Murder in the Smithsonian

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Ballantine Books, 1984 - Fiction - 292 pages
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"Nonstop action and a brillianly evocative setting make this another winner!" BOOKLIST Dr. Lewis Tunney, a brilliant historian who had stumbled onto an international art scandal, was brutally murdered in front of two hundred guests at an elegant party at the Smithsonian. When his fiancee, Heather McBea, flies in from Scotland to learn more, Mac Hanrahan, the captain in charge of the case, takes a heated interest in her. And when two more murders are committed, Hanrahan has reason to worry about Heather's sleuthing. But Heather is stubborn and insists on going her own way--right into the arms of a killer....

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User Review  - addunn3 - LibraryThing

Something funny is going on in the Smithsonian, with knife stabbed bodies falling over railings and a Scottish miss bent on solving her fiancÚ's murder. It's not a great mystery, little development, and a lot of filler to round out the page count. Read full review

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User Review  - MerryMary - LibraryThing

I really do enjoy this series. The author has a lifetime of Washington, DC experience (of course), and first-hand familiarity with the various landmarks she uses as settings for her murders. This ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Mary Margaret Truman, daughter of President Harry S. Truman, was born on February 17, 1924 in Independence, Missouri. She graduated from George Washington University in 1946. She made her concert debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 1947 and her first television appearance on Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town. She substituted for Edward R. Murrow on Person to Person, and later had her own radio shows (Weekday in the 1950s and Authors in the News in the 1960s). She was active with organizations such as the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation and the Truman Centennial Committee. She published her first book Souvenir: Margaret Truman's Own Story in 1956. She also wrote a series of mysteries set at historic locations in Washington, D. C. She died on January 29, 2008 following a brief illness.

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