Off to Santa Fe with her Vuitton luggage and her jumpy prose goes the self-proclaimed ""Nancy Drew of the Geritol set,""...

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THE CRYSTAL CLEAR CASE

Off to Santa Fe with her Vuitton luggage and her jumpy prose goes the self-proclaimed ""Nancy Drew of the Geritol set,"" Lexey Jane Pelazoni--who doesn't come any closer to becoming the American Miss Marple than she did in last year's The Terrarium. Lexey's old school chum Peaches Mueller is in frail health out there and gets frailer still when Lexey springs some straight-from-NY news: Peaches' million-dollar stock certificate is a forgery. Before Lexey can start hunting the forger, Peaches is dead, and nobody but Lexey believes it's murder till our rich-lady sleuth is near-fatally electrocuted in her hotel powder room. Complicating the forgery-murder situation is extensive nonsense about French and American experiments with the cure-all rays from glowing crystal--and a denouement that not even Lexey's most susceptible contemporaries will accept without a sigh and a weary shake of the head.

Pub Date: Aug. 25, 1977

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Putnam

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1977