AS A FAVOR by Susan Dunlap


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Recently divorced Berkeley policewoman Jill Smith is asked by her ex-husband Nat to look into the disappearance of Anne Spaulding, a co-worker of his in the local Welfare Department: Anne's bloodstained clothing and wrecked apartment certainly make the outlook pretty grim. Then, as Jill ferrets her way among Berkeley's welfare clients, seedy hotels, makeshift ashrams, and assorted exotics, she turns up a profitable scare being worked from the other side of the desk. And the murder of department head Alex Effield brings a long-telegraphed end to this unpretentious but not-very-interesting story--no real improvement over Dunlap's tepid Equal Opportunity Death (p. 428) debut.

Pub Date: Oct. 9th, 1984
Publisher: St. Martin's