Society matron Lillian McGraw is stabbed to death while examining a painting she purchased at auction. She had started to scrape off the painting to get at another painting underneath, and had uncovered the artist's signature -- "Lazar," a key figure in an unsolved (and heinous) murder in Paris 25 years earlier. When the rest of the painting is revealed, it's a portrait of the dead woman herself. Investigation reveals that the woman was in Paris at the time of the murder and may have been the killer, but she lost her memory. Somebody didn't want her to regain it.
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Inspector Richard Queen
Paperwork. Soon you'll need a judge's permission to question a suspect.