Rosalie Curzon, a Washington, D.C., call girl, is found bludgeoned to death in her Adams-Morgan apartment. At the murder scene a video camera is discovered nestled high on a bookshelf. Had the victim taped some of her clients during their sexual liaisons? As the investigation proceeds, so does business inside the Beltway. President Burton Pyle is heatedly running for reelection against consummate politician Robert Colgate, who is expected to win. Colgate, though, is not without cracks in his slick exterior: Rumors swirl about his failing marriage and various dalliances. But no one is prepared for the explosive development that erupts when the daughter of Colgate’s closest friend is kidnapped and Detective Mary Hall and rookie cop Matthew Jackson uncover a shocking connection between the abduction, the Curzon case—and a killer no one will see coming.
Margaret Truman won faithful readers with her works of biography and fiction, particularly her ongoing series of Capital Crimes mysteries. Her novels let us into the corridors of power and privilege, and poverty and pageantry, in the nation’s capital. She was the author of many nonfiction books, including The President’s House, in which she shares some of the secrets and history of the White House where she once resided. She lived in Manhattan and passed away in 2008.
“Truman ‘knows the forks’ in the nation’s capital and how to pitchfork her readers into a web of murder and detection.” –The Christian Science Monitor
Murder on K Street
“[A] satisfying tale . . . remarkably fresh in its insights about politics, intrigue, money and sex in the city by the Potomac.” –Raleigh News & Observer
Murder at the Opera
“Bestseller Truman’s twenty-second D.C. mystery [is] one of her strongest. . . . [She] widens her scope to reveal a charming supporting cast. . . . Glimpses of intelligence gathering in the Middle East lend a timely feel.” –Publishers Weekly
Murder at The Washington Tribune
“Hooks the reader immediately.” –The Oklahoman
Murder at Union Station
“Truman has produced another knowing look at Washington politics. She, of all people, should know her characters well, and she draws them with style.” –The Dallas Morning News