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The Witch of Watergate

by Warren Adler

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Book 5, in the Fiona FitzGerald Mysteries

This mystery focuses on the death of a gossip columnist, who is discovered hanging from a balcony in the Watergate apartment complex.

Mr. Adler is a real tale-teller and a dandy weaver of political intrigues. Fiona makes good reading, in this installment she teams up with a cynical rookie Charleen Davis and all along the case the two squabbles continuously rarely seeing eye to eye.

Mr. Adler’s views on Washington’s political life are a real kaleidoscope of scandals and he is not shy to fictionalize his experiences in entertaining ways. The plot in “The Witch of Watergate” primarily showcases law enforcement rivalries at its best and takes the paranoia in Washington to a different level. Of course he did not forget to have the media sharks looking for a good bite and usually they take a real gone one into a mayor, a police commissioner, a sleazy politician, the usual prime targets are always the favourites. The full drama is dedicated to figuring out what may have happened: if not a suicide who was behind this terrible deed. Although this story may be a drama it is not fast moving and we do not find extensive suspense to thrill us. It snails along and is steady till Fiona unlocks the mystery into the columnist’s murder. Fiona is a great character and all the players are cleverly handled. The dialogue is written with care, is simple and to the point. This book is not very taxing so an easy read.

“The Witch of Watergate” is good entertainment but not much more ( )
  Tigerpaw70 | Jan 8, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 193130467X, Paperback)

Fiona FitzGerald, senator's daughter turned Washington, D.C., homicide detective, is called in to investigate a murder with explosive consequences on Capitol Hill. An infamous Washington Post reporter whose poison pen has destroyed many a politician's career is found hanging in her Watergate apartment. "The Witch of Watergate" is dead! Although suicide for this lonely and miserable woman seems the logical conclusion, Fiona is determined to find the truth.

The Witch of Watergate is the fifth book in Warren Adler's Fiona FitzGerald series. The first mystery, American Quartet, was on The New York Times list of top ten crime novels of the year. Try the other Fiona mysteries: American Quartet, American Sextet, Senator Love, Immaculate Deception, and The Ties That Bind.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:12:01 -0400)

Fiona FitzGerald, senator's daughter turned Washington, D.C., homicide detective, is called in to investigate a murder with explosive consequences on Capitol Hill. An infamous Washington Post reporter whose poison pen has destroyed many a politician's career is found hanging in her Watergate apartment. "The Witch of Watergate" is dead! Although suicide for this lonely and miserable woman seems the logical conclusion, Fiona is determined to find the truth.… (more)

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