The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress

The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress

eBook - 2014
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A tantalizing reimagining of a scandalous mystery that rocked the nation in 1930--Justice Joseph Crater's infamous disappearance--as seen through the eyes of the three women who knew him best.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780385537636
0385537638
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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becker
May 27, 2017

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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tizzie
Nov 02, 2016

Easy read, period fiction. Writing is ok, pacing slides smoothly but I was disappointed that the character voices did not seem to stay true til the end.

cmlibrary_jfrazier May 19, 2016

Reading this fast-paced, atmospheric story will transport you to the Broadway lights and speakeasies of 1920s New York (including guest appearances by Cole Porter and Billie Holliday) and will keep you turning the page to find out what happens to three very-different, but equally compelling women.

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jerksister1
Feb 24, 2015

Very interesting story based on a true event. Author describes New York in the 1920-30 era well. Would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys period fiction.

athompson10 Dec 22, 2014

Interesting "what if" about the real-life disappearance of a NY judge in the 1930s. The jumping back and forth between periods of time can get a little confusing.

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lizhelboe
Aug 29, 2014

Great book. Love how the author took a real life mystery and built a story around it. The 1930s setting in New York, complete with mobsters, corrupt politicians, and broadway show girls made for an entertaining read.

amliny May 28, 2014

Good read, page turner.

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