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Murder on Embassy Row (Capital Crimes Mystery Series)
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Murder on Embassy Row (Capital Crimes Mystery Series)

By Truman, Margaret

New York: Fawcett Crest. Very Good. 1992. Sixteenth Printing. Mass Market Paperback. 0449206211 . Spine slightly slanted, a bit scuffed along edges, corners bumped, a little edge wear, binding fairly tight. Slight tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "Geoffrey James was British Ambassador to Iran before serving the same function in America. That explains his rather extravagant taste for caviar. But what can account for his mysterious murder on the night of a gala party at the Embassy? "Captain Sal Morizio, of Washington's Metropolitan Police Department, is told to handle the case - with kid gloves. Because the death occurred at the British Embassy, it's technically Britain's business. And the British don't want anyone meddling in it. "But Morizio already has too much information to ignore. By the time he is told to curtail his investigation, he and his lady love, fellow officer Connie Lake, are caught in a dangerous search for missing clues that takes them to London and Copenhagen, where there is much to learn about smuggling , corruption in very high places - and the effects of caviar on otherwise rational people . . . "; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall .

$2.95

Murder on the Potomac
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Murder on the Potomac

By Truman, Margaret

New York: Random House. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. 0679433090 . Quarter black cloth over navy boards, silver lettering, 290 pp. Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear, a small bump on back board, binding tight. Jacket in protective wraps, slight edge wear. An attractive copy. "In her tenth Capital Crimes mystery, Margaret Truman has brought back the attractive couple Annabel and Mac Smith. Both are ex-lawyers - Mac now a legendary professor, Annabel the owner of a prospering Georgetown art gallery. When Mac is called in on yet one more murder, Annabel's patience is strained again. And when the middle-aged Mac encounters a smart, stunning female former student, now a detective, Annabel's joy is extremely contained. "The weed-covered body discovered on the Potomac riverbank draws them into several overlapping circles: the Scarlet Sin Society, a theatrical group that reenacts murders from Washington's rich history, sometimes at the risk of murdering one another; the intrigues in and around the National Building Museum, whose board is presided over by a wealthy D.C. developer; and locales as diverse as Chinatown, Atlantic City, and the Bahamas. And all of this over Annabel's almost-dead body. "; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall .

$9.75

Murder in the Smithsonian
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Murder in the Smithsonian

By Truman, Margaret

New York: Fawcett Crest. Good. 1985. Seventh Printing. Mass Market Paperback. 0449209598 . Spine/covers a bit creased, corners bumped, shelf-cocked. Slight edge wear. Ex-library with stamps/sticker, bookstore stamp on front FEP. "Heather McBean had come from Scotland to Washington to find out who murdered her fiancé, Dr. Lewis Tunney. It had happened during a glittering black-tie affair at the Smithsonian. Dr. Lewis Tunney, a brilliant historian, had stumbled onto an international art scandal and was brutally murdered in front of 200 guests. Captain Mike Hanrahan, who was in charge of the case, developed a special feeling for Heather. He knew she was in danger and above all he wanted to keep her safe. When suddenly there were two more murders, Hanrahan was decidedly worried. But Heather was very stubborn and insisted on going her own way-right into the arms of a killer."; Ex-Library; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall .

$2.85

Murder in the White House
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Murder in the White House

By Truman, Margaret

New York: Fawcett Popular Library. Very Good. 1981. Mass Market Paperback. 0445046619 . Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, darkening inside covers, binding fairly tight. Some browning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "Written with the unmatched authenticity only a former First Family member such as Margaret Truman could provide, "Murder in the White House" is a gripping, original novel of unprecedented crime in the cloistered precints of the highest office of the land. The White House has always been witness to history-in-the-making, but never to murder most strange within its own walls . . . until the body of the distinguished if raffish Secretary of State is found garroted. No one is above suspicion -- not the White House Chief-of-Staff, not the Cabinet members, not even the First Family, including the President himself. It is a murder for which too many have too many disconnected motives, or so it would seem."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall .

$2.95

Murder on the Potomac
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Murder on the Potomac

By Truman, Margaret

New York: Fawcett Crest. Good. 1995. Mass Market Paperback. 0449219372 . Spine creased, slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, reading crease. A little tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "In her tenth Capital Crimes mystery, Margaret Truman has brought back the attractive couple Annabel and Mac Smith. Both are ex-lawyers - Mac now a legendary professor, Annabel the owner of a prospering Georgetown art gallery. When Mac is called in on yet one more murder, Annabel's patience is strained again. And when the middle-aged Mac encounters a smart, stunning female former student, now a detective, Annabel's joy is extremely contained. "The weed-covered body discovered on the Potomac riverbank draws them into several overlapping circles: the Scarlet Sin Society, a theatrical group that reenacts murders from Washington's rich history, sometimes at the risk of murdering one another; the intrigues in and around the National Building Museum, whose board is presided over by a wealthy D.C. developer; and locales as diverse as Chinatown, Atlantic City, and the Bahamas. And all of this over Annabel's almost-dead body. "; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall .

