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  • Paperback
  • 221 pages
  • Murder Has Its Points
  • Frances Lockridge
  • English
  • 04 July 2018
  • 067147331X

Murder Has Its Points[Epub] ➛ Murder Has Its Points By Frances Lockridge – Essayreview.co.uk Novelist Anthony Payne s murder didn t shock the stage and literary luminaries who graced the glamorous gathering But who killed him Was it the jealous ex wife the irate author the out of work actor t Novelist Anthony Payne s murder didn t shock the stage and literary luminaries who graced the glamorous gathering But who killed him Was it the jealous ex wife the irate author the out of work actor the harried playwright Pam and Jerry North trace too many suave suspects, all of whom agree that this time, Murder Has Its Points.


About the Author: Frances Lockridge

Published with husband Richard Lockridge and also published under shared pseudonym Francis Richards.


10 thoughts on “Murder Has Its Points

  1. says:

    I thought I d start things off nice and light and cozy with a trip to New York City in the late 50s early 60s and drop in on Pam and Jerry North and see what they re up to In Murder Has Its Points by Richard and Frances Lockridge, the Norths are embroiled in another murder investigation when one of Jerry s star authors is killed by an apparent sniper shot after a publicity party Onlymaybe it wasn t a sniper after all Sure, the city has had a rash of such shootings over the past few weeks, I thought I d start things off nice and light and cozy with a trip to New York City in the late 50s early 60s and drop in on Pam and Jerry North and see what they re up to In Murder Has Its Points by Richard and Frances Lockridge, the Norths are embroiled in another murder investigation when one of Jerry s star authors is killed by an apparent sniper shot after a publicity party Onlymaybe it wasn t a sniper after all Sure, the city has had a rash of such shootings over the past few weeks, but it does seem odd that Anthony Payne just happened to have a whole lineup of people who would have loved for him to drop dead In fact, a few of them mentioned what a fine idea that would be while supposedly celebrating his success at the party And then, of course, he diddrop dead, that is.It s not long after that Pam has visits from from various well wishing party goers who seem to be brimming with information that she might pass on to her nice policeman Pam s quicksilver brain begins working furiously while her nice policeman, Captain Bill Weigand, goes round to see if there is any reason to believe that this wasn t just another sniper shooting And not too long after that Pam is off sticking her neck out as Jerry and Bill call it, trying to help one of her lame dogs a suspect in trouble who she believes to be innocent It all winds up with Pam and a group of suspects in a lonely house in the country Someone gets shot, someone gets framed and Bill, Jerry, and the troops arrive just in time for the grand finale.As always, the Lockridges provide a nice, breezy little mystery Sure, it may be a bit much to believe that one couple and particularly the female half of the couple could wind up involved in so many murders Jessica Fletcher, anyone , but a little suspension of disbelief never hurt anyone Especially when it s so much fun I love slipping into an earlier time when there are taxis waiting on every corner, special restaurants serving the perfect martinis, and small publishing firms like North Books I also enjoy the way the Lockridges work the Siamese cats into their stories They write about the cats with just enough humor to make it fun, without making it too cute.This review was first posted on my blog My Reader s Block Please request permission before reposting Thanks

  2. says:

    This is book 25 in a series by the very prolific Frances Lockridge I have by no stretch of the imagination read 24 others, but I am probably approaching a dozen and this is among my favorites.Usually, I read this series for escape to Manhattan in the late 40 s or 50 s the featured couple spend a significant amount in New York restaurants and lounges And, Mrs North usually ends up associating with characters who have either great wardrobes or stunning apartments that I enjoy reading about This is book 25 in a series by the very prolific Frances Lockridge I have by no stretch of the imagination read 24 others, but I am probably approaching a dozen and this is among my favorites.Usually, I read this series for escape to Manhattan in the late 40 s or 50 s the featured couple spend a significant amount in New York restaurants and lounges And, Mrs North usually ends up associating with characters who have either great wardrobes or stunning apartments that I enjoy reading about It is definitely a sequence of books where the whole series is much greater than the sum of its parts Individual books are fine, fun, escapist reading but the group evolves in to a kind of well drawn social history of mid Century Manhattan from the perspective of a clever woman with plenty of time on her hands.This book wasthan that it was a great story on its own, filled with complex characters from the literary and theatrical world It is my favorite in the series to date

  3. says:

    As with all the Mr and Mrs North books, this one is a reminder of how things used to be back in the 1940s it was a time of less gory murder andlike simple solving of murders The characters are very unique to their time.

