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Casual Affairs: A Norah Mulcahaney Mystery
Casual Affairs A Norah Mulcahaney Mystery Author:Lillian O'Donnell ". . .Sgt. Norah Mulcahaney shows that she really is one of New York's finest, and O'Donnell shows that she's one of the best procedural writers in the business." — — Publishers Weekly on Ladykiller — Mulcahaney and O'Donnell team up again in Casual Affairs, O'Donnell's newest addition to the Norah Mulcahaney mystery series — described by the New ... more »York Times Book Review as "one of the best of its kind."
Hardworking and determined as ever, newly promoted Lieutenant Mulcahaney is out to prove to the department, and to herself, that she can handle the job when she is called upon to investigate the attempted homicide of New York socialite Christina Isserman. Christina — intelligent, beautiful, rich, and powerful — had it all. Or so it seemed. Now she lies in a drug-induced coma, and Lt. Mulcahaney sets out to reconstruct her glittering world. Was Christina one of the very rich whose excessive life-style of drink and drugs led her down the path to self-destruction? Or was she cruelly manipulated and victimized by a would-be murderer lusting for her position and her power?
Lt. Mulcahaney questions those nearest to Christina:
• Sarah Sexton Hoyt, Christina's younger sister, a successful businesswoman in her own right but a woman tortured by the knowledge that Christina is the better loved
• Walther Isserman, a man whose marriage to Christina Isserman could be better described as a "merger"
And she realizes she is a player in a drama of petty jealousies, hopeless ambition, careless abandon, and casual affairs. Is the would-be murderer manipulating her too? Norah wonders.
Has she been summoned to play a part in a well-rehearsed scenario of murder?
Norah comes up with a little drama of her own to solve the most challenging and enigmatic case of her career, proving once again that she's one of "New York's finest."« less