Laura, Vera Caspary

The story begins with Waldo Lydecker expresses his thoughts and feelings of grief at losing Laura but interrupted by a surprise visit of Mack McPherson, the detective that is assigned to investigate the murder case. Laura's housekeeper comes to work one Saturday morning, opens the door, and finds Laura lying…

The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew #2), Carolyn Keene

Nancy's friend, Helen, and Helen's great-aunt Rosemary ask Nancy to solve the mysterious happenings at her great-grandmother's mansion, Twin Elms. Nancy feels so excited to investigate the mystery until she hears that her father is being threatened by crooked lawyer Nathan Gomber, who represents a missing property owner whose property…