McKinnon, who writes fictional short stories based on true cases, is having a writing slump, he is not interested in the tale presented to him by Hugh Hartlein. According to Hartlein, someone in Beyond-Truth, a cult opposed to any marriage that will produce children since the world is shortly to end, is bumping off its members who disobey that tenet. Since some of the bumpees are Hildegarde Latham, Harriet Withers, and Grace Vane, McKinnon naturally is not duped. Still he does take an interest in the leader of the cult. When Hartlein either commits suicide or is murdered by means of an inhaler containing crystalline cyanide, McKinnon gets somewhat involved. Later, after his wife, Georgine, is threatened, he takes the whole matter very seriously. Another fine novel by Offord.