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Not Exactly A Brahmin

DUNLAP, SUSAN

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ISBN 10: 0312579470 / ISBN 13: 9780312579470
Published by ST. MARTIN'S PRESS, N.Y., 1985
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Title: Not Exactly A Brahmin

Publisher: ST. MARTIN'S PRESS, N.Y.

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hard Cover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Newly promoted detective Jill Smith confronts a traffic circle homicide.

After six months of perfect weather, the people of Berkeley, California, have forgotten how to drive during a thunderstorm. Newly christened homicide detective Jill Smith is on her way home to a chocolate ice cream dinner when she gets caught in a traffic jam at the city's only roundabout. At the front of the line, she sees the trouble: a flipped-over Cadillac and one dead driver.

The man behind the wheel was one of the city's leading citizens, a philanthropist in a town that puts charity first. He was coming down Berkeley's steepest hill when his brakes failed, flipping his car and ending his charity work forever. Two things trouble Jill. First, the car's brakes had been inspected that afternoon. Second, the driver was nearly blind, and unfit to ever take the wheel. Finding the killer will lead her from Berkeley's upper echelon all the way into the depths of the community's underbelly.

About the Author:

Susan Dunlap is an award-winning mystery writer. She was employed as a social worker when an Agatha Christie novel inspired her to try her hand at writing mysteries. Six manuscripts and six years later, she published Karma(1981), which began a ten-book series about brash Berkeley cop Jill Smith.
Since then, Dunlap has published more than two dozen novels and several short stories. Her other ongoing characters include Vejay Haskell, Kiernan O'Shaughnessy, and Zen student/stunt double Darcy Lott. Dunlap helped found Sisters in Crime. She lives near San Francisco.

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