Waldo: "I shall never forget the weekend Laura died. A silver sun burned through the sky like a huge magnifying glass. It was the hottest Sunday in my recollection. I felt as if I were the only human being left in New York. For with Laura's horrible death, I was alone. I, Waldo Lydecker, was the only one who really knew her..."
Detective Mark McPherson is investigating the murder of Laura Hunt, who had become one of the biggest names in the advertising business, thanks largely to the help and influence of her mentor, Waldo Lydecker. Mark puts together the pieces that led up to the murder, and questions everyone from Laura's aunt to her fiance, but Mark is slowly falling love with the late Laura, particularly from staring at her portrait.
But Mark then wakes up to see Laura in the apartment. It turned out another woman was murdered in that place, but the body was so mutilated that there was no way to identify it at the time
, and Laura was away without a means to hear about what happened
Now that the apparent target is still alive, it becomes doubly important to find the killer.Laura
is a 1943 novel by Vera Caspary. Originally, the story was supposed to be a play, but, after it failed to materialize, it was written into as a book. The novel was adapted into a classic 1944 film starring Gene Tierney
, Dana Andrews
, Clifton Webb
, and Vincent Price
. It was also later adapted into a TV play.
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