I read this book about 15-Nov-2003. [an error occurred while processing this directive] I've read this book before. The book is copyright 2002. This note was last modified Tuesday, 06-May-2014 15:32:34 PDT.
This is book 29 of the "Spenser" series.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
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[an error occurred while processing this directive] I'm still in the process of reading this book.
Apparently I missed some books worth of buildup; anyway, Pearl is suddenly old. And this book is, again, about long-ago stuff that Spenser has need to dig into. A very complicated set of relationships involving some people who are now gangsters.
The main murder is an old-money banker, who is murdered and set up to look like a suicide. His young wife takes the gun to make it not look like a suicide (thinking it really had been) and not realizing it will turn suspicion on her. Then it gets complicated.