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Murder on K Street: A Capital Crimes Novel (Mass Market)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 23 in the Capital Crimes series.
- #2: Margaret Truman's Undiplomatic Murder: A Capital Crimes Novel (Paperback): Email or call for price.
- #3: Murder in the Supreme Court (Capital Crimes #3) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #8: Murder in the CIA (Capital Crimes #8) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #9: Murder at the Kennedy Center (Capital Crimes #9) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #10: Murder at the National Cathedral (Capital Crimes #10) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #11: Murder at the Pentagon (Capital Crimes #11) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #12: Murder on the Potomac (Capital Crimes #12) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #13: Murder at the National Gallery (Capital Crimes #13) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #14: Murder in the House (Capital Crimes #14) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #15: Murder at the Watergate (Capital Crimes #15) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #16: Murder at the Library of Congress (Capital Crimes #16) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #17: Murder in Foggy Bottom (Capital Crimes #17) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #18: Murder in Havana (Capital Crimes #18) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #19: Murder at Ford's Theatre (Capital Crimes #19) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #20: Murder at Union Station: A Capital Crimes Novel (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #21: Murder at the Washington Tribune: A Capital Crimes Novel (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #22: Murder at the Opera: A Capital Crimes Novel (Mass Market): $7.99
- #24: Murder Inside the Beltway: A Capital Crimes Novel (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #25: Monument to Murder: A Capital Crimes Novel (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #27: Margaret Truman's Undiplomatic Murder: A Capital Crimes Novel (Hardcover): Email or call for price.
- #28: Margaret Truman's Internship in Murder: A Capital Crimes Novel (Hardcover): Email or call for price.
- #29: Margaret Truman's Deadly Medicine: A Capital Crimes Novel (Hardcover): Email or call for price.
- #30: Margaret Truman's Allied in Danger: A Capital Crimes Novel (Hardcover): Email or call for price.
Nobody knows the crooked turns, slippery slopes, and dark, dangerous stretches of the Beltway better than Margaret Truman, dean of the Washington, D.C., mystery scene. And no one is better equipped to lead a suspenseful tour into the treacherous territory of big-time political lobbying, where the right information and enough influence can buy power–the kind that corrupts . . . and sometimes kills.
Arriving home from a fund-raising dinner, senior Illinois senator Lyle Simmons discovers his wife’s brutally bludgeoned body. And like any savvy politician with presidential aspirations, his first move is to phone his attorney. In this case, it’s his old friend and college roommate, former DA Philip Rotondi, who gamely agrees to step out of quiet retirement and into the thick of a D.C.-style political, criminal, and public relations maelstrom from which no one will escape unscathed.
The crime scene is barely cold when the senator’s estranged daughter arrives hurling shocking allegations of murder at her father, despite a roomful of well-heeled witnesses who can provide Simmons with an alibi. Meanwhile, D.C.’s rumor mills and spin machines shift into high gear as speculation swirls around a tabloid- and TV-ready prime suspect: Jonell Marbury, a dashing lawyer turned lobbyist at a powerful K Street firm–and the last person to see the victim alive. But Rotondi harbors his own unsettling suspicions.
And after a second woman is killed, he discovers that a long-buried secret from his past may hold the key to cracking the case.
Aided by sleuthing ex-attorneys Mac and Annabel Smith, Rotondi reawakens the prosecutorial skills that served him so well in his gang-busting days, following the stench of dirty money and dirtier tricks across the country and across the thresholds of back rooms and front offices alike–where doing the right thing is for fools and taking on the system is a dead man’s gambit.
About the Author
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.
Praise for Margaret Truman
“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 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.”
Murder at The Washington Tribune
“Hooks the reader immediately.”
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
Murder at Ford’s Theatre
“Dead-on descriptions of Washington’s most crack-ridden streets and exclusionary shindigs . . . Readers who enjoy travelogue, gossip, and social commentary in their whodunits will enjoy Murder at Ford’s Theatre.”