$3.75

Murder at the Opera (Capital Crimes Mystery Series)
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Murder at the Opera (Capital Crimes Mystery Series)

By Truman, Margaret

New York: Ballantine Books. Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket. 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. 0345478215 . Blue over black boards, 319 pp. Spine a bit cocked, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, some scratches to back board. Jacket shows minor edge wear and rubbing. A nice copy. "It ain't over till the fat lady sings . . . but the show hasn't even started yet when a diva is found dead. The soprano in question, a petite young Asian Canadian named Charise Lee, was scarcely a star at the Washington National Opera. But when the aspiring singer is stabbed in the heart backstage during rehearsals, she suddenly takes center stage. "Georgetown law professor Mac Smith thought he'd just be carrying a rapier in Tosca as a favor to his beloved Annabel, but now they're both being pressured by the panicked theater board to unmask a killer. Providing accompaniment will be former homicide detective, current P.I., and eternal opera fan Raymond Pawkins. "Soon the Smiths find themselves dangerously improvising among an expanding cast of suspects with all sorts of scores to settle. What they uncover is an increasingly complex case reaching far beyond Washington to a dark world of informers and terror alerts in Iraq, and climaxing on a fateful night at the opera attended by none other than the President himself. "; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall .

$12.50

Murder in the White House
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Murder in the White House

By Truman, Margaret

New York: Fawcett Popular Library. Good. 1981. Mass Market Paperback. 0445046619 . Covers somewhat creased, esp. at hinges. Some scuffing along spine and to lettering on front cover. Some darkening. "Written with the unmatched authenticity only a former First Family member such as Margaret Truman could provide, "Murder in the White House" is a gripping, original novel of unprecedented crime in the cloistered precints of the highest office of the land. The White House has always been witness to history-in-the-making, but never to murder most strange within its own walls . . . until the body of the distinguished if raffish Secretary of State is found garroted. No one is above suspicion -- not the White House Chief-of-Staff, not the Cabinet members, not even the First Family, including the President himself. It is a murder for which too many have too many disconnected motives, or so it would seem."; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall .

$2.75

Murder at the National Gallery
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Murder at the National Gallery

By Truman, Margaret

New York: Random House. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1996. Likely Book Club. Hardcover. 0679435301 . Slight darkening, jacket shows some minor edge wear. "What happens when a world-class art expert wants not only to exhibit a long-lost painting by Caravaggio but to own it himself? Margaret Truman takes us into a heady, exciting world of genius with this story of a senior curator at the nation's famed National Gallery of Art who plans a brilliant exhibition around the masterpiece. He also begins to make another, more personal, daring plan. His masterly scheme promises prestige, fame, a small fortune, plus a number of artful deceptions-and a disappearing act that will rival the story of the painting itself. But things intervene in the form of a demanding son, a more demanding and ambitious mistress, an unscrupulous collector, persons suddenly dead, and the fact that Annabel Reed-Smith is asked by her ex-college roommate, now the vice president's wife, to keep an eye on things at the Gallery and the coming exhibition."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall .

$6.95

Three Complete Mysteries: Murder at the National Cathedral, Murder at the  Kennedy Center, Murder in the CIA
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Three Complete Mysteries: Murder at the National Cathedral, Murder at the Kennedy Center, Murder in the CIA

By Truman, Margaret

Avenel, NJ: Wings Books. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1994. First Thus. Hardcover. 0517118238 . Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing, a little white speckling to front board. Jacket flaps creased and curled up, a little edge wear and rubbing, a couple small edge tears. Interior slightly tanned but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. Three-in-one omnibus edition from Margaret Truman's popular 'Capital Crimes Series'. Murder at the National Cathedral - "Shortly after Mac Smith and Annabel Reed are married in Washington's glorious cathedral on the hill, a friend's body is discovered in the very same edifice. The murder rocks the church community and shatters the Smith's newlywed bliss, drawing the couple into the center of a dangerous and unholy maelstrom. " Murder at the Kennedy Center - "The glittering Kennedy Center gala for rising presidential candidate Senator Kenneth Ewald was planned down to the last detail, with one glaring exception. No one anticipated that a young woman would be brutally murdered - or that the murder weapon would belong to the candidate himself, threatening both Ewald's campaign and career. " Murder in the CIA - "When Washington literary agent Barrie Mayer dies of an apparent heart attack in London's crowded Heathrow airport, her best friend, CIA agent Collette Cahill, immediately suspects foul play. When she is ordered to get to the bottom of it, Collette willingly embarks on a mission that sweeps her from London to Washington to the Caribbean and ultimately puts both her heart and her life in peril. "; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall .

