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Columbo: The Hoover Files (Columbo (Tor Series) #6)

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Tell-all biographer Betsy Clendenin was many celebrities' worst fear. But when she began writing a book that would expose secrets buried in the notorious Hoover files, someone decided she'd gone too far. A mail bomb soon sends her, and the evidence she's unearthed, up in flames. The killer thinks he's pulled off the perfect crime, but what he doesn't realize is that ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 15th 1999 by Forge Books (first published 1998)
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Oct 04, 2015 R.G. rated it it was amazing
My favorite so far, and it was perhaps the trickiest Columbo has ever had to get, and the first time I’ve seen it where he didn’t have a bead on the killer right from the beginning. Of course since the killer really had very little connection to Betsy, and with a bomb to destroy any evidence you can’t really blame him. Yet, even as he struggles with the main case he manages to solve several others along the way. This book didn’t really feel like the other ones, and I think in part because it was ...more
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Apr 29, 2013 Leslie G rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the story. It kept my interest all the way through. I thought that because of how all the loose ends are being tied together during the last 1/4 of the book, the very end of the book was a bit of a let-down for me. Still good overall though.
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Didn't finish this. Got about halfway through, and just didn't get into it like the other two Columbo books I read.
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