A KNIFE IN MY BACK [An Amy Brewster Mystery] by Sam Merwin, Jr.

The female Nero Wolfe!

The first outing of Amelia Winslow Brewster ("Amy" to her friends)—the enormous, cigar-smoking, blue-blooded genius of a detective—finds her in a battle of wits with an unknown killer who has neatly framed her nephew. You'll howl with delight as the icon-toppling Amy tackles stuffed shirts, law enforcement, gourmet meals and crime with equal aplomb. Another rollicking Amy Brewster classic from an era of iconic mystery novels.