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Lament for the Bride

(Inspector McKee #21)

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Inspector McKee is drawn into a thrilling case of poison pen letters and murder which takes to the plush atmosphere of St. Augustine and Key West where someone is trying to kill Horace Fescue, the well-known financier.
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 249 pages
Published 1951 by Random House
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Judith Kingsley marries well-known financier Horace Fescue on the rebound. She had fallen in love with Charles Darlington, but he never came back to her as promised from a supposed trip to break off his engagement to another woman. And she never heard another word from him

On the day of their wedding, Fescue takes his bride to his house in St. Augustine for their honeymoon where she immediately see Darlington and his fiancee. In fact, the honeymoon is crowded with people who know either Fescue or
Sep 04, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Lament for the Bride, published in 1951, is a vintage mystery novel, part of a long series featuring Inspector McKee of the Manhattan Homicide Squad. It is a hybrid, part romantic suspense, part police procedural. This is a story of its time -- the 1950’s. The characters are mostly rich and powerful, or once rich and powerful. People who are used to having money being about to do what they want. The bride is from outside of that world, a woman who worked for a company her husband owns. Only the ...more
Jan 09, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a mystery that takes you to St. Augustine Flordia in the 1950's.
Oct 09, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 50s, mystery-crime
typical 50s pulp mystery, but with interesting characterization & excellent police procedure details.
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Helen Reilly was an American novelist. She was born Helen Kieran and grew up in New York City in a literary family. Her brother, James Kieran, also wrote a mystery, and two of her daughters, Ursula Curtiss and Mary McMullen, are mystery writers.

Reilly's early books were police procedurals based on her research into the New York Homicide squad. Her most popular character is Inspector Christopher Mc

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