You must read The Silent Chanteuse by Cynthia Westland if you want a mystery you absolutely will not solve until the last half dozen pages.
Ondine Bisset was every man’s dream. If he was not deaf and blind, she controlled him with her exotic beauty and haunting singing. No man, rich or poor, young or old, married or single could withstand her charm---until she was found stabbed and with her throat slashed.
Even Jack Kelly, nationally recognized crime reporter, had fallen victim to her charms. He was sickened by her death and vowed to find the killer. This was not a wise move. He found himself brutally beaten, ribs broken as well as his arm, and warned to abandon the search.
The beautiful cub reporter assigned to help him, rushed forward and found clues, much to his dismay---and to her safety. A kidnapping by gun-wielding mobsters and a demand she cease helping solve the case and a trashing of her apartment proved fruitless to stop her. She helped Jack Kelly to bring the guilty party to justice. Even the FBI accepted their suspect and the trial was completely convincing that he was the guilty one.
But was he? Jack was not convinced that there was absolute proof of his guilt. What was missing?
In an exciting finish Jack makes a startling solution to the long search for absolute proof.
You must read this book.
In 1943 in New York City, the body of French chanteuse Ondine Bisset is discovered on the stage of The Blue Aster Nightclub. Stabbed over a dozen times, covered in blood and red roses; Ondine leaves few clues to her murder. The silent chanteuse was beautiful, mysterious and dangerous. Some said she was destined to destroy everything she touched. Jack Kelly, a reporter for the Gazette investigates her murder, uncovering a network of intrigue, deception and death.