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The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress

Lawhon, Ariel (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress


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Stella Crater, the judge's wife, is the picture of propriety. Ritzi, a leggy showgirl with Broadway aspirations, thinks moonlighting in the judge's bed is the quickest way off the chorus line. Maria Simon, the dutiful maid, has the judge to thank for her husband's recent promotion to detective in the NYPD. On a sultry summer night, as rumors circulate about the judge's involvement in wide-scale political corruption, the Honorable Joseph Crater steps into a cab and disappears without a trace. Or does he? After 39 years of necessary duplicity, Stella Crater is finally ready to reveal what she knows....
Authors: Lawhon, Ariel
Title: The wife, the maid, and the mistress
Publisher: New York :, Doubleday,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 307 pages ;,25 cm
Summary: Stella Crater, the judge's wife, is the picture of propriety. Ritzi, a leggy showgirl with Broadway aspirations, thinks moonlighting in the judge's bed is the quickest way off the chorus line. Maria Simon, the dutiful maid, has the judge to thank for her husband's recent promotion to detective in the NYPD. On a sultry summer night, as rumors circulate about the judge's involvement in wide-scale political corruption, the Honorable Joseph Crater steps into a cab and disappears without a trace. Or does he? After 39 years of necessary duplicity, Stella Crater is finally ready to reveal what she knows....
Local Note: 1 2
ISBN: 9780385537629
038553762X
Branch Call Number: F LAW
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Report This Dec 01, 2013
  • becker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A good fictional story built around a true event ...compelling and interesting.The author did a good job weaving together the individual stories of the 3 woman in the book. I would recommend this.

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