The Young Widow

The Young Widow

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An ambitious young detective sergeant with Scotland Yard, Jack Gibbons investigates the poisoning death of Geoffrey Berowne, in a case that takes a strange turn when the prime suspect, the victim's young wife, turns her attentions on Jack.

McMillan Palgrave
A CHARMING WIDOW WITH A TROUBLING HISTORY
As if by magic, Annette Berowne seems capable of dazzling men from the moment she meets them. But when Annette becomes the primary suspect in her husband’s poisoning death, she arouses entirely different feelings. Now some men feel sorry for her while others are convinced she’s guilty.

PROVIDES TWO DETECTIVES WITH A MYSTERY OF SEDUCTION AND MURDER.
Jack Gibbons is a by-the-book, rising star at Scotland Yard. His friend Phillip Bethancourt is a smart, devil-may-care type with a good heart and a razor-sharp sense of people. When they reach the Berowne manor in Surrey, with its colorful coterie of staff and family, Bethancourt is strangely immune to Annette’s charms. As the two men delve into the case, Gibbons is sure Annette is an innocent damsel in distress. But Bethancourt is only certain of this: his earnest friend is falling in love-with a woman whose lovers keep finding ways to die.


Blackwell North Amer
Every ambitious Scotland Yard detective sergeant like Jack Gibbons should have a best friend like Phillip Bethancourt. Charismatic, well connected, and quite well off, Phillip likes to tag along on Jack's more interesting investigations, and Jack is happy to have him.
Jack's latest case seems interesting enough indeed: Geoffrey Berowne has been poisoned in his study and his much younger third wife, Annette, has the strongest motive. After all, everyone else at the Berowne estate seems more inclined to kill her than her husband. But Jack and Phillip are stumped. As they look closer, their list of suspects grows to include Geoff's curmudgeonly sister-in-law, who deeply resents Annette, and his beleaguered son and unhappy daughter-in-law, stuck in the floundering family business and burdened by Geoff's opinion of their marriage, for starters.
But it's more than just the investigation that keeps Jack and Phillip coming back to the alluring widow. To Phillip's alarm, Jack is charmed by their lead suspect, and Phillip must carefully encourage him to stay objective as the lead detective on the case while also being Jack's best friend. Can they solve the case before Jack becomes Annette's next victim?

Baker
& Taylor

An ambitious young detective sergeant with Scotland Yard, Jack Gibbons enlists the assistance of his friend, Philip Bethancourt, a charismatic and wealthy bon vivant, as he investigates the poisoning death of Geoffrey Berowne, in a case that takes a strange turn when the prime suspect, the victim's young wife Annette, turns her attentions on Jack. A first novel. 12,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312337483
0312337485
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 22 cm.

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Mar 09, 2019

Okay. Need to read another in series to make a decision.

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