Death of a Washington Madame (The Fiona Fitzgerald Mystery Series)

 
9781532983757: Death of a Washington Madame (The Fiona Fitzgerald Mystery Series)

Old money, old secrets. The elderly mother of the Governor of Virginia, an icon of Washington society, is found dead and sexually assaulted in her posh Washington, DC, residence. Metropolitan Police detective Fiona Fitzgerald investigates the horrifying crime. As a senator’s daughter, she has the advantage of knowing the world of Washington’s privileged. Young Martine, the accused, has no advantages. He was not raised in a family with political leverage and does not understand the inner-workings and secrets of Washington’s politicians. Then there is the devoted servant, the status-hungry daughter-in-law, the drugs, power, and money—but where does the truth lie within this complicated family drama? Through it all, Fiona wrestles with her own feelings about marriage as she considers marriage to a former general, who is now mounting a massive offensive for her hand. Will an inside look at one Washington marriage—and all of its dirty little secrets—help her choose? Fiona must battle both privilege and prejudice as she uncovers the inevitable truth behind the political facade. Death of a Washington Madame is the third book in the Fiona Fitzgerald Mystery series.

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About the Author:

Acclaimed author, playwright, poet, and essayist Warren Adler is best known for The War of the Roses, his masterpiece fictionalization of a macabre divorce adapted into the BAFTA—and Golden Globe—nominated hit film starring Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas, and Kathleen Turner. Adler has also optioned and sold film rights for a number of his works, including Random Hearts (starring Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas) and The Sunset Gang (produced by Linda Lavin for PBS’s American Playhouse series starring Jerry Stiller, Uta Hagen, Harold Gould, and Doris Roberts), which garnered Doris Roberts an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries. In recent development are The War of the Roses: The Children (Grey Eagle Films and Permut Presentations), a feature film adaptation of the sequel to Adler’s iconic divorce story, Target Churchill (Grey Eagle Films and Solution Entertainment), Residue (Grey Eagle Films), Mourning Glory, to be adapted by Karen Leigh Hopkins, and Capitol Crimes (Grey Eagle Films and Sennet Entertainment), a television series based on his Fiona Fitzgerald mystery series. Adler’s works have been translated into more than 25 languages, including his staged version of The War of the Roses, which has opened to spectacular reviews worldwide. Adler has taught creative writing seminars at New York University, and has lectured on creative writing, film and television adaptation, and electronic publishing. He lives with his wife, Sunny, a former magazine editor, in Manhattan.

Review:

"High-class suspense." -- The New York Times on American Quartet 

"Adler's a dandy plot-weaver, a real tale-teller." -- Los Angeles Times on American Sextet

"Adler's depiction of Washington - its geography, social whirl, political intrigue - rings true." -- Booklist on Senator Love 

"A wildly kaleidoscopic look at the scandals and political life of Washington D.C." -- Los Angeles Times on Death of A Washington Madame

"High-class suspense." -- The New York Times on American Quartet 
"Adler's a dandy plot-weaver, a real tale-teller." -- Los Angeles Times on American Sextet 
"Adler's depiction of Washington - its geography, social whirl, political intrigue - rings true." --  Booklist on Senator Love  
"A wildly kaleidoscopic look at the scandals and political life of Washington D.C." --  Los Angeles Times  on Death of A Washington Madame 

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