Widow's Walk

Widow's Walk

Book - 2002
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When 51-year-old Nathan Smith is found in his bed with a hole in his head, it's hard not to imagine Nathan's young bride, Mary, as the one with her finger on the trigger. Even her lawyer thinks she's guilty. But Mary Smith is entitled to the best defense she can afford, so Spenser hires on. Mary claims she was watching TV in the other room when the murder occurred. But the couple was seen fighting at a high-profile cocktail party earlier that evening and the prosecution has a witness who says Mary once tried to hire him to kill Nathan. What's more, she's too pretty, too made-up, too blonde, and sleeps around -- just the kind of person a jury loves to hate. Spenser's up against a wall -- leads go nowhere and no one knows a thing. Then a young woman, recently fired from her position at Smith's bank, turns up dead. Suddenly Mary's vacant past starts looking meaner and darker and Spenser's got to watch his back.
Publisher: New York : Putnam's, c2002
ISBN: 9780399148453
0399148450
Characteristics: 294 p. ; 24 cm

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7626dee
Dec 10, 2016

Lots of unlikeable characters to deal with but our hero is up to the task and actually getting paid for once. Can anyone actually be as dumb as the client is portrayed or is she very smart?

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c210flyer
Apr 04, 2012

Good book, I enjoyed it. 7 of 10 for me.

hermlou Mar 01, 2011

Spenser is an enjoyable character, and his dialogue is amusing. He investigates the murder of a wealthy man Smith, whose widow is a young socialite who is not very bright. Not sure what plan to follow, Spencer interviews people on the Smiths' social list, and each one is murdered after the interview. There is enough variety of suspects to keep the book interesting, and there's a twist to the ending, but the body count is high.

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Cabby
Nov 04, 2007

I love this author.

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