Death Comes Calling by John Glasby
In Los Angeles, the wealthy Marcia Edwards asks investigator Johnny Merak to find her missing grandson.
Merak suspects it’s a mob kidnapping. There’s someone else who wants to hire him: the model Angela Cliveden, who has been receiving life-threatening phone calls. Merak discovers that she is the girlfriend of Tony Minello, a member of the local Mafia.
But when she is found murdered in her apartment, Merak is trapped in a potential mob war and matching his wits with a cunning serial killer.
John Glasby was born in 1928, and graduated from University with an honours degree in Chemistry. He started his career as a research chemist for I.C.I, in 1952, and worked for them until his retirement. During the early 1960s, Glasby wrote dozens of paperback westerns, all of which were reprinted in hardcover and paperback four decades later. Following his retirement from I.C.I., Glasby produced a steady stream of new westerns, science fiction and crime novels, right up to his death in 2011.