  4. says:

    I thought I d start things off nice and light and cozy with a trip to New York City in the late 50s early 60s and drop in on Pam and Jerry North and see what they re up to In Murder Has Its Points by Richard and Frances Lockridge, the Norths are embroiled in another murder investigation when one of Jerry s star authors is killed by an apparent sniper shot after a publicity party Onlymaybe it wasn t a sniper after all Sure, the city has had a rash of such shootings over the past few weeks I thought I d start things off nice and light and cozy with a trip to New York City in the late 50s early 60s and drop in on Pam and Jerry North and see what they re up to In Murder Has Its Points by Richard and Frances Lockridge, the Norths are embroiled in another murder investigation when one of Jerry s star authors is killed by an apparent sniper shot after a publicity party Onlymaybe it wasn t a sniper after all Sure, the city has had a rash of such shootings over the past few weeks, but it does seem odd that Anthony Payne just happened to have a whole lineup of people who would have loved for him to drop dead In fact, a few of them mentioned what a fine idea that would be while supposedly celebrating his success at the party And then, of course, he diddrop dead, that is.It s not long after that Pam has visits from from various well wishing party goers who seem to be brimming with information that she might pass on to her nice policeman Pam s quicksilver brain begins working furiously while her nice policeman, Captain Bill Weigand, goes round to see if there is any reason to believe that this wasn t just another sniper shooting And not too long after that Pam is off sticking her neck out as Jerry and Bill call it, trying to help one of her lame dogs a suspect in trouble who she believes to be innocent It all winds up with Pam and a group of suspects in a lonely house in the country Someone gets shot, someone gets framed and Bill, Jerry, and the troops arrive just in time for the grand finale.As always, the Lockridges provide a nice, breezy little mystery Sure, it may be a bit much to believe that one couple and particularly the female half of the couple could wind up involved in so many murders Jessica Fletcher, anyone , but a little suspension of disbelief never hurt anyone Especially when it s so much fun I love slipping into an earlier time when there are taxis waiting on every corner, special restaurants serving the perfect martinis, and small publishing firms like North Books I also enjoy the way the Lockridges work the Siamese cats into their stories They write about the cats with just enough humor to make it fun, without making it too cute.This review read in paperback was first posted on my blog My Reader s Block Please request permission before reposting Thanks

  5. says:

    Manhattan, minks, martinis, siamese and murder If this is your first time reading a Pam and Jerry North mystery, don t be confused Even though Jerry owns his own publishing house, Pam is the brains of the bunch Sure things get screwy when they re both involved, but the police, especially Bill Wiegand, know that Pam s indirect method of solving problems is crucial to figuring out the mystery I appreciate how Lockridge presents a fabulous NYC, but also people with realistic drives and desires Manhattan, minks, martinis, siamese and murder If this is your first time reading a Pam and Jerry North mystery, don t be confused Even though Jerry owns his own publishing house, Pam is the brains of the bunch Sure things get screwy when they re both involved, but the police, especially Bill Wiegand, know that Pam s indirect method of solving problems is crucial to figuring out the mystery I appreciate how Lockridge presents a fabulous NYC, but also people with realistic drives and desires Is there sex No Is it alluded to Of course Even though these books were written in the middle of the 20th Century, it s never pretended that extramarital affairs don t happen, or that older men are not above seducing vulnerable women In this particular novel there s also an instance of blasting racial stereotypes I wouldn t suggest beginning the series with this book, but to mix a metaphor, definitely do dip your toe into the minds of the North s, you won t be disappointed And besides, they make everything muchpalatable with a martini

  6. says:

    Boy, I love Pam and Jerry I am just a sucker for smart, loving couples who sleuth especially when they live in NYC apartments in the 1950 s and 60 s, drink martinis, smoke cigarettes and have cats

  7. says:

    Clearer plot and set of clues than some of the later books The final scenes have only a few characters who could have committed the crimes and the reader must discern who is telling the truth.

