The Undertaker's Widow

The Undertaker's Widow

by Phillip Margolin
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The Undertaker's Widow by Phillip Margolin

A cold-blooded murder.  A beautiful suspect.  An honest judge forced to do the unthinkable.

New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin is a master of legal suspense.  In this explosive novel, a simple case of self-defense becomes a nightmare in which justice itself is held hostage.

Judge Richard Quinn is young, idealistic, and honest to a fault.  That's why he's handed the most sensational homicide case in Oregon history.  Locked in a race for the U.S.  Senate, Ellen Crease gunned down the intruder who murdered her wealthy husband.  In a single, brutal instant she became a widow, a victim, and a hero.  

Yet disturbing questions remain.  What secrets did the man who started his fortune running mortuaries keep that might have cost him his life? What about the son frozen out of his will? Or his wife's political enemies? And what about Ellen Crease herself?

Soon it becomes clear that a deadly plot of murder, blackmail, passion, and double cross is unfolding around Judge Richard Quinn.  And unless he breaks the rules, justice will not only be blind, it will be the final victim.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553580884
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/1999
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 324
Sales rank: 177,769
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Phillip Margolin was a practicing criminal defense attorney for twenty-five years, has tried many high-profile cases and has argued before the U.S.  Supreme Court.  His previous novels are Heartstone, The Last Innocent Man, Gone, but Not Forgotten, After Dark, and The Burning Man.  He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and two children.

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


B.A. in Government, American University, 1965; New York University School of Law, 1970

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The Undertaker's Widow 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
rngoose More than 1 year ago
I am a fan and try to read all Margolin's books. This one, however, I put down when the judge was on his way to his speaking engagement. The plot is predictable, the dialogue juvenile and the characters wooden. I really regret not being able to get my money back. I would not advise anyone to read this. A half a star would really be more accurate but that only for the effort it took to write this not for content.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't know how I missed this Margolin novel as I thought I had read everything he has written. The Undertaker's Widow is typical of a Margolin novel.... in that once you start to's very hard to put down. For anyone who hasn't read, or discovered Phillip Margolin novels, are in for a real treat and endless great stories!
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Although there were some things in the plot that were a bit incongruous, this was still a quick and enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me on the edge unril the end
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