Lawrence Friedman’s novel Who Killed Maggie Swift? Takes Reluctant Sleuth Frank May to the Dentist

Frank May practices law the safe, routine way: wills, trusts, business law. Books, forms, and documents. At least that’s the way he wants it…. But clients and life don’t always oblige. 

Frank avoids murder cases like most people avoid the dentist. That’s not so easy to do when a dead body shows up during his routine appointment for a teeth cleaning, and he is thrust into an investigation that bridges his law practice. He needs to get to the root of this death. That will take more than scraping the surface of a dental practice with deep secrets and suspicious characters — or the nearby, bizarre Xyloquex Corporation.

If Frank is up to the task, he seems to be the last one to know it.

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, direct on iPad and iPhone.

At Google Play, and more generally Google Books, as are all of Professor Friedman’s previous titles.

Also in universal ePUB format at Smashwords. Look for it, too, at Diesel e-books and Kobobooks.


ISBN 978-1-61027-224-7 (pbk.); list price $15.99
ISBN 978-1-61027-225-4 (ePUB); list price $5.99
ASIN B00J8Z4CZM (Kindle); list price $5.99

Page count: 206 pp.