  8. says:

    Bad martinis and a popular murderNormally Pam North politely downplays her habit of becoming involved in murder investigations, something which she claims could happen to any New York City housewife But this time her response is surprisingly acerbic Murder, she says grimly, has its points She s struggling to maintain her cheery hostess face at a loud party thrown by North Publishing, Inc to celebrate the success of Anthony Payne s latest best seller, which is in the process of being made Bad martinis and a popular murderNormally Pam North politely downplays her habit of becoming involved in murder investigations, something which she claims could happen to any New York City housewife But this time her response is surprisingly acerbic Murder, she says grimly, has its points She s struggling to maintain her cheery hostess face at a loud party thrown by North Publishing, Inc to celebrate the success of Anthony Payne s latest best seller, which is in the process of being made into a Broadway play The martini s are terrible, her feet hurt, and she s been cornered by several bores And it s not like anyone is really happy for the guest of honor, whose enemies claim that his name should be spelled pain Pam calls him a twerp and that s complimentary compared to others opinions of him.Still, his books sell and selling books is Gerald North s business And so the Norths assume cheerful faces and leave the Dumont Hotel with their valuable author in search of dinner But as soon as they step outside the hotel, someone puts a bullet in Mr Payne s bald head Captain Bill Weigand of the NYPD is assigned to investigate and there s no shortage of suspects Where to start Payne has had three wives two ex and one current The first Mrs Payne is a successful actress and seems to have pushed her brief, unpleasant marriage out of her mind The second is MIA a victim of Payne s cruelty During her pregnancy, Payne decided to rid himself of her and did so by accusing her of adultery and denying fathering her son Now she would be a middle aged woman and her son a young man A bitter young man And naturally Payne is cheating on his third wife, who excused herself from the party and retreated to their suite upstairs in the Hotel Dumont Presumably, she s got a beef with her husband and so does the handsome actor who s obviously in love with her Not to mention the boyfriend of the young girl Payne is having an affair with.Then there are professional feuds Payne is heavy handed in his interference with the casting and production of his play and the director has expressed a sincere desire for the author to drop dead And his latest book concerns Africa, enraging prominent writer Gardner Willings, the undisputed authority on Africa for years Is the Dark Continent not big enough for both of them Willings doesn t think so, stages a scene at the party, and embarrassingly is decked by his rival Quite a humiliation for the macho Willings, who s a noted hunter and quite capable of firing a lethal shot from a hotel window or roof.The 1960 s have begun and so has the Age of Gun Violence There s been a rash of sniper shootings in New York City It s tempting to believe that Payne was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, but Bill Weigand has to consider all the other possibilities.As always with the Mr and Mrs North books, it s a witty and perceptive look at New York and New Yorkers in a by gone era And we get to catch up on old friends Lt Stein has been promoted the kind of smooth, well educated cop who moves up the ladder now Sgt Mullins is still a sergeant and will retire at that rank He s good at what he does, but lacks the polish needed for promotion Deputy Chief Inspector Artie O Malley fumes about that damned North dame being involved AGAIN, but knows enough to let Weigand do things his way And a precinct detective announces furiously that NO ONE should have guns except the police The NRA is still an organization for hunters.Gardner Willings is a hilarious spoof on Ernest Hemingway, right down to the boast, one of mine had money, too Hemingway s second wife was a very wealthy woman Willings is as swaggering, profane, and bombastic as Heminway at his peak, a man who manages to be both irritating and endearing Eerily, this book was published in 1961, presumably early in the year In June of that year, Hemingway committed suicide with a rifle, as had his father before him.And the Norths have two new cats, both Siamese Shadow and Stilts have different backgrounds and personalities, but they ve turned into a lively pair of playmates Their hilarious antics are worth the price of the book, even without a murder thrown in This is such an enjoyable series and I m sorry to be nearing the end of it

  9. says:

    Rating 3.5 This book begins with a book party at a New York City hotel hosted by the North Publishing that has too many guests bumping into one another some people came uninvited This overcrowded feeling continued as I read I felt bombarded by too many character descriptions and their names until just before the book s conclusion Otherwise, it is your usual cozy mystery from this series with cat antics included Happy reading

  10. says:

    Early Bird Book Deal New cats for the Norths, what I believe to be our farewell to the Weigands I think neither appears in the final book, but may be wrong , and a mystery with one obvious solution but good plotting to get there.

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