Speak for the Dead
Author: Rex Burns
Published: June 25, 1978 by Harper & Row
Series Name: Gabe Wager
Category: Police Procedural
Main Character: Gabriel Villanueva Wager
Gabe Wager, newly transferred to the homicide division of the Denver Police Department, finds his first murder case to be a real challenge in putting together the clues. At the Denver Botanic Gardens, under the green shadow of a Self-Heading Philodendron, sits the severed head of young woman.