An investigative reporter looks into the murder of a call girl. His investigation unearths her diary, with the names of many prominent people in it. He sets out to find her killer from among the names contained in it.
Did You Know?
Tiffany Thayer's novel had been published in 1933, and was the basis of an Alan Ladd film of 1949, "Chicago Deadline". The plot was clearly inspired by the case of "Starr Faithfull" (not her real name), a "model" who was fished out of the East River in New York in the 1920s and presumed to have committed suicide. After the discovery of an address-book with a lot of famous names in it, whispers went around that she was actually a call-girl who had been blackmailing some of her high-profile clients, and that she had actually been murdered. Nothing was ever proved, however. See more
Followed by The Name of the Game