If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him

If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him

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For forensic anthropologist Elizabeth MacPherson, solving mysteries hardly seems the fun it used to be - even if she is the official private investigator for her brother Bill's fledgling Virginia law firm. Then Bill and his feminist firebrand partner, A. P. Hill, take on two complex cases that will require Elizabeth's special participation. Eleanor Royden, a perfect lawyer's wife for twenty years, has shot her ex-husband and his beautiful late-model wife in cold blood. And Donna Jean Morgan finds herself married to a Bible-thumping bigamist who has the nerve to die in circumstances that implicate his wife. A. P. does her damnedest for Eleanor, an abused wife in denial, and Bill gallantly defends Donna Jean. Meanwhile, Elizabeth's forensic expertise, including her special knowledge of poisons, gives her the most challenging case of her career. As questions of wife abuse and abandonment emerge in the court of public opinion, Elizabeth becomes a war correspondent in the battle of the sexes - a battle as old as the hills and unlikely to reach a truce any time soon....
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Product details

  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 111 x 174 x 16mm | 180g
  • Ballantine Books Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0449149986
  • 9780449149980
  • 891,620

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When forensic anthropologist Elizabeth MacPherson becomes the official P.I. for her brother Bill's fledgling Virginia law firm, she quickly takes on two complex cases. Eleanor Royden, a perfect lawyer's wife for twenty years, has shot her ex-husband and his wife in cold blood. And Donna Jean Morgan is implicated in the death of her Bible-thumping bigamist husband.
Bill's feminist firebrand partner, A. P. Hill, does her damnedest for Eleanor, an abused wife in denial, and Bill gallantly defends Donna Jean. Meanwhile, Elizabeth's forensic expertise, including her special knowledge of poisons, gives her the most challenging case of her career. . . .
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"Sharyn McCrumb is a born storyteller."
--MARY HIGGINS CLARK "Ms. McCrumb writes with quiet fire and maybe a little mountain magic."
--The New York Times Book Review "She manages not only to make a reader laugh out loud but also to shed a tear or two, especially over the remarkable Eleanor Royden."
--The Washington Post Book World
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About Sharyn McCrumb

Sharyn McCrumb is an internationally acclaimed New York Times bestselling author whose work has been honored with all five of the major awards in crime fiction (Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Nero)--and two Best Appalachian Novel awards. She is the creator of the Ballad Novel series, which began with If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O. The most recent installment in her satirical mystery series featuring forensic anthropologist Elizabeth MacPherson is If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him . . . . She is also the author of the short story collection Foggy Mountain Breakdown. Ms. McCrumb lives in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains with her husband, David, and their two younger children, less than a hundred miles from the Smoky Mountain valley where her ancestors settled in 1790.
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4 38% (749)
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