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The Drowning Pool (A Willow King Mystery)

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Forty-four-year-old Willow King - dedicated British civil servant, glamorous romance writer, amateur sleuth, and wife to a Scotland Yard detective - is about to experience motherhood for the first time. Middle-age maternity and all its complications - Willow's frightening hemorrhage after her daughter's birth, her worry about losing her identity and independence to "nappies, feeds, and mush" - would be more than enough for most women. But when Willow's obstetrician, Dr. Ringstead, turns up dead, killed just as ...
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Forty-four-year-old Willow King - dedicated British civil servant, glamorous romance writer, amateur sleuth, and wife to a Scotland Yard detective - is about to experience motherhood for the first time. Middle-age maternity and all its complications - Willow's frightening hemorrhage after her daughter's birth, her worry about losing her identity and independence to "nappies, feeds, and mush" - would be more than enough for most women. But when Willow's obstetrician, Dr. Ringstead, turns up dead, killed just as Willow's baby was born, she feels compelled to investigate, even from her hospital bed. From a penny-pinching hospital manager, who'd been the butt of one of Ringstead's jokes; to a disgruntled registrar, convinced that Ringstead had blocked his promotion; to a cuckolded husband, suspects abound. But the deeper Willow digs, the more nervous the killer becomes, and soon it looks as if Willow and her baby may become the next victims.
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Civil Servant/romance novelist Willow King checks into Dowting's Hospital just in time for the death of senior obstetrician Alexander Ringstead, who can't attend to Willow's postpartum hemorrhage because he's been drowned in his own birthing pool. Ringstead cut such a high professional and personal profile that there's an embarrassment of suspects: his society mistress and her ruthless financier husband, his angry ex-lover, the activists of WOMB (Women Overtake Male Birthing) picketing the hospital, the resentful aspirant for Ringstead's consultancy, the cost-cutting business manager he'd opposed over the issue of rationing obstetric care.

Sadly, Cooper, as usual (Rotten Apples, 1995, etc.), is too preoccupied in limning the latest changes in Willow's domestic establishment to give these promising lesser fry more than a cursory glance. For the Willow-smitten only.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780312151300
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/1997
  • Series: Willow King Mystery Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 233
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 8.55 (h) x 0.89 (d)

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