Wainwright in a quieter, much more readable vein than usual--as he tells the story of John Duxbury, through alternating diary excerpts and third-person accounts. A self-made businessman success, Duxbury deeply loves his son/partner Harry but is suffocating in a loveless marriage with frigid, self-absorbed Maude. And though her fall from a cliff while they're vacationing is called misadventure by the coroner, fellow hotel-guest Raymond Foster insists that it was murder--that he actually saw Duxbury deliver the fatal push. But why did Foster delay in reporting what he saw? And can he be trusted as a witness? Those are the ponderings for local police chief Briggs--who dispatches Harry Harker to look into Duxbury's background before an attempt is made to reopen the case. Harker is a nervy, tenacious bloodhound; he leaves shattered illusions and lives behind him; and there's a Lady or the Tiger finish for readers to muse over. Somewhat contrived--but the most thoughtful and absorbing Wainwright puzzle in several years. Kirkus
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Descrizione libro St Martins Pr, 1984. Condizione libro: Fair. 1st U.S. ed. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP77665582
Descrizione libro St Martins Pr, 1984. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1st U.S. ed. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP96807854
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Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press, New York, 1984. Hard Cover. 8vo. First Edition. Book Condition: Good. Ex library with slight slant. clean interior. Dust Jacket: Good. In protective cover. Not clipped. Codice libro della libreria 004362
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