In Horace Goes Home, the second “Bader” book, now LAPD Homicide Detective Lieutenant Elmer Bader works to solve a mob hit which leaves two mobsters and three innocent people, who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong, time dead. Along the way, Elmer and the other detectives in the Homicide Division solve additional crimes while Elmer plods along trying to find a clue to the five deaths.
He also helps resurrect the life of a wino—who witnessed the five murders—and as it turns out is a war hero. He also enlists the help of some outside the LAPD to help with the mob murders. As an aside, the writer enjoyed writing this book more than any other since, Toboggan, the fourth book of the “Janitor” series, or Billy’s Rescue, Book #7 of the “Asps” series.