Murder Loves Company Author:John Mersereau Botany professor James Biddle is crossing the newly opened Bay Bridge in his roadster with reporter Kay Ritchie on the way to a lecture she plans to write about. A crash on the span stops their progress and when it is discovered that both people in the car are dead, and were murdered, James and Kay become involved in a mystery that seems to cent... more »er on the ancient olive trees that James helped move onto the grounds of the newly opened World's Fair on Treasure Island.« less
An okay golden age mystery set at the time of the San Francisco Golden Gate Exhibition of 1939. The lead characters are pleasant and don't act too outrageously, even though they seem to court danger without much thought. The fair itself doesn't play a big part in the story, except for some venerable olive trees (the background of which I found more interesting than some of the plot.) In the end it was all a little more complicated than it should have been, but not a total waste of time.