Lawrence Friedman’s novel of lawyer Frank May proves where there’s a will there’s a death

Frank May practices law, but not the glamorous kind. His bread and butter is the sedate sort—writing wills and handling estates. Or more to the point, handling heirs.

Even so, where there’s a will there’s a death. Try as he might, Frank just can’t avoid some of the more unsavory sides of human existence. And of heirs.

There’s more than one unsavory side to the family Mobius, and Frank has front row seats to watch the quirks and squabbles of the various Mobiuses, after two older family members die. One, at least, was murdered in his squalid San Francisco apartment, while sitting on a family fortune that appears to be left to a fringe foundation connected to the victim’s bizarre neighbor. Did she kill the old miser, or was it one of the loving children? Or perhaps the old man’s arrogant attorney … or a pregnant woman who dropped in from Australia?

Frank would prefer not to ask himself such unsettling questions—this is not the bland practice he signed up for. But the questions hold the key to unraveling the massive Mobius estate. And Frank is knee-deep in Mobius debris.

A QP Mystery, in the series The Frank May Chronicles. See others in the series here. See this recent story in the Palo Alto Weekly about Lawrence Friedman’s fiction writing, Quid Pro Books, and the Frank May series.

Available in paperback:  See it at, our QP eStore page for this book (fulfilled securely by Amazon), Barnes & Noble online, BooksAMillion, YBP Library Services, and Ingram.

Also available in quality eBook editions:

Amazon for Kindle.

Barnes & Noble for Nook.

At Apple iBooks and iTunes bookstore. See it previewed online here.

At Google Play, as are all of Professor Friedman’s previous titles.

Also in multiple digital formats and PDF at Smashwords. Look for it, too, at Diesel e-books and Kobobooks.


ISBN 978-1-61027-193-6 (pbk.)
ISBN 978-1-61027-189-9 (eBook)
ASIN B00CLED1LI (Kindle)