The Resource The wife, the maid, and the mistress : a novel /, Ariel Lawhon

The wife, the maid, and the mistress : a novel /, Ariel Lawhon

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The wife, the maid, and the mistress : a novel /
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The wife, the maid, and the mistress
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a novel /
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Ariel Lawhon
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eng
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A tantalizing reimagining of a scandalous mystery that rocked the nation in 1930'Justice Joseph Crater's infamous disappearance'as seen through the eyes of the three women who knew him best. They say behind every great man, there's a woman. In this case, there are three. Stella Crater, the judge's wife, is the picture of propriety draped in long pearls and the latest Chanel. Ritzi, a leggy showgirl with Broadway aspirations, thinks moonlighting in the judge's bed is the quickest way off the chorus line. Maria Simon, the dutiful maid, has the judge to thank for her husband's recent promotion to detective in the NYPD. Meanwhile, Crater is equally indebted to Tammany Hall leaders and the city's most notorious gangster, Owney "The Killer" Madden. On a sultry summer night, as rumors circulate about the judge's involvement in wide-scale political corruption, the Honorable Joseph Crater steps into a cab and disappears without a trace. Or does he' After 39 years of necessary duplicity, Stella Crater is finally ready to reveal what she knows. Sliding into a plush leather banquette at Club Abbey, the site of many absinthe-soaked affairs and the judge's favorite watering hole back in the day, Stella orders two whiskeys on the rocks'one for her and one in honor of her missing husband. Stirring the ice cubes in the lowball glass, Stella begins to tell a tale'of greed, lust, and deceit. As the novel unfolds and the women slyly break out of their prescribed roles, it becomes clear that each knows more than she has initially let on. With a layered intensity and prose as effervescent as the bubbly that flows every night, The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress is a wickedly entertaining historical mystery that will transport readers to a bygone era with tipsy spins through subterranean jazz clubs and backstage dressing rooms. But beneath the Art Deco skyline and amid the intoxicating smell of smoke and whiskey, the question of why Judge Crater disappeared lingers seductively until a twist in the very last pages
Summary
A steamy reimagining of the scandal-marked 1930 disappearance of Justice Joseph Crater explores events decades later from the perspectives of the three women who knew him best, including his Chanel-draped wife, his showgirl mistress and his dutiful housemaid
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Lawhon, Ariel
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  • Missing persons
  • Judges
  • Gangsters
  • Political corruption
  • Criminals
  • New York City
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adult
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The wife, the maid, and the mistress : a novel /, Ariel Lawhon
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multicolored
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780385537636
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(electronic bk.)
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EB00157034
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The wife, the maid, and the mistress : a novel /, Ariel Lawhon
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Publication
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  • RBdigital eBook
  • Electronic resource
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780385537636
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00157034
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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