M Scott Michel Sample
Dr. Marvin Baffin, world-famous X-ray specialist, was sitting in his office, and slowly being murdered for over a year. He didn't know he was being murdered and neither did anyone else, except the murderer. But his X-ray technician and • mistress, Mary Anteron, was fearful of something and so she went to see the much publicised private detective, Wood Jaxon. From here on, the handsome, powerful Wood Jaxon
finds himself making the rounds of New York's night clubs, gangster dens and finer spots—his strong arms and quick brain keeping him from a morgue slab, while he first proves that murder had been done and then proceeds to solve the mystery.
As usual, Wood Jaxon falls in love again, this time with ,Jo Bailin, the X-ray _ specialist's daughter, but manages also to maintain a romantic relationship with Jo's sister, Marlene, a lovely, sensuous blonde. When a second murder happens, Jaxon finds both his client and himself involved, and Inspector Nerry with the aid of his assistant, Hal Angus, the educated freak, does not permit Jaxon to rest for one moment. The murder means nothing especially to Homicide, but to put a damper on Wood Jaxon is definitely worth while. Wood Jaxon is new and exciting.
He is a man of decision and temperament, with an everlasting desire for food and romance, and a love for his college president father, his mother, and his two old-maid sisters. The story moves swiftly from one exciting incident to another, from New York City to Connecticut and back again, deviating from this route only for a brief and violent excursion to the Jersey woods. There are no hidden clues, no facts kept from the reader. The methods of murder are not common, but the motives for murder are everyday experiences.