$11.75

Murder in the Smithsonian
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Murder in the Smithsonian

By Truman, Margaret

New York: Fawcett Crest. Good. 1992. Twentieth Printing. Mass Market Paperback. 0449209598 . Spine/covers a bit creased, corners bumped, some edge wear/chipping. "Heather McBean had come from Scotland to Washington to find out who murdered her fiancé, Dr. Lewis Tunney. It had happened during a glittering black-tie affair at the Smithsonian. Dr. Lewis Tunney, a brilliant historian, had stumbled onto an international art scandal and was brutally murdered in front of 200 guests. Captain Mike Hanrahan, who was in charge of the case, developed a special feeling for Heather. He knew she was in danger and above all he wanted to keep her safe. When suddenly there were two more murders, Hanrahan was decidedly worried. But Heather was very stubborn and insisted on going her own way-right into the arms of a killer."; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall .

$2.95

Murder at Ford\'s Theatre (Capital Crimes Mystery Series)
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Murder at Ford's Theatre (Capital Crimes Mystery Series)

By Truman, Margaret

New York: Ballantine Books. Very Good. 2003. Mass Market Paperback. 0449007383 . Spine slightly creased and rolled, a little edge wear, binding fairly tight. Interior clean and unmarked. An attractive copy. "It was the site of one of the most infamous assassinations in American history. Now the body of Nadia Zarinski, an attractive young woman who worked for Senator Bruce Lerner, is discovered in the alley behind Ford's Theatre. Soon a pair of mismatched cops - young, studious Rick Klayman and gregarious veteran Moses 'Mo' Johnson - start digging into the victim's life, and find themselves confronting an increasing cast of suspects. From Virginia Senator Lerner himself, to his ex-wife Clarise, whose nomination to head to NEA is now threatened by the scandal - no one excapes the footlights of suspicion. "; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall .

$4.25

Murder in the CIA (Capital Crime Myteries Ser.)
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Murder in the CIA (Capital Crime Myteries Ser.)

By Truman, Margaret

New York: Fawcett Crest. Good. 1988. Mass Market Paperback. 0449212750 . Cover and spine are creased. A few pages with the corners creased. "In her 8th novel, Margaret Truman tells the story of two women -- Barrie and Collette, fast friends who move in fast circles. Collette is with the State Department, Barrie is a literary agent in Washington. They have 'extracurricular' interests, duties, as well as love lives. One of them, acting as courier for another kind of agency with international interests, ends up dead. Her friend wants to know why and sets out on a quest that is both personal and professional. The search takes her to London; to a rendezvous with a Russian informer in Hungary; to friends, family, and strangers in Washington; and to a deeply satisfying romantic interlude in the Caribbean. She sails into a brush with love and death, and it is difficult to say which, for her, is the more dangerous. "; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall .

$2.95

Murder at the Pentagon (Capital Crime Myteries Ser.)
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Murder at the Pentagon (Capital Crime Myteries Ser.)

By Truman, Margaret

New York: Fawcett Crest. Very Good. 1993. Third Printing. Mass Market Paperback. 0449219402 . Spine, covers a bit creased, slightly shelf-cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear. "A genius doctor is murdered, and a desert madman gains the means to kill millions. These two explosive events ultimately draw Major Margit Falk, a helicopter pilot and Pentagon lawyer, into a maelstrom of betrayal, deceit, and danger-and straight into the heart of the Pentagon's most precarious pet project. It is called Project Safekeep, an antimissile scheme under congressional investigation. Its chief engineer was the murder victim. The alleged murderer, and Falk's client, is a senior CIA officer and alleged homosexual. The smell of conspiracy is in the air, as Falk calls on her mentor, law professor Mackenzie Smith, for help. But it might already be too late-because what Falk is smelling might not be conspiracy. It might be nuclear fallout."; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall .

$2.95

Murder at the National Cathedral (Capital Crimes Myteries Series)
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Murder at the National Cathedral (Capital Crimes Myteries Series)

By Truman, Margaret

New York: Fawcett Crest. Good. 1992. Mass Market Paperback. 0449219399 . Spine well creased, shelf-cocked, somewhat scuffed. Covers a bt creased, corners bumped, minor edge wear. "Murder didn't stop Mac Smith and Annabel Reed from falling in love, or from getting married at the glorious church on the hill in Washington, DC, the National Cathedral. But the brutal murder of a friend drags them from their newlywed bliss into an unholy web of intrigue and danger. The body is found in the cathedral. There are scant clues and no suspects. And to further complicate matters, a parallel crime is committed at a church in England's Cotswolds, where the honeymooners have recently been visitors. Across the sea go the Smiths again, and straight into the center of an ungodly plot of secret agents, a playboy priest, a frustrated lover, a choleric cleric. . . and a murder so perfect it's a sin."; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall .

$3.25

Murder in the Supreme Court (Capital Crime Myteries Ser.)
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Murder in the Supreme Court (Capital Crime Myteries Ser.)

By Truman, Margaret

New York: Ballantine Books. Good. 1992. Sixteenth Printing. Mass Market Paperback. 0449209695 . Spine/covers somewhat creased, corners bumped, shelf-cocked, slight darkening. "Who would commit murder in the country's most sacred hall? When young Clarence Sutherland was discovered sitting in the Chief Justice's chair with a hole in his head, the question, of course, was, why? /who would want to kill such a bright and handsome young man? The answer: practically everybody"; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall .

$2.75