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Relying on his Mom's homespun wisdom and sharp logic to help him find solutions to his cases, public defender's investigator Dave attempts to unravel the murder of a local madam.
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In Yaffe's ( Mom Doth Murder Sleep ) cleverly plotted tale, Dave, an investigator in the public defender's office in Mesa Grande, Colo., and his 75-year-old mother--his self-appointed amateur partner--come up against small-town politics when they track the strangler of Edna Pulaski, a madam. Charged with the murder, homeless Harry Stubbins claims that Edna invited him in out of the cold and drugged him; when he woke up the next morning, he found her dead. Dave pegs Harry's story as a "crazy whopper," but Mom asks pointed questions about Edna's personal habits--such as her drinking preferences--and Harry's background that keep the investigation on course. Local DA Marvin McBride, running for reelection, is handling the case himself; his office hampers Dave's defense investigation by sitting on information it is supposed to make available. Readers who don't mind Mom's smugness will find this a lively and entertaining mystery; those who do will be hard pressed to stick with this deftly crafted puzzle to the end.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0312082649 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0084886
Book Description St Martins Pr, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0312082649
Book Description St Martins Pr, 1992. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0312082649