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Rook Takes Knight (Howie Rook Mystery #2)

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A violent man is killed in a hit and run, and his wife is accused of the crime
In the inky Los Angeles twilight, a man takes his dog for a walk. They are crossing the street when a station wagon comes charging around the curb, crashing into man and beast. Both are killed. The dog might have been innocent, but the man had it coming. It only takes a day for the district attor
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Kindle Edition, 158 pages
Published May 14th 2013 by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road (first published January 1st 1968)
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Sometimes newspaper man Howie Rook is hired by a defense attorney to find the hit-and-run driver who purposefully killed an abusive husband. The district attorney is sure that the dead man's beautiful, much younger wife was driving the stolen car. After all, she doesn't have an alibi. But Howie figures out that the culprit must be a man who loves the wife. Unfortunately, that doesn't narrow the field much.
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Stuart Palmer (1905–1968) was an American author of mysteries. Born in Baraboo, Wisconsin, Palmer worked a number of odd jobs—including apple picking, journalism, and copywriting—before publishing his first novel, the crime drama Ace of Jades, in 1931. It was with his second novel, however, that he established his writing career: The Penguin Pool Murder introduced Hildegarde Withers, a schoolmarm ...more
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