Murder One: A Love Story

Murder One: A Love Story

by Thomas William Simpson


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Doug Campbell goes to visit his father, Senator Robert Campbell. The Senator is in bed. Dead.

Murdered? Doug thinks it looks that way.

But who did it? And why? Was it personal? Or political? The Senator had his share of enemies. Both at home and in Washington. Doug vows to get to the bottom of it.

His young mistress, Princeton Professor of Political Science Katherine Antonopoulos, already knows who murdered the Senator. No vows or investigation needed. She's 100% confident Doug murdered his father.

Patricide? It happens, and not just in Shakespeare's plays.

Murder One is a mystery, a thriller, a cat and mouse game, a psychological tour de force, and an almost tender love story all rolled into one. Nothing is as it seems. Not a word anyone utters, or even thinks, can be trusted.

Doug Campbell tells the reader he has kidnapped his father from the family vacation house in Kennebunkport Maine, hauled the old Senator down to Jersey, and locked him in the attic keep in the Campbell mansion. He's done this, Doug tells us, to exact revenge for crimes his father committed against the family.

Katherine Antonopoulos tells the reader she and Doug brought the old Senator back to Jersey with his complete cooperation. In fact, Katherine insists it was the Senator's idea to hide out in the family mansion with the goal of turning his long-held Senate seat over to her.

Who's telling the truth? Which version is accurate? What's it all about? Why all the angst and animosity? Why all the lies and deception?

Only one thing is certain-the old Senator, Robert Maxwell Campbell, is dead. Dead and gone.

All else is a mystery.

Did he die of natural causes? Or was he murdered? And if he was murdered, who did it? And why?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546405627
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/08/2017
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

I have long found a close correlation between love and hate. A lover, of course, loves his lover. But at times he quite hates her, too-when she makes him jealous, when she won't bestow her favors upon him, when she condescends or treats him like a fool.

All these occurrences can, in a hurry, turn love to hate. And then, just as quickly, a kind word, a kiss, a swell roll in the hay, and love returns as a tempest.

Love and hate-they play havoc upon one another.

Especially in Murder One: A Love Story

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