I've been reading this mid twentieth century effort from a young Evan Hunter who evidently co-wrote this with Craig Rice (Craig Rice (1908–1957); born Georgiana Ann Randolph Craig; was an American author of mystery novels and short stories, sometimes described as "the Dorothy Parker of detective fiction." She was the first mystery writer to appear on the cover of Time Magazine, on January 28, 1946.)*

The content is extremely dated, portraying a surreal 1950's Los Angeles and the protagonist's ultra-naivete seems simplistic by today's social media savvy standards.I did like the complex plot and the interesting tidbits re: old newspaper content.