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Mar 22, 2011
| ISBN 9780307741448
Mar 22, 2011
| ISBN 9780307742704
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Mar 22, 2011 | ISBN 9780307741448
Mar 22, 2011 | ISBN 9780307742704
In Death Likes it Hot, dashing P.R. man Peter Sargeant travels out to a posh beach community to help a wealthy socialite plan an end-of-summer party. His enjoyment of the sun, the surf, and the company of a lovely young fashion reporter is interrupted by the death of the socialite’s niece: she mysteriously drowns while swimming on a crowded beach. No one suspects murder until the police find a lethal dose of sleeping pills in her system. As Sargeant watches the police’s investigation unfold, he keeps an eye on the grieving socialite; the victim’s famous painter husband; a suspiciously cheery brother and sister; and a garrulous tabloid columnist. Now, instead of planning guest lists, wine choices, and menus, Sargeant is faced with a killer unlike he’s ever faced: highly sophisticated, devilishly clever, and just as smooth as he is.
Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was born at the United States Military Academy at West Point. His first novel, Williwaw, written when he was 19 years old and serving in the army, appeared in the spring of 1946. He wrote 23 novels, five plays,… More about Gore Vidal
“A first-rate comedy of manners” —Anthony Boucher, Los Angeles Times“The case of the missing author is over. Gore Vidal has emerged from behind the facade of Edgar Box.” —The New Republic
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