Few books are as well titled as this one! Not only does it refer to the long gap between the two novels with Judith Singer as the main character but at the same time it give the reader a little hint as to where the plot will take them. A very enjoyable read!
One of my favorite Susan Isaacs' books. Judith is a history professor and a widow, but is an ex member of the Nassau County Police. When a neighbor vanishes, Judith tries to help. It involves her with a Long Island mobster and her one time lover who is still on the police force.
Judith Singer is back. When Courtney Logan vanishes into thin air her husband Greg immediately becomes the suspect. Judith has decided to help Greg only he does not want her help, but his father has other plans.
The heroine from "Compromising Positions" is back after 20 years. Judith's life has changed.She has her doctorate in history. Her workday hours are spent at St. Elizabeth's College, mostly squandered in history department shreik-fests. She is also a widow. Her husband Bob one-half day after finished the New York Marathon in four hours and twelve minutes. And altho twenty years has passed wothout her seeing Nelson Sharpe of the Nassau County Police Dept., Judith can not get her lover out of her system. Full of msytery, intrigue, murder...you name it!
After twenty years Susan Isaacs reintroduces us to the heroine of Compromising Positions. Judith Singer has changed. She now has a doctorate in history and is a widow. Although it's been twenty years ago without seeing Nelson Sharpe of the Nassau County Police Department, she stil can't get her former lover out of her mind.
When Courtney Logan disappears and her body is later found in her swimming pool, Judith offers her services to the chief suspect in the murder, Courtney Logan's husband, Greg. Enter Nelson Sharpe back into the picture and the drama unfolds....
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"Judith Singer is back! After twenty years Susan Isaacs reintroduces us to the heroine of Compromising Positions, her first novel, and returns to a suspense story set in suburbia." "Judith's life has changed. She now has her doctorate in history. Her workaday hours are spent at St. Elizabeth's College, mostly squandered in history department shriek-fests. She is also a widow. Her husband, Bob, died one-half day after triumphantly finishing the New York City Marathon in four hours and twelve minutes. And although twenty years have passed without her seeing Nelson Sharpe of the Nassau County Police Department, Judith still cannot get her former lover out of her system." With Courtney Logan's dramatic disappearance, all eyes turn instantly to her husband, Greg Logan, son of Long Island mobster Philip "Fancy Phil" Lowenstein. But since there is no body, there is no arrest. Then, in the less-than-merry month of May, Judith comes home from work, turns on the radio, and hears the Logans' pool man telling a reporter that he opened the pool and found...a raccoon? Not quite: "...I see, you know, it's...a body! Jeez. Believe it or not, I'm still shaking." The woman in the pool turns out to be Courtney, and now it's officially homicide. And Judith comes alive! She offers her services to the police chief's suspect, Greg Logan, but he shows her the door, thinking her just another neighborhood nut. His father, however, isn't so sure: Fancy Phil may have other plans for her.
Courtney Logan, who retired from a financial occupation to stay home with her family and, as a sideline, had developed a small business of her own, has disappeared. She went to get some apples and although her vehicle was found in the garage she disappeared.
Judith, who is a history teacher and had lost her husband two years earlier, is a curious person. Since the loss of her husband she has been at loose endes and finds she needs something to give her life meaning. Years ago she had helped solve a mystery and felt the same stirrings in her to help get to the bottom of this one. During the other case, she had an affair with a cop for six months and then broke it off because they didn't want to hurt their families and now he, Nelson Sharpe, is back on the scene. They still have that old attraction to each other but will they follow their desires?
The police are looking at the husband but Judith doesn't think he did it and goes to him to offer her assistance. He declines, but his father, "Fancy Phil" Lowenstein, a mob boss, finds out and asks her to help.