Murder Observed: A Clara Gamadge Mystery

Murder Observed: A Clara Gamadge Mystery

by Eleanor Boylan
     
 

"An intricate, multifaceted puzzle...There's wit and warmth here, and even some wisdom. It's a little as if Jane Austen had turned to detection."

THE PHILADELPHIA ENQUIRER

Anna Pitman's death looks like a tragic accident. A May rainstorm slicks New York City's streets, and she slips to her death beneath a moving car. But to Clara Gamadge, helplessly watching her

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"An intricate, multifaceted puzzle...There's wit and warmth here, and even some wisdom. It's a little as if Jane Austen had turned to detection."

THE PHILADELPHIA ENQUIRER

Anna Pitman's death looks like a tragic accident. A May rainstorm slicks New York City's streets, and she slips to her death beneath a moving car. But to Clara Gamadge, helplessly watching her friend's terrible end, it's murder. In this Clara Gamadge Mystery, is Clara's best friend jealous enough to kill . . . or be killed?

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Clara Gamadge is a detective in the honorable tradition of Hercule Poirot: this 70-year-old grandmother, the widow of sleuth Henry Gamadge, calls on her little gray cells to sort out a most confusing conundrum in the sequel to Boylan's Working Murder . Clara's lifelong friend and bridge buddy, Anna Lockwood Pitman, is run down before her eyes, moments after the victim confided her suspicions about the young man at the wheel of the car in question. When the culprit, handsome Dollfuss Moltke, is himself thrown from a window, the plot thickens. Not only is Moltke not at all what he appeared to be, but his companion, the lovely Beth, is revealed as the granddaughter of Anna's first husband--the result of a WW II romance. Clara uncovers a blackmail plot and a group of neo-Nazis, in a sprightly first-person narration. Shortly after orchestrating the killer's capture, she attends a wedding, moving through both events with equal aplomb. Boylan's writing is crisp and intelligent, her heroine endearing. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805012767
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1990
Series:
A Clara Gamadge Mystery Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
176

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