Miss Melville's Revenge

Miss Melville's Revenge

by Evelyn E. Smith
     
 

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Susan Melville certainly doesn't look the part of a fierce assassin. But the prim middle-aged spinster plays that role to the hilt when the occasion demands it. Although her free-lance hit-lady days are over, she still dabbles in a meaningful murder, if the victim is deserving.
But this time, she's bound and determined to uncover another kind of mystery and exact…  See more details below

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Susan Melville certainly doesn't look the part of a fierce assassin. But the prim middle-aged spinster plays that role to the hilt when the occasion demands it. Although her free-lance hit-lady days are over, she still dabbles in a meaningful murder, if the victim is deserving.
But this time, she's bound and determined to uncover another kind of mystery and exact a very personal revenge. With her U.N. connections and some high-class finagling, Susan is in the right place to vindicate the death of her own father — murdered at the hands of a vicious South American dictator years ago. Ever the correct society matron, Miss Melville hits on the perfect plan — until a few purposeful accidents and overlooked details threaten to send disaster her way . . . .
"Witty, sophisticated and amusing." —Roanoke Times & World-News

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Fans of the fastest trigger in New York will enjoy assassin Susan Melville's third caper, a delightfully amusing satire. The famous middle-aged artist-turned-hitwoman is now devoting herself to pro bono cases: eliminating international politicos whose crimes might otherwise go unpunished. Susan's latest prey, a personal vendetta, is dictator Relempago Martillo of La Pradera, a small South American country. What makes Martillo a target is the fact that he murdered Susan's father--and Martillo is now within her scope since he will be coming to the U.S. to address the United Nations. As Susan plots his demise, she encounters several suspicious, bizarre individuals who, in one way or another, try to thwart her plan; their machinations provide readers with many laughs. Though the adventure lacks the lightning pace and myriad plot twists that enlivened previous novels ( Miss Melville Returns ), Susan continues to be a captivating heroine. It is Smith's shocking denouement, however, that makes this book stand out. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780449217948
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/1990
Series:
Miss Susan Melville Series, #3
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
4.21(w) x 6.89(h) x 0.66(d)

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