A side note: When I wrote the first Jan Sleet mystery, I called it “The Apartment Murder Case.” This was a reference to the Philo Vance mystery novels, which were always “The [ABCDEF] Murder Case” (where the second word was always six letters — I decided not to try to be that restricted).
When I ended up writing more stories, though, this became a problem, since some of them were mysteries which did not involve murder. And, of course, if I used a different naming system for those stories, readers would know in advance whether or not to expect a murder.
So, I retroactively renamed them all to be Mysteries, rather than Murder Cases.
With this story, though, I decided to just admit up front that there will be at least one murder.