Lawrence Friedman’s mystery novel A Body in the House follows the death of a Stanford professor

Lawyer Frank May is, as always, reluctant to get involved in murder cases. But when his young client, Margot, comes back from a vacation with her husband and finds the dead body of a woman in their house, Frank is drawn in despite himself. Who was this woman? And when another murder occurs—this time on the campus of Stanford University—you have to wonder: Are the two deaths connected? And does a quirky Hungarian violinist have something to do with the case? Baffling questions, to be sure. But in the end, Frank finds the surprising key that unlocks the mystery.

A new QP Mystery, in the series The Frank May Chronicles. See others in the series, and other QP fiction, here. See also this story in 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 leading eBook editions:

Amazon for Kindle.

Barnes & Noble for Nook.

Apple iBooks and iTunes bookstore, direct on iPad and iPhone (previewed online).

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, in ePUB at Kobobooks, Axis360, Oyster, and other online sites.


ISBN 9781610273732 (pbk.); list price $16.99
ISBN 9781610273725 (ePUB); list price $5.99
ASIN B01MU9BHR4 (Kindle); list price $5.99

Page count: 188 pp.