MURDER ON PEACHTREE STREET by Patricia Houck Sprinkle


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 Another murder for Sheila Travis, a Japanese-speaking diplomat's widow, to solve--prodded along by her rich, aged, powerful aunt Mary (Murder at Markham, etc.). Sheila is now working in Atlanta for Hosokawa International, one of whose subsidiaries is Encyclopedia Galaxie, where world-famed TV personality Dean Anderson has been found shot to death in his office. Hosokawa's chief, at Aunt Mary's urging, sends Sheila to help with the investigation. She soon finds that Anderson was no idol to his ex- wife Laura, daughter Bayard, or teen-age son Neal; nor was he very popular with co-workers like art-director Porter Phillips and editors Craig Stofford and Jonah Baker. Brain-damaged maintenance- man Woody and mobster Darius Dudwell are other suspects in this boring saga in which the police seem spectacularly inept, the murderer undermotivated, and Sheila, the much put-upon sleuth, tired of it all. Eminently forgettable.

Pub Date: April 30th, 1991
ISBN: 0-312-05476-9
Page count: 272pp
Publisher: St. Martin's
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1991