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Crown Prosecutor Helen West unravels the threads of a complex murder case in which a killer is caught and confesses, but the woman responsible for the crime, committed to freeing her lover of his wife, will stop at nothing to elude detection
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This first novel by a London solicitor is wonderfully British, devilishly intricate and, once the reader settles in, compelling indeed. Eileen Cartwright, a rich, middle-aged widow of less than lofty moral standards, arranges the murder of her solicitor's wife, under the mistaken impression that the act will win his affections. But the hired murderer, would-be private detective Stanislaus Jaskowski, is caught almost immediately--and confesses all. The trying task of proving the widow Cartwright's role in the crime falls to police superintendent Geoffrey Bailey and prosecutor Helen West--who are slowly and deliciously drawn together personally and professionally. While the case comes to involve Jaskowski's sons, Edward and Peter, the horrifying truth is revealed as the reader gradually learns the motives driving each of the marvelously drawn characters in this auspicious first volume in Pocket's new hardcover mystery series. Major ad/promo; BOMC alternate.
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Book Description Pocket, 1990. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0671676652
Book Description Pocket, 1990. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0671676652
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