The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress

The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress

Large Print - 2014
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Judge Crater's wife, Stella, is the picture of propriety. Ritzi, a leggy showgirl, thinks the judge's bed is the first step out of the chorus line. And thanks to the judge, dutiful maid Maria Simon's husband is now a detective in the NYPD. Crater himself is indebted to both Tammany Hall and a notorious gangster. As rumors circulate about widespread political corruption, the Honorable Joseph Crater steps into a cab and disappears forever. Or does he?
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2014
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410469076
Branch Call Number: LPF LAW NVD
Characteristics: 553 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Wife, the maid, & the mistress

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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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