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Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Murder in Georgetown by Margaret Truman
If you didn't already know it, the daughter of our 33rd president is quite the successful mystery writer. All of her books take place in and around the Washington. D.C. area and involve government figures and the temptations involved with power.
In Murder In Georgetown the daughter of a powerful senator with Presidential ambitions is killed in a park after embarrassing her father at a socialite party with her lewd and suggestive dancing. Is it the father, enraged by the threat to his candidacy? Is it a jealous ex-boyfriend? Is it a jealous classmate from her Georgetown University journalism seminar? Reporter Joe Potamos is on the case but is suddenly fired when he gets to close to the answer. Too late - his curiosity drives him on.
This is a decent mystery - the main characters are solid and likable.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Murder in Georgetown.
I rate this book 4 stars out of 5.
Reviewed in 2004.