PRAY GOD TO DIE by Carey Roberts


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 Washington, D.C., homicide cop Anne Fitzhugh's hardcover debut (by the coauthor of the historical novel Tidewater Dynasty, 1981) is the hilariously amateurish tale of the murder of well-connected environmentalist Caroline McKelvey--who switched from lobbying to a staff job for high-profile New Jersey Congressman James Woodward (whose name is being bruited as the first cabinet Secretary for Environmental Protection) just in time to get her neck sliced right in the ``aorta artery.'' As if her links to the Woodward entourage don't provide suspicions enough, Caro was also seeing a lot of charismatic canon Jesse Clore, of neighboring Washington Cathedral, and had newspeople for two of her closest neighbors and a thoroughly misfit brother who admits, ``I take what I can...whenever I can.'' Plus, she was about to give her fiancÇ, Lt. Cmdr. Daryl Swan, the heave-ho, even though ``he really loved her, thought Anne.'' Plus, she was four-to- six weeks pregnant. Plus, plus, plus. As one of the leading suspects asks Anne, ``What's a beautiful and classy female like you doing in the messy business of homicide?'' Good question.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-684-19562-3
Page count: 288pp
Publisher: Scribner
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 1993