Roses For A Lady by John Glasby
Her death-date is set, and the countdown begins.
Edith Somerville, great-granddaughter of a wealthy banker in L.A., receives two-dozen red roses with a note attached: she would receive one less rose every day, and on receipt of the last rose she would die…
Private Detective Johnny Merak sets out to find the would-be killer. But soon the death toll rises as other members of the family are murdered. Then Johnny finds proof of yet another, earlier, murder.
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.