Murder on K Street (Capital Crimes Series #23)

Murder on K Street (Capital Crimes Series #23)

by Margaret Truman


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Murder on K Street (Capital Crimes Series #23) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
SDgrandma More than 1 year ago
I thought this would complete my collection of the "Washington" Mystery Series, but find there is one more. These books are always well organized. With her knowledge of the Washington scene, I appreciate her references in many books to historical and/or little remembered events that are pertinent to the story to provide additional background to her characters. I have always liked a central character carried through a series - Mac and Annabel Smith are smart, down-to-earth, and people it would be nice to know. But also, they do not carry the whole story - other characters are intertwined with them - they bring consistency to the story line. She develops her characters well but still doesn't give away the ending until the ending.
tututhefirst on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another good solid mystery by one of my favorite mystery writers. Having lived in the DC area for over 15 years, I enjoy these stories. While the premise may be a tad farfetched, I listened to pompous politicians on the evening news for enough years to know that it's not out of the realm of possibility.Senator Lyle Simmons's wife is found murdered insider their Georgetown home. The senator, who is about to run for president, seems more concerned with his image than in finding the killer. His two children, a wimpy son who is president of a lobbying firm, and his politically active (on the opposite side of her father) daughter, are devastated.Add a best friend who was in the love with the wife, some questionably legal doings by the lobbying firm, throw in another murder and it makes for a good who-dunnit. Nothing extravagant, but it was a good easy read while I was on vacation.
phoenixcomet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
First time I've read a Philip Rotondi book. Decent, quick read, nothing exceptionally stimulating.
Kathy89 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Murder of a senator's wife reveals secrets and coverups. Arrogant Senator has a wife who drinks. a weak son who works for a corrupt lobbying firm, and a hippie daughter. Wife confides in an old friend from college that the senator is having an affair and someone has sent her pictures to prove it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read!!!
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GailCooke More than 1 year ago
This is Truman's 23rd Capital Crimes novel so one may perhaps forgive her for offering what seemed to this listener to be a retreaded material. There's little to surprise in the story line but pleasure to be found in the reading by actor/director/producer Phil Gigante. His voice is deep, resonant, falls easily upon ears as he moves easily between characters. Our story opens with senior Senator Lyle Simmons returning home after a fundraiser. His homecoming is a shocking one as he finds his wife, Jeanette, brutally murdered. Does he call 911? Of course, not. He immediately contacts his friend and attorney, former District Attorney Philip Rotondi. After all, Simmons has presidential aspirations, and a murdered wife isn't an asset in most campaigns. Rotondi lost Jeanette to Simmons during college years and also knows that the Simmons marriage, well, while it may have been made in heaven, it was hell on earth. Now, toss in a daughter with no love for dear old dad Simmons and a passel of devious lobbyists at work, and there you have it. Easy listening - fair to middlin' story line. - Gail Cooke
FootballRN More than 1 year ago
Another good mystery in the Capitol Crimes series. Interesting characters. Twisting plots. Good read.
ErmaM More than 1 year ago
I enjoy Margaret Truman's style. It's an easy read with which to escape. Her characters are individual and the story moves. It's a nice "cozy."
lucayaKC More than 1 year ago
Characters and plot are well developed.
harstan More than 1 year ago
U.S. Senator Lyle Simmons is considered by the pundits as one of the leading candidates for president. However, he soon has a different problem outside of politics to deal with when he comes home following a fundraiser. His wife Jeanette lies on the floor of their foyer someone brutally murdered her. Capital Police Detective Charles Chang leads the official investigation with the media spotlight following every step he makes.----------------- Clues send Chang in the direction of K Street where the senior senator from Illinois has close ties with lobbyists who provide him with plenty of campaign funding. However Chang also finds the street is close lipped to outsiders, even cops on official inquiries and corruption and lies are the norm. Under the press¿ persistent digging, the perfect Simmons¿s marriage suddenly has cracks and holes that make it look as if it was tied together by White House ambition only. Meanwhile Simmons¿s friend, retired detective Phil Rotondi wonders whether he should come clean with what he knows about the relationship between Lyle and Jeanette although he admits to himself he still has sour grapes having lost her to him when they attended college together.--------------- When the story line focuses on K Street, readers obtain an interesting look at how much influence is bought and sold as there is a lobbying stock market selling and buying specialized commodities. However, the constant flashbacks to college are a distraction that slows down the present murder mystery, which is too bad as this Capital Crimes entry had possibilities for an insightful relevant thriller if the plot concentrated on MURDER ON K STREET.---------- Harriet Klausner